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Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn—by monitoring what’s going on within their bodies.

A. of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as

B. of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing

C. that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experience

D. that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing

E. that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same as

Originally posted by marcodonzelli on 16 Feb 2008, 05:36.
Last edited by Bunuel on 07 Dec 2018, 12:22, edited 3 times in total.
Renamed the topic and edited the question.
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16 Feb 2008, 11:22
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Idiomatic usage: evidence that – eliminate A and B
A. of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
B. of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
C. that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experiencing [ Correct use of Such as and “as” has a sub clause – hold it]
D. that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing [Why to switch from people to person – eliminate it]
E. that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same way as [Why to switch from people to person – eliminate it]

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08 Aug 2010, 18:33
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nusmavrik wrote:
Yeah ykaiim. You are correct. The correct version of this question is on this link
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/post6920.html

ykaiim wrote:
Difficult to digest - ...they experiencing...

The question was corrected on <MGMAT site
Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn--by monitoring what's going on within their bodies.

(A) of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
(B) of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same as experiencing
(C) that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experience
(D) that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
(E) that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same as

Notice change in choices above
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16 Feb 2008, 07:09
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Error of comparison. Original sentence compares the 'process of registering emotion' to 'heartburn'. It should be comparing the 'process of registering emotions' to 'process of registering heartburn'. C would have a good choice but it has a subj + verb agreement problem.
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The correct verison of the question is as follows...

Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn--by monitoring what's going on within their bodies.

(A) of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
(B) of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same as experiencing
(C) that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experience - CORRECT
(D) that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing - 'person' is wrong here as the non-underlined part includes 'their'
(E) that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same as - 'person' is wrong here as the non-underlined part includes 'their'
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Yeah ykaiim. You are correct. The correct version of this question is on this link
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/post6920.html

ykaiim wrote:
Difficult to digest - ...they experiencing...
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08 Oct 2010, 12:32
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C for me

comparison was easy.. needs to be such as. parallelism was nicely snuck in here given that C becomes comparatively wordy.
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26 Apr 2011, 06:12
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the ans should start with "that"... because "of" doesn't make any sense, also, we need a different clause to explain what is the evidence.
On this basis we can negate option A and B ... and now we have only option C, D and E

Option E uses like to provide an example ... therefore it is out

Option D uses "a person" which makes subject singular ... but if we see the sentence after the underlined sentence it contains pronoun "their" which refers to the same subject ... thus it cant be singular ... it has to be a pleural.

Now we are left with only one option, i. e. Option C... hence it is the answer.
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08 Aug 2013, 06:15
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Hi all,

This is the correct version of the sentence. This should now be easy to solve:

Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn--by monitoring what's going on within their bodies.

(A) of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
(B) of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same as experiencing
(C) that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experience
(D) that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
(E) that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same as

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28 Sep 2010, 10:02
Comparison is teste here.
Such as must be used, because the intended meaning is to provide example of emotions.

Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn—by monitoring what’s going on within their bodies.

A. of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
B. of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
C. that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experiencing
D. that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
E. that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same way as
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The phrase ‘same as’ is a comparison marker, meaning that the two entities it compares should be both logically and grammatically similar. These are the two elements compared in the original sentence:

• “People initially registering emotions like sadness or anger” in much the same way as “heartburn.”

Now, ‘people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger’ is in no way parallel to ‘heartburn’. ‘Heartburn’ can be parallel to ‘emotions like sadness or anger’, since both are noun entities. However, this comparison is clearly not intended by the sentence. The phrase ‘in much the same way’ tells us that the author obviously wants to refer to a WAY in which something happens. In other words, the author wants to convey an ACTION. ‘Heartburn’ is not an action; it’s a thing. Clearly, there are some elements missing in the way the comparison has been structured.

“Of” is a preposition, and prepositions are always followed by nouns. In this case the noun is “registering,” plus a whole lot of modifiers.
“That, “ on the other hand, introduces a subordinate clause. The subject of that subordinate clause is “people” and the verb is “register.”

Option A: INCORRECT due to comparison issue.

Option B: INCORRECT due to comparison issue.

Option C: CORRECT.

Comparison: The clause “people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger” is perfectly parallel to the clause “as they experience heartburn.” This also takes care of the pronoun issue. Since “they” is clearly parallel to “people” in this option, it must refer to “people”. There is no other possible logical antecedent for this pronoun. Correct idiomatic usage “Evidence that”.

'Person' (singular) does not agree with 'their'(plural). Option D and option E are out and C Wins.
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Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way asheartburn—by monitoring what’s going on within their bodies.

A. of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
B. of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
C. that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experience
D. that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
E. that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same seem

There seems to be some misconceptions about subjunctive mood's form and usage, which have to be nipped ASAP.
The command subjunctive is uses in satiations where an element of mandating or an amount inevitability, compulsoriness or unskippability is involved. The subjunctive mood is used when the verb indicates a desire, intention, command, recommendation, request, resolution, or advice. It is also used along with such adjectives as advisable, better, desirable, and directive, essential, fitting, imperative, important, necessary, urge, urgent and vital. Very important thing to note here is that the word - that -will always accompany such subjunctive mood sentences and the verb of the relative sentences will always be the base form called 'the bare infinitive' or the root form of the verb
As a side shoot, it is also true then 'that' is essential whenever there is a command subjunctive, but whenever 'that' is used, it need not be a subjunctive tool. The word 'that' is a multi - dimensional, used as a connector, a relative pronoun, a demonstrative pronoun, an adjective, an adverb, a subordinate conjunction, and a subordinate clause introducer. Therefore, the moment we see the word 'that' we should not to decide the issue is subjunctive.
The verb form that has to be used in a command subjunctive is called the bar infinitive, for example: 'to talk' is the ordinary infinitive. If we remove the 'infinitive marker 'to' from the infinitive, and simply say talk,' it is called the bare infinitive. people may call it the base form or the root form, but they are all okay. Only thing is that they should not be call plural verbs.
Coming to the question at hand, first thing is the evidence is not one of those subjunctive markers. Therefore, there is no need to use the bare infinitive as the subjunctive mood in this case.
This is just a test of the use of 'such as and like' and secondly about the sub-pronoun number agreement.
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25 Aug 2018, 05:20
Well, I understand that the all the remaining options have errors and is that the only reason C is the correct option?
Because
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C. that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experience

They in option c can refer to emotions right?
Yes , i can understand that meaning matters but still i have this doubt.
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