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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 like 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
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13 Mar 2007, 08:30
I would have to go with C here although something in my gut says that even it is not fully correct...
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13 Mar 2007, 08:36
I pick B...

A) to approach....or that they.... ....not parallel
C) Uses as, which is not right in comparing nouns, things etc....
D) and E) not correct
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13 Mar 2007, 09:36
(B)

I like 'approch like' better than 'approch as'
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14 Mar 2007, 03:10
SimaQ wrote:
I pick B...

A) to approach....or that they.... ....not parallel
C) Uses as, which is not right in comparing nouns, things etc....
D) and E) not correct

some thing wrong with usage of "like" in B.

A phrase should come with "as" I guess.

Hence C.
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14 Mar 2007, 03:19
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SimaQ wrote:
I pick B...

A) to approach....or that they.... ....not parallel
C) Uses as, which is not right in comparing nouns, things etc....
D) and E) not correct

some thing wrong with usage of "like" in B.

A phrase should come with "as" I guess.

Hence C.

THis one is tricky for me.... i am not sure with my answer....
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I will go for C... following is the explanation from Sahil's grammer note

Like v/s. As: Like is used to express similarity. It is normally used to show similarity between two nouns e.g. Lemons are like limes.
As on the other hand would normally compare two clauses and not two nouns. E.g. He looks as if he is drunk.
Such As: It is normally used to give examples. Compare the two sentences â€˜I want you to buy fruits like lemons and limesâ€™. However, if you want lemons and limes, you would say that â€˜I want you to buy fruits such as lemons and limesâ€™. The earlier sentence means you donâ€™t want lemons and limes, but fruits like those.

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14 Mar 2007, 06:10
to maintain //ism --> "to approach mathematics ...to force students"
Hence B or C

Here "mathematics" (noun) is likened to "creative activity" (another noun). Hence use of like is correct.

If "as" has to be used for comparison, then it should be "as it were a creative activity"

OA and OE plzz?
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14 Mar 2007, 11:10
We need â€˜asâ€™, so, left with C & D.

C is parallel. â€˜â€¦either to approach maths as or to force studentsâ€¦â€™
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14 Mar 2007, 15:34
I will go with 'B'.
Where comparison is made between nouns ,like should be preferred to as.
what is OA
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14 Mar 2007, 16:09
I'm going with C, "approach...like" in B does not sound good at all
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14 Mar 2007, 17:07
C is correct, they are comparing " mathematics as a creative activity " when you compare two things that are not similar we use "as" and not "like".

C it is!
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23 Mar 2007, 02:04
OA is C
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Re: Teachers in this country have generally been trained either [#permalink]

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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 like 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

No one has been able to explain why "as" is used instead of "like".
According to Magoosh, “like" is useful for comparing nouns, but not useful for comparing actions."
Noun was compared above. Woznit?

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Re: Teachers in this country have generally been trained either [#permalink]

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Nez wrote:
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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 like 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

No one has been able to explain why "as" is used instead of "like".
According to Magoosh, “like" is useful for comparing nouns, but not useful for comparing actions."
Noun was compared above. Woznit?

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A prepositional phrase using "like" is a modifier used to modify a noun, thereby creating a comparison.

Like other creative activities, Mathematics is fun.

"Like other creative activities" is a modifier, which modifies "mathematics" and thereby creates a comparison between " mathematics" and "other creating activities".

However "like" cannot be used unless it is part of prepositional phrase modifier.

I approach Mathematics like a creative activity. .. this sentence is wrong because "like a creative activity" is NOT a prepositional phrase modifier used to modify "Mathematics".

Now let us consider the following:

I approach Mathematics as a creative activity.

The original sentence would be as follows (before omission of the repeated parts):

I approach Mathematics as (I approach) a creative activity.

The comparison is between the two ways of approach, not the two nouns directly.

Therefore "as" is correct, and not "like".
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