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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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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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[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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'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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Yes ..... I got D...... I knew "do not organize" was a trap.

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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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yep D is the right one.. :)

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D.. compare children action to adult

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(B)unlike an adult.. the only option that indicates that they do something different from the elders



Stacey Koprince wrote:
This is the "like" vs. "as" lesson - be careful, because we all mess this one up in everyday English:

"like" is used to compare nouns. Just nouns - nothing else.
"as" is used to compare clauses (ie, a phrase that includes a verb - could include a noun, too, but has a verb)

We have defaulted, in spoken English, to using "like" all the time - but we're speaking incorrectly when we do so.

So, logically, the sentence is not just comparing children to adults, but what children don't do to what adults do. Children don't organize systematically. Adults do organize systematically. Because the verb is part of this comparison, we have to use "as."

And we can't just use the "as" - we have to say "as adults do" b/c, again, we're comparing the verb.

A "like" sentence might say: Bobby's eyes, like those of his brother Peter, are blue. I'm not comparing "are blue" to something else - in fact, there isn't even another verb in the sentence to compare with. Here, I really am just comparing Bobby's eyes to Peter's eyes (just nouns), so I use "like.


Answer is D.
It cant be A or B as its comparing an action.

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picked D first

ans: B?

- 'as an adult' doesn't make sense to me
- rest have "children:adults" and "they" together, making the sentence ambiguous

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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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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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I would go for D. " Do" is needed for proper comparision.

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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.

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D is the winner here.

The comparison is between actions:
1) children do not do something
2) adults do something

Hence we need an "as" as well as a linking/helping verb "do" => C

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When like is used, the format should be Verb+Like+Noun/Pronoun
When as is used, the format should be As+Subject+Verb

So the answer is D

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Couldn't (C) be right? saying when the children become adults.....

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good question
D should be correct .
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(B)unlike an adult.. the only option that indicates that they do something different from the elders

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