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Turtles, as with other reptiles, can endure long fast

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Turtles, as with other reptiles, can endure long fasts because they can survive on weekly or even monthly feedings; however, when food is readily available, they may eat frequently and grow very fat.

A as with other reptiles
B as other reptiles are able to
C as other reptiles do
D like other reptiles
E like other reptiles are able to do


There is nothing grammatically wrong with C but we pick D because its concise? Because As + clause can also function as comparison.
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Turtles, as with other reptiles, can endure long fasts because they can survive on weekly or even monthly feedings; however, when food is readily available, they may eat frequently and grow very fat.

A as with other reptiles
B as other reptiles are able to
C as other reptiles do
D like other reptiles
E like other reptiles are able to do


There is nothing grammatically wrong with C but we pick D because its concise?


no that is not why option C is wrong.
meaning is changed in option C
ACCORDING TO original question we are comparing capabilty of turtles with capability of reptile....
reptiles can ENDURE....and REPTILES DO ENDURE....they both have different meaning....

if option is like this:
as other reptiles CAN...===>then this option would have been correct.

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IMO answer is D

The sentence is comparing Turtles with other reptiles in terms of feeding frequency.

A, B, C are wrong since As requires clause or describing a function. Here the sentence is comparing Turtles to other reptiles
E is wrong since like requires a noun /pronoun and not a clause.
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Turtles, as with other reptiles, can endure long fasts because they can survive on weekly or even monthly feedings; however, when food is readily available, they may eat frequently and grow very fat.
The opening of the sentence starts with a Noun "Turtle" & because we are comparing two NOUNS we must use Like as AS is not possible option here.
A as with other reptiles - AS can't be followed by noun or noun phrase. Incorrect
B as other reptiles are able to - We can not use AS because the comparison is between two nouns. Incorrect
C as other reptiles do - We can not use AS because the comparison is between two nouns. Incorrect
D like other reptiles - Correct
E like other reptiles are able to do - LIKE can't be followed by Clause. Incorrect
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Turtles, as with other reptiles, can endure long fasts because they can survive on weekly or even monthly feedings; however, when food is readily available, they may eat frequently and grow very fat.

A as with other reptiles
B as other reptiles are able to
C as other reptiles do
D like other reptiles
E like other reptiles are able to do

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One question- I am confused between the parts of comparision .. is it the turtle and reptiles being compared OR the endurance of turtle or reptiles ?
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Turtles, as with other reptiles, can endure long fasts because they can survive on weekly or even monthly feedings; however, when food is readily available, they may eat frequently and grow very fat.

A as with other reptiles
Wrong.
As + clause, Not noun phrase.

B as other reptiles are able to
Wrong. "able to what?"

C as other reptiles do
Wrong. Attractive but wrong. You are comparing turtles and other reptiles, so the structure "like X, Y do....." is enough. In addition, "do" and "can endure" are not parallel.

D like other reptiles
Correct.

E like other reptiles are able to do
Wrong. Like + noun/noun phrase, not clause.

dshuvendu wrote:
One question- I am confused between the parts of comparision .. is it the turtle and reptiles being compared OR the endurance of turtle or reptiles ?

You are comparing turtles and other reptiles.

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A. incorrect

as with other reptiles (unnecessarily wordy)

B. same as A

C. as other reptiles do (what?)

D. correct
like followed by a noun E.

E. incorrect
Like folllowed by a clause


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"like" used for noun to noun comparisions
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Turtles, as with other reptiles, can endure long fasts because they can survive on weekly or even monthly feedings; however, when food is readily available, they may eat frequently and grow very fat.

A as with other reptiles
B as other reptiles are able to
C as other reptiles do
D like other reptiles
E like other reptiles are able to do

between C and d, c means that the reptile endure,while D means that reptiles have the ability to endure.

D is the correct sentence.
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Turtles, as with other reptiles, can endure long fasts because they can survive on weekly or even monthly feedings; however, when food is readily available, they may eat frequently and grow very fat.

A as with other reptiles
B as other reptiles are able to
C as other reptiles do
D like other reptiles
E like other reptiles are able to do


Correct idiomatic & Comparison usage is : X like Y

Turtles, like other reptiles, can endure long fasts because they can survive on weekly or even monthly feedings; however, when food is readily available, they may eat frequently and grow very fat.

Thus, the correct answer must be (D)
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The problem with C is that "Turtle as other reptiles do" sounds awkwardy, I understand for comparision using As the noun should be followed by a clause.

But do and Can sounds awkwardy or might be redudant too ... D makes it much more clearer.
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The thumb rule is that we use 'Like' to compare nouns and 'As' to compare actions (verbs). Looking at the answer choices the only option that compares Turtles (a noun that requires another noun to be compared to) to another noun is option D.
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