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# Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it

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Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it continues for some time to respire, taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide, similar to the way human beings breathe.
(A) similar to the way human beings breathe
(B) similarly to human beings who are breathing
(C) just like the breathing of human beings
(D) as human beings when breathing
(E) just as human beings do when they breathe

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16 Apr 2008, 09:20
You need the parellalism between resprire and breathe. So B,C,D can be eliminated.

Between A and E, E seems correct to me because

it continues to respire ... just as human beings do [respire] when they breathe

versus

it continues to respire ... similar to the way human beings breathe

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16 Apr 2008, 10:00
My opinion...

(B) similarly to human beings who are breathing [need breathe to match respire]
(C) just like the breathing of human beings [need breathe to match respire]
(D) as human beings when breathing [need breathe to match respire]
(E) just as human beings do when they breathe ["just as" is different than "similar to" because "just as" suggests equality, instead of similarity]

(A) similar to the way human beings breathe [breathe matches and similar suggests something like we have lungs they don't, but process is almost the same]

[A]

anyone have the OA?
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16 Apr 2008, 17:52
The key to comparison questions is to think about what exactly is compared.
In my opinion, over here, I feel fruits 'respire' is compared to 'breathing' of humans.
So anything that puts human as a subject can be eliminated - B,D,E gone.

Between A and C, I'd pick A because 'just like' should compare totally dissimilar things.
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Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it continues for some time to respire, taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide, similar to the way human beings breathe.
(A) similar to the way human beings breathe
(B) similarly to human beings who are breathing
(C) just like the breathing of human beings
(D) as human beings when breathing
(E) just as human beings do when they breathe

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17 Apr 2008, 09:09
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17 Apr 2008, 09:36
AlbertNTN wrote:
OA is E

interesting, i guess that i like yellowjackets explanation best then (i thought it was [A])
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17 Apr 2008, 09:40
yellowjacket wrote:
You need the parellalism between resprire and breathe. So B,C,D can be eliminated.

Between A and E, E seems correct to me because

it continues to respire ... just as human beings do [respire] when they breathe

versus

it continues to respire ... similar to the way human beings breathe

although it might be...

it continues to respire ... just as human beings do [take in oxygen and give off carbon dioxide] when they breathe

either way, OA says [E] as stated above
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17 Apr 2008, 11:40
Where is this Q from? SC1000? Please let me know

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17 Apr 2008, 11:50
Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it continues for some time to respire, taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide, similar to the way human beings breathe.
(A) similar to the way human beings breathe
(B) similarly to human beings who are breathing
(C) just like the breathing of human beings -> improper comparison
(D) as human beings when breathing-> awkward, changes the meaning
(E) just as human beings do when they breathe-> || with what the fruit does during its respiration

Look at what is being compared with what?

The fruit's respiration is being compared to human beings respiration thus E is the correct one.

Hope this helps
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17 Apr 2008, 16:30
Hmmm back to the drawing board then for comparisons. Maybe just as = comparison of clauses which makes parallelism more important than the subject - is this correct ?

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18 Apr 2008, 00:56
Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it continues for some time to respire, taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide, similar to the way human beings breathe.

(A) similar to the way human beings breathe
(B) similarly to human beings who are breathing
(C) just like the breathing of human beings -> improper comparison
(D) as human beings when breathing-> awkward, changes the meaning
(E) just as human beings do when they breathe-> || with what the fruit does during its respiration

Please see the bolded words and let me know if it helps.
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18 Apr 2008, 04:05

whats the OA ?

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18 Apr 2008, 05:06
Chose A as the answer option, I guess like BSD have to firm up the comparisons...

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18 Apr 2008, 08:42
pls see my previous post, OA is E, source is from SC1000.
I just wonder the use of 'similar to' (look alike but not the same) and 'just as' (same). Maybe the ways they breathe (do) are the same

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