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# Can anyone solve and explain this one?

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Director
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Can anyone solve and explain this one? [#permalink]

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15 Oct 2006, 15:09
Nuclear fusion is the force that powers the Sun, the stars, and hydrogen bombs, merging the nuclei of atoms and not splitting them apart, as in nuclear reactors.

(A) merging the nuclei of atoms and not splitting them apart, as in nuclear reactors

(B) merging the nuclei of atoms instead of splitting them apart, like nuclear reactors

(C) merging the nuclei of atoms rather than splitting them apart, as nuclear reactors do

(D) and merges the nuclei of atoms but does not split them apart, as is done in nuclear reactors

(E) and merges the nuclei of atoms, unlike atomic reactors that split them apart

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15 Oct 2006, 15:24
C) rather than is correct usage

to quote Simaq:

For comparing nouns use: Like, due to, instead of.
For comparing verbs: As, rather than, because of.

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... rce+powers

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15 Oct 2006, 15:37
rather than and usage as is better than like. CCCCC

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15 Oct 2006, 16:00
I don't like the "not splitting" in A and D, for comparing things instead of, rather than and unlike are better.

Not really sure why, but C looks and sounds more correct to me too.

Can anyone explain further?

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15 Oct 2006, 19:11
i PREFER C 2.

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15 Oct 2006, 20:08
C !
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15 Oct 2006, 20:09
My choice is C.
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Director
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Re: Can anyone solve and explain this one? [#permalink]

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15 Oct 2006, 20:15
C
(A) merging the nuclei of atoms and not splitting them apart, as in nuclear reactors
- implies that in nuclear reactors, nuclei are merged and not split

(B) merging the nuclei of atoms instead of splitting them apart, like nuclear reactors
- incorrect comparison between fusion and nuclear reactos.

(C) merging the nuclei of atoms rather than splitting them apart, as nuclear reactors do

(D) and merges the nuclei of atoms but does not split them apart, as is done in nuclear reactors
- implies that in nuclear reactors, nuclei are initially merged before being split apart.

(E) and merges the nuclei of atoms, unlike atomic reactors that split them apart
- incorrectly compares fusion with reactors

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16 Oct 2006, 01:20
One more for C.
What happens during nuclear fusion is compared to what happens in nuclear reactors.

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17 Oct 2006, 20:23
Another one for C

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17 Oct 2006, 20:33
Yeap.. Definitely CCCCC

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17 Oct 2006, 20:33
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