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# During an ice age, the buildup of ice at the poles and the

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257. During an ice age, the buildup of ice at the poles and the drop in water levels near the equator speed up the Earthâ€™s rotation, like a spinning figure skater whose speed increases when her arms are drawn in.
(A) like a spinning figure skater whose speed increases when her arms are drawn in
(B) like the increased speed of a figure skater when her arms are drawn in
(C) like a figure skater who increases speed while spinning with her arms drawn in
(D) just as a spinning figure skater who increases speed by drawing in her arms
(E) just as a spinning figure skater increases speed by drawing in her arms
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25 Feb 2006, 23:10
little confused.......

(E) just as a spinning figure skater increases speed by drawing in her arms
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25 Feb 2006, 23:28
not sure between D or E.
but tending towards E.

This could be a question of parallelism.
something causes speed in rotation, just as something increases speed by ...

Can anyone explain this with more clarity?
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25 Feb 2006, 23:56
as for comparing actions (verbs).

(E)

BTW: Did anybody watch the Japanese figure skater Shizuka Arakawa win the gold last week?? Talk about a breathtaking performance
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26 Feb 2006, 17:11
OA is E
26 Feb 2006, 17:11
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