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# Similar to rising interest rates, consumer and producer

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Similar to rising interest rates, consumer and
producer prices have been rising.

(A) Similar to rising interest rates, consumer and
producer prices have been rising.
(B) Consumer and producer prices have been rising,
as have interest rates.
(C) As interest rates are rising, so have consumer
and producer prices.
(D) Consumer and producer prices have been rising,
like interest rates do.
(E) Consumer and producer prices, as interest rates,
have been rising.
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19 Dec 2003, 12:14
Vote for E

A - compares rising with prices
B - don't know, don't like it .. then again could this be the one?C - incompatible parts
D - yuck!!
E - I likey likey.
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19 Dec 2003, 12:30
stolyar wrote:
Similar to rising interest rates, consumer and
producer prices have been rising.

(A) Similar to rising interest rates, consumer and
producer prices have been rising.
(B) Consumer and producer prices have been rising,
as have interest rates.
(C) As interest rates are rising, so have consumer
and producer prices.
(D) Consumer and producer prices have been rising,
like interest rates do.
(E) Consumer and producer prices, as interest rates,
have been rising.

E should not be right.

compare :
1. mary , as sally, has been studying hard ..wrong
2. the usa, as russia, is one of the members of the security council...wrong

E : "likens" one noun to another...
A : uses similar to + increasing interest rates,Consumer prices...
Wrong comparison. That aint right.
C : needs to begin with "just as" to be correct. "are" is needed here instead of "have".
D : dont feel good. uses "like" to compare actions

I like B

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19 Dec 2003, 12:31
B
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20 Dec 2003, 08:21
yes, guys, it is B.
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22 Dec 2003, 14:50
I decided B then looked at the answer and shouted Eureka.
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21 Nov 2010, 09:43
In C, as interest rates are rising, (present continuous) so have consumer and producer prices (present perfect.) – unparallel. Perhaps, “As interest rates are rising, so are consumer and producer prices” will be slightly better and more parallel.
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21 Nov 2010, 18:22
stolyar wrote:
Similar to rising interest rates, consumer and
producer prices have been rising.

(A) Similar to rising interest rates, consumer and
producer prices have been rising.
(B) Consumer and producer prices have been rising,
as have interest rates.
(C) As interest rates are rising, so have consumer
and producer prices.
(D) Consumer and producer prices have been rising,
like interest rates do.
(E) Consumer and producer prices, as interest rates,
have been rising.

E is the best but B could have been best if its second portion would say "as have interest rates been" because then both elements would be similar.

D makes no sense because have been rising......do....
C makes less sense because As......xyz...so have.... (In order to be right, it ought to be as are rising, so are consumer and producer prices..)
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06 Dec 2010, 15:28
It appears we have two simultaneous threads about this same questions. I've replied to another thread about this question, and you can check out that explanation here: similar-to-rising-interest-rates-105863.html

Great work to all on this thread. You got to the key point, which is really that comparisons are just a special form of parallelism.

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Re: SC: rates   [#permalink] 06 Dec 2010, 15:28
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