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According to a recent poll, owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land is still a goal of a majority of young adults, like that of earlier generations.

(A) like that of earlier generations
(B) as that for earlier generations
(C) just as earlier generations did
(D) as have earlier generations
(E) as it was of earlier generations

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28 Jun 2006, 13:29
Comparing the goal of owning a house, so its E i.e., owing a house is still a goal of a majority of young adults, as it (goal) was of earlier generations.
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28 Jun 2006, 16:52
indasun wrote:
Comparing the goal of owning a house, so its E i.e., owing a house is still a goal of a majority of young adults, as it (goal) was of earlier generations.

If you see this way then whats wrong in A??

According to a recent poll, owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land is still a goal of a majority of young adults, like that(goal) of earlier generations.

The subject here is "owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land" - a gerund phrase.

This was torn apart by SC gurus here

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=14023
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28 Jun 2006, 17:41
ps_dahiya wrote:
indasun wrote:
Comparing the goal of owning a house, so its E i.e., owing a house is still a goal of a majority of young adults, as it (goal) was of earlier generations.

If you see this way then whats wrong in A??

According to a recent poll, owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land is still a goal of a majority of young adults, like that(goal) of earlier generations.

The subject here is "owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land" - a gerund phrase.

This was torn apart by SC gurus here

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=14023

I got this question right, but the reason I posted it is that I didn't completely understand OG explanations... I thought "that" also refered to "goal" and not the noun phrase, but got question correct because of "like", which should be followed by a noun and not the clause... "as" should be followed by a clause (answer E)
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28 Jun 2006, 18:10
Yes E is good.
'as' is required here and not 'like'.
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28 Jun 2006, 18:24
u2lover wrote:
"like", which should be followed by a noun and not the clause... "as" should be followed by a clause (answer E)

This is also true: "Like" is used to introduce a phrase and "as" is used to introduce a clause
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28 Jun 2006, 19:57
Will go with E.

as is required to compare the goals.........
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30 Jun 2006, 07:18
OA is E

Thanks everyone!
30 Jun 2006, 07:18
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