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In an exhaustive study that explains how humans distinguish different scents, Dr. Linda Quidd asserts that the nerve lining of a mouse's nose contains roughly the same number of olfactory receptors that a human nose does.

A. that a human nose does
B. that human noses do
C. as that of a human's nose
D. as those of a human
E. as human noses do

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Yes I got this right. You have to keep the comparison rt. Mouse's to human's

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C... The mouse's nose is compared to a human's nose.
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The comparison is not between the mouse’s nose and the human nose; it is between the nerve lining of a mouse’s nose and the nerve lining of a human nose. C brings it out by saying that of. Therefore, C is so far so good.

However, I do not know why C calls it a human’s nose; human is a possessive adjective and to make it doubly possessive by adding apostrophe s is unnecessary. Probably the author wants to equate the term human with man as a noun
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In an exhaustive study that explains how humans distinguish different scents, Dr. Linda Quidd asserts that the nerve lining of a mouse's nose contains roughly the same number of olfactory receptors that a human nose does.

A. that a human nose does
B. that human noses do
C. as that of a human's nose
D. as those of a human
E. as human noses do

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Elements compared are the number of olfactory receptors in human's nose and in mouse's nose. we are not comparing verbs. hence eliminate A,B,E.
Between C and D, I prefer
C.

D is illogical comparison.
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New post 07 May 2012, 00:37
Also, we can eliminate A and B right away because they use 'that' for comparison. 'As' is better for comparison than 'that'
Between the remaining, D & E are illogically constructed. So, C is the only option left.

I do agree that C's construction is a bit awkward but it happens to be the best alternative provided
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malkov wrote:
In an exhaustive study that explains how humans distinguish different scents, Dr. Linda Quidd asserts that the nerve lining of a mouse's nose contains roughly the same number of olfactory receptors that a human nose does.

A. that a human nose does
B. that human noses do
C. as that of a human's nose
D. as those of a human
E. as human noses do

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c
Logical comparison that of
those of plural form hence out
using the same as hence this eliminate a and b

the mouse noise to the human noise

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malkov wrote:
In an exhaustive study that explains how humans distinguish different scents, Dr. Linda Quidd asserts that the nerve lining of a mouse's nose contains roughly the same number of olfactory receptors that a human nose does.

A. that a human nose does
B. that human noses do
C. as that of a human's nose
D. as those of a human
E. as human noses do



We are comparing number of olfactory receptors in mouse's nose with number of receptors in human's nose

A. that a human nose does 'That' refers to olfactory receptors. We want something that refers to 'number of receptors'
B. that human noses do 'That' refers to olfactory receptors. We want something that refers to 'number of receptors'
C. as that of a human's nose Clearly refers to number of olfactory receptors.
D. as those of a human comparison is done with human
E. as human noses do number is compared with human noses

C is the answer
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