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Although it was expected that workers under forty would show hostility to the plan, the research report indicates that both younger and the older people approve of governmental appropriations for Social Security.


(A) younger and the older people

(B) younger people and the older

(C) the younger and the older people

(D) younger and older people

(E) people who are younger and those who are older

Originally posted by nakib77 on 13 Oct 2005, 13:03.
Last edited by Bunuel on 02 Aug 2018, 20:19, edited 1 time in total.
Renamed the topic, edited the question and added the OA.
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C. parallelism

Not sure why D is wrong. C felt more correct to me. Others can be eliminates safely.
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D.

'the' is not necessary. If it was singular, it would read - 'the report indicates that the younger people approve' and doesn't sound good.

Originally posted by gsr on 13 Oct 2005, 15:23.
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gsr wrote:
D.

'the' is not necessary. If it was singular, it would read - 'report indicates that the younger people approve' and doesn't sound good.


Can you please elaborate or give another example. I, still, cannot understnad the difference between article "the" included vs not.
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duttsit, this one is really tricky. Both C and D seem good. D just sounded better. I picked it.
I did a search on the forum and found out that this question has been discussed upon several times. Here, I found that no single reason was unanimously accepted. I think OA says D. Anyways, i think we shouldn't over-analyze this.
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3. Although it was expected that workers under forty would show hostility to the plan, the research report indicates that both younger and the older people approve of governmental appropriations for Social Security.
(A) younger and the older people
(B) younger people and the older
(C) the younger and the older people
(D) younger and older people
(E) people who are younger and those who are older


when we say " the younger" and "the older" , we mention people of the kind. Thus, adding "people" is redudant.
For this reason, I choose D over C.
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The younger/older is used as a comparison.

Ex: The younger a person is the faster they learn.

Best answer is D. Short and sweet.
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nakib77 wrote:
3. Although it was expected that workers under forty would show hostility to the plan, the research report indicates that both younger and the older people approve of governmental appropriations for Social Security.
(A) younger and the older people
(B) younger people and the older
(C) the younger and the older people
(D) younger and older people
(E) people who are younger and those who are older


I am stuck between C and D. I read both of them correct. In such scenarios, I would always choose a shorter answer, and I go with D. I would like to read the OE though.
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I also doubted between C and D.

However, the sentence is talking about younger and older people in general, not about specific "younger" and "older" people, so the article "the" is out of place.
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i think "the" represents singular noun , and here it means many people
correct me if i'm wrong
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Yes; I agree with Yang. In comparisons 'the' is used for superlative degree and refers to the one single unique thing that outperforms rest. Therefore, A, B, and C are out of the reckoning. Choice E is unnecessarily wordy.
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DIFFERECE BETWEEN C & D

DIfference? Added "the". Why would you need to add "the" before younger and older?
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