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New post 09 May 2011, 00:22
We are comparing RESPIRE with another VERB...
A, B, C and D are all noun phrases. Only E is a verb.

Answer is E.
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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


Comparing actions, so 'as' should be used. Answer: E
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New post 23 Sep 2011, 07:17
Sentence correction questions such as this one here can be done within 20-30 seconds if you prephrase a quick answer.

This question for instance compares a fruit to breathing or human beings. From our knowledge we know that it should be comparing fruits to a human beings not a way of breathing not a breathing. A and D can be quickly elimintated.

B can be eliminated cuz its too wordy.
D "as human beings when breathing" it uses progressive tense when it should use simple tense to define a general state.

E is left and is the answer.
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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


As far as I remember, the usage of "just as" is as follows-
Just as X, so Y.

[highlight]Please throw some light on this.[/highlight]
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hi all,

didnt know only 'just as' can be used for comparing clauses. if that is the case then E, otherwise both A and E make sense.

thanks for this.
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Among all the options, it is easy to eliminate B, C, and D. Contenders remain A and E.

Analysis for option A:
"Similar" can modify only nouns as it is an adjective. Adjectives refer to immediately preceding noun when placed after an comma. In this case, "carbon dioxide" is illogically compared to "the way human beings breathe".
It makes sense to compare between "respire" and "breathe" here to have correct meaning of the sentence; but, "respire" is not noun and so "similar" cannot refer to "respire".

Analysis for option E:
"Just as" is used to compare two clauses correctly.

Hence, correct answer is E.
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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
Can anyone resolve the tiff between C,D & E I am stumped....


(A) similar to the way human beings breathe
-> being is to be used when it is on going. It is not a ongoing activity but it is true for eternity -> Incorrect

(B) similarly to human beings who are breathing
Breathing is not a verb and we require a clause to compare.-> Incorrect

(C) just like the breathing of human beings
There is a comparison error and "just like" is not a correct idiom. "Just as X as Y" or "as X ax Y" is a correct idiom -> Incorrect

(D) as human beings when breathing
again breathing is a not a verb. We need a helping verb to support "breathing" or simply breathe. -> Incorrect

(E) just as human beings do when they breathe
Perfect-> do properly compares the "respire" act of the fruit with that of human beings. -> Correct
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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
imply that fruit can breath

(B) similarly to human beings who are breathing
Compare action to people
the choice is wordy


(C) just like the breathing of human beings
compare action to biological process in humans

(D) as human beings when breathing
wrong using of "as"

(E) just as human beings do when they breathe
Correctly compare action of fruit when repiring to action of people when breathing
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OA is E. Here is why:

(A) could be correct if only it said: .... plants ....similar to humans. (remember, Like = similar to, used for nouns/things ... etc) so it is wrong in our case.

(B) similarly to = wrong usage. there is no such a thing.

(C) Just Like = wrong ... it is Just as / Just ... or Like.

(D) as human beings WHEN breathing? wrong....

(E) is CORRECT. Just as is used for ACTIONs and we do have an action here. "just as human beings DO when they breathe". We compare the way they breathe. the action. Not a noun or thing.
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I go with E.

no other option seems correct way to complete the sentence
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I would request an expert to reply, I think that option A is more concise than E and gives the correct meaning
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I would request an expert to reply, I think that option A is more concise than E and gives the correct meaning


Hi,

Let me try.

We can easily eliminate B, C & D

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
(E) just as human beings do when they breathe

Between A & E, E is better and parallel.

A. 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

E. Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked,
it (fruit) continues for some time to respire, taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide,
just as
human beings do when they breathe



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81. 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
Not correct.... similar isn't correct here..

(B) similarly to human beings who are breathing
As if humans we have humans who aren't breathing as of now :lol: Incorrect

(C) just like the breathing of human beings
breathing of human beings is not correct. breathing is not matching with continues

(D) as human beings when breathing
Not correct..... run off sentence / clause....

(E) just as human beings do when they breathe
Perfect match!


I could make out why B,C& D are wrong.. I am still stuck between A & E..You wrote similar is wrong in A - can you please elaborate why?
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