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    as air is

    ..........air is to man, so is water to fish

    A. As
    B. Like

    The answer is A but no matter how many time I look at it, the sentence just doesn't make sense. I think like sound a little bit better (though still senseless). Why must I use as?

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    Re: as air is

    Quote Originally Posted by vkhu View Post
    ..........air is to man, so is water to fish

    A. As
    B. Like

    The answer is A but no matter how many time I look at it, the sentence just doesn't make sense. I think like sound a little bit better (though still senseless). Why must I use as?
    As (in the same way that) air is to man (air is necessary for people to live), so (it is also true that) water is to fish (water is necessary for a fish to live).

    Note that in the second half of the original sentence, it should be "so water is to fish".

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