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# can somebody explain this to me

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25 Jun 2006, 02:26
More than thirty years ago Dr. Barbara Mc-Clintock, the Nobel Prize winner, reported that genes can â€œjump,â€

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25 Jun 2006, 02:28
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25 Jun 2006, 03:17
^ B ^

We are comparing genes with pearls . So, "like" is appropriate here.

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27 Jun 2006, 01:42
Will go with B here.

As put by selene, comparing nuns hence "like"

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28 Jun 2006, 00:20
B.

like is preferred with nouns.

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28 Jun 2006, 03:27
[quote="sharadGmat"]More than thirty years ago Dr. Barbara Mc-Clintock, the Nobel Prize winner, reported that genes can â€œjump,â€
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28 Jun 2006, 05:33
As is used to compare action of a noun, while like is used to compare noun.

So here like is needed. out of B and E, B is more accurate

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11 Jul 2006, 12:11
"As is used to compare action of a noun, while like is used to compare noun"

Shiva, could you give an example of this rule?
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11 Jul 2006, 14:01
[quote="firebollB looks OK

(A) a verb after 'pearls', not ~ing
(B) OK
(C) 'do that move' ==> awkward, 'others' should be 'another'
(D) 'do' after 'like' ==> not grammatical
(E) the same with (C), 'some other one' ==> 'another'[/quote]

Agree with B.
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Re: can somebody explain this to me   [#permalink] 11 Jul 2006, 14:01
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