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

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Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes, pipe tobacco, cured by age-old methods, yields an alkaline smoke too irritating to be drawn into the lungs.
(A) Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes, pipe tobacco, cured by age-old methods, yields an alkaline smoke
(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 cigarettesâ€™ acid smoke, pipe tobaccoâ€™s alkaline smoke, cured by age-old methods, is
(E) The alkaline smoke of pipe tobacco differs from cigarettesâ€™ acid smoke in that it is cured by age-old methods and is

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22 Jul 2005, 17:29
C is fine.

D has a problem with this phrase "cured by age-old methods". Who is it modifying in the comparison.

B has a modifier problem. It indicates that methods are yielding an smoke.

age-old methods, yielding an alkaline smoke

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22 Jul 2005, 19:06
C is clear and concise. It maintains a clear parallel structure and correctly compares two nouns, Cigarette tobacco and pipe tobacco.

D is wrong because it is too clumsy and wordy

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