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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 tobaccos 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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25 May 2009, 01:18
In my opinion answer should be C

A. Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes, pipe tobacco, cured by age-old methods, yields an alkaline smoke (Incorrect. Comparing smoke to tobacco)
B. Unlike the acid smoke of cigarettes, pipe tobacco is cured by age-old methods, yielding an alkaline smoke(Incorrect. Comparing smoke to tobacco)

C. Unlike cigarette tobacco, which yields an acid smoke, pipe tobacco, cured by age-old methods, yields an alkaline smoke (Correct)
D. Differing from cigarettes acid smoke, pipe tobaccos alkaline smoke, cured by age-old methods, is (Incorrect. Meaning changed)
E. The alkaline smoke of pipe tobacco differs from cigarettes acid smoke in that it is cured by age-old methods and is (Incorrect. Precedent of pronoun 'it' not clear)
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25 May 2009, 04:08
Straight C.
A and B incorrectly compare smoke to tobacco. D implies that smoke is cured by age old methods. Between C and E, E is wordy and awkward. Hence C it is.

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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 tobaccos 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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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 <Correct one>
D. Differing from cigarettes acid smoke, pipe tobaccos alkaline smoke, cured by age-old methods, is <we cannot cure smoke; only tobacco>
E. The alkaline smoke of pipe tobacco differs from cigarettes acid smoke in that it is cured by age-old methods and is <the same error as for (D)>

IMHO, (C)
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