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In the United State, more than half of all the arrests for serious cri

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In the United State, more than half of all the arrests for serious crimes against property are of 20 year olds or younger.

(a) of 20 year olds or younger
(b) 20 years old or younger
(c) of persons 20 years old or younger
(d) persons 20 years old or less
(e) 20 years old or less

Originally posted by puneetstud on 07 Jun 2018, 07:53.
Last edited by Bunuel on 08 Jun 2018, 01:47, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 07 Jun 2018, 08:01
I would go with C: “...arrests...are of persons”


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My logic behind choosing B was that - "arrests" means people...there's no need to mention "person" again.

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New post 07 Jun 2018, 21:16
For me, arrest is an action of capturing people. Hence, it should be: ''the arrest of persons 20 years old or younger.
In option A, younger should be in plural form. C is the correct choice IMO.


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In the United State, more than half of all the arrests for serious crimes against property are of 20 year olds or younger.

(a) of 20 year olds or younger
(b) 20 years old or younger
(c) of persons 20 years old or younger
(d) persons 20 years old or less
(e) 20 years old or less



I chose C to clarify that that the persons arrested were 20 year olds or younger, and not that the property was 20 year olds or younger.
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In the United State, more than half of all the arrests for serious crimes against property are of 20 year olds or younger.

(a) of 20 year olds or younger -> Talking about arrests not person
(b) 20 years old or younger SAme as a
(c) of persons 20 years old or younger
(d) persons 20 years old or less
(e) 20 years old or less

Originally posted by aanyajain20 on 08 Jun 2018, 19:40.
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(a) of 20 year ((olds)) or younger - use of olds seems awkward and incorrect.

(b) 20 years old or younger - changes the meaning of the sentence. It seems as if arrests are 20 years old... illogical.

(c) /of persons/ 20 years /old/ or younger
- correct. Keep.
(d) persons 20 years old or less - change in meaning. Incorrect.

(e) 20 years old or less - same as B.

Hence, IMO C.

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New post 15 Jun 2018, 18:19
tamal99 wrote:
My logic behind choosing B was that - "arrests" means people...there's no need to mention "person" again.

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Hii Tamal,
As per option B, the meaning of the sentence becomes as the arrests are either 20 years old or younger.
But the sentence is trying to say that the persons who are getting arrested for property causes are either 20 years older or younger.
Clearly, option B is not conveying the meaning which it tries to.
Hence, option B is wrong.

Not an expert, so you can counter my thought process. :-)
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New post 20 Aug 2018, 21:32
I was very reluctant to choose C because I don't think that persons is a correct word. I checked out a couple of links (can't post since I've not been a member for more than 5 days through this account) & they happen to tell the same thing. While there is no referent in option A, wouldn't it be the safest option considering that a word like persons doesn't exist?

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