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# Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes, pipe tobacco, cured by

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8. Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes, pipe tobacco, cured by age-old methods, yields an alkaline smoke too irrigating to be drawn into the lungs.
(A).....
(B) Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes, pipe tobacco is cured by age-old methods, yielding an alkaline smoke
(C) Unlike cigarette tobacco, which yields an acid smoke, pipe tobacco, cured by age-old methods, yields an alkaline smoke
(D) Differing from cigarettes' acid smoke, pipe tobacco's alkaline smoke, cured by age-old methods, is
(E) The alkaline smoke of pipe tobacco differs from cigarettes' acid smoke in that it is cured by age-old methods and is

The answer is out of my expectation....

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29 Mar 2005, 15:09
D.

Is it?
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30 Mar 2005, 05:21
Hi, please post these questions in the regular verbal forum as you will get much more replies. Thanks.
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30 Mar 2005, 05:34
Well it should be C but I wonâ€™t be surprised if it is E.

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30 Mar 2005, 05:39
(A)Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes, pipe tobacco, cured by age-old methods, yields an alkaline smoke
wrong comparaison : acid smoke with pipe tobacco
(B) Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes, pipe tobacco is cured by age-old methods, yielding an alkaline smoke
Same as (A)wrong comparaison : acid smoke with pipe tobacco
(C) Unlike cigarette tobacco, which yields an acid smoke, pipe tobacco, cured by age-old methods, yields an alkaline smoke
correct - unlike + different nouns and sentence is parallel (unlike + yields)
(D) Differing from cigarettes' acid smoke, pipe tobacco's alkaline smoke, cured by age-old methods, is
suggests that pipe tobacco's alkaline smoke is cured by age-old methods whereas it's the tobacco itself that is cured and not the smoke
(E) The alkaline smoke of pipe tobacco differs from cigarettes' acid smoke in that it is cured by age-old methods and is
Same as (D), suggests that pipe tobacco's alkaline smoke is cured by age-old methods whereas it's the tobacco itself that is cured and not the smoke

I would naturally go for C but as you said that the answer is out of your expectation I must assume that it should be something else. Nevermind, I would have chosen C during the test.

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30 Mar 2005, 05:50
C) compare cigarette tobacco to pipe tobacco...

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30 Mar 2005, 06:01
The poster of this thread threw me off when he/she indicated that the answer is out of expectation.

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30 Mar 2005, 06:07
It is "E"

8. Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes, pipe tobacco, cured by age-old methods, yields an alkaline smoke too irrigating to be drawn into the lungs.
(A).....
Wrong comparison

(B) Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes, pipe tobacco is cured by age-old methods, yielding an alkaline smoke

Wrong comparison

(C) Unlike cigarette tobacco, which yields an acid smoke, pipe tobacco, cured by age-old methods, yields an alkaline smoke

Wrong comparison. Compares the two tobacos not their smells. Changes the meaning. Also it says pipe tobaco cured by age old method?
(D) Differing from cigarettes' acid smoke, pipe tobacco's alkaline smoke, cured by age-old methods, is

Clumsy
(E) The alkaline smoke of pipe tobacco differs from cigarettes' acid smoke in that it is cured by age-old methods and is

My choice

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30 Mar 2005, 08:38
Clear "C"....all other has wrong comparison and E has a "it" which has ambiguous referrant

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30 Mar 2005, 09:15
tonglin wrote:
(E) The alkaline smoke of pipe tobacco differs from cigarettes' acid smoke in that it is cured by age-old methods and is

E's problems:
1. Referent for "it" unclear.
2. Ok let's say "it" refers to "the alkaline smoke of pipe tobacco". Are you sure that it is the smoke that is cured by age-old method? You must be joking. Obviously this is wrong.
3. "in that" is definitely not a good usage.

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30 Mar 2005, 09:20
C is perfect. We need to compare the right things. The initial sentence acid smoke to tobacco, which is clearly wrong.

C corrects the problem by comparing acid smoke with alkaline smoke.

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30 Mar 2005, 10:31
The QA is C. I still confuse this parallel question. The answer C is ambiguous.

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30 Mar 2005, 10:40
Ok I'll try explain a little more, see if it will help.

(A) Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes, pipe tobacco, cured by age-old methods, yields an alkaline smoke
It says pipe tobacco is unlike the smoke of cigarettes. Wrong comparison.

(B) Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes, pipe tobacco is cured by age-old methods, yielding an alkaline smoke
Same as A. It also says that the smoke of cigarettes is not cured by age-old method. It is wrong to associate smoke with the curation method. The methed should be for the tobaccos.

(C) Unlike cigarette tobacco, which yields an acid smoke, pipe tobacco, cured by age-old methods, yields an alkaline smoke
Properly compares cigarette tobacco with pipe tobacco, that they yield different smokes. Also correctly says that pipe tobacco is cured by age-old method.

(D) Differing from cigarettes' acid smoke, pipe tobacco's alkaline smoke, cured by age-old methods, is
It suggests that the smoke is cured by age-old method.

(E) The alkaline smoke of pipe tobacco differs from cigarettes' acid smoke in that it is cured by age-old methods and is
As I said before, it suggests that the smoke is cured by age-old method. "In that" is not good usage either.

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30 Mar 2005, 14:02
Good explanation by HongHu. The choice is C as the key subject tested is parallelism. Once the paralellism is change, the meaning is distorted.

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