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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 [#permalink]

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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 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

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Re: SC: Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes [#permalink]

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15 Feb 2008, 22:58
Comparision is between the acid smoke of the cigarettes and the smoke of the pipe tobacco.

suntaurian wrote:
Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes, pipe tobacco[/color], cured by age-old methods, yields an alkaline smoke[/u] 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. Improper comparision between the acid smoke of cigarettes & pipe tobacco"
(B) Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes, pipe tobacco is cured by age-old methods, yielding an alkaline smoke. the sentence is not talking about curing pipe tobacco
(C) Unlike cigarette tobacco, which yields an acid smoke, pipe tobacco, cured by age-old methods, yields an alkaline smoke. proper comparision
(D) Differing from cigarettes’ acid smoke, pipe tobacco’s alkaline smoke, cured by age-old methods, is.improper use of possesive
(E) The alkaline smoke of pipe tobacco differs from cigarettes’ acid smoke in that it is cured by age-old methods and is
. improper use of possesive; unclear noun refernt for "it" and many other reasons...

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Re: SC: Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes [#permalink]

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16 Feb 2008, 06:41
C for me as well. We want to compare the two types of smoke .... only C clearly does this.

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Re: SC: Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes [#permalink]

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16 Feb 2008, 19:32
Sentence has following issues:
1.Parallel comparison: Unlike X, Y (Both X and Y needs to be parallel)
2. Pronoun referent issue

(A)Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes, pipe tobacco, cured by age-old methods, yields an alkaline smoke [Smoke is compared against tobacco – eliminate it]
(B) Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes, pipe tobacco is cured by age-old methods, yielding an alkaline smoke [Smoke is compared against tobacco – eliminate it]
(C) Unlike cigarette tobacco, which yields an acid smoke, pipe tobacco, cured by age-old methods, yields an alkaline smoke [ Correct comparison – Hold it]
(D) Differing from cigarettes’ acid smoke, pipe tobacco’s alkaline smoke, cured by age-old methods, is [differing from – awkward construction – eliminate it]
(E) The alkaline smoke of pipe tobacco differs from cigarettes’ acid smoke in that it is cured by age-old methods and is [It has no clear referent – eliminate it]

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Re: Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes, pipe tobacco, cured by [#permalink]

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18 Aug 2014, 22:10
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