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# It is as difficult to prevent crimes against property as

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It is as difficult to prevent crimes against property as those that are against a person.

(A) those that are against a
(B) those against a
(C) it is against a
(D) preventing those against a
(E) it is to prevent those against a

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05 Jan 2005, 23:40
answer choice - C. it uses the correct idiomatic expression for comparison and contrast - as... as. it also satisfies the parallel requirement when making comparisons.
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05 Jan 2005, 23:40
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05 Jan 2005, 23:45
i want to correct myself lol didn't even read E. clearly the correct answer.
althought C sounds good too even thought it omits the pronoun it is still acceptable.
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06 Jan 2005, 00:59
For valid parallelism, we need to parallel 'to prevent crimes' with another infinitive form 'to ..'
E it is.
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06 Jan 2005, 07:26
one more for E. can you please underline the part to be corrected..
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06 Jan 2005, 07:35
Agree with E

pronoun + verb + infinitive form matches the first half.
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06 Jan 2005, 11:15
mmm...I would go for E. It is kind of diffucilt to read a question without the line.
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07 Jan 2005, 10:04
The OA is E.

Thanks for the parallelism explation, Nocilis.

07 Jan 2005, 10:04
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