it refers to "primary goal"
can you pls elaborate more or paste the full Q
The experiment proved that securing control over one's mind was a primary goal of the Indian scientists,
as it was of the Chinese scientists.
A. as it was of the Chinese
B. as that of the Chinese
C. like that of the Chinese.
I don't think it --refers to goal
it refers to "securing control over one's mind"
X was primary goal of Y, as it (X) was [primary goal]of Z
A is the answer.
B - clearly out. comparing "clause" with "phrase"
"as" used to compare clause vs clause
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