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# More than thirty years ago Dr. Barbara Mc-Clintock, the

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More than thirty years ago Dr. Barbara Mc-Clintock, 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

Definitely it is between A and B ..

Now we know that
like - used to compare noun.
as - used to compare clauses.(containing verbs)

In above jumping of genes is compared with moving for Pearls ... so according to me ans should be A but why OA is B?

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06 Aug 2008, 23:33
sjgmat wrote:
More than thirty years ago Dr. Barbara Mc-Clintock, 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

Definitely it is between A and B ..

Now we know that
like - used to compare noun.
as - used to compare clauses.(containing verbs)

In above jumping of genes is compared with moving for Pearls ... so according to me ans should be A but why OA is B?

Thanks a lot!!

after as, there should be a complete clause, which is lacking in a.

So B.
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07 Aug 2008, 01:21
as is also used to compare actions.
In this case we are comparing action of 2 nouns. So I will go with A
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07 Aug 2008, 08:27
sjgmat wrote:
More than thirty years ago Dr. Barbara Mc-Clintock, 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

Definitely it is between A and B ..

Now we know that
like - used to compare noun.
as - used to compare clauses.(containing verbs)

In above jumping of genes is compared with moving for Pearls ... so according to me ans should be A but why OA is B?

Thanks a lot!!

Oh Man!! tricky question
It should be B. I chose A on the first look.
comparing clause vs clause -- as
comparing noun vs noun -- like

afters as second part is "phrase" not "clause" (it is so deceptive that -- I thought it was clause too)

pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to another (phrase -- no verb)
pearls are moving mysteriously from one necklace to another (clause)

take another example

"Suresh running from home to office" is such an inexpensive activity and the health benefits are life-long ( it may take whole day to run from home to office.. I wish I could do that)
In the above sentence "Suresh running from home to office" is phrase here "running" is not acting as verb

Suresh is running from home to office --> clause

So we are comparing "genes" with "pearls"
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07 Aug 2008, 09:21
More than thirty years ago Dr. Barbara Mc-Clintock, 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(difference between as and like)
(B) like pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to another (like is a correct usage here as it similarity between the moves of genes and pearls, as can be used for examples and like is used to show similarity)
(C) as pearls do that move mysteriously from one necklace to others(difference between as and like)
(D) like pearls do that move mysteriously from one necklace to others(changes the meaning of the sentence)
(E) as do pearls that move mysteriously from one necklace to some other one
(difference between as and like and it also changes the meaning of the sentence)

B is correct
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01 Jan 2011, 05:12
(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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