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# Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has

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Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its core, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting its outer envelope of gases to become a white dwarf.

A. Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its core, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting

B. Like any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, then it expands into a red giant and eventually ejects

C. As in the case of any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, it will expand into a red giant, and eventually ejecting

D. As any star of similar mass would, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted it will expand into a red giant and will eventually eject

E. As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject
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26 Apr 2008, 23:21
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Like vs. As usage – Like is generally used to compare nouns but for clauses “as” is used.

A. Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its core, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting

B. Like any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, then it expands into a red giant and eventually ejects

C. As in the case of any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, it will expand into a red giant, and eventually ejecting [any star is compared against Sun’s core – eliminate it]

D. As any star of similar mass would, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted it will expand into a red giant and will eventually eject [any star is compared against Sun’s core – eliminate it]

E. As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject

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Like modifies "noun" and not a phrase.
As modifies a phrase "complete with its noun and verb".
Keeping these in mind all other option except B are violating the principles.
So I will go with B.
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26 Apr 2008, 21:20
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B is incorrect because "the sun" should immediately follow the modifying phrase
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26 Apr 2008, 21:21
I think its D.
In A , the do in the first clause is not needed.
In B, the "then it expands" does not fit in with the previous clause.
In C, "Eventually ejecting" is not parallel with "will expand"
The first phrase in E is too verbose.
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26 Apr 2008, 23:48
IMO E

E. As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject

here Sun is closest to the first phrase. It is verbose but looks like only grammitically correct option.
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27 Apr 2008, 00:13
I go for E as well

B,C,D have dangling modifier problem
A does not properly introduce the sequence of events by having present tense following present perfect. A future tense is required and E is best though I don't like the verbose in E either
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27 Apr 2008, 00:32
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Like vs. As usage – Like is generally used to compare nouns but for clauses “as” is used.

A. Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its core, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting

B. Like any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, then it expands into a red giant and eventually ejects

C. As in the case of any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, it will expand into a red giant, and eventually ejecting [any star is compared against Sun’s core – eliminate it]

D. As any star of similar mass would, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted it will expand into a red giant and will eventually eject [any star is compared against Sun’s core – eliminate it]

E. As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject

Furthermore, B and C increase the degree of certainty, while the orgiginal only say "would" - not high certainty
A violates the "As and Like" rule
D omitted "main verb" after "would"

E win
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Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its core, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting its outer envelope of gases to become a white dwarf.

A. Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its core, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting --> For stating comparison/similar to question = like+ noun
Like any star of similar mass would do is a clause = wrong.
also multiple tense issues.

B. Like any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, then it expands into a red giant and eventually ejects --> "it" has no antecedent. Like any star of similar mass would do is a clause = wrong.

C. As in the case of any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, it will expand into a red giant, and eventually ejecting --> As in the case of any star of similar mass = as+ clause = correct. However, "it" has no antecedent. = Wrong.

D. As any star of similar mass would, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted it will expand into a red giant and will eventually eject. = "it" has no antecedent. Awkward sentence.

E. As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject - Only remaining one.

Also, "it" has clear antecedent in the form of Sun. As+ clause = As would be the case with any star of similar mass = correct answer!
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17 May 2015, 00:54
Paul wrote:
I go for E as well

B,C,D have dangling modifier problem
A does not properly introduce the sequence of events by having present tense following present perfect. A future tense is required and E is best though I don't like the verbose in E either

Paul, just want to understand what is wrong with the sequence of events in A) ?

once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its core(once it is done exhausting) -> it expands into a red giant(then it expands into a red giant)

Also, is this modifier : "eventually ejecting its outer envelope of gases to become a white dwarf" correct?

It's not really clear what its is describing + its an aftereffect and so should come like an independent clause instead of being a modifier right?
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Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its core, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting its outer envelope of gases to become a white dwarf.
Like is followed by nouns. Eliminate A

B. Like any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, then it expands into a red giant and eventually ejects "the sun" should follow "mass"

C. As in the case of any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, it will expand into a red giant, and eventually ejecting "it" referent is unclear, use of the passive is not ideal, "eventually ejecting" is not the correct grammatical construction

D. As any star of similar mass would, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted it will expand into a red giant and will eventually eject
"would" doesn't correspond with "will expand" and "eventually eject," and the passive voice construction makes the actions of the Sun versus the hydrogen in the Sun's core unclear
E. As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject
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hanumayamma wrote:
Like vs. As usage – Like is generally used to compare nouns but for clauses “as” is used.

A. Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its core, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting

B. Like any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, then it expands into a red giant and eventually ejects

C. As in the case of any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, it will expand into a red giant, and eventually ejecting [any star is compared against Sun’s core – eliminate it]

D. As any star of similar mass would, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted it will expand into a red giant and will eventually eject [any star is compared against Sun’s core – eliminate it]

E. As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject

Will E be correct if it had 'ejecting' instead of 'eject'?
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24 Nov 2015, 08:20
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it will not be correct as 'will expand', a verb, and 'ejecting', a participle, are not parallel.
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24 Nov 2015, 08:31
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Apourv

it will not be correct as 'will expand', a verb, and 'ejecting', a participle, are not parallel.

If it did not have the 'and'?

e.g. As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant, eventually ejecting ... (WITHOUT AND) its outer envelope of gases to become a white dwarf.
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I think it is more about the problem of pronouns than about the problem of like/as. The right answer express that "As the case with A, HERE's THE CASE with B.
To make a long story short, As the case would be with any star in the mass, ONCE the Sun ....., it......"
It modifies the Sun. and the case with any star vs the case with the Sun.
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Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its core, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting its outer envelope of gases to become a white dwarf.
Like is followed by nouns. Eliminate A

B. Like any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, then it expands into a red giant and eventually ejects "the sun" should follow "mass"

C. As in the case of any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, it will expand into a red giant, and eventually ejecting "it" referent is unclear, use of the passive is not ideal, "eventually ejecting" is not the correct grammatical construction

D. As any star of similar mass would, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted it will expand into a red giant and will eventually eject
"would" doesn't correspond with "will expand" and "eventually eject," and the passive voice construction makes the actions of the Sun versus the hydrogen in the Sun's core unclear
E. As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject

Hi,

I have a doubt regarding the answer e. if it stands for the sun then should it not be "ejects " ?singular verb for singular noun
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Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its core, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting its outer envelope of gases to become a white dwarf.

(A) Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its core, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting

(B) Like any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, then it expands into a red giant and eventually ejects

(C) As in the case of any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, it will expand into a red giant, and eventually ejecting

(D) As any star of similar mass would, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted it will expand into a red giant and will eventually eject

(E) As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject

I just have 1 doubt how is 'e' correct when 'it' in the answer corresponds to the sun. Since sun is singular there should be 'ejects' in the end as per SV agreement ?
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(A) Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its core, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting

(B) Like any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, then it expands into a red giant and eventually ejects

(C) As in the case of any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, it will expand into a red giant, and eventually ejecting

(D) As any star of similar mass would, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted it will expand into a red giant and will eventually eject

(E) As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject

E it is
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OptimusPrepJanielle wrote:
Like any star of similar mass would do, once the Sun has exhausted the hydrogen in its core, it expands into a red giant, eventually ejecting its outer envelope of gases to become a white dwarf.
Like is followed by nouns. Eliminate A

B. Like any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, then it expands into a red giant and eventually ejects "the sun" should follow "mass"

C. As in the case of any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, it will expand into a red giant, and eventually ejecting
D. As any star of similar mass would, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted it will expand into a red giant and will eventually eject
E. As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject

Hi,

I have a doubt regarding the answer e. if it stands for the sun then should it not be "ejects " ?singular verb for singular noun

Hi! There,

Let me try addressing your query by taking few examples:-

He will go to the school. (Notice that it is not 'goes', and it wouldn't even be right to say that way)

Similarly, in the given sentence- It (Sun) will expand is right.

Meaning of the sentence is that once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject its outer envelope of gases to become a white dwarf. Every star of similar masses does the same.

We are comparing the process and hence require 'as' instead of 'like'. A and B are out.

Other options are wrong for below reasons:-

C. As in the case of any star of similar mass, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted, it will expand into a red giant, and eventually ejecting . 'It' is refering to what?

D. As any star of similar mass would, once the hydrogen in the Sun's core is exhausted it will expand into a red giant and will eventually eject. 'it' refers to 'sun's' and that is not right.

E. As would be the case with any star of similar mass, once the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will expand into a red giant and eventually eject. correct choice

Hope it is helpful.
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