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# More than 30 years ago, Dr. Barbara McClintock, the Nobel

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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.

A 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
D like pearls do that move mysteriously from one necklace to others
E as do pearls that move mystreiously from one necklace to some other
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13 Jun 2009, 09:16
Since we are comparing verbs, "can jump", we need the comparator "as".....So we have to choose between C and E.....E has parallelism error.....So my answer is C.......
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14 Jun 2009, 04:54
I think we are comparing nouns.. genes and pearls, hence like is required.

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in D to others is incorrect
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14 Jun 2009, 06:27
External Forum link and must read (well explained like vs as) :

http://www.urch.com/forums/gmat-sentenc ... ke-vs.html
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23 Jun 2009, 02:50
Ans shud be B.
Like is used to comapare nouns.
also... moving mysteriously from one necklace to another is a modifier of pearl.
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01 Jan 2011, 05:12
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(A) 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
(D) like pearls do that move mysteriously from one necklace to others
(E) as do pearls that move mysteriously from one necklace to some other one
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(A) "as" requires a clause after it. A clause requires a verb, but we don't have one here. "moving" is a participle (i.e. a type of adjective).
(B) CORRECT!
(C) This answer choice does use "as" correctly. Unfortunately, the word "that" is a relative pronoun, and it modifies whatever it touches. In this case, it's touching a verb ("do"), which it cannot modify. "One necklace to others" is slightly weird; a single pearl can't move to multiple necklaces at once.
(D) "like" cannot have a clause after it. The word "do" signals this as a clause, so the "like" is wrong.
(E) This answer choice does use "as" correctly. However, it makes a meaning error. This implies that pearls actually move from one necklace to another, which they don't. Also, "one necklace to some other one" is awkward
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