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Sentence Correction

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by BTGmoderatorRO » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:52 am
The company made eco-friendly products, including bags, coolers, and kites from materials like discarded energy bar wrappers and yogurt cups

A. made eco-friendly products, including bags, coolers, and kites from materials like discarded energy bar wrappers and yogurt cups
B. makes eco-friendly products, including bags, coolers, and kites from materials such as discarded energy bar wrappers and yogurt cups
C. makes eco-friendly products, such as bags, coolers, and kites from materials like discarded energy bar wrappers and yogurt cups
D. is making eco-friendly products, like bags, coolers, and kites from materials such as discarded energy bar wrappers and yogurt cups
E. makes eco-friendly products, which include bags, coolers, and kites out of materials like discarded energy bar wrappers and yogurt cups

OA is B
PLS I need the attention of an expert here.OPtion B looks correct. but I need the professional approach to solve this question.

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by ErikaPrepScholar » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:22 am
The key issue in this problem is the use of the word "like". In casual conversation, many people use "like" to mean "such as". However, they don't have the same meaning. "Such as" is used to introduce examples, while "like" is used to indicate similarity.

In our sentence, we want to say that
  • bags, coolers, and kites are EXAMPLES OF eco-friendly products that the company makes
  • discarded energy bar wrappers and yogurt cups are EXAMPLES OF the materials the company uses to make its eco-friendly products
NOT that
  • bags, coolers, and kites are SIMILAR TO eco-friendly products that the company makes
  • discarded energy bar wrappers and yogurt cups are SIMILAR TO the materials the company uses to make its eco-friendly products
This means that we don't want a sentence that uses "like" at all. The only sentence that doesn't use the word "like" is B.
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by Ali Tariq » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:11 am
Roland2rule wrote:The company made eco-friendly products, including bags, coolers, and kites from materials like discarded energy bar wrappers and yogurt cups

A. made eco-friendly products, including bags, coolers, and kites from materials like discarded energy bar wrappers and yogurt cups
B. makes eco-friendly products, including bags, coolers, and kites from materials such as discarded energy bar wrappers and yogurt cups
C. makes eco-friendly products, such as bags, coolers, and kites from materials like discarded energy bar wrappers and yogurt cups
D. is making eco-friendly products, like bags, coolers, and kites from materials such as discarded energy bar wrappers and yogurt cups
E. makes eco-friendly products, which include bags, coolers, and kites out of materials like discarded energy bar wrappers and yogurt cups

OA is B
PLS I need the attention of an expert here. OPtion B looks correct. but I need the professional approach to solve this question.
Hello Roland2rule,
Can you please cite the source of this SC question?

For like" v. "such as" rule, have a look at the following post by Ceilidh Erickson (8th post).
https://www.beatthegmat.com/especially-i ... tml#799040
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