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# similar vs. just as

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11 Jan 2009, 09:06
Althought fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it continues for some time to respire, taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide, similar to the way human beings breathe.

A) similar to the way human beings breathe
B) similar to human beings who are breathing
C) just like the breathing of human beings
D) A human beings when breathing
E) just as human beings do when they breathe.

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11 Jan 2009, 10:21
Althought fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it continues for some time to respire, taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide, similar to the way human beings breathe.

A) similar to the way human beings breathe
B) similar to human beings who are breathing
C) just like the breathing of human beings
D) A human beings when breathing
E) just as human beings do when they breathe.

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11 Jan 2009, 11:10
Althought fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it continues for some time to respire, taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide, similar to the way human beings breathe.

A) similar to the way human beings breathe
B) similar to human beings who are breathing
C) just like the breathing of human beings
D) A human beings when breathing
E) just as human beings do when they breathe.

Thats E for similar reason as in your another post: 11-p558572?t=74698#p558572
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11 Jan 2009, 15:11
What happened to the Just as X so Y idiom in E? I agree that we are comparing actions and as is preferred, how ever, I am not understanding how E is correct.

What is the OA & OE?

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12 Jan 2009, 17:34
I don't remember exactly from where I got this SC...however I remember the answer is E....
icandy wrote:
What happened to the Just as X so Y idiom in E? I agree that we are comparing actions and as is preferred, how ever, I am not understanding how E is correct.

What is the OA & OE?

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13 Jan 2009, 03:01
What is wrong with A here?

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13 Jan 2009, 07:49
ya me too .. what is wrong with A here? A looks fine... E is wordy

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13 Jan 2009, 10:41
E takes care of the "taking in exygen and giving out carbon di oxide" part by adding "do". A does not do that.

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14 Jan 2009, 04:57
icandy wrote:
What happened to the Just as X so Y idiom in E? I agree that we are comparing actions and as is preferred, how ever, I am not understanding how E is correct.

What is the OA & OE?

I remember seeing "X just as Y" as another idiom somewhere. This explains why E could be the right answer as anyways other choices have comparison issue.

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