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36. 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



E is the correct answer. As+clause when presenting the comparison.

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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


in E, there is a pronoun "it". My question is: WHY 'it' does not refer to 'house' or 'land' ?
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SPLIT1) COMPARISONS. YOU WILL NEED TO MIMIC THE STRUCTURE OF THE PRIOR SENTENCE WHERE IT SAYS "OWNING A HOUSE IS A GOAL OF MAJORITY OF YOUNG ADULTS" =>NOUN AND VERB STRUCTURE => THE GOAL IS TO OWN X => A AND B DO NOT HAVE ANY VERB AT ALL. A AND B ARE OUT.

SPLIT2) ALSO, YOU WILL NEED TO MIMIC THE STRUCTURE OF THE PRIOR SENTENCE WHERE IT SAYS "OF MAJORITY OF YOUNG ADULTS" => PREPOSITIONAL CONSTRUCTION=> YOU NEED THE WORD "OF" IN THE SECOND PART TO REFER TO THE OLDER GENERATION. B AND C ARE OUT.

SPLIT3) PARALLELISM = IN THE FIRST PART OF THE SENTENCE THEY SAY THAT THE GOAL OF THE YOUNGER GENERATION IS TO OWN PROPERTY, SO THE MAIN IDEAD IS THAT X "IS THE GOAL", THE SECOND PART OF THE SENTENCE SHOULD FOLLOW THIS STRUCTURE OF PARALLELISM. "HAVE" AND "DID" ARE NOT PARALLEL => DO NOT MATCH. EXAMPLE: "I AM AMERICA, AND YOU CAN TOO". C AND D ARE OUT.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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.
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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


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?
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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?
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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?
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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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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.

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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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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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