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Sentence Correction: Comparatives - As vs. Like

As many insectivores, monotremes, and marsupials, the West European Hedgehog hibernates during the winter months, and, in 1997, was included in a list created by the Biodiversity Action Plan of animals requiring greater protection.

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. A comparative section beginning with as should always include a conjugated verb. The comparative section in this answer choice (As many insectivores, monotremes, and marsupials), however, does not include a verb.

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Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect and repeats the original Comparative error. A comparative section beginning with as should always include a conjugated verb. The comparative section in this answer choice (As many insectivores, monotremes, and marsupials), however, does not include a verb.
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Incorrect.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Comparative error by placing a verb (do) in the as section, it creates another grammatical mistake. The singular subject The West European Hedgehog does not agree with the plural verb hibernate.

What helps us identify this question as a Subject Verb Agreement question and identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

A long complex subject / a long distance between the subject and the verb

Incorrect.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Comparative error by placing a verb (do) in the as section, the omission of the words in 1997 results in some meaning loss as in the original sentence it gives us information about when the list was created. 

Do not automatically choose the shortest answer choice. Make sure that shorter answers express the same meaning that's been stated in the original sentence. If they don't, they're probably incorrect.

Excellent!

This answer choice corrects the original Comparative error by placing a verb (do) in the as section.

As many insectivores, monotremes, and marsupials, the West European Hedgehog hibernates during the winter months, and, in 1997, was included in a list created by the Biodiversity Action Plan of animals requiring greater protection
The West European Hedgehog, as many insectivores, monotremes, and marsupials do, hibernate during the winter months, and, in 1997, was included in a list created by the Biodiversity Action Plan of animals requiring greater protection
Included in a list created by the Biodiversity Action Plan of endangered animals, the West European Hedgehog hibernates during the winter months, as many insectivores, monotremes, and marsupials do
The West European Hedgehog hibernates during the winter months, as many insectivores, monotremes, and marsupials do, and, in 1997, was included in a list created by the Biodiversity Action Plan of animals requiring greater protection
The West European Hedgehog hibernates during the winter months, as many insectivores, monotremes, and marsupials, and, in 1997, was included in a list created by the Biodiversity Action Plan of animals requiring greater protection