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22 Jan 2009, 04:23
As the zoologist can reconstruct an entire skeleton from a jawbone or even a tooth, likewise the ar- chaeologist can begin to reconstruct a vanished civilization from a spindle whorl, a few beads, and a handful of grave dust.

(A) As the zoologist can reconstruct an entire skeleton from a jawbone or even a tooth, likewise
(B) Like the zoologist who can reconstruct an entire skeleton from a jawbone or even a tooth, just so
(C) The zoologist can reconstruct an entire skeleton from a jawbone or even a tooth, just like
(D) Reconstructing an entire skeleton from a jaw- bone or even a tooth is to the zoologist like
(E) Just as the zoologist can reconstruct an entire skeleton from a jawbone or even a tooth, so

OA E

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22 Jan 2009, 05:31
Use of construction "just as X so Y" is applicable here. All other options but E have wrong construction.

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22 Jan 2009, 07:56
Why not C. Aren't we comparing the zoologist and the archeologist
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22 Jan 2009, 08:42
Yes i hv similar doubts
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Why not C. Aren't we comparing the zoologist and the archeologist

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22 Jan 2009, 10:02
ritula wrote:
Yes i hv similar doubts
rampuria wrote:
Why not C. Aren't we comparing the zoologist and the archeologist

Like - used to compare two nouns.
As - used to compare two clauses. (A clause is a phrase that includes a verb).

here we are not comparing zoologist with archeologist.

We are comparing how "zoologist can reconstruct an entire ..." to how "ar- chaeologist can begin to reconstruct a vanished civilization from a spindle whorl .."

comparing two clauses..

A - wrong As .. likewise will not go together.
B ,C D- Like wrong

E is good
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22 Jan 2009, 21:19
ok this is fine. But wht abt a discussion held in another post
Ram ran faster than Shyam
or
Ram ran faster than Shyam did.
Here we are comparing actions so second one shld be right , ok? but according to OA ,the first one was correct which compared nouns. So how 2 make out in such cases. I m very confused now
x2suresh wrote:
ritula wrote:
Yes i hv similar doubts
rampuria wrote:
Why not C. Aren't we comparing the zoologist and the archeologist

Like - used to compare two nouns.
As - used to compare two clauses. (A clause is a phrase that includes a verb).

here we are not comparing zoologist with archeologist.

We are comparing how "zoologist can reconstruct an entire ..." to how "ar- chaeologist can begin to reconstruct a vanished civilization from a spindle whorl .."

comparing two clauses..

A - wrong As .. likewise will not go together.
B ,C D- Like wrong

E is good

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22 Jan 2009, 21:53
ritula wrote:
ok this is fine. But wht abt a discussion held in another post
Ram ran faster than Shyam
or
Ram ran faster than Shyam did.
Here we are comparing actions so second one shld be right , ok? but according to OA ,the first one was correct which compared nouns. So how 2 make out in such cases. I m very confused now

Like - used to compare two nouns.
As - used to compare two clauses. (A clause is a phrase that includes a verb).

here we are not comparing zoologist with archeologist.

We are comparing how "zoologist can reconstruct an entire ..." to how "ar- chaeologist can begin to reconstruct a vanished civilization from a spindle whorl .."

comparing two clauses..

A - wrong As .. likewise will not go together.
B ,C D- Like wrong

E is good[/quote][/quote]

Ritula,

See my comments from the previous posts. E was wrong because comma missing.

I believe both are correct

Ram ran faster than Shyam

Here we are comparing how "Ram ran" than "Shyam"

Ram ran faster than Shyam did.
Here we are comparing how"Ram ran" than "Shyam ran"

From the original questions.

E is wrong because comma is missing after "faster than"
and sentence is broken. land values ros as fast as ??? what ??? its not clear.

land values rose as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did

E would have been correct if it were
land values in pinelands rose as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, they did outside pinelands

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22 Jan 2009, 22:00
For the original post
IMO E

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23 Jan 2009, 03:25
Oh I sum how missed those comments. Thanks a lot suresh for clarifying. Now its clear
x2suresh wrote:
ritula wrote:
ok this is fine. But wht abt a discussion held in another post
Ram ran faster than Shyam
or
Ram ran faster than Shyam did.
Here we are comparing actions so second one shld be right , ok? but according to OA ,the first one was correct which compared nouns. So how 2 make out in such cases. I m very confused now

Like - used to compare two nouns.
As - used to compare two clauses. (A clause is a phrase that includes a verb).

here we are not comparing zoologist with archeologist.

We are comparing how "zoologist can reconstruct an entire ..." to how "ar- chaeologist can begin to reconstruct a vanished civilization from a spindle whorl .."

comparing two clauses..

A - wrong As .. likewise will not go together.
B ,C D- Like wrong

E is good
[/quote]

Ritula,

See my comments from the previous posts. E was wrong because comma missing.

I believe both are correct

Ram ran faster than Shyam

Here we are comparing how "Ram ran" than "Shyam"

Ram ran faster than Shyam did.
Here we are comparing how"Ram ran" than "Shyam ran"

From the original questions.

E is wrong because comma is missing after "faster than"
and sentence is broken. land values ros as fast as ??? what ??? its not clear.

land values rose as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did

E would have been correct if it were
land values in pinelands rose as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, they did outside pinelands
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