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# In one of the OG questions there is a classic like vs. as

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In one of the OG questions there is a classic like vs. as  [#permalink]

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In one of the OG questions there is a classic like vs. as split.

The OA says that since we are dealing with a phrase rather than a clause, we use like instead of as.

"...., like pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to others."

why is that not a clause? It seems to have a subject (pearls) and a verb (moving).

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Re: SC - Phrases vs. Clauses  [#permalink]

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14 Aug 2008, 11:12
use like to compare nouns.

"...., like pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to others."

if you want to compare clauses, you need a 'do'

"...., as pearls moving mysteriously do from one necklace to others."
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Re: SC - Phrases vs. Clauses  [#permalink]

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14 Aug 2008, 11:35
rigger wrote:
use like to compare nouns.

"...., like pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to others."

if you want to compare clauses, you need a 'do'

"...., as pearls moving mysteriously do from one necklace to others."

right...

except in this case we're not comparing nouns.

the comparison is not to "pearls", but to the way "pearls move".

Move is the verb, so we shouldn't need a 'do'
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Re: SC - Phrases vs. Clauses  [#permalink]

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14 Aug 2008, 11:35
http://gmatclub.com/forum/11-p504725?t=68552&hilit=SC%3A+Pearls#p504725

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