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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

I'm not satisfied with the OE I have. Can some one explain what is the correct answer and why..??

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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

I'm not satisfied with the OE I have. Can some one explain what is the correct answer and why..??


This question has a big subject. "owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land" is goal of adults... which is compared to the goal of earlier generations.

So GMAT rule says like should be used to compare noun.
A - out.
(B) as that for earlier generations - for is not parellel to goal of adults.
(C) just as earlier generations did we are not comparing verb here.
(D) as have earlier generations - no reference to comparator.
E - Best

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Check this one.
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/like-vs-as-t698.html
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it should be 'of earlier generations' so choices r narrowed down to A and E. again like vs. as comparison. HEre we are comparing the clauses and not nouns, so 'as' shld be used. Hence E shld be the answer
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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

I'm not satisfied with the OE I have. Can some one explain what is the correct answer and why..??

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I do not see anything wrong with A. Comparison is with the goal and hence the use of "like" seems ok.

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I do not see anything wrong with A. Comparison is with the goal and hence the use of "like" seems ok.


I think "as" is best here because the verb to be is used in the clauses

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Thanks mate! Informative thread.

But 'like vs as' is an extremely complicated topic.The more sentences I come across, the more confused I get

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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

Comparison
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Young adults want to own and live in a FSH.
Elder generations wanted to own and live in a FSH.

Question is disguising this cleverly with "is still a goal of"
Besides A has some ambiguity in what "that" refers to.
A=> out.

Hence E.

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OA is E

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I went with the same reasoning.

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I do not see anything wrong with A. Comparison is with the goal and hence the use of "like" seems ok.

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