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Hi All,
Take a shot at this!!!
According to some economists, the July decrease in unemployment so that it was the lowest in two years suggests that the gradual improvement in the job market is continuing.
A. so that it was the lowest in two years
B. so that it was the lowest two-year rate
C. to what would be the lowest in two years
D. to a two-year low level
E. to the lowest level in two years


IMO .... option E

I would've gone with D, but it's too complex a word to use .. while E is simpler and conveys a clear idea

It think it is "C",
As vs like, As is used to compare two actions while like for two nouns, here we are comparing the thinking so "E" is gone.

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Artificial intelligence emerged during the late 1950s as an academic discipline based on the assumption that computers are able to be programmed to think like people.
A. are able to be programmed to think like people
B. were able to be programmed to think as people
C. can be programmed to think as people can
D. could be programmed to think like people
E. are capable of being programmed to think like people do


My Take :- E
I think it shd be D..
A and B are Awkward..
In E, we are using "like" and comparing phrase - "people do think". but we can use like with only noun comparisons..
in C, It should be ""people do" rather than "people can". So gone.

Hi,

what you guys think of this AS/LIKE

Artificial intelligence emerged during the late 1950s as an academic discipline based on the assumption that computers are able to be programmed to think like people.
A. are able to be programmed to think like people
B. were able to be programmed to think as people
C. can be programmed to think as people can
D. could be programmed to think like people
E. are capable of being programmed to think like people do
Hi,

what you guys think of this AS/LIKE

Artificial intelligence emerged during the late 1950s as an academic discipline based on the assumption that computers are able to be programmed to think like people.
A. are able to be programmed to think like people
B. were able to be programmed to think as people
C. can be programmed to think as people can
D. could be programmed to think like people

E. are capable of being programmed to think like people do


First thing,

Like is used for comparisons.
Like is never used for giving examples. whenever there is a choice between 'like' and 'such as', choose 'such as'.

Now coming to this ques,
Since we are comparing. So chocies B and C are eliminated.
and To compare actions "do" is required here. 'DO' rightly compares.
So answer is E.

Hope that clears your doubt.

Regards,
Neha

Hi Sid,

I got the right answers along with the explanations of the previous two ques posted by you.



1. According to the professors philosophy, the antidote to envy is ones own work, always ones own work: not thinking about it, not assessing it, but simply doing it.
(A) ones own work, always ones own work: not thinking about it, not assessing it, but simply doing it
(B) always work; because you dont think about it or assess it, you just do it
(C) always ones own work: not thinking about or assessing it, but simply to do it
(D) not to think or assess, but doing ones own work
(E) neither to think about ones own work nor to assess it, it is always simply doing it

Explanation-

The correct answer is A-maintains parallelism-thinking,assessing, doing.
D,E-Incorrect-violates parallelism-think,assess,doing are not parallel.
C-Incorrect-violates parallelism-thinking,assessing and to do it are not parallel.
B-Incorrect-the antidote to envy is to work always-changes the meaning of the original sentence.


Although dozens of New Yorks small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are many one-of-a-kind museums from Manhattan to the Bronx that are open for exploration on summer weekends.

A. Although dozens of New Yorks small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are

B. Although dozens of New Yorks small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups,

C. Dozens of New Yorks small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, but there are

D. Dozens of New Yorks small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, and there are also

E. Devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, dozens of New Yorks small museums and also

Explanation-
A,B-Incorrect-use of although incorrect, Although is used to show contrast, but there is no contrast here.
C-Incorrect-use to "but" worng as sentence does not have a contrast.
E-Incorrect-awkward.



Hope this clears the doubt.

Regards,
Neha

Hi,

what you guys think of this AS/LIKE

Artificial intelligence emerged during the late 1950s as an academic discipline based on the assumption that computers are able to be programmed to think like people.
A. are able to be programmed to think like people
B. were able to be programmed to think as people
C. can be programmed to think as people can
D. could be programmed to think like people
E. are capable of being programmed to think like people do

Hi Neha,
There is lot of confusion here with regard to use of Although
if we go by parallelism then we should go with options having 'HAD'
but there is another twist in the tail 'They' is a wrong pronoun reference for 'ARMY' singular , making option E correct, which has no 'HAD' .
whats your take on this.
Although Napoleons army entered Russia with far more supplies than they had in their previous campaigns, it had provisions for only twenty-four days.
(A) they had in their previous campaigns
(B) their previous campaigns had had
(C) they had for any previous campaign
(D) in their previous campaigns
(E) for any previous campaign

Explanation-

If than is followed by a clause referring to army,the subject of that clause must be singular (it). Furthermore,the verb of that clause will need to be in present perfect form (had had) because it refers to a time before the simple past of entered. Finally, the preposition for is more precse than un because supplies are gathered for an upcoming campaign. Choices A and C incorrectly use the plural they and the simple past had. Moreover, A uses the less precise in. Choices D and E wisely dispense with the full clause and use a prepositional phrase. D, however, uses the imprecise in and the plural their. Only E, the best choice, avoids all the errors menitoned above.

Hope this explains.

If you want to know where all and why we use Although then i'll search more and post then, in hurry now so can't post. As far as for this ques is concernced, i think the doubts should be cleared. If anything is still ambiguous then do ask.

Regards,
Neha

Originally Posted by Sish-in View Post Although dozens of New Yorks small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are many one-of-a-kind museums from Manhattan to the Bronx that are open for exploration on summer weekends.

A. Although dozens of New Yorks small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are

B. Although dozens of New Yorks small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups,

C. Dozens of New Yorks small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, but there are

D. Dozens of New Yorks small museums are devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, and there are also

E. Devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, dozens of New Yorks small museums and also


..
in the sentence it;s not evn trying to compare ..
Although dozens of New Yorks small museums are either devoted to local history or various ethnic groups, there are (STILL) many one-of-a-kind museums from Manhattan to the Bronx that are open for exploration on summer weekends
had they had been tying to compare they would have used still ..they r just staing the unique existence of diff kinds of museums tht;s it..!..i am just an avid reader ..i haven;t studied grammar as such so may be my logic is flawed..still would like ppl to comment on this..
Hi Neha,

There is lot of confusion here with regard to use of Although

if we go by parallelism then we should go with options having 'HAD'

but there is another twist in the tail 'They' is a wrong pronoun reference for 'ARMY' singular , making option E correct, which has no 'HAD' .

whats your take on this.
Although Napoleon's army entered Russia with far more supplies than they had in their previous campaigns, it had provisions for only twenty-four days.
(A) they had in their previous campaigns
(B) their previous campaigns had had
(C) they had for any previous campaign
(D) in their previous campaigns
(E) for any previous campaign

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