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25 Apr 2008, 19:02
81.Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it continues for some time to respire, taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide, similar to the way human beings breathe.
(A) similar to the way human beings breathe
(B) similarly to human beings who are breathing
(C) just like the breathing of human beings
(D) as human beings when breathing
(E) just as human beings do when they breathe
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25 Apr 2008, 19:10
sondenso wrote:
81.Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it continues for some time to respire, taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide, similar to the way human beings breathe.
(A) similar to the way human beings breathe
(B) similarly to human beings who are breathing
(C) just like the breathing of human beings
(D) as human beings when breathing
(E) just as human beings do when they breathe

E for me,

Fruit continues to respire... as human beings do
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25 Apr 2008, 22:21
(A) similar to the way human beings breathe [similar – is used to check the similarity between two things – eliminate it]
(B) similarly to human beings who are breathing [ similarly creates run-on – eliminate it]
(C) just like the breathing of human beings [ like is used to compare two nouns – eliminate it]
(D) as human beings when breathing [Hold it]
(E) just as human beings do when they breathe [Hold it]

Between D and E – “as” is used for clauses – but D has no verb

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25 Apr 2008, 22:37
Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it continues for some time to respire, taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide, similar to the way human beings breathe.

(A) similar to the way human beings breathe
(B) similarly to human beings who are breathing
(C) just like the breathing of human beings -> improper comparison
(D) as human beings when breathing-> awkward, changes the meaning
(E) just as human beings do when they breathe-> || with what the fruit does during its respiration

Please see the bolded words and let me know if it helps.

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26 Apr 2008, 01:22
prasannar wrote:
Please see the bolded words and let me know if it helps.

What do you mean prasannar? May be I do not get the point?
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27 Apr 2008, 16:18
E - this was discussed in great depth earlier.
sondenso wrote:
81.Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it continues for some time to respire, taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide, similar to the way human beings breathe.
(A) similar to the way human beings breathe
(B) similarly to human beings who are breathing
(C) just like the breathing of human beings
(D) as human beings when breathing
(E) just as human beings do when they breathe
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