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According to a recent survey, the establishment of natural parks to preserve existing plant and animal life in Colorado is still a priority of a majority of residents, like that of earlier test groups.

A. like that of earlier test groups
B. at that for earlier test groups
C. just as earlier test groups did
D. as have earlier test groups
E. as it was of earlier test groups

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The presence of a comma after the independent clause According to a recent survey, the establishment of natural parks to preserve existing plant and animal life in Colorado is still a priority of a majority of residents shows that a subordinate clause is required. We can, therefore, eliminate A and B.
The verb in the preceding clause is is. The right tense for the second clause has to be the past tense of is, which is was. This is because we are comparing a recent survey result of a group of residents to the result of a survey conducted in the past for a different group. We can, therefore, eliminate C and D because of the use of verbs did and have, which are plural.

The subject of the first clause is establishment, which is singular. So the pronoun it in option E agrees in number with the antecedent establishment in the preceding clause. In addition, the verb was is in the right tense for an action that took place in the past.

The correct answer is therefore option E in my view.
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A imo
Correct comparison is required,.

A vs E, rest are not constructed correctly

Like vs as,
When two things are similar like usage is preferred

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According to a recent survey, the establishment of natural parks to preserve existing plant and animal life in Colorado is still a priority of a majority of residents, like that of earlier test groups.

The sentence is about comparison of priority of majority of residents with priority of earlier test groups. So, parallelism is tested.

A. like that of earlier test groups - CORRECT. 'Like priority of earlier test groups' makes sense.
B. at that for earlier test groups - WRONG. Not parallel.
C. just as earlier test groups did - WRONG. Not parallel.
D. as have earlier test groups - WRONG. Not parallel.
E. as it was of earlier test groups - WRONG. 'It' properly refers to 'priority' but 'was' changes the meaning.

IMO Answer (A).
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According to me(intended meaning of sentence) the comparison of priority is between majority of residents with earlier test groups and sentence uses still word to insist about priority in past.
It's close call between A and E but i think answer must be E.

According to a recent survey, the establishment of natural parks to preserve existing plant and animal life in Colorado is still a priority of a majority of residents, like that of earlier test groups.

A. like that of earlier test groups - meaning error
B. at that for earlier test groups - wrong use of at and meaning error
C. just as earlier test groups did - verb error
D. as have earlier test groups - meaning error
E. as it was of earlier test groups - Looks ok.

IMO E.
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According to a recent survey, the establishment of natural parks to preserve existing plant and animal life in Colorado is still a priority of a majority of residents, like that of earlier test groups.


E. as it was of earlier test groups ......as required, it started with 'As'..... also contains subj and verb in correspondence to sv in main clause
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According to a recent survey, the establishment of natural parks to preserve existing plant and animal life in Colorado is still a priority of a majority of residents, like that of earlier test groups.

A. like that of earlier test groups
B. at that for earlier test groups
C. just as earlier test groups did
D. as have earlier test groups
E. as it was of earlier test groups


MEANING:
what is being compared between the groups?
that the establishment of parks is still a priority today, as it was in the past [clause].

USAGE:
"like" is used to compare nouns/noun-phrases.
"as" is used to compare clauses.

Answer (E).
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According to a recent survey, the establishment of natural parks to preserve existing plant and animal life in Colorado is still a priority of a majority of residents, like that of earlier test groups.

A. like that of earlier test groups
B. at that for earlier test groups
C. just as earlier test groups did
D. as have earlier test groups
E. as it was of earlier test groups


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Correct Answer: E

The best answer is E. The intended comparison should be completed by a clause beginning with as and containing a subject and verb that correspond to the subject and verb of the main clause.
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