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

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Question No.: SC 85
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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
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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04 Apr 2006, 18:36
coparing right things, grammatical.

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04 Apr 2006, 19:21
Can we rephrase the sentence this way?

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 earlier generations.

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04 Apr 2006, 19:24
I'm going to go against the trend here and vote for A.

that of correctly refers to the goal of young adults today owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land (gerund phrase).

What is OA?

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04 Apr 2006, 19:26
chuckle wrote:
Can we rephrase the sentence this way?

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 earlier generations.

No, because then you get an illogical comparison, comparing owning and living... to earlier generations

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05 Apr 2006, 16:10
Oooops... I just saw a big miss! It cannot be A as I explained earlier, because although that of could refer to the goal explained, there needs to be a verb corresponding to is as well.

So I'm going to fall in line and go with E as well. In E, it refers to the goal described and was is parallel with is. The comparison is clear.

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05 Apr 2006, 17:58
comparing goal of gen next with gen next so 'Like' is out should be 'as'

(B) as that for earlier generations
'that for' wrong idiom
(D) as have earlier generations
does not make sense...
(E) as it was of earlier generations

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05 Apr 2006, 18:33
'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, as it was of 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

E.
"owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land" is a clause and demands "as"; "was" is parallel with "is"

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31 Jul 2008, 05:08
Between A and E, on test day I would have chosen A.

Not too sure, but it seems as we're referring to a "goal", rather than "owning and living..."

That's why I used like rather than as.

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31 Jul 2008, 07:19
I will go with E.

"owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land is still a goal of a majority of young adults"

X is still a goal of Y -> 'it' was a goal of A

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 it was of earlier generations.

Rule: Use like when you are comparing 2 unlike things. Use as when you are comparing something similar or same.
we are talking about goal of young adults & goal of earlier generations. IMO use 'as'.

A> ruled out.
B> 'as that for' no no in this case
c> ruled out
d>have, doesnt identify the antecedent
e>it clearly identifies with goal & correct usage of 'as'

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31 Jul 2008, 07:57
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ssandeepan 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

Clearly E for parallelsim and "as" for comparing two clauses
X is goal of you youg adults, as it was of earlier generation
--> X is goal of you youg adults, as X was [goal]of earlier generation.
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31 Jul 2008, 09:47
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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.

The first sentence is "owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land is still a goal of a majority of young adults", we should look for similar structure in the 2nd sentence.

(A) like that of earlier generations
= like that (the goal) of earlier generations
= WRONG, not ll to 1st sentence

(B) as that for earlier generations
= WRONG, "as" is used to modify clause instead of noun "that"

(C) just as earlier generations did
= WRONG, because of "as" again

(D) as have earlier generations
= as earlier generations have
= not ll
=WRONG

(E) as it was of earlier generations
= as it was (the goal) of earlier generations
= ll with first sentence
= Correct

Ans is E

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03 Jun 2010, 14:15
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E

U can cut down the options - B, C and D.

Confusion comes between A and E. Right?

LIKE is used for comparison where SUCH AS is used for providing example.

Again another point is LIKE can be used two between two nouns or pronouns where AS is used to compare between two clauses.
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a) like that of earlier generations
"like" is a preposition and modifies the noun preceeding it.

b) as that for earlier generations
"comparison as" is a conjunction (subordinator) and must be followed by a clause

c) just as earlier generations did
improper comparison

d) as have earlier generations
improper comparison

e) as it was of earlier generations
correct
it refers to the subject phrase "owning and living in a freestanding house on its own land"

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05 Jun 2010, 10:23
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mrik wrote:
IMO E, but i couldn't find any problem with C.

just as earlier generations did : is it not comparing the act of owning and living in a freestanding house? Please explaing

IMO:

c) just as earlier generations did

This compares the goal of the young adults to something the earlier generations "did"

e) as it was of earlier generations

This compares the goal of the young adults to the goal of the earlier generations

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E it is.

Apples Vs Apples.

x is still a goal of y (youth) as it was of z (earlier generations)

it refers to goal

Bulls eye.

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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 - we need "as" to compare clauses
b) as that for earlier generations
c) just as earlier generations did
d) as have earlier generations
e) as it [goal] was of earlier generations - parallel.

According to a recent poll, owning and living.............is a goal of a majority of young adults, as goal was of earlier generations.

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15 Jan 2011, 05:20
Comparison.
Still is .... it was... Moreover, the word "as" is needed to correctly start the second part of the frase.
IMO E.

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15 Jan 2011, 08:41
jullysabat wrote:
According to a recent poll, owing and living in a free standing house on its own land is still a goal of majority of young adults,like that of earlier generations.

A) like that of earlier generations.
B) as that of earlier generations.
C) just as earlier generations did
D) as have earlier generations
E) as it was of earlier generations

Its an OG 12 Q..I got this wrong..Not able to even get the explanations mentioned.
Can anyone pls explain.

So A is wrong because "like" cannot be used to compare things. D is wrong because it compares two different things. B an C are wrong idiomatically. => E is the correct answer.
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