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# Example: The experiment proved that securing control over

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Example: The experiment proved that securing control over [#permalink]

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Example:
The experiment proved that securing control over one's mind was a primary goal of the Indian scientists,
as it was of the Chinese scientists.

A. as it was of the Chinese
B. as that of the Chinese
C. like that of the Chinese.

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Re: SC: Simple pronoun reference it vs that [#permalink]

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05 Mar 2009, 11:48
it refers to "primary goal"
hence A

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ConkergMat wrote:
Example:
The experiment proved that securing control over one's mind was a primary goal of the Indian scientists,
as it was of the Chinese scientists.

A. as it was of the Chinese
B. as that of the Chinese
C. like that of the Chinese.

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Re: SC: Simple pronoun reference it vs that [#permalink]

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05 Mar 2009, 12:10
what's wrong in B?
Doesn't "that of" also imply the same i.e goal of?
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Re: SC: Simple pronoun reference it vs that [#permalink]

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05 Mar 2009, 13:45
Since we are comparing 2 clauses so it is clear that we need to use as.
Use of which and that should be close to the noun/phrase these modify.

Hence I will also go with A.
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Re: SC: Simple pronoun reference it vs that [#permalink]

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05 Mar 2009, 13:45
Since we are comparing 2 clauses so it is clear that we need to use as.
Use of which and that should be close to the noun/phrase these modify.

Hence I will also go with A.
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Re: SC: Simple pronoun reference it vs that [#permalink]

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05 Mar 2009, 14:34
nitya34 wrote:
it refers to "primary goal"
hence A

can you pls elaborate more or paste the full Q
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ConkergMat wrote:
Example:
The experiment proved that securing control over one's mind was a primary goal of the Indian scientists,
as it was of the Chinese scientists.

A. as it was of the Chinese
B. as that of the Chinese
C. like that of the Chinese.

Nitya,

I don't think it --refers to goal
it refers to "securing control over one's mind"

X was primary goal of Y, as it (X) was [primary goal]of Z

B - clearly out. comparing "clause" with "phrase"
"as" used to compare clause vs clause
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Re: SC: Simple pronoun reference it vs that [#permalink]

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05 Mar 2009, 23:51
x2suresh wrote:
nitya34 wrote:
it refers to "primary goal"
hence A

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ConkergMat wrote:
Example:
The experiment proved that securing control over one's mind was a primary goal of the Indian scientists,
as it was of the Chinese scientists.

A. as it was of the Chinese
B. as that of the Chinese
C. like that of the Chinese.

Nitya,

I don't think it --refers to goal
it refers to "securing control over one's mind"

X was primary goal of Y, as it (X) was [primary goal]of Z

B - clearly out. comparing "clause" with "phrase"
"as" used to compare clause vs clause

Doesn't 'it' have to refer to a thing? Does "securing control over one's mind" function as a noun or action.

Generally speaking, can 'it' refer to verbs? Can 'it' refer to gerunds?
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Re: SC: Simple pronoun reference it vs that [#permalink]

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06 Mar 2009, 05:08
my take on C ..
i think here sentence compares primary goal of chinese with that of indian scientist ..
and
Like is used to compare nouns and AS is used to compare clause/action..

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