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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

What's the answer and why?
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Re: sc 1000 question [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2009, 04:51
Comparing "to prevent" in one situation to "to prevent" in another situation.

hence answer should be E
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Re: sc 1000 question [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2009, 13:17
I will go with (B)
"those" Pronoun refers to "Prevent crimes" . So (C) and (E) dropped
(D) - ing improper ...dropped
(A) - THOSE THAT....dropped
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Re: sc 1000 question [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2009, 14:24
B sounds reasonable as its helps bringing " Parallelism " and "comparision ".
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Re: sc 1000 question [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2009, 13:38
If we choose B then it means 'those' refers to 'difficult', which sounds incorrect.

I'll go with E. OA please?
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Re: sc 1000 question [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2009, 21:03
agree with Hso
those without it is in B awkwardly refers to the difficult.
E solves the problem.
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Re: sc 1000 question [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2009, 05:55
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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

What's the answer and why?


IMO answer is E.

A and B are wrong due to unclear comparison. C modifies the meaning. D is not parallel.
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Re: sc 1000 question [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2009, 09:31
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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

What's the answer and why?

if we rewrite the s/c then it will of something like this
It is as difficult to prevent crimes against property as difficult to prevent crimes against a person

now if we insert a correct pronoun then the s/c will be of form

It is as difficult to prevent crimes against property as it is to prevent those against a person

hence E
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Re: sc 1000 question [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2009, 09:41
good explanation.

OA may not be required now. :)
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Re: sc 1000 question [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 13:49
Whats wrong with C???

For me there´s no ambiguity...
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Re: sc 1000 question [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2010, 00:49
OA is E, but i dont see wahy "those" is needed here...
Cananybody explain?
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Re: sc 1000 question [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2010, 01:12
parallelism means the clauses should be structurally similar ...so we need "those" to keep the clauses parallel
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Re: sc 1000 question [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2010, 05:20
neoreaves wrote:
parallelism means the clauses should be structurally similar ...so we need "those" to keep the clauses parallel


But the || seems to be between property and person, so "those" is not needed here...
Any more thoughts?
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Re: sc 1000 question [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2010, 12:13
i was the odd person and picked (D) but good explanation by xcusemeplz2009
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Re: sc 1000 question [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2010, 04:26
Please, could anybody explain why E is better than C?
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Re: sc 1000 question [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2010, 00:15
I'm still confused with this one.
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Re: sc 1000 question [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2010, 08:18
I thought that the idiom being used here is "as X as to Y" and tried evaluating the question on the similar lines . I guess i need more explanation for this one.
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Re: sc 1000 question [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2010, 11:08
I chose E after some concern about the wordiness. The other choices lacked parallel structure, so I narrowed down to E.

"those" refers to crimes
"it" refers to "it is difficult"
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Re: sc 1000 question [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2010, 07:46
could anybody further elaborate on what's wrong with B and C?
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Re: sc 1000 question [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2010, 08:30
i went with C as well. I think E is too wordy.
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