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Like humans and other warm-blooded animals, researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures in a narrow range.

A. Like humans and other warm-blooded animals, researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures in a narrow range.
B. Researchers report that within a narrow range, the lotus has the remarkable ability to keep its temperature like humans and other warm-blooded animals do.
C. Researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures to a narrow range, as humans and other warm-blooded animals can.
D. Researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability to keep its temperatures to a narrow range, as do humans and other warm-blooded animals.
E. As humans and other warm-blooded animals can, researchers report that the lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperature in a narrow range.
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Like humans and other warm-blooded animals, researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures in a narrow range.

A. Like humans and other warm-blooded animals, researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures in a narrow range.
[ incorrect use of like ]
B. Researchers report that within a narrow range, the lotus has the remarkable ability to keep its temperature like humans and other warm-blooded animals do.
[ change of meaning ;"narrow range" in improper place ]
C. Researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures to a narrow range, as humans and other warm-blooded animals can.
[ ability of keeping.... as humans ; incorrect use "ability of" ]
D. Researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability to keep its temperatures to a narrow range, as do humans and other warm-blooded animals.
[ ability to keep ... as do ; correct use of do and ability to ]
E. As humans and other warm-blooded animals can, researchers report that the lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperature in a narrow range.
[ incorrect use of as ]

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Like humans and other warm-blooded animals, researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures in a narrow range.

A. Like humans and other warm-blooded animals, researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures in a narrow range.
B. Researchers report that within a narrow range, the lotus has the remarkable ability to keep its temperature like humans and other warm-blooded animals do. Meaning is distorted. Sentence means that only within a given range, the lotus and humans have the ability to keep .....
C. Researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures to a narrow range, as humans and other warm-blooded animals can.
D. Researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability to keep its temperatures to a narrow range, as do humans and other warm-blooded animals.
E. As humans and other warm-blooded animals can, researchers report that the lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperature in a narrow range.

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Like humans and other warm-blooded animals, researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures in a narrow range.

A. Like humans and other warm-blooded animals, researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures in a narrow range.

B. Researchers report that within a narrow range, the lotus has the remarkable ability to keep its temperature like humans and other warm-blooded animals do.

C. Researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures to a narrow range, as humans and other warm-blooded animals can.

D. Researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability to keep its temperatures to a narrow range, as do humans and other warm-blooded animals.

E. As humans and other warm-blooded animals can, researchers report that the lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperature in a narrow range.
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A. Like humans and other warm-blooded animals, researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures in a narrow range.
>> X = humans and other warm-blooded animals and Y = researchers, are compared. Nonsensical.
B. Researchers report that within a narrow range, the lotus has the remarkable ability to keep its temperature likehumans and other warm-blooded animals do.
>> like is used to compare nouns, not clauses.
C. Researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures to a narrow range, as humans and other warm-blooded animals can.
>> ...lotus has...ability....as humans......can => parallelism issue. Also, 'of keeping' is wrong here, better is 'to keep' (VAN rule)
D. Researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability to keep its temperatures to a narrow range, as do humans and other warm-blooded animals.
>> X, as Y => correct idiom
E. As humans and other warm-blooded animals can, researchers report that the lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperature in a narrow range.
>> sentence stating researchers, like humans and other warm-blooded animals, can ..... (nonsensical)

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Like humans and other warm-blooded animals, researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures in a narrow range.

A. Like humans and other warm-blooded animals, researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures in a narrow range.

B. Researchers report that within a narrow range, the lotus has the remarkable ability to keep its temperature like humans and other warm-blooded animals do.

C. Researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures to a narrow range, as humans and other warm-blooded animals can.

D. Researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability to keep its temperatures to a narrow range, as do humans and other warm-blooded animals.

E. As humans and other warm-blooded animals can, researchers report that the lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperature in a narrow range.


This questions fundamentally tests 'as' vs 'like' comparison concept.
(A) WRONG because 'researchers' follow 'Like humans and other warm-blooded animals' .
(B) WRONG because 'like' is followed by clause. Also, 'within a narrow range' i snot positioned correctly.
(C) WRONG because 'ability of' is unidiomatic
(D) Correct.
(E) Same comparison error as in (A)
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Hello.

In Option D:
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its temperatures to a narrow range,

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its temperatures in a narrow range,


Please suggest. Rest of the explanations are crystal clear. :)

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Hello.

In Option D:
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its temperatures to a narrow range,

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its temperatures in a narrow range,


Please suggest. Rest of the explanations are crystal clear. :)


Temperatures to a narrow range is correct.. hope it helps .. :)
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"Keep its temperatures in a narrow range" is not necessarily wrong, but "keep . . . to" also works, so that's not a problem. However, notice that all four of the incorrect answers can be eliminated for their use of "ability of." The correct idiom is "ability to."
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