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# Cockayne's syndrome is a rare and incurable hereditary

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Cockayne's syndrome is a rare and incurable hereditary disorder that, like progeria and Werner's syndrome, is believed to accelerate and caricature the aging process.
(A) like progeria and Werner's syndrome
(B) as progeria and Werner's syndrome do
(C) like the case of progeria and Werner's syndrome
(D) as progeria and Werner's syndrome are
(E) such as is the case with progeria and Werner's syndrome
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01 Feb 2005, 06:47
May be, may be not!!
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01 Feb 2005, 07:48
(B) is definitely out for the use of "do".

I'd choose (E). But I'd appreciate other people's explanation too.
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01 Feb 2005, 07:57
I'll go with (B)

do in (B) refers to "accelerate and caricature the aging process"
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01 Feb 2005, 08:57
In fact, OA is (A)
Can someone explain? This one seems easy but I messed it up.
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01 Feb 2005, 09:07
i would select A.. by using POE..
(A) like progeria and Werner's syndrome
(B) as progeria and Werner's syndrome do
because of DO...
(C) like the case of progeria and Werner's syndrome
the case of is unnecessary here.
(D) as progeria and Werner's syndrome are
not plurlar so 'are' is not necessary

(E) such as is the case with progeria and Werner's syndrome
is the case with unnecessary..
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01 Feb 2005, 09:16
What if (D) is like this:

(D) as progeria and Werner's syndrome is

Would it be correct?
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01 Feb 2005, 09:21
Is progeria and Werner's syndrome one thing or two things? I thought they are two things.
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01 Feb 2005, 09:22
no it wouldn't because
Like is used to compare nouns.
As is used to compare actions.

between Like and Such As
Like is used when we want to say "similar to"
Such As is used when we want to give examples..

i hope this makes sense..
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01 Feb 2005, 09:27
Does it mean if we are saying one thing we can use like, if we are talking about more than two things we use such as?

Or can we use "like" even when we are talking about two things?
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01 Feb 2005, 09:43
qhoc0010 wrote:
Cockayne's syndrome is a rare and incurable hereditary disorder that, like progeria and Werner's syndrome, is believed to accelerate and caricature the aging process.
(A) like progeria and Werner's syndrome
(B) as progeria and Werner's syndrome do
(C) like the case of progeria and Werner's syndrome
(D) as progeria and Werner's syndrome are
(E) such as is the case with progeria and Werner's syndrome

Hello,
in my opinion, A and D are the same. others are definitely wrong.

But we all forget the supreme principle in AT test; that is, if answer choice A is right, why we don't pick. So, A is better than D, at least more concise.
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01 Feb 2005, 09:50
(A) because first, B , D and E are out.
Only (A) and (C) are qualified as they use like to compare. Note that a comparison is the key thing tested here.

Out of A and C, of coure it is A because C is unnecessarily wordy
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01 Feb 2005, 10:26
HongHu wrote:
Does it mean if we are saying one thing we can use like, if we are talking about more than two things we use such as?

Or can we use "like" even when we are talking about two things?

well look at this way..

its like this..

fruit like Apples and Grapes
means you may not want apples and grapes but some other fruits similar.

where as
when you say Such as apples and grapes.
it means you need fruits and egs are apples and grapes..
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01 Feb 2005, 11:24
vprabhala wrote:
no it wouldn't because
Like is used to compare nouns.
As is used to compare actions.

between Like and Such As
Like is used when we want to say "similar to"
Such As is used when we want to give examples..

i hope this makes sense..

I am confused, to me "B" makes the most sense. As you said "as" is used to compare actions....I think in this stem we r comparing actions/effects of syndromes and not the syndromes themselves i.e. to accelerate and caricature the aging process. Shouldn't it be "as" in this case then ? Plz explain.
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01 Feb 2005, 11:40
banerjeea_98 wrote:
vprabhala wrote:
no it wouldn't because
Like is used to compare nouns.
As is used to compare actions.

between Like and Such As
Like is used when we want to say "similar to"
Such As is used when we want to give examples..

i hope this makes sense..

I am confused, to me "B" makes the most sense. As you said "as" is used to compare actions....I think in this stem we r comparing actions/effects of syndromes and not the syndromes themselves i.e. to accelerate and caricature the aging process. Shouldn't it be "as" in this case then ? Plz explain.

what follows Like is not actions but nouns.. thats why its like and not as...
01 Feb 2005, 11:40
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