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Because young children do not organize their attention or

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Because young children do not organize their attention or perceptions systematically, like adults, they may notice and remember details that their elders ignore.

(A) like adults
(B) unlike an adult
(C) as adults
(D) as adults do
(E) as an adult


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New post 02 Feb 2004, 20:32
Go for D.

The reason is that you are comparing the way children form their perception to the way that adults do.

The original sentence is comparing the way children form their perspections to adults, which does not make sense.
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New post 02 Feb 2004, 22:26
Another vote for D.

When comparing Nouns use "Like" and when comaring action use "As"
But there is a very thin line between the two. One has to read the sentence and understand what is being conveyed. Here clearly actions are compared so it is advisable to use "as"
The sentence begins with a prepositional phrase that conveys action.

For example -
Like adults, children cannot differentiate between reality and fantasy.
Here the attributes of the children and adults are being compared.
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New post 02 Feb 2004, 22:48
D is my final answer as well
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New post 03 Feb 2004, 09:47
One more vote for D.

Join gmatfordays explanation one this issue.
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New post 03 Feb 2004, 09:51
While a few days ago, studying OG/GMATplus stuff and facing this problem, I DID choose wrong answer.

Guys, I definitely remember official answer. It is D.
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New post 03 Feb 2004, 10:27
Yes. The official answer is D
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New post 04 Feb 2004, 07:38
I actually thought it was B. The commas confused me.
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Because young children do not organize their attention or perceptions systematically, like adults, they may notice and remember details that their elders ignore.
(A) like adults
(B) unlike an adult
(C) as adults
(D) as adults do
(E) as an adult

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New post 28 Jul 2005, 05:41
I think it is D.

Because young children do not organize their attention or perceptions systematically as adults do...

You need a verb here, to make the construction parallel. So other choices are wrong.
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New post 28 Jul 2005, 05:47
okdongdong wrote:
what is wrong with A?


I think A makes it seem as if children and adults are compared whereas the act of orgnizing attention and perceptionis what's compared here thus D
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New post 28 Jul 2005, 18:11
okdongdong wrote:
what is wrong with A?


There is a contrdiction in the sentence between the old and the young and A does not depict that..that is why i believe A is wrong and i choose D too...
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New post 29 Jul 2005, 00:17
the reason why A) is wrong is cause we have "like adults" which means similar to the adults and not the way the adults do it

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171. Because young children do not organize their attention or perceptions systematically, like adults, they may notice and remember details that their elders ignore.

(A) like adults
(B) unlike an adult
(C) as adults
(D) as adults do
(E) as an adult
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Originally posted by walker on 15 Jan 2008, 14:23.
Last edited by abhimahna on 30 Jun 2017, 07:17, edited 1 time in total.
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[quote="walker"]171. Because young children do not organize their attention or perceptions systematically, like adults, they may notice and remember details that their elders ignore.

(A) like adults it is not the case to use like
(B) unlike an adult wrong comparison
(C) as adults missing verb
(D) as adults do ok
(E) as an adult wrong comparison
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it must be D. we want to compare the way children do something to the way adults to do something, so you must have 'do'.
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'Like' is to compare nouns and 'as' is to compare actions. We are comparing actions so eliminate A and B. Then eliminate C and E because we are comparing children's organization of attention and perceptions to adult's organization of attention and perceptions NOT the adult.

Only D remains.
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New post 28 Jun 2009, 08:22
I would go for B because:

Because young children do not organize their attention or perceptions systematically, _____, they may notice and remember details that their elders ignore.
i.e. young children tend to notice things that adults ignore, therefore, they are not like adults in that sense.

(A) like adults
(B) unlike an adult----------- correct, unlike means not like adults
(C) as adults
(D) as adults do
(E) as an adult
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New post 28 Jun 2009, 09:49
aknine wrote:
I would go for B because:

Because young children do not organize their attention or perceptions systematically, _____, they may notice and remember details that their elders ignore.
i.e. young children tend to notice things that adults ignore, therefore, they are not like adults in that sense.

(A) like adults
(B) unlike an adult----------- correct, unlike means not like adults
(C) as adults
(D) as adults do
(E) as an adult


I think "do not organize" already convey the meaning that childern are unlike adults and not required "unlike" again. I will go with D.
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aknine wrote:
I would go for B because:

Because young children do not organize their attention or perceptions systematically, _____, they may notice and remember details that their elders ignore.
i.e. young children tend to notice things that adults ignore, therefore, they are not like adults in that sense.

(A) like adults
(B) unlike an adult----------- correct, unlike means not like adults
(C) as adults
(D) as adults do
(E) as an adult


I think "do not organize" already convey the meaning that childern are unlike adults and not required "unlike" again. I will go with D.


Oh that's the logic... How did I miss it..?
Well, Thanks humans for correcting me :-)
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