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Though there are some exceptions, most adult Olympic athlete

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Though there are some exceptions, most adult Olympic athletes are hardly neophytes at the sports in which they compete; they likely enjoyed the same activities as a child.

A) they likely enjoyed the same activities as a child.
B) they enjoyed the same activities as a child.
C) they likely enjoyed the same activities as children.
D) he or she likely enjoyed the same activities as a child.
E) he or she likely enjoyed the same activities as children
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Re: Though there are some exceptions, most adult Olympic athlete [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2013, 10:52
Though there are some exceptions, most adult Olympic athletes are hardly neophytes at the sports in which they compete; they likely enjoyed the same activities as a child.

A) they likely enjoyed the same activities as a child.
Wrong. "they" + "as a child" ==> Not parallel.

B) they enjoyed the same activities as a child.
Wrong. "they" + "as a child" ==> Not parallel.
In addition, B omits "likely" ==> changes meaning.

C) they likely enjoyed the same activities as children.
Correct. "they" + "children" ==> Keep parallel structure.

D) he or she likely enjoyed the same activities as a child.
Wrong. The main subject of the preceding clause is "Most athletes" ==> Plural, not singular.

E) he or she likely enjoyed the same activities as children
Wrong. The main subject of the preceding clause is "Most athletes" ==> Plural, not singular.
In addition, "he or she" + "as children" ==> Not parallel.

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Re: Though there are some exceptions, most adult Olympic athlete [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2013, 10:58
C it is.

Since most olympic "athleteS ARE"... "They" will make more sense than "He"/"She". So D and E out.
A and B: They.... a child. Inconsistent! They...children OR He/She ....a child. Out.

C is the correct sentence with plural consistency w.r.t They....children.
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