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Just as he got closer to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized because of the increasing number of moving boxes stacked everywhere.

(A) Just as he got closer to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized because of the increasing number of moving boxes stacked everywhere

(B) As he got closer to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized because of the increasing number of moving boxes stacked everywhere

(C) As long as he got close to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it hard to keep his apartment organized because of the number of moving boxes stacked everywhere increasing upward

(D) As soon as he got closer to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized because of the number of moving boxes stacked everywhere increasing upward

(E) Just like he got closer to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized because of the increasing number of moving boxes stacked everywhere

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19 Jun 2011, 08:58
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Just as he got closer to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized because of the increasing number of moving boxes stacked everywhere.

A)Just as he got closer to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized because of the increasing number of moving boxes stacked everywhere
B)As he got closer to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized because of the increasing number of moving boxes stacked everywhere
C)As long as he got close to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it hard to keep his apartment organized because of the number of moving boxes stacked everywhere increasing upward
D)As soon as he got closer to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized because of the number of moving boxes stacked everywhere increasing upward
E)Just like he got closer to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized because of the increasing number of moving boxes stacked everywhere

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Nothing much to say. Only "B" conveys the intended meaning.

"The closer he was getting to the finish, the harder it was getting."
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19 Jun 2011, 10:02
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20 Jun 2011, 10:44
Only "B" conveys the intended meaning.

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25 Sep 2011, 10:22
I picked Answer A but still confused between A & B.

2 question from my side -
1. I know "Just Like" is not idiomatic, how about "Just as"? is it idiomatic?
2. Whats main difference between option A and B?

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25 Sep 2011, 10:27
Ajay369 wrote:
I picked Answer A but still confused between A & B.

2 question from my side -
1. I know "Just Like" is not idiomatic, how about "Just as"? is it idiomatic?
2. Whats main difference between option A and B?

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The main difference between A and B is meaning .
Just as Vs As

Just as means "at the very moment" Thus A reads as

there was a precise moment at which Hans got closer and found it harder ... this doesnt make sense..

Hope it helps.

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Ajay369 wrote:
I picked Answer A but still confused between A & B.

2 question from my side -
1. I know "Just Like" is not idiomatic, how about "Just as"? is it idiomatic?
2. Whats main difference between option A and B?

Cheesr!

The main difference between A and B is meaning .
Just as Vs As

Just as means "at the very moment" Thus A reads as

there was a precise moment at which Hans got closer and found it harder ... this doesnt make sense..

Hope it helps.

Got it Sudhir. Thanks for explaining. Cheers!
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06 Jan 2012, 23:58
+ 1 for B,just,long and soon are redundant in A,C,D and E.

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01 Nov 2012, 03:55
just like is unidiomatic hence E removed
just as changes the meaning hence A removed.

What is the issue with C and D is it as long as and as soon as usage or is it the usage of the in creased upward.

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07 Nov 2012, 04:57
B)As he got closer to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized because of the increasing number of moving boxes stacked everywhere

Hans did not realize that the boxes were getting stacked everywhere but while he was packing did he realize about the problem with boxes.

Hence B is correct

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30 Dec 2012, 22:07
Just as he got closer to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized because of the increasing number of moving boxes stacked everywhere

A Just as he got closer to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized because of the increasing number of moving boxes stacked everywhere
B As he got closer to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized because of the increasing number of moving boxes stacked everywhere
C As long as he got close to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it hard to keep his apartment organized because of the number of moving boxes stacked everywhere increasing upward
D As soon as he got closer to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized because of the number of moving boxes stacked everywhere increasing upward
E Just like he got closer to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized because of the increasing number of moving boxes stacked everywhere.
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Can anyone explain when to use "Just as" ????

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30 Dec 2012, 23:34
A Just as he got closer to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized because of the increasing number of moving boxes stacked everywhere - IMO "Just as" is redundant
B As he got closer to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized because of the increasing number of moving boxes stacked everywhere - Correct
C As long as he got close to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it hard to keep his apartment organized because of the number of moving boxes stacked everywhere increasing upward - "increasing upward" redundant
D As soon as he got closer to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized because of the number of moving boxes stacked everywhere increasing upward - same as above
E Just like he got closer to having all of his possessions packed, Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized because of the increasing number of moving boxes stacked everywhere. - "like" followed by clause is wrong

IMO "just as" is redundant here..
So my choice is B
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"Just as" means "at the same time as" and it is used to communicate simultaneously occurring events. "As" is used as conjunction to convey sequence of events.

"Just as" does not fit here because the original sentence requires conveying sequence of events. Hence use of "As" is appropriate here.
As he got closer to having all of his possessions packed => Hans found it harder to keep his apartment organized.
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28 Mar 2013, 03:34
sudhir18n wrote:
Ajay369 wrote:
I picked Answer A but still confused between A & B.

2 question from my side -
1. I know "Just Like" is not idiomatic, how about "Just as"? is it idiomatic?
2. Whats main difference between option A and B?

Cheesr!

The main difference between A and B is meaning .
Just as Vs As

Just as means "at the very moment" Thus A reads as

there was a precise moment at which Hans got closer and found it harder ... this doesnt make sense..

Hope it helps.

And shouldnt it be like "Just as.....So.... " and in the option A ..."so" is missing so that also makes A wrong ??

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