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Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able to make computers that can understand English and other human languages, recognize objects, and reason as an expert does--computers that will be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan, or other purposes such as these.

(A) as an expert does--computers that will be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan, or other purposes such as these
(B) as an expert does, which may be used for purposes such as diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan
(C) like an expert--computers that will be used for such purposes as diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan
(D) like an expert, the use of which would be for purposes like the diagnosis of equipment breakdowns or the decision whether or not a loan should be authorized
(E) like an expert, to be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan or not, or the like
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would like C.....


like an expert (using like for comapring nouns)

"such purposes as diagnosing equipment breakdowns" such as for quoting examples

using "whether" which is correct and not "whether or not" which is redundant
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Eliminate A because its not parallel (diagnose/deciding).
Eliminate B because its not clear what the 'which' refers to.
Eliminate D because its too verbose.
Eliminate E because it sounds like the expert can be used to diagnose
Thus ans is C
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absolutely C

computer can reason like an expert can and is for sure parallel.
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The OA is C.
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New post 29 Aug 2011, 07:10
even though its a very "ancient" post, i would like to know what's wrong with B.

"such purposes as" sounds more weird than " purposes such as"...
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even though its a very "ancient" post, i would like to know what's wrong with B.

"such purposes as" sounds more weird than " purposes such as"...
plz correct me if i am wrong


B) as an expert does, which may be used for purposes such as diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan

which modifies the noun preceding the comma. What is in this case "does"; it is a verb and not a noun. Thus incorrect.

"such purposes as" and "purposes such as" are both correct usage. It depends what author wants to convey.

If the author writes:
purposes such as diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan.

Here, such as followed by "purposes" is referring to entire purposes that exist in this world AND then gives only two examples out of those: diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan.

When author writes:
such purposes as diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan
Then the author is actually talking about only two types of purposes specifically that the computers will be capable of, viz. diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan, thus "such X as examples" is more apt.
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Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able to make computers that can understand English and other human languages, recognize objects, and reason as an expert does--computers that will be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan, or other purposes such as these.


it is a clear C for me.

computers will be used to:
a) diagnose equipment breakdowns
b) decide whether to authorize a loan


(A) as an expert does--computers that will be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan, or other purposes such as these
such as these - which ones? moreover to diagnose is not parallel to deciding - as it is now, in the ing modifier, it doesn't make any sense!

(B) as an expert does, which may be used for purposes such as diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan
which after verb is never ever ever correct.

(C) like an expert--computers that will be used for such purposes as diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan
looks good.

(D) like an expert, the use of which would be for purposes like the diagnosis of equipment breakdowns or the decision whether or not a loan should be authorized
use of computer or of the expert? as it is now - it implies the expert - out.
like to give examples is not correct either.

(E) like an expert, to be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan or not, or the like
again, it implies that the expert is to be used...
overall, this option is a total mess...ing modifier used when it's not needed
whether already implies OR NOT, so usage of this form is considered wordy
or the like - what?
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what is the source?

i have the '16 OG and couldn't find this Q in it
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New post 03 May 2017, 14:23
Can someone explain to me why "reason like an expert" is a comparison? Shouldn't "as + noun" be used in such a situation to describe a function?
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WinWinMBA wrote:
Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able to make computers that can understand English and other human languages, recognize objects, and reason as an expert does--computers that will be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan, or other purposes such as these.

(A) as an expert does--computers that will be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan, or other purposes such as these
(B) as an expert does, which may be used for purposes such as diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan
(C) like an expert--computers that will be used for such purposes as diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan
(D) like an expert, the use of which would be for purposes like the diagnosis of equipment breakdowns or the decision whether or not a loan should be authorized
(E) like an expert, to be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan or not, or the like



other errors definitely make C superior ....but "as an expert does" and "like an expert"....which one is correct here
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Can someone explain to me why "reason like an expert" is a comparison? Shouldn't "as + noun" be used in such a situation to describe a function?

Hi v0latility, when you suggest as + noun, I believe you mean as + noun + verb, since no option has as + noun.

Also, when it comes to as vs like, it is not always an or relationship. This is one particular case where both like and as + noun + verb would work well. So, we should not be using it for split.

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what is the source?

i have the '16 OG and couldn't find this Q in it

Hi LakerFan24, this question used to be in the OG Verbal review few years back.
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Can someone explain to me why "reason like an expert" is a comparison? Shouldn't "as + noun" be used in such a situation to describe a function?
Like an expert is a little bit shorter than the alternative in this situation. That makes it a little bit better.
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