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The soya bean originated in China, and the ancient Chinese called it

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The soya bean originated in China, and the ancient Chinese called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for growing other crops.


A. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for

B. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it like 'green manure' to enrich the soil for

C. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it like 'green manure' to enrich the soil to

D. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it to be 'green manure' to enrich the soil for

E. called it 'the yellow jewel' and used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for

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The soya bean originated in China, and the ancient Chinese called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for growing other crops.

Few points...
1) like Vs as
Like is used to compare nouns and As for comparing actions/phrases
2) and Vs but
Yellow jewel and green manure have been spoken of as two contrasts of same item. So BUT is more appropriate as AND makes two items parallel..

A. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for
CORRECT

B. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it like 'green manure' to enrich the soil for
Usage of like

C. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it like 'green manure' to enrich the soil to
Again usage of like and wrong use of enriching the soil TO grow...


D. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it to be 'green manure' to enrich the soil for
Usage of TO BE wrong

E. called it 'the yellow jewel' and used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for
Usage of ANd instead of BUT

A
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First split- like/as/to be green manure...imo as
Second split- and Vs but.... certainly But is winner

So best option is -A

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I agree that the answer is A.

B - Used it Like 'Green Manure', can we think of Green Manure as a noun? Say the Author is assuming that to be some fertilizer?
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The soya bean originated in China, and the ancient Chinese called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for growing other crops.


A. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for --> correct : should use as "used it as 'green manure' "

B. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it like 'green manure' to enrich the soil for

C. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it like 'green manure' to enrich the soil to

D. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it to be 'green manure' to enrich the soil for

E. called it 'the yellow jewel' and used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for --> not and, but should be used to maintain the contrast
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The soya bean originated in China, and the ancient Chinese called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for growing other crops.


A. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for

B. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it like 'green manure' to enrich the soil for

C. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it like 'green manure' to enrich the soil to

D. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it to be 'green manure' to enrich the soil for

E. called it 'the yellow jewel' and used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for


Hi GMATNinja

I have doubt regarding "like green manure " and " as green manure ".
Now if we use like green manure then meaning is that we are using soya to enrich soil just as green manure is used .
If we use as green manure we mean that soya is used as green manure . Here it shows stage .
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Both A and B can be correct .
Please help in eliminating B
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chetan2u wrote:
The soya bean originated in China, and the ancient Chinese called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for growing other crops.

Few points...
1) like Vs as
Like is used to compare nouns and As for comparing actions/phrases
2) and Vs but
Yellow jewel and green manure have been spoken of as two contrasts of same item. So BUT is more appropriate as AND makes two items parallel..

A. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for
CORRECT

B. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it like 'green manure' to enrich the soil for
Usage of like

C. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it like 'green manure' to enrich the soil to
Again usage of like and wrong use of enriching the soil TO grow...


D. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it to be 'green manure' to enrich the soil for
Usage of TO BE wrong

E. called it 'the yellow jewel' and used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for
Usage of ANd instead of BUT

A


How did you determine between "and"and "but".
Green manure and yellow jewel are not contrasting words. I am clear with probable answers being either A or E but could not understand the precedence. Can you explain
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chetan2u wrote:
The soya bean originated in China, and the ancient Chinese called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for growing other crops.

Few points...
1) like Vs as
Like is used to compare nouns and As for comparing actions/phrases
2) and Vs but
Yellow jewel and green manure have been spoken of as two contrasts of same item. So BUT is more appropriate as AND makes two items parallel..

A. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for
CORRECT

B. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it like 'green manure' to enrich the soil for
Usage of like

C. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it like 'green manure' to enrich the soil to
Again usage of like and wrong use of enriching the soil TO grow...


D. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it to be 'green manure' to enrich the soil for
Usage of TO BE wrong

E. called it 'the yellow jewel' and used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for
Usage of ANd instead of BUT

A


How did you determine between "and"and "but".
Green manure and yellow jewel are not contrasting words. I am clear with probable answers being either A or E but could not understand the precedence. Can you explain


I guess jewel refers to dearness of the commodity , and manure refers to non dearness , the words have inherent contrast and hence but should be used.

u cannot refer to something good for a relative undermined usuage

hope so
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chetan2u wrote:
The soya bean originated in China, and the ancient Chinese called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for growing other crops.

Few points...
1) like Vs as
Like is used to compare nouns and As for comparing actions/phrases
2) and Vs but
Yellow jewel and green manure have been spoken of as two contrasts of same item. So BUT is more appropriate as AND makes two items parallel..

A. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for
CORRECT

B. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it like 'green manure' to enrich the soil for
Usage of like

C. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it like 'green manure' to enrich the soil to
Again usage of like and wrong use of enriching the soil TO grow...


D. called it 'the yellow jewel' but used it to be 'green manure' to enrich the soil for
Usage of TO BE wrong

E. called it 'the yellow jewel' and used it as 'green manure' to enrich the soil for
Usage of ANd instead of BUT

A


How did you determine between "and"and "but".
Green manure and yellow jewel are not contrasting words. I am clear with probable answers being either A or E but could not understand the precedence. Can you explain


Hi..

the two items jewel and manure are completely different things in every aspect in meaning, in cost, in looks, in use etc

so if I were to say ...
X was found in country c, and Y called it yellow jewel and used it as a decoration piece ...
X was found in country c, and Y called it yellow jewel but used it as manure...

here the two parts 'Calling it YJ' and 'using it as GM' are in contrast
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