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Like cabbage, brussels sprouts does well if it is shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, and a dressing of Dijon mustard and mayonnaise

A. Like cabbage, brussels sprouts does well if it is shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, and
B. As cabbage, brussels sprouts do well if they are shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, and
C. Like cabbage, brussels sprouts do well when they are shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, as well as
D. As cabbage, brussels sprouts does well if they are shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, and
E. Like cabbage, brussels sprouts do well if they are shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, and
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Comparing Cabbage and brussels sprouts.

All options with "As" automatically are false, because as cannot be used to compare nouns. Reject B and E

{A} does and it is - refer to "brussels sprouts" which is plural - Hence Incorrect.

{C} Uses correct verb - do and correct plural pronoun - they but in the end - use of "as well as" disrupts the flow of the List, a simple "and" could have been better.

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Like cabbage, brussels sprouts does well if it is shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, and a dressing of Dijon mustard and mayonnaise

A. Like cabbage, brussels sprouts does well if it is shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, and
B. As cabbage, brussels sprouts do well if they are shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, and
C. Like cabbage, brussels sprouts do well when they are shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, as well as
D. As cabbage, brussels sprouts does well if they are shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, and
E. Like cabbage, brussels sprouts do well if they are shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, and

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05 Oct 2012, 07:33
But please can some one explain
usage of 'and v/s 'as well as'
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05 Oct 2012, 22:08
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But please can some one explain
usage of 'and v/s 'as well as'

Hi Aristocrat

"and" is used to join two equal entity (in importance)

"as well as" states something like "not only ... but also". Anything which follows "as well as" is considered less important than the one preceding it.

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05 Oct 2012, 23:19
Aristocrat wrote:
But please can some one explain
usage of 'and v/s 'as well as'

One basic difference is that when "and" is used to connect two singular nouns, the combination is plural. Whereas that is not the case when "as well as" is used.

eg:
Frodo AND Sam ARE going to Mordor.
Frodo, AS WELL AS Sam, IS going to Mordor.

P:S : I'm watching the movie and hence the reference.
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Like cabbage, brussels sprouts does well if it is shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, and a dressing of Dijon mustard and mayonnaise

A. Like cabbage, brussels sprouts does well if it is shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, and
B. As cabbage, brussels sprouts do well if they are shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, and
C. Like cabbage, brussels sprouts do well when they are shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, as well as
D. As cabbage, brussels sprouts does well if they are shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, and
E. Like cabbage, brussels sprouts do well if they are shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, and

Like X,Y tests. Eliminate B and D as as is followed by a clause.In A , it is incorrect as subject is plural. Between C and E, when is used for time reference. So , E wins.
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12 Dec 2012, 03:38
is "does well correct" considering the pronoun "it" is changed to "they" are

also

Like cabbage, brussels sprouts do well when they are shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, as well as

is when the right usage here?
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is "does well correct" considering the pronoun "it" is changed to "they" are

also

Like cabbage, brussels sprouts do well when they are shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, as well as

is when the right usage here?

"Do" is plural and "does" is singular.. So "does" well is shown to be wrong by the very fact that "it" has become "they"

I cannot find any reason for the usage to be wrong.. If you could explain why one might think it to be wrong... I could try my best to explaining the same..
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maddyboiler wrote:
is "does well correct" considering the pronoun "it" is changed to "they" are

also

Like cabbage, brussels sprouts do well when they are shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice, as well as

is when the right usage here?

"Do" is plural and "does" is singular.. So "does" well is shown to be wrong by the very fact that "it" has become "they"

I cannot find any reason for the usage to be wrong.. If you could explain why one might think it to be wrong... I could try my best to explaining the same..

Hi Macfauz

i eliminated B,C, and D...only remaining are A and E
Somehow i selected A is the correct because i thought brussel sprouts is collective noun and use singular...
Pls help......
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12 Dec 2012, 12:54
The subject brussels sprouts is plural. Therefore, we need the verb 'do'. Eliminate (A) and (D). 'As well as...' is considered wordy. Eliminate (C). 'As' is used to compare verbs. Since we are comparing nouns, 'cabbage' and 'brussels', we need 'like.' Therefore, answer (E).

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ChrisLele wrote:
The subject brussels sprouts is plural. Therefore, we need the verb 'do'. Eliminate (A) and (D). 'As well as...' is considered wordy. Eliminate (C). 'As' is used to compare verbs. Since we are comparing nouns, 'cabbage' and 'brussels', we need 'like.' Therefore, answer (E).

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