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# Although William Pereira first gained national recognition

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05 Aug 2017, 08:48
I still don't get it.

"those" refers to movie set designs or recognition itself? If "those" indeed refers to designs, the sentence will be-
Although William Pereira first gained national recognition for his movie set designs, including designs for the 1942 film “Reap the Wild Wind,...

Doesn't it seem odd? Or is it just me?
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06 Aug 2017, 06:38
daagh wrote:
rekha

It may be noted here that 'set' is an adjective for the plural noun 'designs'. Therefore, 'that' has no reference. The singular ' that' cannot stand for the plural designs.
'That' as a subordinate conjunction can stand as the connector for the following clause, in which case it can take both singular or plural things.
Example: Retail sales rose 8/10 of 1 percent in August, intensifying expectations that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled
Here you can see that 'those' doesn't gel in spite of the plural 'expectations'. The take away is: if there is a clause after 'that', do not bother about using 'that'

P.S; Are you sure 'those ' as in A is incorrect?

Not sure daagh sir, the OA says so.
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06 Aug 2017, 06:59
FN wrote:
Although William Pereira first gained national recognition for his movie set designs, including those for the 1942 film “Reap the Wild Wind,” future generations will remember him as the architect of the Transamerica Tower, the Malibu campus of Pepperdine University, and the city of Irvine.

a. including those for the 1942 film “Reap the Wild Wind,” future generations will
b. like those for the 1942 film “Reap the Wild Wind,” future generations
c. like that for the 1942 film “Reap the Wild Wind,” future generations will
d. including that for the 1942 film “Reap the Wild Wind,” future generations will
e. including those for the 1942 film “Reap the Wild Wind,” future generations

Future generations cannot remember him now so we need ‘will’. So B and E are out!
We cannot use like to introduce an example so C is Out!
‘That’ cannot refer to plural designs so ‘D’ is out.

A is the answer - ‘those’ refers to designs and the adverbial phrase is correctly giving us an example about the designs he got recognition for.

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25 Oct 2017, 21:18
Although William Pereira first gained national recognition for his movie set designs, including those for the 1942 film “Reap the Wild Wind,” future generations will remember him as the architect of the Transamerica Tower, the Malibu campus of Pepperdine University, and the city of Irvine.

a. including those for the 1942 film “Reap the Wild Wind,” future generations will
b. like those for the 1942 film “Reap the Wild Wind,” future generations
c. like that for the 1942 film “Reap the Wild Wind,” future generations will
d. including that for the 1942 film “Reap the Wild Wind,” future generations will
e. including those for the 1942 film “Reap the Wild Wind,” future generations

My reasoning:
In this question, those refers to designs, and including modifies designs.
B. like those - the only possibility for this to be correct is if like those refers to recognition. Those cannot refer to recognition. like those cannot refer to designs because question intends to show that the 1942 film designs are of Pereira's.
C. like that cannot refer to designs. Also, that cannot refer to recognition because the first clause is about recognition for designs, the the second clause must be parallel. "like that" would imply that the 1942 reap the wild wind is about recognition and not designs. While parallelism requires it to refer to designs of 1942 film.
D. same explanation as above. that can only refer to recognition, and this is not the intention as per C.
E. will is missing.
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26 Oct 2017, 05:51

Including here is not acting as a verbing modifier but rather for giving examples. Ex Such as.

Also in that context those is referring to movie set designs and "those" would be the correct pronoun usage.

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27 May 2018, 08:38
It seems like "that" should be correct here. Take an example:

All of his friends girlfriends' cars, including that of Roger's girlfriend's, have automatic transmission.

All of his friends girlfriends' cars, including those of Roger's girlfriend's, have automatic transmission.

I think the former is more correct. So, by that analogy, D) should be correct.
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27 May 2018, 09:20
FN wrote:
Although William Pereira first gained national recognition for his movie set designs, including those for the 1942 film “Reap the Wild Wind,” future generations will remember him as the architect of the Transamerica Tower, the Malibu campus of Pepperdine University, and the city of Irvine.

a. including those for the 1942 film “Reap the Wild Wind,” future generations will
b. like those for the 1942 film “Reap the Wild Wind,” future generations
c. like that for the 1942 film “Reap the Wild Wind,” future generations will
d. including that for the 1942 film “Reap the Wild Wind,” future generations will
e. including those for the 1942 film “Reap the Wild Wind,” future generations

future generation require "will" . we are at present to say about past ((gained) and future "will remember".

if we use "afterwards generation" , we can use "remember"

Although William gained recognization, afterwards generation remember him...
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20 Oct 2018, 13:51
Manhattan Official Explanation:

(A) CORRECT. The original sentence is correct as written.

(B) The word “like” is used incorrectly to introduce an example. Using “like” alters the meaning of the sentence, implying that William Pereira’s designs were simply “similar to” the designs for “Reap the Wind.” It is preferable to use the word “including.” The present tense “remember” is incorrectly used with the subject “future generations.” The original sentence was correct to use the future tense “will remember.”

(C) The word “like” is used incorrectly to introduce an example. Using “like” alters the meaning of the sentence, implying that William Pereira’s designs were simply “similar to” the designs for “Reap the Wind.” It is preferable to use the word “including.” The antecedent of the pronoun “that” is the plural “movie set designs,” so the plural pronoun “those” should have been used.

(D) The antecedent of the pronoun “that” is the plural “movie set designs,” so the plural pronoun “those” should have been used.

(E) The present tense “remember” is incorrectly used with the subject “future generations.” The original sentence was correct to use the future tense “will remember.”
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