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Such orb-weaving spiders like the argiope build webs in an essentially wheel-like structure, with an outer rim and a number of spokes emanating from the hub.

(A) Such orb-weaving spiders like the argiope build webs in an essentially wheel-like structure

(B) Such orb-weaving spiders as the argiope builds webs with what is essentially a wheel-like structure

(C) The argiope spider, in the same way as other orb-weaving spiders, build webs in a structure that is essentially wheel-like

(D) Orb-weaving spiders such as the argiope build webs that are essentially wheel-like

(E) Like other orb-weaving spiders do, the argiope builds webs as essentially wheel-like

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Originally posted by age on 30 Aug 2009, 22:18.
Last edited by hazelnut on 26 Jun 2017, 06:16, edited 2 times in total.
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Can someone explain the correct usage of "with" Option B is very wordy D is best...


The word "with" is very versatile.

Such orb-weaving spiders like the argiope build webs in an essentially wheel-like structure, with an outer rim and a number of spokes emanating from the hub.

The final clause (COMMA + WITH) "with an outer rim and a number of spokes emanating from the hub." will modify the preceding one.

A quick analysis of the question first: A uses "Such like" => incorrect idiom. C has a subject-verb agreement problem; E uses "like" to present an example, but we know that "such as" is the correct idiom for the job.

B. Such orb-weaving spiders as the argiope builds webs with what is essentially a wheel-like structure
D. Orb-weaving spiders such as the argiope build webs that are essentially wheel-like

B is out for a subject verb agreement as well but I would add that:
The noun "orb-weaving spiders" seems misplaced in B, you don't normally say "Such mammals as the dolphin"... you say "mammals such as the dolphin"; but I do think this is actually a mistake, but it's a bit awkward.
In option D "that are essentially wheel-like" modifies the webs correctly.
In option B "with what is essentially a wheel-like structure" does not modify the webs anymore, but it seems to say that "the webs were build WITH a wheel-structure" (used as tool or something).
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A. Such orb-weaving spiders like the argiope build webs in an essentially wheel-like structure - OUT; 'as' not 'like'

B. Such orb-weaving spiders as the argiope builds webs with what is essentially a wheel-like structure - OUT; 'with' is wrongly used here.

C. The argiope spider, in the same way as other orb-weaving spiders, build webs in a structure that is essentially wheel-like - OUT; 'builds' not 'build'

D. Orb-weaving spiders such as the argiope build webs that are essentially wheel-like - Looks ok.

E. Like other orb-weaving spiders do, the argiope builds webs as essentially wheel-like - OUT; 'as' is wrong used here.

Hence D.
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A. Such orb-weaving spiders like the argiope build webs in an essentially wheel-like structure - OUT; 'as' not 'like'

B. Such orb-weaving spiders as the argiope builds webs with what is essentially a wheel-like structure - OUT; 'with' is wrongly used here.

C. The argiope spider, in the same way as other orb-weaving spiders, build webs in a structure that is essentially wheel-like - OUT; 'builds' not 'build'

D. Orb-weaving spiders such as the argiope build webs that are essentially wheel-like - Looks ok.

E. Like other orb-weaving spiders do, the argiope builds webs as essentially wheel-like - OUT; 'as' is wrong used here.

Hence D.


"with an outer rim and a number of spokes emanating from the hub" I think it is a prepositional phrase...what it is modifying?
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New post 31 Aug 2009, 04:04
D appears to be the best choice but I don't believe the the option D is completly correct.

The prepositional phrase "with an outer rim and a number of spokes emanating from the hub" should be modifying "spider web" not "spider"

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New post 09 Jul 2013, 05:16
Can someone explain the correct usage of "with" Option B is very wordy D is best...
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Such orb-weaving spiders like the argiope build webs in an essentially wheel-like structure, with an outer rim and a number of spokes emanating from the hub.
A. Such orb-weaving spiders like the argiope build webs in an essentially wheel-like structure
B. Such orb-weaving spiders as the argiope builds webs with what is essentially a wheel-like structure
C. The argiope spider, in the same way as other orb-weaving spiders, build webs in a structure that is essentially wheel-like
D. Orb-weaving spiders such as the argiope build webs that are essentially wheel-like
E. Like other orb-weaving spiders do, the argiope builds webs as essentially wheel-like


A s a little too idiomatic, B and C try to right it, instead ending up longwinded , D corrects it in Direct and E falls everywhere, leaving it one of the fastest in this question type. The Answer is D
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A. Such orb-weaving spiders like the argiope build webs in an essentially wheel-like structure
Like is incorrect as it cannot be used for examples
B. Such orb-weaving spiders as the argiope builds webs with what is essentially a wheel-like structure
What is essentially seems awkward..
C. The argiope spider, in the same way as other orb-weaving spiders, build webs in a structure that is essentially wheel-like
Wheel like is modifer for Structure..
D. Orb-weaving spiders such as the argiope build webs that are essentially wheel-like
Correct
E. Like other orb-weaving spiders do, the argiope builds webs as essentially wheel-like
Like is used for example...
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Such orb-weaving spiders like the argiope build webs in an essentially wheel-like structure, with an outer rim and a number of spokes emanating from the hub.
A. Such orb-weaving spiders like the argiope build webs in an essentially wheel-like structure
B. Such orb-weaving spiders as the argiope builds webs with what is essentially a wheel-like structure
C. The argiope spider, in the same way as other orb-weaving spiders, build webs in a structure that is essentially wheel-like
D. Orb-weaving spiders such as the argiope build webs that are essentially wheel-like
E. Like other orb-weaving spiders do, the argiope builds webs as essentially wheel-like


Such as is used to introduce examples.

'Such like' is wrong idiom.

D is the correct option
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Such orb-weaving spiders like the argiope build webs in an essentially wheel-like structure, with an outer rim and a number of spokes emanating from the hub.

(A) Such orb-weaving spiders like the argiope build webs in an essentially wheel-like structure

(B) Such orb-weaving spiders as the argiope builds webs with what is essentially a wheel-like structure

(C) The argiope spider, in the same way as other orb-weaving spiders, build webs in a structure that is essentially wheel-like

(D) Orb-weaving spiders such as the argiope build webs that are essentially wheel-like

(E) Like other orb-weaving spiders do, the argiope builds webs as essentially wheel-like

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(A) Such orb-weaving spiders like the argiope build webs in an essentially wheel-like structure- incorrect idiom

(B) Such orb-weaving spiders as the argiope builds webs with what is essentially a wheel-like structure- incorrect subject verb agreement

(C) The argiope spider, in the same way as other orb-weaving spiders, build webs in a structure that is essentially wheel-like-subject verb agreement

(D) Orb-weaving spiders such as the argiope build webs that are essentially wheel-like- correct idiom, subject verb agreement

(E) Like other orb-weaving spiders do, the argiope builds webs as essentially wheel-like- as is used incorrectly, like is used incorrectly as well
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