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Researchers have questioned the use of costly and experimental diagnostic tests to identify food allergies, such as milk, that supposedly disrupt normal behavior.
(A) to identify food allergies, such as
(B) to identify food allergies, like
(C) to identify food allergies, such as to
(D) for identifying food allergies, like that of
(E) for identifying food allergies, such as for

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07 Jun 2012, 10:22
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07 Jun 2012, 10:34
I also choose E..why is C correct???
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07 Jun 2012, 11:03
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Please rest assured that this topic would never appear in GMAT. The non-underlined part has a comma before ‘that’ and the relative pronoun is supposed to modify either tests or allergies, which are far placed from where they should stand. Milk cannot be its modifier. After all, milk is not supposedly going to disrupt normal behavior.

Still for the heck of it, let us solve this.

The passge seeks to avoid some experiments to identify food allergies to some foods such as to milk. If we do not use the preposition ‘to’ milk, then milk itself becomes the allergy, which is rather illogical. In addition, who is going to spend in costly experiments to identify ordinary foods such as milk?

Hence, the use of preposition to becomes essential in the given context. It may be noted that ‘to’ is not an infinitive, which normally precedes a base verb. Therefore, C is the choice, in spite of the inelegance of the phrase such as to milk.

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I'm just going to reproduce this with the underlining in place:
Researchers have questioned the use of costly and experimental diagnostic tests to identify food allergies, such as milk, that supposedly disrupt normal behavior.
(A) to identify food allergies, such as
(B) to identify food allergies, like
(C) to identify food allergies, such as to
(D) for identifying food allergies, like that of
(E) for identifying food allergies, such as for

The MGMAT approach usually starts with splits, but sometimes we make exceptions. In particular, when the original sentence includes a parallel marker, we know that the stuff after that marker must be structurally similar to some earlier logically comparable stuff. In this case, the phrase such as is a sort of parallel marker. Whatever follows the such as has to be an example of food allergies.
A) Milk is not an allergy. Eliminate A.
B) This still offers milk as an example of an allergy, or perhaps compares allergies to milk. Either way, it's wrong. Eliminate B.
C) As awkward as this sounds, it's actually defensible. Such as to here means such as (an allergy) to. Don't eliminate C.
D) That stands in for allergies, creating two problems. First, that is singular while allergies is plural. Second, allergy of is unidiomatic. Eliminate D.
E) Allergy for is also unidiomatic. Eliminate E.

C it is.

By the way, I imagine that some began by eliminating B and D, because they use like rather than such as to introduce an example. That's actually a complicated issue.
First, every time that I have seen a choice between like and such as on a real GMAT SC, the right answer used such as.
BUT second, in at least one OG explanation, GMAC acknowledges that like can introduce examples in some circumstances.
BUT third, you should not use like to introduce examples unless you mean those examples to be restrictive. If I say I enjoy movies like Miller's Crossing, I mean I enjoy movies relevantly similar to Miller's Crossing. I'm not just giving you an example of a movie, but an example of the sort of movie I enjoy.
SO finally, like is wrong for the sentence above. Feel free to eliminate B and D for that reason.

Oh, and a small point about daagh's answer. I agree with him that this seems an unlikely question, but the comma before that isn't a problem, because the comma doesn't introduce the that clause, it closes the phrase right before the that clause.

Want more detail? Daagh is correct that you shouldn't use a comma to introduce a restrictive clause, and that relative clauses that begin with that are restrictive, but the comma isn't used to introduce the clause here. Rather, the pair of commas are used to set off the phrase such as to milk. Without that phrase, the correct answer would read, Researchers have questioned the use of costly and experimental diagnostic tests to identify food allergies that supposedly disrupt normal behavior. No comma problems.
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24 Nov 2015, 07:31
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I ended up choosing E. Hopefully someone can explain why C is a better choice over E.

The correct idiom is - allergy to something, not allergy for something.
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15 Dec 2015, 10:09
I chose C

A and B -> wrong comparison, milk is not an allergy
D -> That is singular, and the use of LIKE is wrong

Between C and E, I chose the one that is more concise and clear, therefore C
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12 May 2016, 05:06
The question here has to be better, Thought answer choice "C" is right, still the question format can be improved.
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12 May 2016, 06:10
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Please rest assured that this topic would never appear in GMAT. The non-underlined part has a comma before ‘that’ and the relative pronoun is supposed to modify either tests or allergies, which are far placed from where they should stand. Milk cannot be its modifier. After all, milk is not supposedly going to disrupt normal behavior.

Still for the heck of it, let us solve this.

The passge seeks to avoid some experiments to identify food allergies to some foods such as to milk. If we do not use the preposition ‘to’ milk, then milk itself becomes the allergy, which is rather illogical. In addition, who is going to spend in costly experiments to identify ordinary foods such as milk?

Hence, the use of preposition to becomes essential in the given context. It may be noted that ‘to’ is not an infinitive, which normally precedes a base verb. Therefore, C is the choice, in spite of the inelegance of the phrase such as to milk.

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Researchers have questioned the use of costly and experimental diagnostic tests to identify food allergies, such as milk, that supposedly disrupt normal behavior.

