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Sentence Correction: Comparatives - As vs. Like

Stealing from houses and market stalls, baboons in urban areas attempt to adapt by searching for new sources of food, as other wild animals.

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 other wild animals), however, does not include a verb.

What helps us identify this question as a Comparative question as well as the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

Like, unlike, than, as

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 other wild animals), however, does not include a verb.

What helps us identify this question as a Comparative question as well as the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

Like, unlike, than, as

Good job!

This answer choice corrects the original Comparative error by adding a verb (do) to the As section.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Comparative error by adding a verb (do) to the as section, it creates a Dangling Modifier. The original sentence begins with a modifier: Stealing from houses and market stalls. A modifier should be placed right next to the noun it describes. The only noun that this modifier can logically modify is baboons. In this answer choice, however, what immediately follows the modifier is new sources of food and new sources of food cannot steal.

What helps us identify this question as a Dangling Modifier question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

A modifier, characterized by all of the following:
1. Verb+ing or Verb in 3rd form
2. Separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma
3. Appears at the very beginning of the sentence

Whenever you see this Stop Sign, focus on the modifier: check whether the noun right after the modifier is indeed the noun that the modifier describes. If it isn't - you've found your mistake.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Comparative error by adding a verb (do) to the as section, it uses the wordy phrase sources of food previously unknown to them which creates redundancy.

baboons in urban areas attempt to adapt by searching for new sources of food, as other wild animals
new sources of food are sought after by baboons attempting to adapt to urban areas, as other wild animals do
baboons in urban areas attempt to adapt by searching for sources of food previously unknown to them, as other wild animals do
baboons in urban areas, as other wild animals, attempt to adapt by searching for new sources of food
baboons in urban areas, as other wild animals do, attempt to adapt by searching for new sources of food