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As with those of humans, the DNA of grape plants contains sites where

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As with those of humans, the DNA of grape plants contains sites where certain unique sequences of nucleotides are repeated over and over.

A. As with those of humans, the DNA of grape plants contains sites where
B. As human DNA, the DNA of grape plants contain sites in which
C. As it is with human DNA, the DNA of grape plants, containing sites in which
D. Like human, the DNA of grape plants contain sites where
E. Like human DNA, the DNA of grape plants contains sites in which

Originally posted by ruturajp on 26 Dec 2011, 04:57.
Last edited by Bunuel on 31 Aug 2019, 01:18, edited 5 times in total.
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As with those of humans, the DNA of grape plants contains sites where certain unique sequences of nucleotides are repeated over and over.
A. As with those of humans, the DNA of grape plants contains sites where
B. As human DNA, the DNA of grape plants contain sites in which
C. As it is with human DNA, the DNA of grape plants, containing sites in which
D. Like human, the DNA of grape plants contain sites where
E. Like human DNA, the DNA of grape plants contains sites in which


Step 1: "As with those of humans"

What is "those" referring to? Sounds a little weird.

Step 2: Scan through the left side of each answer choice. You know you're comparing human DNA with grape plants DNA and I recognize the word "like" - recall that "like" is used for comparisons.

Aha! We are doing a comparison and I see the word "like" in the answer choice so my attention goes to (D) and (E).

Step 3. (D) suggests a comparison with the actual humans - that's not what we want.
(E) compares "human DNA" - that's what we want.

Read it through to see if it makes sense and yes, (E) makes sense so mark (E) as your final answer and move on.
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New post 09 Feb 2019, 22:17
Correct Answer is E.

Elimination:-

1. Where vs in which
'Where' is used for physical location; 'sites' are not physical location.So, A and D goes off.

2. As vs Like
'As' is used to compare actions and 'like' is used to compare nouns.
A and C goes off.

Hence E is the correct answer.

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As with those of humans, the DNA of grape plants contains sites where certain unique sequences of nucleotides are repeated over and over.

A. As with those of humans, the DNA of grape plants contains sites where (Use of AS is wrong here, Like would be more appropriate - Correct use would have been : As it is with those of humans)
B. As human DNA, the DNA of grape plants contain sites in which (same as A)
C. As it is with human DNA, the DNA of grape plants, containing sites in which
D. Like human, the DNA of grape plants contain sites where (Should be: Like human DNA, the DNA)
E. Like human DNA, the DNA of grape plants contains sites in which (Correct)

Answer E
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Simple concept of GMAT SC :)

We cannot use ''As'' to compare 2 things, instead, we use ''like'' .

So in 2 secs we can eliminate A,B,C.

Answer D is wrong because they are trying to compare human and the DNA of grape --> out.

Answer E uses the correct idiom ''Like X, Y '' and compares ''human DNA'' and '' DNA of grape''.

So E is correct.
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New post 10 Feb 2019, 03:25
Comparison should be between stuff of a same genre.
Like should be used to compare nouns. These rules left us with nothing but E.
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New post 08 Nov 2019, 21:37
My Reasoning to ans E.

For comparison, both "As" & "Like" can be used with the only difference:
As+ clause; or
Like + noun

Reason for elimination:
A) "Those" refers to DNA and needs to be singular
B) As + Clause does is not shown here
C) The word "it" is ambiguous. Subject DNA does not have a verb
D) Like + Noun (human)- we are comparing human DNA (not human) to DNA of grape
E) Correct

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