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84. Although it was expected that workers under forty would show hostility to the plan, the research report indicates that both younger and the older people approve of governmental appropriations for Social Security.

(A) younger and the older people
(B) younger people and the older
(C) the younger and the older people
(D) younger and older people
(E) people who are younger and those who are older
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84. Although it was expected that workers under forty would show hostility to the plan, the research report indicates that both younger and the older people approve of governmental appropriations for Social Security.

(A) younger and the older people
(B) younger people and the older
(C) the younger and the older people
(D) younger and older people
(E) people who are younger and those who are older


(D) there is no article needed since it is a research report, therefore generalization without 'the'. (E) is wordy compared with (D). cheers
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84. Although it was expected that workers under forty would show hostility to the plan, the research report indicates that both younger and the older people approve of governmental appropriations for Social Security.

(A) younger and the older people
(B) younger people and the older
(C) the younger and the older people
(D) younger and older people
(E) people who are younger and those who are older

Between C & D
My Answer : D
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I dont think it is a matter of brevity. There is simply no need to distinguish the two groups with a determiner, the.

OA is D.
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(A) lacks parallelism
(B) lacks parallelism
(C) 'the' is redundant.
(D) younger and older people
(E) not concise, awkward sounding.

D it is.
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I dont think it is a matter of brevity. There is simply no need to distinguish the two groups with a determiner, the.

OA is D.


spot on. :)

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Can someone elaborate "determiners" please.
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Of course D... :lol:
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