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Re: There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2014, 12:21
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Just to summarize the understanding, "it" should refer to the "complete" subject along with the modifier.

Can I use "that"? Can you please clarify the difference.


Hi kinjiGC,

Any pronoun used to refer to a noun will include the associated modifier with it. It just cannot pick up the "noun" and leave alone the modifier. This is applicable for the use of "that" as well.

Hope this helps. :-)
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Re: There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2015, 11:52
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There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our heavy reliance on fossil fuels: more than ten times as much energy is generated through wind power now than it was in 1990

A) generated through wind power now than it was
B) generated through wind power now as it was
C) generated through wind power now as was the case
D) now generated through wind power as it was
E) now generated through wind power than was the case


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could you please clarify what is the issue with option B and D.

Please clarify this. i think it is referring to energy then why these options are wrong.

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Re: There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2015, 02:35
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There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our heavy reliance on fossil fuels: more than ten times as much energy is generated through wind power now than it was in 1990

A) generated through wind power now than it was
B) generated through wind power now as it was
C) generated through wind power now as was the case
D) now generated through wind power as it was
E) now generated through wind power than was the case


A very nice question:

Split 1) In structure 'times as ... ' we need as to conclude the comparison: Eliminate A, E

Split 2) 'it' in B and D refers to 'energy' that is generated through wind power now. When a pronoun refers to a noun it exactly means the same thing. But this cannot be true, as now ten time the 1990 amount of energy is generated through wind power. Eliminate B, D

Split 3) 'now' before 'generated' (as in D) or after 'power' as in B: this split is not decisive as both are okay here
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