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(B)

(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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(B)

(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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B we are comparing necklace moving to pearls
use like in similar in behavior or comparing nouns
clearly like win

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I still do not understand when use like and when use as. Can someone explain to me.

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Any one of the reason can be used to pick the correct choice B.

1) the sentence does not express a reality
2) word following as/like is 'pearls' - noun
3) there is no clause immediately following as/like.

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B.+1. Like is used when you have to explain a similar manner and As is used to introduce examples.Here you need to explain that genes jump in a similar manner like pearls jump-in literal sense. Hence Like is appropriate. Between B & D, in D from one necklace to others is awkward. Hence B.

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LIKE PEARLS DO is incorrect since LIKE cannot modify a clause "pearls do"


Can some1 explain it a bit more

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Thought it was D but now agree that it should be B.

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Like - used to compare two nouns. As - used to compare two clauses.
In D do incorrectly used here. Correct ans. B
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Hey can someone help with this...I marked A,but the OA is B.....How is this possible "Like" is used to compare two nouns/noun phrases....But here he is comparing two actions i.e "genes can"...and "Perls...." so I think "As" is the correct word to use ...so i went with A
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B
think that if it whoul be "...as pearls do, moving..." <= that whoud be correct

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Can anyone help with this...........
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Hey can someone help with this...I marked A,but the OA is B.....How is this possible "Like" is used to compare two nouns/noun phrases....But here he is comparing two actions i.e "genes can"...and "Perls...." so I think "As" is the correct word to use ...so i went with A


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

(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


Like - used to compare two nouns. As - used to compare two clauses. Here genes (Noun) are comparing with pearls (Noun).
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Hey can someone help with this...I marked A,but the OA is B.....How is this possible "Like" is used to compare two nouns/noun phrases....But here he is comparing two actions i.e "genes can"...and "Perls...." so I think "As" is the correct word to use ...so i went with A


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

(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


Like - used to compare two nouns. As - used to compare two clauses. Here genes (Noun) are comparing with pearls (Noun).


Here he is using "Genes" can Jump" so it is clause with a working verb....and compares with another clause "pearls can jump"....i went with "AS"....what is your view on this?
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I agree with kotela. Could you please explain it?

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i read in somewhere that ing form is not verb. hence, moving is not used as verb here.

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What's wrong with 'as pearls do that move mysteriously from one necklace to others' ?

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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.

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“Like” and “As”, both are used to convey comparison is a sentence. However, there is a difference between their usages. “Like” is always followed only by a “noun” or a “pronoun” whereas “As” is always followed by a “clause”.

Going by this rule, the original sentence is incorrect because here “as” is not followed by a clause. This error can be rectified either by placing a clause after “as” or by replacing “as” with “like”.

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Choice A: as pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to another. Incorrect for the reason stated above.

Choice B: like pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to another. Correct.

Choice C: as pearls do that move from one necklace to others. Incorrect. Firstly, “that” is relative pronoun that modifies a noun. So “that” should touch the noun it modifies. But in this choice, “that” is away. Also, the use of “others” is not correct here. The intended meaning is that pearls move from necklace to another necklace. Using “others” make it ambiguous as to where the pearls move to.

Choice D: like pearls do that move from one necklace to others. Incorrect. Apart from repeating the “that” and “others” errors of choice C, this choice has another error. “like” has been followed by a clause here.

Choice E: as do pearls that move mysteriously from one necklace to some other one. Incorrect. This sentence distorts the meaning of the sentence. By using the modifier "that move" and verb "do" for pearls, it appears that pearls to two actions - pearls jump and by the way these pearls also move mysteriously...This is not the intended meaning. The author actually wants to say that genes jump like the pearls. And then he describes the manner in which these pearls jump - by moving mysteriously.

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1. “Like” is followed by a noun and “as” is followed by a clause.
2. Be careful of any change in words that appear in the original sentence.

Hope this helps.
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The correct ansvver to this one is C not B

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


I am responding to a p.m. from venmic, vvho vvrote: "The correct ansvver to this one is C not B." I am sorry to differ, but the correct ansvver is B

Idea #1
"like" is used for nouns only, to compare a noun to a noun
"as" introduces a full clause, that must have a full noun + verb structure
See these blog post:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-sente ... ike-vs-as/
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-sente ... omparison/

Idea #2
DO NOT confuse a [noun + participle] structure for a full [noun + verb] structure. This is a very common mistake, the GMAT loves to catch folks in it.
A participle is a verb form, but it's not acting as a verb in the sentence --- rather, it's acting as a noun modifier.
See this blog:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/participle ... -the-gmat/

The phrase "pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to another" is not a full [noun + verb] clause --- it would not stand on it's own as a sentence. Rather, it's simply a noun plus a long noun modifier. All we have is the noun and stuff decorating the noun, so "as" is incorrect, and "like" is correct. That's why (A) is wrong and (B) is right.

Once we have the words "pearls do", that's a noun + verb, a clause all on its own --- then "like" is wrong: this is why (D) is wrong. Choices (C) & (E) have the correct word "as" followed by a full clause --- they avoid the "as"/"like" mistake. BUT, (C) & (E) are wordier, less polished, less elegant, more awkward. (B) is much more sleek and efficient, which makes (B) the correct answer.

Does all that make sense?

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