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Researchers have explored the possibility that dolphins are able to be trained to communicate as humans.

A) are able to be trained to communicate as humans
B) were able to be trained to communicate as humans
C) can be trained to communicate like humans can
D) could be trained to communicate as humans
E) are capable of being trained to communicate as humans do
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Researchers have explored the possibility that dolphins are able to be trained to communicate as humans.

A) are able to be trained to communicate as humans
B) were able to be trained to communicate as humans
C) can be trained to communicate like humans can
D) could be trained to communicate as humans
E) are capable of being trained to communicate as humans do

D

altough I have reservations. E is wrong (are capable). able to be is considered wordy by ETS (at most times), and as I have posted in another post, I prefer like to compare nouns and as to compare actions so D.
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This is good one

I take on 'E'.

A, B & D - 'as humans' is wrong
C - sounds as if 'humans can be trained to communicate'
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25 Nov 2005, 13:16
Only C and D are the choices because Dolphins are not able or they are not capable. these verbs mean to dolphins themselves have this ability to be trained. but the sentence means if dolphins are provided training, they could do as humans do.

C is wrong because "like" is not used to compare the actions. so remains D.
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25 Nov 2005, 16:56
nakib77 wrote:
Researchers have explored the possibility that dolphins are able to be trained to communicate as humans.

A) are able to be trained to communicate as humans
B) were able to be trained to communicate as humans
C) can be trained to communicate like humans can
D) could be trained to communicate as humans
E) are capable of being trained to communicate as humans do

good one ......
C...

OA pls with OE ..?
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25 Nov 2005, 17:26
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Only C and D are the choices because Dolphins are not able or they are not capable. these verbs mean to dolphins themselves have this ability to be trained. but the sentence means if dolphins are provided training, they could do as humans do.

nice explanation~

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25 Nov 2005, 22:53
E.

dolphins are capable of being trained to communicate as humans do(communicate)
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OA is E.

we are comparing two actions here so as will be used instead of like.

so C is out.

only E maintains the correct comparison.
dolphins are capable of being trained to communicate as humans do(communicate)
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26 Nov 2005, 07:12
Late, but E. As compares actions---> communicate
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28 Jul 2013, 11:19
[quote="nakib77"]Researchers have explored the possibility that dolphins are able to be trained to communicate as humans.

A) are able to be trained to communicate as humans
B) were able to be trained to communicate as humans
C) can be trained to communicate like humans can
D) could be trained to communicate as humans
E) are capable of being trained to communicate as humans do

can any SC guru help settle the duel between choice D & choice E
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nakib77 wrote:
Researchers have explored the possibility that dolphins are able to be trained to communicate as humans.

A) are able to be trained to communicate as humans
B) were able to be trained to communicate as humans
C) can be trained to communicate like humans can
D) could be trained to communicate as humans
E) are capable of being trained to communicate as humans do

can any SC guru help settle the duel between choice D & choice E

A, B, D are wrong because -- When you use as it should be followed by a clause because you are making comparison here
C is wrong because -- Like cannot be followed by a clause
E is correct because -- As is followed by a clause and its a comparison
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sumanmaparu wrote:
nakib77 wrote:
Researchers have explored the possibility that dolphins are able to be trained to communicate as humans.

A) are able to be trained to communicate as humans
B) were able to be trained to communicate as humans
C) can be trained to communicate like humans can
D) could be trained to communicate as humans
E) are capable of being trained to communicate as humans do

can any SC guru help settle the duel between choice D & choice E

A, B, D are wrong because -- When you use as it should be followed by a clause because you are making comparison here
C is wrong because -- Like cannot be followed by a clause
E is correct because -- As is followed by a clause and its a comparison

Hi Kalpal

AS is either a conjunction or preposition, depending on the context

*Conjunction: AS + Clause
For example: He plays soccer well as his father does.

* Preposition: AS + Noun/Noun phrase
For example: I think of you AS my friend.

The main reason why A, B, and D are wrong is the short of auxiliary verb
If we say: Dolphins are able to be trained to communicate as humans ==> the meaning may shift: Dolphins are able to be trained to communicate as humans [are able to be train..].
To emphasize verb "communicate", we need auxiliary verb - "do" to make the comparison sensible. Only E is correct: Dolphins are capable of being trained to communicate as humans do

Hope it helps.
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29 Jul 2013, 10:38
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kalpal wrote:
sumanmaparu wrote:
Researchers have explored the possibility that dolphins are able to be trained to communicate as humans.

A) are able to be trained to communicate as humans
B) were able to be trained to communicate as humans
C) can be trained to communicate like humans can
D) could be trained to communicate as humans
E) are capable of being trained to communicate as humans do

can any SC guru help settle the duel between choice D & choice E

A, B, D are wrong because -- When you use as it should be followed by a clause because you are making comparison here
C is wrong because -- Like cannot be followed by a clause
E is correct because -- As is followed by a clause and its a comparison

But does Answer choice E not mean that humans are also capable of being trained to communicate
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29 Jul 2013, 14:00
A,B,C,and D are out

a)as humans - wrong because....it should be like humans....here the question comparison not example
b) same as 'a'
c)like should be follwed by a noun or pronoun but not a phrase.
d)same as 'a'
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Researchers have explored the possibility that dolphins are able to be trained to communicate as humans.

A) are able to be trained to communicate as humans
B) were able to be trained to communicate as humans
C) can be trained to communicate like humans can
D) could be trained to communicate as humans
E) are capable of being trained to communicate as humans do

In A and D, to communicate AS HUMANS implies that the dolphins actually would BE humans when they communicate. Mary works as a doctor means that Mary actually IS a doctor.
Eliminate A and D.

In B, were trained should not be in the past tense, since the sentence is discussing an ongoing possibility: whether dolphins ARE capable of being trained.
Eliminate B.

In C, like is being used -- incorrectly -- to compare actions. LIke is used to compare nouns; AS is used to compare actions.
Eliminate C.

Hence E is the perfect answer.
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Hi, as I see it, "As humans do" it is not a clause. I would need something else, like: "As humans do so" or "As humans communicate"
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A) are able to be trained to communicate as humans
B) were able to be trained to communicate as humans
C) can be trained to communicate like humans can - like has to be followed by nouns/not actions(verbs)
D) could be trained to communicate as humans
E) are capable of being trained to communicate as humans do - correct, as has to be followed by an action for comparisons
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19 Jan 2016, 18:56
Logic is AS is used with clause and LIKE is used with Noun. Only E has the correct usage of AS.

nakib77 wrote:
Researchers have explored the possibility that dolphins are able to be trained to communicate as humans.

A) are able to be trained to communicate as humans
B) were able to be trained to communicate as humans
C) can be trained to communicate like humans can
D) could be trained to communicate as humans
E) are capable of being trained to communicate as humans do
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