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# It is as difficult to prevent crimes against property as

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10 Oct 2011, 09:01
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It is as difficult to prevent crimes against property as those that are against a person.
(A) those that are against a
(B) those against a
(C) it is against a
(D) preventing those against a
(E) it is to prevent those against a

can anyone explain what is the problem with A?
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10 Oct 2011, 23:56
+1 E

We must compare the "action" of preventing in both scenarios. We cannot compare prevention with crimes.

A is wrong because of that fact. Also, it is wordy; B is better in that aspect.

E is correct.
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11 Oct 2011, 07:42
Straight E.

In short SCs, try to figure the correct answers before looking at the options. That will help!
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11 Oct 2011, 08:54
Metallicafan has this spot on .

You cannot compare the "Action of preventing crime" with "crime".

So the answer has to be E.
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11 Oct 2011, 10:11
I thought its B but after reading explanation of others I realized my mistake.. Its E.
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19 Oct 2011, 05:50
E for me as well.
but is this question really of 700 level ?
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31 Oct 2011, 03:26
Choice E maintains parallelism

It is as x as it is y
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31 Oct 2011, 04:38
IMO-C
If we follow the rule "It is as x as it is y" then C is concise & correct.
E is wordy in comparison to C.

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01 Nov 2011, 16:09
I also don't quite see why C isn't right.
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01 Nov 2011, 16:55
I thought C for concision. but I suppose i see the argument for E... interesting
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17 Jun 2014, 05:45
Hai, To make things easier, think of it this way.

It is as difficult to do THIS, as it is to do THAT

Hope i helped :D
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