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As + noun - is not used for comparison here. As+noun is correct when we have to explain that something is being used in THE ROLE of smth else.
I don't see anything wrong with C - as it says that the rocks will have the "function/role" of the buffer.

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In a plan to stop the erosion of East Coast beaches, the Army Corps of Engineers proposed building parallel to shore a breakwater of rocks that would rise six feet above the waterline and act as a buffer, so that it absorbs the energy of crashing waves and protecting the beaches.
(A) act as a buffer, so that it absorbs
(B) act like a buffer so as to absorb
(C) act as a buffer, absorbing
(D) acting as a buffer, absorbing
(E) acting like a buffer, absorb

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