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# Although it was expected that workers under forty would show

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Although it was expected that workers under forty would show [#permalink]  23 Aug 2009, 09:29
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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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Re: Younger and Older [#permalink]  23 Aug 2009, 11:36
C and D are grammatically correct; however, adding "the" before younger and older people modifies the meaning, saying that you're referring to a specific group of people. Correct answer choice is D
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Re: Younger and Older [#permalink]  23 Aug 2009, 11:52
IMO D: Both the younger seems awkward to ME
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Re: Younger and Older [#permalink]  23 Aug 2009, 15:08
D is more concise ("the" isn't necessary)
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Re: Younger and Older [#permalink]  24 Aug 2009, 00:13
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Usages of both as I remember are:

- both X and Y
- the X and the Y both

when we use 'the', we should use both in the end.

That's make C grammatically incorrect.

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Re: Younger and Older [#permalink]  06 Jun 2010, 05:19
C and D are both parallel, but in C >>> "the younger" makes noun and here meaning requires to be adjective.

Moreover D wins because of brevity.

So, D is correct.
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Re: Younger and Older [#permalink]  06 Jun 2010, 20:53
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+1 for bringing this question.

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Re: Younger and Older [#permalink]  15 Jun 2010, 13:45
D

I think that C is wrong because "the younger" does not necesarily mean that they are people.
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Re: Younger and Older [#permalink]  02 Aug 2010, 04:12
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(A) younger and the older people

no parallelism
(B) younger people and the older

no parallelism

(C) the younger and the older people

seems correct, can be considered

(D) younger and older people

brief and to the point, so the best ans

(E) people who are younger and those who are older

unnecessarily wordy
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Re: Younger and Older [#permalink]  02 Aug 2010, 09:36
IMO D...
younger and older people..

In the "C" choice, usage of "the" implies the noun effect for it.
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Re: Younger and Older [#permalink]  23 Sep 2010, 10:40
Can anyone please explain the precise difference between C and D?
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Re: Younger and Older [#permalink]  24 Sep 2010, 01:30
D...as "the" doesn't seem required in C.
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Re: Younger and Older [#permalink]  24 Sep 2010, 16:43
chicagocubsrule wrote:
D is more concise ("the" isn't necessary)

that's my reasoning too. +1 for D
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Re: Younger and Older [#permalink]  09 Oct 2010, 08:11
everyone agrees with D , but can anyone give exact difference when younger and older are preceded with THE and when not preceded by THE
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Re: Younger and Older [#permalink]  09 Oct 2010, 08:56
I picked C, afterwords I realized D is better,
there's no clue to lead us to talk about specific group of younger or older, thus THE is not needed.
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Re: Younger and Older [#permalink]  09 Oct 2010, 09:38
although its not exactly relevant to your discussion bw C and D,

m jst thinking whoever made this statement, used - "younger and older" as in the form of second comparative,
do we really need a comparative form in this question,

dont you think this statement even with normal adjective usage- "young and old people" will hold true??

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

Moreover We do require "the" here because these people,so called, younger and the older, are the ones whom the research report refers to, so A Definite article "the" is an imperative here.
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Re: Although it was expected that workers under forty would show [#permalink]  23 Dec 2012, 22:02
I am still confused...what's the diff between C and D?
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Re: Although it was expected that workers under forty would show [#permalink]  24 Dec 2012, 00:18
daviesj wrote:
I am still confused...what's the diff between C and D?

In choice C, use of definite article “the” makes the choice incorrect because use of “the” indicates that the sentence is talking about a particular group of “younger” and “older” people. This is certainly not the case because in the non-underlined portion of the sentence, “workers” is not preceded by “the”. So we are talking about general “workers” here and not a particular group. Choice D does not make use of “the” and hence, rectifies the error of choice C.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Although it was expected that workers under forty would show [#permalink]  24 Dec 2012, 02:49
daviesj wrote:
I am still confused...what's the diff between C and D?

C) the younger and the older people
(D) younger and older people

Both the options are grammatically correct 'Both X and Y ' idiom holds good.
But meaning wise option C is incorrect because when we use a define article 'the' before anything we mean we are referring the the specific group of people only and it is limited to that group only

eg- The players selected for the match are Tim and Jake --this means besides Jake and Tim NO ONE was selected

Players selected for the match are Tim and Jake--this means there can be other people besides Tim and Jake who are selected for the match

Since we mean older and younger people in general (no specific set of people )we will NOT use 'The '

so D is correct

hope its clear
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Re: Although it was expected that workers under forty would show [#permalink]  24 Dec 2012, 04:13
but author does speak about specific people "workers under forty"...Younger and older means all younger and all elder people even if they are not workers, so 'the' should make sense..any idea?
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