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Here is a similar question from GMAT Pill E Book and according to them the answer is B . Phew!

I think their e book is quite confusing. Any comments?
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Here is a similar question from GMAT Pill E Book and according to them the answer is B . Phew!

I think their e book is quite confusing. Any comments?


Hi,
the answer cannot be B, because of following reasons..
1) parallelism..
if in non underlined portion we are saying " top priority of students", it should be followed with of earlier generations..
There is no reason to change from "for' to "of"..

2) what can "that" stand for..
top priority:-
replace and see if it makes sense..
...graduating is a top property for students, as top property for earlier generations..

3) in the present structure, 'as' should introduce a subordinate clause..
so it requires a subject and verb..

Now WHAT to do with the book..
Any source should be able to duplicate a Q of OG correctly...

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

a. like that of earlier generations.
b. as that of earlier generation.
c. just as earlier generations did.
d. as have earlier generations.
e. as it was of earlier generations.


According to a recent poll, owning and living in a free standing house on its own land is still a goal of majority of young adults, as it was of earlier generations.

Correct answer must be (E) for the highlighted errors in other options...

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Hi expert,
can pronoun it refer to the action "owning and living" ?
I boiled down to A and E,and chose A instead.
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I chose B.

....Goal of majority of young adults, as goal (that) of earlier generation.

please point out the error here.


In B, the parallelism is not maintained.

X is still a goal of present generation, as goal of past generation... a clause (blue font) is wrongly compared to a noun phrase ( pink font).

In E, parallelism is maintained properly between two clauses.
X is still a goal of present generation, as it was of past generation.
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Hi expert,
can pronoun it refer to the action "owning and living" ?
I boiled down to A and E,and chose A instead.


The noun phrase "owning and living in a free standing house" is one entity (a goal), not two actions. Since this is an official question, it can be seen that GMAT allows a complete noun phrase as antecedent.
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According to a recent poll, owning and living in a free standing house on its own land is still a goal of majority of young adults, like that of earlier generation.

a. like that of earlier generations.
b. as that of earlier generation.change meaning
c. just as earlier generations did.
d. as have earlier generations.
e. as it was of earlier generations.
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Hope you're all well. Here the correct answer is E. Can you help me by saying what ''it'' and ''its'' refers to in this sentence, please? I mean what is the antecedent of these 2 things?
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The its goes to house (a freestanding house on its own land). The it refers to owning and living.
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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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Hi Expert,
Hope you're all well. Here the correct answer is E. Can you help me by saying what ''it'' and ''its'' refers to in this sentence, please? I mean what is the antecedent of these 2 things?
Thank you...
The its goes to house (a freestanding house on its own land). The it refers to owning and living.

Thank you for your kind response. But, if we replace owning and living with it, then the whole sentence becomes:
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, as owning and living was of earlier generations.. Does the RED part indicate any goal of earlier generation?
This sentence doesn't make sense to me yet. Does this sentence make sense to you brother?
Thanks again for your kind response.
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Thank you for your kind response. But, if we replace owning and living with it, then the whole sentence becomes:
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, as owning and living was of earlier generations.. Does the RED part indicate any goal of earlier generation?
This sentence doesn't make sense to me yet. Does this sentence make sense to you brother?
Thanks again for your kind response.
I should have been clearer: the it points to the entire phrase with owning and living at its head. That is, the it points to owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land. Let's refer to that entire bit as XYZ.

XYZ is a still a goal of young adults, as it was of earlier generations.

XYZ is a still a goal of young adults, as XYZ was (a goal) of earlier generations.
The a goal bit is understood.
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Thanks again for your kind response.
I should have been clearer: the it points to the entire phrase with owning and living at its head. That is, the it points to owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land. Let's refer to that entire bit as XYZ.

XYZ is a still a goal of young adults, as it was of earlier generations.

XYZ is a still a goal of young adults, as XYZ was (a goal) of earlier generations.
The a goal bit is understood.[/quote]
How a little pronoun (it) refers a giant things ( owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land)?
also, how should we know that there is a ''goal'' in the second part which is implied?
What is the rules to know all stuff?
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How a little pronoun (it) refers a giant things ( owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land)?
also, how should we know that there is a ''goal'' in the second part which is implied?
What is the rules to know all stuff?
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It's perfectly normal. For example, in switching on a TV during a storm is dangerous because it could lead to electric shocks, the it refers to the whole thing (switching on a TV during a storm). So what is dangerous? Not switching on a TV (generally), but switching on a TV during a storm.

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iMyself wrote:
Thank you for your kind response. But, if we replace owning and living with it, then the whole sentence becomes:
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, as owning and living was of earlier generations.. Does the RED part indicate any goal of earlier generation?
This sentence doesn't make sense to me yet. Does this sentence make sense to you brother?
Thanks again for your kind response.
I should have been clearer: the it points to the entire phrase with owning and living at its head. That is, the it points to owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land. Let's refer to that entire bit as XYZ.

XYZ is a still a goal of young adults, as it was of earlier generations.

XYZ is a still a goal of young adults, as XYZ was (a goal) of earlier generations.
The a goal bit is understood.

