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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

Originally posted by cocopopz on 01 Apr 2009, 05:35.
Last edited by Bunuel on 10 Jan 2019, 04:00, edited 1 time in total.
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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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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!
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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


correct option
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stripping the sentence:
fruit(noun) + continues ( verb)...(comparison) ... noun+ verb
to maintain parallelism, we require an answer that has noun followed by a verb

only E has the proper form.
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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 should be used when comparing action. Like should be used when comparing nouns.
'like' and 'similar' are almost same in usage both are used to describe similarities in character.
He is like his father.
All the balls in the bag are similar in color.

so only D&E are left. D compares respiration of fruit to human beings.
Correct option 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


Fruit continues to respire,....., similar to the way human being breathe

Similarly OR in similar way....I found this construction wrong.

Fruit continues to respire.....in a similar way Human also breathe.

Among the choices A is not right.
B is wordy and also wrong.
similarly to human beings who are breathing (breathing represents continuous action...an action which is still going on)
C is wrong as it compares
Fruit continues to respire with breathing of human beings
D is also wrong for same reason.

E is proper construction.

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, just as human beings do when they breathe
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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 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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Can you please explain why A is wrong and E is correct ?
I thought E is wrong because do refer to continue it cannot refer to respire
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I thought E is wrong because do refer to continue it cannot refer to respire
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I didn't quite get what you meant.
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I thought E is wrong because do refer to continue it cannot refer to respire
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I didn't quite get what you meant.


Hey
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What "do" refer to in E ?
Why A is wrong ?
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One important feature of comparison is that when we compare two nouns, there is no need to bother about the action. This happens mostly in linking verbs and status verb etc. In such instances, it is often possible that one of the compared nouns will not even express action.

However, when we compare an active action represented by a verb with another action, the nouns are relegated to the back yard.

Here, in this case, it is not that a noun namely fruit is compared with another noun human beings. It is the action of the fruit, that is, fruit's respiration that is being compared with another action, namely, the human being's breathing.


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Can you please explain why A is wrong and E is correct?
I thought E is wrong because do refer to continue it cannot refer to respire



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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
(E) just as human beings do when they breathe

Here one can see that in A, the fruit is compared with (similar to) the way human beings breathe. Hence, the comparison is faulty. In E, the comparison is between how the fruit respires to how the human being breathes.
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I thought E is wrong because do refer to continue it cannot refer to respire
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I didn't quite get what you meant.


Hey
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What "do" refer to in E ?
Why A is wrong ?


Hey!
Not sure if you still have the doubt but here we go..

What does 'do' refer to?
Replace 'do' with 'respire'. It will all make sense.

Why is A wrong?
"Fruit" is being compared to the "way humans breathe".

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