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# Trees inherit from their parent trees not only physical

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Trees inherit from their parent trees not only physical features and also specific environmental requirements, such as for a particular forest's soil, air, degree of moisture, and weather conditions.

A)..
B) and also specific environmental requirements, like the soil of a particular forest
C) but also specific environmental requirements, such as for the soil of a particular forest
D) but also specific environmental requirements, like a particular forest's soil
E) but also specific environmental requirements, such a for a particular forest's soil

What's wrong with c?
What's the difference between " the soil of a particular forest" and a particular forest's soil" in terms of meaning?
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04 Apr 2012, 14:56
eybrj2 wrote:
Trees inherit from their parent trees not only physical features and also specific environmental requirements, such as for a particular forest's soil, air, degree of moisture, and weather conditions.

A)..
B) and also specific environmental requirements, like the soil of a particular forest
C) but also specific environmental requirements, such as for the soil of a particular forest
D) but also specific environmental requirements, like a particular forest's soil
E) but also specific environmental requirements, such a for a particular forest's soil

What's wrong with c?
What's the difference between " the soil of a particular forest" and a particular forest's soil" in terms of meaning?

Choice C breaks parallel structure. Ignoring the rest, you can read the last part of the sentence like this: Requirements for a forest's soil, for a forest's air, for a forest's degree of moisture, and for a forest's weather conditions. Of course, "for a forest's" only needs to be stated once.
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eybrj2 wrote:
Trees inherit from their parent trees not only physical features and also specific environmental requirements, such as for a particular forest's soil, air, degree of moisture, and weather conditions.

A)..
B) and also specific environmental requirements, like the soil of a particular forest
C) but also specific environmental requirements, such as for the soil of a particular forest
D) but also specific environmental requirements, like a particular forest's soil
E) but also specific environmental requirements, such a for a particular forest's soil

What's wrong with c?
What's the difference between " the soil of a particular forest" and a particular forest's soil" in terms of meaning?

Hi all,

but also construction is idiomatic ....
This leaves us with C, D and E.

Function of AS:
1: It can be used for comparison : In this case the such as should be followed by a clause eg. in C - such as for the soil of a particular forest.
2: As a Function : In this case the such as should be followed by a noun eg in E - such as a for a particular forest's soil.

Here AS is used as a function therefore E.

Like is not used as a function so D goes out.

Hope it helps.

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24 Aug 2015, 23:36
Is there a transcription problem? where is the 'as' in E? If we use 'as' in the role playing function, then there should be no ' such" ; It should be just 'as'. The moment we use such as, it becomes part of an example.

The specific question is : what is the difference between 'for the soil of a particular forest' and 'for a particular forest's soil'?
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