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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....
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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 distorts meaning and implies "fruits breathe"
(B) similarly to human beings who are breathing "similarly to" is wrong
(C) just like the breathing of human beings again distorts the meaning as if respiration in fruits is like breathing of humans
(D) as human beings when breathing fruits respire "as" humans beings???
(E) just as human beings do when they breathe correctly implies that fruits respire, just like human beings to when they breathe
Can anyone resolve the tiff between C,D & E I am stumped....

Respiration in fruits is an activity that occurs in humans when they breathe. That doesn't mean fruits breathe. E conveys this best

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12 Jul 2009, 21:25
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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 distorts meaning and implies "fruits breathe"
(B) similarly to human beings who are breathing "similarly to" is wrong
(C) just like the breathing of human beings again distorts the meaning as if respiration in fruits is like breathing of humans
(D) as human beings when breathing fruits respire "as" humans beings???
(E) just as human beings do when they breathe correctly implies that fruits respire, just like human beings to when they breathe
Can anyone resolve the tiff between C,D & E I am stumped....

Respiration in fruits is an activity that occurs in humans when they breathe. That doesn't mean fruits breathe. E conveys this best

Thanks for the reasoning boss!! So May I say that the respiration in fruits is the subject here??
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12 Jul 2009, 21:28
fruits is the subject, "continues" is verb, "to respire" is adverb for "continues"

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12 Jul 2009, 23:09
Agree With E.

Since, "taking in oxygen" is the subject(action), 'as .. do' is conveying it correctly.
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13 Jul 2009, 06:13
E looks the best.What is the OA?

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13 Jul 2009, 17:42
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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
(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

I would go for E
Like vs as comparison
E would suffice the comparison - fruit to human.
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13 Jul 2009, 18:14
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 (succinct, clear, concise- best answer)
(B) similarly to human beings who are breathing (compares against noun instead of their breathing capacity, also should have been "similar" to human rather than "similarly" to human)
(C) just like the breathing of human beings (like compares noun against noun, not against a capacity of breathing)
(D) as human beings when breathing (as used incorrectly, comparing human beings instead of breathing of the human beings)
(E) just as human beings do when they breathe (correctly uses ‘as’ to compare the capacity of breathing and not “like”- but wordy)

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13 Jul 2009, 19:28
OA is E...Great explanations thnx..

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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 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!
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13 Mar 2010, 07:50
As correctly said by one of our friend,
Like vs. as comparison

E is the winner.
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13 Mar 2010, 18:37
comparison should be between fruits and human beings....not the breathing of human beings.
D is not correct because we need a phrase with "as"...so picked E.

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23 Jul 2010, 09:38
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
(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
E is the right answer, since it compares the actions performed by the fruits and human beings

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24 Jul 2010, 16:34
'as' is used to compare clauses......respiration in fruits is compared with the respiration in human beings.

E for me.

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(A) similar to the way human beings breathe

this implies that fruits and human beings breathe in a similar fashion

(B) similarly to human beings who are breathing

similarly is awkward

(C) just like the breathing of human beings

same reasoning as the first one

(D) as human beings when breathing fruits respire

as is awkward

(E) just as human beings do when they breathe correctly implies that fruits respire, just like human beings to when they breathe

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02 Aug 2010, 06:13
i had marked A as my option.. got the reason of why not 'A' from CheriInfinite's exp..thanks:)

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22 Sep 2010, 12:25
I'm still confused.
Could anybody provide a more datailed explanation?
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26 Dec 2010, 13:55
2/3 split:

A,C: the comparison is with the breathing
B,D,E: the comparision is between plant and human being

Among B,D and E, E is best.
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08 Jan 2011, 00:12
E seems good to me..precisely saying

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i chose A incorrectly, thanx for great explanations...
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