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# SC # Earth's rotation

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I have seen this question discussed in the forum so many times, still I am getting this one wrong. Hence the question once again.

3. During an ice age, the buildup of ice at the poles and the drop in water levels near the equator speed up the Earthâ€™s rotation, like a spinning figure skater whose speed increases when her arms are drawn in.
(A) like a spinning figure skater whose speed increases when her arms are drawn in
(B) like the increased speed of a figure skater when her arms are drawn in
(C) like a figure skater who increases speed while spinning with her arms drawn in
(D) just as a spinning figure skater who increases speed by drawing in her arms
(E) just as a spinning figure skater increases speed by drawing in her arms
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29 Oct 2005, 05:46
I still think the answer is C, although I remember the OA is D.
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29 Oct 2005, 19:30
GMATT73 wrote:
I still think the answer is C, although I remember the OA is D.

Matt, I remember OA is E!
Nakib, Honghu did post her great explanation for this SC in your last post. Check it out~!
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29 Oct 2005, 20:52
I think E is correct, because "Just as ..." is used as a conjunction to join two main clauses. "Like" is used only to join two "nouns".

E is parallel and concise.
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29 Oct 2005, 22:24
Like for Nouns
As for Verbs.
Eliminate A,B,C.
Between D and E. I Vote for 'D'.
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30 Oct 2005, 03:42
laxieqv can you Pls post the link (if you can remember its wherabouts).

What diff does a 'Who' creates in D. is it just //ism ??
30 Oct 2005, 03:42
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