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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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"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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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 ]

D is the right answer
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This is how I solved this 1 in 30 seconds! :-D D Wins!

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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,

or
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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."


Only A, C and D can be negated by using the idiom ABILITY TO.

Option B has error of the usage of like following a clause.

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Hi sivasanjeev,

Thank you for your question. Since the entire sentence is underlined, let's go through each answer on its own to figure out what the problems are:

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

The problem with A is that the modifier is placed next to "researchers," suggesting that the researchers are "like humans and other warm-blooded animals," which is ridiculous. This isn't true - the modifier is supposed to apply to "the lotus." Therefore, this is INCORRECT.

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.

This phrase "within a narrow range" applies to the temperature, NOT the research or the lotus. Therefore, we have another misplaced modifier which makes this INCORRECT.

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.

This one is close to correct, but uses the wrong idiom "ability of" instead of "ability to." Therefore, it is INCORRECT.

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.

This answer is CORRECT because all modifiers are placed correctly with their antecedent, and there are no idiomatic problems.

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 answer is INCORRECT for the same reason as answer A - the misplaced modifier suggests the researchers are not human or warm-blooded animals (which is untrue and ridiculous). It also uses the wrong idiom "ability of" instead of "ability to."
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Though I got the correct answer (D)

Why is (D) written as " ...... as do humans and other warm-blooded animals" and not "...... as humans and other warm-blooded animals do"?



Here's an OG question on a similar concept and the answer is (B)

More than 30 years ago, Dr. Barbara McClintock, the Nobel Prize winner, reported that genes can "jump," as pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to another.

(B) like pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to another
(C) as pearls do that move mysteriously from one necklace to others
(E) as do pearls that move mysteriously from one necklace to some other
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A quick way would be to know ability of vs ability to

Ability of is incorrect.

A,C,E are out.

Like is not followed by a verb when used for comparison, hence B is incorrect.

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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.

IMO use of like here is right as like is followed by a clause. Ability of lotus is compares with the same ability of humans and other warm blooded animals. This option is wrong because of meaning change with the wrong placement of " within a narrow range"

Experts, plz clarify my understanding on the use of like in the option.
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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 fourof the incorrect answers can be eliminated for their use of "ability of." The correct idiom is "ability to."


But, Option B has an "ability to" present in it.

Are we not removing B because lotus has an ability to keep temperature like humans and other warm-blooded animals do.

It should be "as" rather than a "like" to compare actions.

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