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

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04 Feb 2009, 09:43
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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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04 Feb 2009, 10:03
unplugged wrote:
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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04 Feb 2009, 10:06
Check this one.
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/like-vs-as-t698.html
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04 Feb 2009, 10:35
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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
unplugged wrote:
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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04 Feb 2009, 10:41
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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04 Feb 2009, 21:39
scthakur wrote:
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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05 Feb 2009, 02:59
x2suresh wrote:

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

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05 Feb 2009, 08:22
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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05 Feb 2009, 09:37
OA is E

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05 Feb 2009, 11:12
I went with the same reasoning.

scthakur wrote:
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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