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# According to a recent poll, owning and living in a

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According to a recent poll, owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land is still a goal of a majority of young adults, like that of earlier generations.

(A) like that of earlier generations

(B) as that for earlier generations

(C) just as earlier generations did

(D) as have earlier generations

(E) as it was of earlier generations
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29 Mar 2008, 16:02
Its E.

You are comparing similar things - young adults to earlier generation - this eliminates A (its got a like comparison). Out of the remaining options E sounds the most parallel - ..... a goal of <xyz>, as it was of <abc> .

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30 Mar 2008, 21:06
E for ||ism

is || was

no other choice has is/am/are so I choose E

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30 Mar 2008, 22:48
Answer option E, use of "as" is preferred over "like" and parallel construction.

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30 Mar 2008, 23:57
can any one describe

why not B & C

what is the logic t eliminate those option

thanks

shobuj

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31 Mar 2008, 01:20
Hey BSD, back in the GMAT forum . Your answer is absolutely correct!

owing(A) is a goal(B) of a majority of young adults(C), as(X) it(Y) was of earlier generations(Z)

E!

bsd_lover wrote:
Its E.

You are comparing similar things - young adults to earlier generation - this eliminates A (its got a like comparison). Out of the remaining options E sounds the most parallel - ..... a goal of <xyz>, as it was of <abc> .

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31 Mar 2008, 02:24
Hi cat, you taking the gmat too ? good to see you here.

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31 Mar 2008, 03:01
Hey BSD

....well, I have finished my applications and don't know what to do with myself . I am seriously thinking about improving my GMATscore to strengthen my position@waitlist. However, I have to admit that you as a true GMAT master inspire me to re-take it!

cheers mate!

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31 Mar 2008, 03:24
hi cat, I think retaking the gmat is an excellent idea. Your quant is already amazing. Just practice the verbal a little, you can improve it big time and easily cross 700. I am currently using a software called gmatter (http://www.gmatter.biz) to practice. Its very useful as a simulator the of real GMAT verbal experience.

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