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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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03 Jun 2010, 14:15
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E

U can cut down the options - B, C and D.

Confusion comes between A and E. Right?

LIKE is used for comparison where SUCH AS is used for providing example.

Again another point is LIKE can be used two between two nouns or pronouns where AS is used to compare between two clauses.
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03 Jun 2010, 15:01
a) like that of earlier generations
"like" is a preposition and modifies the noun preceeding it.

b) as that for earlier generations
"comparison as" is a conjunction (subordinator) and must be followed by a clause

c) just as earlier generations did
improper comparison

d) as have earlier generations
improper comparison

e) as it was of earlier generations
correct
it refers to the subject phrase "owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land"
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IMO E, but i couldn't find any problem with C.

just as earlier generations did : is it not comparing the act of owning and living in a freestanding house? Please explaing
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05 Jun 2010, 10:23
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IMO E, but i couldn't find any problem with C.

just as earlier generations did : is it not comparing the act of owning and living in a freestanding house? Please explaing

IMO:

c) just as earlier generations did

This compares the goal of the young adults to something the earlier generations "did"

e) as it was of earlier generations

This compares the goal of the young adults to the goal of the earlier generations
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E it is.

Apples Vs Apples.

x is still a goal of y (youth) as it was of z (earlier generations)

it refers to goal

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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 - we need "as" to compare clauses
b) as that for earlier generations
c) just as earlier generations did
d) as have earlier generations
e) as it [goal] was of earlier generations - parallel.

According to a recent poll, owning and living.............is a goal of a majority of young adults, as goal was of earlier generations.
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28 Jun 2013, 01:58
seekmba wrote:
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 - we need "as" to compare clauses
b) as that for earlier generations
c) just as earlier generations did
d) as have earlier generations
e) as it [goal] was of earlier generations - parallel.

According to a recent poll, owning and living.............is a goal of a majority of young adults, as goal was of earlier generations.

in A .. "that of earlier generations" is "goals of earlier generation". In my mind its a noun ... Please correct me ..
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seekmba wrote:
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 - we need "as" to compare clauses
b) as that for earlier generations
c) just as earlier generations did
d) as have earlier generations
e) as it [goal] was of earlier generations - parallel.

According to a recent poll, owning and living.............is a goal of a majority of young adults, as goal was of earlier generations.

in A .. "that of earlier generations" is "goals of earlier generation". In my mind its a noun ... Please correct me ..

Hi stunn3r.

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 of earlier generations.

Very careful with "like". Technically, "like" should be close to the noun it is comparing. If there is a middle noun ==> The comparison may be vague.

The structure of A is: X is a goal of Y, like that of Z. You want to compare "that" with "goal", however, there's Y in the middle. The comparison is quite ambiguous because it's like you're comparing "that" with "Y" ("that" vs "young adult"). In order to make the sentence clear, the structure should be: X is a goal of Y, as Z was a goal of T.

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