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It will not be possible to implicate melting sea ice in the coastal flooding that many global warming models have projected: just like a glass of water that will not overflow due to melting ice cubes, so melting sea ice does not increase oceanic volume.

(A) like a glass of water that will not overflow due to melting ice cubes,
(B) like melting ice cubes that do not cause a glass of water to overflow,
(C) a glass of water will not overflow because of melting ice cubes,
(D) as melting ice cubes that do not cause a glass of water to overflow,
(E) as melting ice cubes do not cause a glass of water to overflow,

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E)..."just as...so" is the right idiom ! D) is out b/c its not parallel !
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As for comparing similiar actions.

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Just as.........so is the structure.

so we have D and E. D is not ||
so E is the correct choice.
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E is right. Correct idiom "just as .. so".

A/B/C wrong because they are not paralell. D is wrong.
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"like" cant be used for example, "Such as" should be used instead.
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It will not be possible to implicate melting sea ice in the coastal flooding that many global warming models have projected: just like a glass of water that will not overflow due to melting ice cubes, so melting sea ice does not increase oceanic volume.

(A) like a glass of water that will not overflow due to melting ice cubes,
(B) like melting ice cubes that do not cause a glass of water to overflow,
(C) a glass of water will not overflow because of melting ice cubes,
(D) as melting ice cubes that do not cause a glass of water to overflow,
(E) as melting ice cubes do not cause a glass of water to overflow,

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Can someone highlight the parallel error in D please.
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It will not be possible to implicate melting sea ice in the coastal flooding that many global warming models have projected: just like a glass of water that will not overflow due to melting ice cubes, so melting sea ice does not increase oceanic volume.

(A) like a glass of water that will not overflow due to melting ice cubes,
(B) like melting ice cubes that do not cause a glass of water to overflow,
(C) a glass of water will not overflow because of melting ice cubes,
(D) as melting ice cubes that do notcause a glass of water to overflow,
(E) as melting ice cubes do notcause a glass of water to overflow,

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Can someone highlight the parallel error in D please.

But I think we should instead treat "that do not cause a glass of water to overflow" as an adverbial clause, thus D is without a verb.
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Yes. The comparison is between two clauses/actions: Melting ice cubes do not cause a glass of water to overflow. In the same way, melting sea ice does not increase oceanic volume.

Consider this sentence: The flowers that are red look good.
The "that" identifies a subset of all flowers--those that are red.
So you can condense "that are red" and rephrase the sentence:
The [red] flowers look good.

In D, the "that" in "melting ice cubes that do not cause a glass of water to overflow" identifies a specific set of ice cubes [that do not cause a glass of water to overflow; let's call this qualifier X], so you can condense this portion and rewrite the sentence:
Just as X melting ice cubes, so melting sea ice does not increase oceanic volume.

Thus, the portion before the comma is missing a verb.
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It will not be possible to implicate melting sea ice in the coastal flooding that many global warming models have projected: just like a glass of water that will not overflow due to melting ice cubes, so melting sea ice does not increase oceanic volume.

(A) like a glass of water that will not overflow due to melting ice cubes,
(B) like melting ice cubes that do not cause a glass of water to overflow,
(C) a glass of water will not overflow because of melting ice cubes,
(D) as melting ice cubes that do not cause a glass of water to overflow,
(E) as melting ice cubes do not cause a glass of water to overflow,

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The idiom tested is "just as X so Y" or "as X so Y" -> both are correct. "Just like X so Y" is not correct.

Hence Option D) and E) remain.
(D) as melting ice cubes that do not cause a glass of water to overflow, -> that is redundant and the sentence could be written as
as melting ice cubes do not cause a glass of water to overflow -> Incorrect

(E) as melting ice cubes do not cause a glass of water to overflow, -> Correct
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I haven't seen the following splits mentioned in any explanations to this question. I'll lay out my thinking below - please double check my thinking to see if it makes sense.

When I went through this question, I noticed that the tense of the verb changes. In the Y portion of the "Just as X, so Y" construction, we are using a present tense ("...so melting sea ice does not increase..."). More importantly, this use of the simple present tense is meant to indicate that this is an "eternal" state. Thus, we need the X portion to represent an "eternal" state so that it's parallel in meaning. After all, the author is talking about general characteristics of melting water, not a specific incident.

With that thinking in mind, here's how I went through the answer choices:
(A) ...a glass of water that will not overflow... -- future tense is wrong
(B) ...melting ice cubes that do not cause a glass of water... -- simple present, looks fine
(C) ...a glass of water will not overflow... -- future tense is wrong
(D) ...melting ice cubes that do not casue... -- simple present, looks fine
(E) metling ice cubes do not cause... -- simple present, looks fine

The above split is just based on the verb and is meant to get the right meaning. There are other errors (e.g. "that") which I"m ignoring.

Let me know if the above makes sense :)

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Hello guys!
It's my first post here so I hope I am asking in the right place...

I have seen this question on my diagnostic test and it was just one of the three that I failed in Sentence Correction.

But it was because there is something that I don't get to understand:

- I get the point that it should be E, but the problem with that answer is that it sounds better for me:

As melting ice cube does not cause a glass of water to overflow (and not "do not cause")

I think that 'melting ice cube' is third person... As I am not a native speaker I cannot fully understand the difference. :|

Thank you in advance!!
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Please check again. It is the melting ice cubes (plural) in all the five choices. How did you get the singular melting cube?
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Please check again. It is the melting ice cubes (plural) in all the five choices. How did you get the singular melting cube?



Hi Daagh,
I have finally got the point.

I understood "melting ice cubes" as if the whole construction "melting ice cubes" was the subject (as, for example, in the sentence: "Being in silence is compulsory in this room"). Thus, I considered melting as a verb, and not as an adjective.

Problem solved!
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"E" is the correct choice - just as.... so is the correctly used and parallel in the sentence.

Eliminate - A, B and C for not being parallel and D - 'that' is incorrectly used that violates parallelism.
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