Many many thanks for your nice explanation.

Off-topic:

Do you think the following sentence is correct regarding comparison?
Nowadays online education is more organized than before.
N.B.: It is urgent brother.
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AjiteshArun wrote:
iMyself wrote:
Thank you for your kind response. But, if we replace owning and living with it, then the whole sentence becomes:
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, as owning and living was of earlier generations.. Does the RED part indicate any goal of earlier generation?
This sentence doesn't make sense to me yet. Does this sentence make sense to you brother?
Thanks again for your kind response.
I should have been clearer: the it points to the entire phrase with owning and living at its head. That is, the it points to owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land. Let's refer to that entire bit as XYZ.

XYZ is a still a goal of young adults, as it was of earlier generations.

XYZ is a still a goal of young adults, as XYZ was (a goal) of earlier generations.
The a goal bit is understood.

Many many thanks for your nice explanation.

Off-topic:

Do you think the following sentence is correct regarding comparison?
Nowadays online education is more organized than before.
N.B.: It is urgent brother.

No, it is not. You may omit parts in parallel structure only if they already occur in the sentence. Here the sentence without omission is:
Nowadays online education is more organized than (it was) before.

The verb "was" does not occur in the sentence and hence cannot be omitted.
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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 of for earlier generations
C. just as earlier generations did
D. as have earlier generations
E. as it was of earlier generations

Could you please help me explain the following points?
1. Does the possessive pronoun 'its' stand for freestanding house?
2. Within my limit knowledge, the underlined part = like a goal of earlier generations. Is it right? If not, could you explain for me?
3. I am confused between A and E. Are their meaning different from each other?

Thank you very much.

Hi,
This is an OG question . Like is used to compare nouns whereas as is used for phrases . To know what we are comparing here is important. The goal of young adults to live in own house is compared with earlier generations.

A. like that of earlier generations
Like can not be used here .

B. as that of for earlier generations
'of for' wrong usage

C. just as earlier generations did
not logically parallel

D. as have earlier generations
not logically parallel

E. as it was of earlier generations
here it correctly refers to 'goal' and make the comparison logically and structurally parallel
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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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The underline is very short; compare the answer choices before reading the original sentence. The first answer uses like while others use as; a comparison is being tested.

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(1) Comparison: like that; as that; did; have

The like versus as split in the answers indicates that the sentence contains a comparison. What is the comparison? Also check the comparison for parallelism.

The sentence compares two groups: young adults today and those of earlier generations. The heart of the comparison is the fact that owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land is a goal of both groups. In other words, the full comparison itself is a clause, so as should be used to make the comparison (like is used to compare nouns). Further, as is used to compare two clauses but the second half of the comparison in answer (B) does not include a verb. Eliminate answers (A) and (B).

Answers (C), (D), and (E) all correctly use as and include a verb in the second half of the comparison. Which is correct? Parallelism still rules the day. Owning and living is a goal today as owning and living was a goal in the past.

Answer (C) uses the verb did; the earlier generations did a goal?
Answer (D) uses the verb have; owning and living have earlier generations?

Neither makes sense. Eliminate answers (C) and (D).

Note that was and is are different tenses, but the clauses are still parallel. The simple past tense was is appropriate for something that was a goal of young adults in past generations, just as the simple present is reflects something that is a goal of young adults now.

The Correct Answer

Correct answer (E) offers a parallel structure for the comparison. The pronoun it refers to the noun phrase owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land, the verb was is parallel to the verb is.
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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 ==> Missing verb (Making this sentence as phrase)

(B) as that for earlier generations ==> Missing verb (Making this sentence as phrase)

(C) just as earlier generations did ==> Earlier generations did not do "goals"

(D) as have earlier generations ==> Not parallel to "is"

(E) as it was of earlier generations ==> CORRECT
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OK, let 's take a deeper look here:

You have two ideas in this sentence.

1. Living in a freestanding house on its own land is still a goal of a majority of young adults.

2. Living in a freestanding house on its own land was a goal of earlier generations.


In order to create a comparison we have to maintain all of the elements in both ideas. So we end up with this:

Living in a freestanding house on its own land is still a goal of a majority of young adults as living in a freestanding house on its own land was a goal of earlier generations.


Repeat nouns can be replaced by it/that. In general IT can replace an entire phrase while THAT replaces only a piece. In the example above THAT could replace A GOAL but cannot replace LIVING IN A FREESTANDING HOUSE ON ITS OWN LAND.

An example of correct usage of THAT: The goal of the Giants is the same as THAT of the Jets: to win the Superbowl (That replaces the goal)

An example of correct usage of IT: Winning the super bowl is the goal of the Giants as IT is of the Jets. (IT replaces winning the superbowl)


The second example is very similar to the GMAT question.

So let's replace our noun phrase LIVING IN A FREESTANDING HOUSE ON ITS OWN LAND with IT.

Living in a freestanding house on its own land is still a goal of a majority of young adults as it was a goal of earlier generations.

Last but not least "a goal" is implied so we can omit it.

Living in a freestanding house on its own land is still a goal of a majority of young adults as it was of earlier generations.

I hope that this resolves our concerns.

HG.


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