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# Trying to learn some of the basics of programming is the

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Trying to learn some of the basics of programming is the same as to tinker with a car when one is a teenager: some people end up going to engineering school, and others, twenty years later, remember nothing of the experience.
(A) the same as to tinker with a car when one is a teenager
(B) similar to a teenager tinkering with a car
(C) like tinkering with a car as a teenager
(D) the same as a teenager tinkering with a car
(E) like the teenager’s tinkering with a car

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20 Sep 2008, 08:11
spriya wrote:
Trying to learn some of the basics of programming is the same as to tinker with a car when one is a teenager: some people end up going to engineering school, and others, twenty years later, remember nothing of the experience.
(A) the same as to tinker with a car when one is a teenager
(B) similar to a teenager tinkering with a car
(C) like tinkering with a car as a teenager
(D) the same as a teenager tinkering with a car
(E) like the teenager’s tinkering with a car

B and D are definitely wrong. C is wrong as well. A and E left. E looks better but I am not sure where "like" could be used for this kind of structure...However in A as well, I see "to tinker ~" which is different format vs. "trying to learn ~". 50:50 for A and E. Someone pls clarify...
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20 Sep 2008, 08:20
My observation:

A - too wordy.
D - it cannot be "same". It has to be "similar" or "like"

C looks like the best option out of B, C and E - // ism
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20 Sep 2008, 08:31
spriya wrote:
Trying to learn some of the basics of programming is the same as to tinker with a car when one is a teenager: some people end up going to engineering school, and others, twenty years later, remember nothing of the experience.
(A) the same as to tinker with a car when one is a teenager
(B) similar to a teenager tinkering with a car
(C) like tinkering with a car as a teenager
(D) the same as a teenager tinkering with a car
(E) like the teenager’s tinkering with a car

prefer "like " compared to "same as"
B) is def. wrong
C) doesnt sound right ... will go with E)
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23 Sep 2008, 04:19
spriya wrote:
Trying to learn some of the basics of programming is the same as to tinker with a car when one is a teenager: some people end up going to engineering school, and others, twenty years later, remember nothing of the experience.
(A) the same as to tinker with a car when one is a teenager
(B) similar to a teenager tinkering with a car
(C) like tinkering with a car as a teenager
(D) the same as a teenager tinkering with a car
(E) like the teenager’s tinkering with a car

I think its A. 'Trying to learn' is parallel with 'trying to tinker'.

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