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g_beatthegmat Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Default Avatar
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Post Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:35 pm
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    Here's a SC question, I'm not sure if the answer given along with the question is correct or not-

    Ques: Trying to learn some of the basics of programming is the same as to tinker with a car when one is a teenager: some people end up going to engineering school, and others, twenty years later, remember nothing of the experience.

    (A) the same as to tinker with a car when one is a teenager
    (B) similar to a teenager tinkering with a car
    (C) like tinkering with a car as a teenager
    (D) the same as a teenager tinkering with a car
    (E) like the teenager's tinkering with a car


    Spoiler space-
    Answer: "A"
    My answer: "C"

    Please let me know which one is the correct one.
    Thanks

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    Post Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:59 am
    A is the best answer i believe

    parallel construction

    "to learn"

    "to tinker"

    am i right guys

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    Post Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:09 am
    "Like" is used to compare nouns whereas "as" is used to compare verbs or actions. In this example, "to tinker" is same as "to learn"

    1. "as" is used appropriately instead of "Like". "to learn" is parallel "to tinker".
    2. In-appropriate comparision. "To tinker" is compared with "Teenager".
    3. "Like" is inappropriate.
    4. In-appropriate comparision. "To tinker" is compared with "Teenager".
    5. "Like" is inappropriate.

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    Post Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:43 am
    Makes sense... thanks winnerhere & f2001290.

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