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# Grammar - Parallelism

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04 Jul 2007, 10:21
The amount of pollution in New York is equivalent to that of New Jersey.
The amount of pollution in New York is equivalent to that of in New Jersey.
The amount of pollution in New York is equivalent to that in New Jersey.

Which one(s) are/is correct?
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04 Jul 2007, 10:24
bmwhype2 wrote:
The amount of pollution in New York is equivalent to that of New Jersey.
The amount of pollution in New York is equivalent to that of in New Jersey.
The amount of pollution in New York is equivalent to that in New Jersey.

Which one(s) are/is correct?

IMO:The amount of pollution in New York is equivalent to that of in New Jersey is correct
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04 Jul 2007, 10:32
The amount of pollution in New York is equivalent to that of in New Jersey

--- is correct.
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04 Jul 2007, 10:40
bmwhype2 wrote:
1. The amount of pollution in New York is equivalent to that of New Jersey.
2. The amount of pollution in New York is equivalent to that of in New Jersey.
3. The amount of pollution in New York is equivalent to that in New Jersey.

Which one(s) are/is correct?

Okay. thanks. I see my error. I was comparing pollution instead of the amount of pollution.

1. The amount of pollution in New York is equivalent to that (amount) of (pollution) (in) New Jersey.

3. The amount of pollution in New York is equivalent to that (amount of pollution) in New Jersey.
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01 Aug 2007, 03:57
Can the third one be also correct? That can replace a noun phrase i assume...
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01 Aug 2007, 05:59
Only the third sentence seems correct to me.
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01 Aug 2007, 08:03
I thought I knew this part of pronoun reference, but now I am confused.

A quick search for a keyword "that of" in 1000SC led me to believe that there is a bit of science in this section of pronoun reference.

I have copied some of questions below to conclude for yourself.
OA's are in white under each question.

Would be keen to hear some insights.

404.In the 1980’s the rate of increase of the minority population of the United States was nearly twice as fast as the 1970’s.
(A) twice as fast as
(B) twice as fast as it was in
(C) twice what it was in
(D) two times faster than that of
(E) two times greater than

487. Like the color-discriminating apparatus of the human eye, insects’ eyes depend on recording and comparing light intensities in three regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
(A) insects’ eyes depend on
(B) an insect eye depends on
(C) that of insects depend on the
(D) that of an insect’s eye depends on
(E) that of an insect’s is dependent on the

553. Once they had seen the report from the medical examiner, the investigators did not doubt whether the body recovered from the river was the man who had attempted to escape from the state prison.
(A) did not doubt whether the body recovered from the river was
(B) have no doubt whether the body recovered from the river was
(C) had not doubted that the body recovered from the river was
(D) have no doubt whether the body recovered from the river was that of
(E) had no doubt that the body recovered from the river was that of

569. Our rate of teenage pregnancies is among the highest in the industrialized world, being exceeded only by Chile, Hungary, Romania, Cuba, and Bulgaria.
(A) is among the highest in the industrialized world, being exceeded only by
(B) is among the highest in the industrialized world, exceeded only by that of
(C) are among the highest in the industrialized world, only exceeded by
(D) is among the highest in the industrialized world, and exceeds only
(E) are among the highest in the industrialized world, and they exceed those of only

404 OA C
487 OA D
553 OA E
569 OA B
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01 Aug 2007, 08:13
botirvoy wrote:

A quick search for a keyword "that of" in 1000SC led me to believe that there is a bit of science in this section of pronoun reference.

Thanks for a nice method.

Back to the original post, I would go for the THIRD sentence.

Second sentence "that of in" sounds weird.
First sentence "in New York" and "of New Jersey" are not parallel.
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01 Aug 2007, 10:06
bmwhype2 wrote:
The amount of pollution in New York is equivalent to that of New Jersey.
The amount of pollution in New York is equivalent to that of in New Jersey.
The amount of pollution in New York is equivalent to that in New Jersey.

Which one(s) are/is correct?

I'm not sure if its a good written practice to use two preposition as they are used in II.

I would have gone with the III choice.
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01 Aug 2007, 10:35
bmwhype2 wrote:
The amount of pollution in New York is equivalent to that of New Jersey.
The amount of pollution in New York is equivalent to that of in New Jersey.
The amount of pollution in New York is equivalent to that in New Jersey.

Which one(s) are/is correct?

I don't see how II can be right at all!! Only III works. "that of in"???? definitely not right.
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03 Aug 2007, 01:27
yea, only #3 works, which is why i bumped this thread back up.
03 Aug 2007, 01:27
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