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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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20 Jun 2009, 03:23
E. like is used to compare nouns.
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20 Jun 2009, 12:08
The OA is E.
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03 Jul 2010, 07:16
Will there not be a confusng antecedent for 'it' in OptionE.

It can refer either to: 'Living and owning a house' or to the 'goal' ... both change meaning.

Options:A, b ,c and d are definitely wrong, but option E does not seem right.
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03 Jul 2010, 13:38
E it is.

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.

(E) as it [goal] was of earlier generations
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