(C) to identify food allergies, such as to
(E) for identifying food allergies, such as for

My knowledge regarding to(participle form) vs for+ing says that to-->intention for-->result
I think that for identifying( a result) is much much better than to identify

Please shed some light on my understanding of to/ for split or we are not considering this in our question at all?
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29 Dec 2016, 08:13
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Researchers have questioned the use of costly and experimental diagnostic tests to identify food allergies, such as milk, that supposedly disrupt normal behavior.
(A) to identify food allergies, such as
(B) to identify food allergies, like
(C) to identify food allergies, such as to
(D) for identifying food allergies, like that of
(E) for identifying food allergies, such as for

Choices B & E use like to present examples - Eliminated
A presents milk as allergy - Eliminated
E - allergic to is right usage, not for.

C
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29 Dec 2016, 09:40
Sirakri wrote:
Ankit04041987 wrote:
Researchers have questioned the use of costly and experimental diagnostic tests to identify food allergies, such as milk, that supposedly disrupt normal behavior.
(A) to identify food allergies, such as
(B) to identify food allergies, like
(C) to identify food allergies, such as to
(D) for identifying food allergies, like that of
(E) for identifying food allergies, such as for

Choices B & E use like to present examples - Eliminated
A presents milk as allergy - Eliminated
E - allergic to is right usage, not for.

C

Question here, I thought "to/for" are tied to "use" not "allergic". "use for doing something" vs "use to do something" the first sounds better. Ended up picking E because of this
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There's more than one "to." Only C correctly describes an allergy "to milk."
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06 Jan 2017, 22:56
IMO its C :
Idiom error - allergy to -
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I'm just going to reproduce this with the underlining in place:
Researchers have questioned the use of costly and experimental diagnostic tests to identify food allergies, such as milk, that supposedly disrupt normal behavior.
(A) to identify food allergies, such as
(B) to identify food allergies, like
(C) to identify food allergies, such as to
(D) for identifying food allergies, like that of
(E) for identifying food allergies, such as for

The MGMAT approach usually starts with splits, but sometimes we make exceptions. In particular, when the original sentence includes a parallel marker, we know that the stuff after that marker must be structurally similar to some earlier logically comparable stuff. In this case, the phrase such as is a sort of parallel marker. Whatever follows the such as has to be an example of food allergies.
A) Milk is not an allergy. Eliminate A.
B) This still offers milk as an example of an allergy, or perhaps compares allergies to milk. Either way, it's wrong. Eliminate B.
C) As awkward as this sounds, it's actually defensible. Such as to here means such as (an allergy) to. Don't eliminate C.
D) That stands in for allergies, creating two problems. First, that is singular while allergies is plural. Second, allergy of is unidiomatic. Eliminate D.
E) Allergy for is also unidiomatic. Eliminate E.

C it is.

By the way, I imagine that some began by eliminating B and D, because they use like rather than such as to introduce an example. That's actually a complicated issue.
First, every time that I have seen a choice between like and such as on a real GMAT SC, the right answer used such as.
BUT second, in at least one OG explanation, GMAC acknowledges that like can introduce examples in some circumstances.
BUT third, you should not use like to introduce examples unless you mean those examples to be restrictive. If I say I enjoy movies like Miller's Crossing, I mean I enjoy movies relevantly similar to Miller's Crossing. I'm not just giving you an example of a movie, but an example of the sort of movie I enjoy.
SO finally, like is wrong for the sentence above. Feel free to eliminate B and D for that reason.

Oh, and a small point about daagh's answer. I agree with him that this seems an unlikely question, but the comma before that isn't a problem, because the comma doesn't introduce the that clause, it closes the phrase right before the that clause.

Want more detail? Daagh is correct that you shouldn't use a comma to introduce a restrictive clause, and that relative clauses that begin with that are restrictive, but the comma isn't used to introduce the clause here. Rather, the pair of commas are used to set off the phrase such as to milk. Without that phrase, the correct answer would read, Researchers have questioned the use of costly and experimental diagnostic tests to identify food allergies that supposedly disrupt normal behavior. No comma problems.

this elaborated all the confusions metioned through the thread~great help~
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Ankit04041987 wrote:
Researchers have questioned the use of costly and experimental diagnostic tests to identify food allergies, such as milk, that supposedly disrupt normal behavior.
(A) to identify food allergies, such as
(B) to identify food allergies, like
(C) to identify food allergies, such as to
(D) for identifying food allergies, like that of
(E) for identifying food allergies, such as for

The use of X to identify is a correct idiom usage. Eliminate D & E
like is incorrectly used to present examples - eliminate B

"such as milk" here milk is nonsensically presented as an example of food allergies - eliminate A

Ans: C
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Researchers have questioned the use of costly and experimental diagnostic tests to identify food allergies, such as milk, that supposedly disrupt normal behavior.

(A) to identify food allergies, such as
(B) to identify food allergies, like
(C) to identify food allergies, such as to
(D) for identifying food allergies, like that of
(E) for identifying food allergies, such as for

Like is used for comparison , as is used for example

Option A is change in intended meaning since milk itself is not an allergy,
Option B is incorrect usage of like,
Option C is correct answer(idiomatically as well),
Option D is incorrect usage of like,
Option E is right usage of as but such as for is idiomatically incorrect.
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