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# Teachers in this country have generally been trained either

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Teachers in this country have generally been trained either to approach mathematics like a creative activity or that they should force students to memorize rules and principles without truly understanding how to apply them.

a. to approach mathematics as a creative activity or that they should force students to memorize rules and principles

b. to approach mathematics like a creative activity or to force students to memorize rules and principles

c. to approach mathematics as a creative activity or to force students to memorize rules and principles

d. that they should approach mathematics as a creative activity or to force students to memorize rules and principles

e. that they should approach mathematics like a creative activity or that they should force students to memorize rules and principles

Please explain when you would use "like" or "as"

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19 Jan 2006, 21:18
a tough choice between B and C. but go with C preferring "as" over "like".

c. to approach mathematics as a creative activity or to force students to memorize rules and principles

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19 Jan 2006, 21:25
Yes, between B and C, (C) correctly compares mathematics to a "creative activity" using "as".

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19 Jan 2006, 22:24
i donot think it is a comparision, however as is prefered over like.

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19 Jan 2006, 22:48
The OA is C. Can someone please explain why you would choose "as" rather than "like"?

How can you tell which one to use?

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23 Jan 2006, 07:49
like is used more for comparision
while as is used forgiving example

so it is C
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23 Jan 2006, 10:00
razrulz wrote:
like is used more for comparision
while as is used forgiving example

so it is C

a little correction...

"such as" is used for giving examples.
"like" is used to compare nouns.
"as" is used to compare actions.

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23 Jan 2006, 22:28
vivek123 wrote:
razrulz wrote:
like is used more for comparision
while as is used forgiving example

so it is C

a little correction...

"such as" is used for giving examples.
"like" is used to compare nouns.
"as" is used to compare actions.

thnks vivek! noted...
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24 Jan 2006, 00:34
vivek123 wrote:
razrulz wrote:
like is used more for comparision
while as is used forgiving example

so it is C

a little correction...

"such as" is used for giving examples.
"like" is used to compare nouns.

"as" is used to compare actions.

Not always, vivek.

A lot of older people, like my grandparents, for example, are enjoying their retirement by traveling all over the world.

This sentence is from this link:

http://www.longman.com/ae/azar/grammar_ ... /00034.htm

There may be cases when we can use "such as" and "like" interchangeably. BUT THIS MAY NOT BE TRUE IN GMAT. I AM NOT SURE ABOUT THAT.
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24 Jan 2006, 00:42
ps_dahiya wrote:
vivek123 wrote:
razrulz wrote:
like is used more for comparision
while as is used forgiving example

so it is C

a little correction...

"such as" is used for giving examples.
"like" is used to compare nouns.

"as" is used to compare actions.

Not always, vivek.

A lot of older people, like my grandparents, for example, are enjoying their retirement by traveling all over the world.

This sentence is from this link:

http://www.longman.com/ae/azar/grammar_ ... /00034.htm

There may be cases when we can use "such as" and "like" interchangeably. BUT THIS MAY NOT BE TRUE IN GMAT. I AM NOT SURE ABOUT THAT.

Thanks Paramender,

This is interesting but as you said probably not true on GMAT grounds, I haven't come across any such SC. In OG, it's clearly given in some of the SCs.

But this is definitely interesting to learn & keep an eye!

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