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# Dr. Hegsted argues that just as polio vaccine is given to

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253. Dr. Hegsted argues that just as polio vaccine is given to every person to protect the few who might actually contract polio, mass dietary change is needed to protect the significant number who are susceptible to the life-threatening effects of press eating habits.

(A) just as polio vaccine is given to every person to protect the few who might actually contract polio
(B) like polio vaccine, which is given to every person to protect the few who might contract polio
(C) similar to polio vaccine which is given to every person in order to protect the few who might actually contract polio
(D) while, to protect the few who might actually contract polio, polio vaccine is given to every person
(E) similar to the giving of polio vaccine to every person in order to protect the few who might contract polio actually
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12 Jul 2007, 09:51
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253. Dr. Hegsted argues that just as polio vaccine is given to every person to protect the few who might actually contract polio, mass dietary change is needed to protect the significant number who are susceptible to the life-threatening effects of press eating habits.

(A) just as polio vaccine is given to every person to protect the few who might actually contract polio
(B) like polio vaccine, which is given to every person to protect the few who might contract polio
(C) similar to polio vaccine which is given to every person in order to protect the few who might actually contract polio
(D) while, to protect the few who might actually contract polio, polio vaccine is given to every person
(E) similar to the giving of polio vaccine to every person in order to protect the few who might contract polio actually

A- use of just as is wrong(unidiomatic).
D is wrong because of its awkward use of while
E is wrong because of wrong placement of actually.

It's between B and C. B is better than C. Less wordy, more clear.
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12 Jul 2007, 12:01
eileen1017 wrote:
A vote for B as well

we use 'like' to compare noun with a noun or with a noun clause.
though it is preferable to compare noun with noun only and avoid comparision with any clause, when using 'like.
In B ....comparision is made between polio vac. (noun) and mass dietary change (noun clause)......it is a noun clause, right? So B makes sense.
Problem wih C is that there should be a comma before 'which'.

So B for me.
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12 Jul 2007, 12:57
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253. Dr. Hegsted argues that just as polio vaccine is given to every person to protect the few who might actually contract polio, mass dietary change is needed to protect the significant number who are susceptible to the life-threatening effects of press eating habits.

(A) just as polio vaccine is given to every person to protect the few who might actually contract polio
(B) like polio vaccine, which is given to every person to protect the few who might contract polio
(C) similar to polio vaccine which is given to every person in order to protect the few who might actually contract polio
(D) while, to protect the few who might actually contract polio, polio vaccine is given to every person
(E) similar to the giving of polio vaccine to every person in order to protect the few who might contract polio actually

A. "Just as" is an idiomatic expression. it should be fine.
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12 Jul 2007, 15:47
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sidbidus wrote:
253. Dr. Hegsted argues that just as polio vaccine is given to every person to protect the few who might actually contract polio, mass dietary change is needed to protect the significant number who are susceptible to the life-threatening effects of press eating habits.

(A) just as polio vaccine is given to every person to protect the few who might actually contract polio
(B) like polio vaccine, which is given to every person to protect the few who might contract polio
(C) similar to polio vaccine which is given to every person in order to protect the few who might actually contract polio
(D) while, to protect the few who might actually contract polio, polio vaccine is given to every person
(E) similar to the giving of polio vaccine to every person in order to protect the few who might contract polio actually

A. "Just as" is an idiomatic expression. it should be fine.

You may be right!!!

Let's take the 'which' part out of the sentence and see how it sound in B.

Dr. Hegsted argues that like polio vaccine, mass dietary change is needed to protect the significant number who are susceptible to the life-threatening effects of press eating habits.

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12 Jul 2007, 15:56
another vote for B. Like is best suited for comparing nouns. B is most clear and succinct.
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12 Jul 2007, 17:55
Himalayan wrote:
sidbidus wrote:
253. Dr. Hegsted argues that just as polio vaccine is given to every person to protect the few who might actually contract polio, mass dietary change is needed to protect the significant number who are susceptible to the life-threatening effects of press eating habits.

(A) just as polio vaccine is given to every person to protect the few who might actually contract polio
(B) like polio vaccine, which is given to every person to protect the few who might contract polio
(C) similar to polio vaccine which is given to every person in order to protect the few who might actually contract polio
(D) while, to protect the few who might actually contract polio, polio vaccine is given to every person
(E) similar to the giving of polio vaccine to every person in order to protect the few who might contract polio actually

A. "Just as" is an idiomatic expression. it should be fine.

I think "just as ..so" is the idiom.

Iam not able to figure if the SC is trying to draw comparisions between actions or things.

On the D date I would go with A
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12 Jul 2007, 18:57
I agree with Himalyan. Go with A . Just as is correct idiom i believe.
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12 Jul 2007, 19:33
Just as....So...is an idiom but there is no 'so' here so option B is correct
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12 Jul 2007, 19:57
sidbidus wrote:
253. Dr. Hegsted argues that just as polio vaccine is given to every person to protect the few who might actually contract polio, mass dietary change is needed to protect the significant number who are susceptible to the life-threatening effects of press eating habits.

(A) just as polio vaccine is given to every person to protect the few who might actually contract polio
(B) like polio vaccine, which is given to every person to protect the few who might contract polio
(C) similar to polio vaccine which is given to every person in order to protect the few who might actually contract polio
(D) while, to protect the few who might actually contract polio, polio vaccine is given to every person
(E) similar to the giving of polio vaccine to every person in order to protect the few who might contract polio actually

B doesnot make sense.

Dr. Hegsted argues that like polio vaccine, which is given to every person to protect the few who might contract polio, mass dietary change is needed to protect the significant number who are susceptible to the life-threatening effects of press eating habits.

lets take out the modifying phrase from B:

Dr. Hegsted argues that like polio vaccine, mass dietary change is needed to protect the significant number who are susceptible to the life-threatening effects of press eating habits.

notice the underlined part, it (S + V + that + noun) doesnot make much sense. others are clear wrong that we all agree.

therefore A is left.

"just as", modifies phrases or clasus, is similar to "as"
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13 Jul 2007, 05:32
I go for B.A is not idiomatic. Just as........so too..is missing.
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13 Jul 2007, 07:34
Ok...Lets see this one:
B says:
Dr. Hegsted argues that like polio vaccine, mass dietary change is needed to protect the significant number who are susceptible to the life-threatening effects of press eating habits
(after removing the modifier part)
This leads to faulty comparison and makes relevant info as a 'which' clause i.e non-essential.

So,A is better...Another meaning for 'just as' is 'in the same way that'
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