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# It is as difficult to prevent crimes against property as

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16 Jun 2007, 07:42
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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

Please give reasons for ur choices...

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16 Jun 2007, 10:28
I would pick C, not sure why but it sounds correct. Can some else explain

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17 Jun 2007, 01:28
vineetgupta wrote:
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

Please give reasons for ur choices...

B would be my choice

It is as difficult to prevent crimes against property as those (crimes) against a person

as X as Y
so we re-write the idiom it will be It is as X as Y so " it is" is not required.

What's the OA?

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17 Jun 2007, 02:29
vineetgupta wrote:
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

Please give reasons for ur choices...

E.

idiom
...as X as...

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

those can trace its immediate antecedent to crimes.
E maintains parallelism.

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18 Jun 2007, 12:48
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

I thnk C is the answer
It is as difficult to prevent crimes against property as it is against a person.

it in the second part refers "to prevent crimes"

~sara

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18 Jun 2007, 12:54
Only E maintains correct parallelism.

Underlining is needed for SC questions.

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18 Jun 2007, 21:18
vineetgupta wrote:
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

Please give reasons for ur choices...

vote for C

"it" refers to "to prevent crimes against property"

rewriting the original sentence gives us the complete sentence:
[to prevent crimes against property] is as difficult to prevent crimes against property as [to prevent crimes against a person.]

substitute "it" back to the sentence:

it is as difficult to prevent crimes against property as it is against a person.

For E, "it" should be omitted

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19 Jun 2007, 02:38
E.

explicit 'it' is necessary in this sentence.

Hi, grad_mba...can u tell me why 'it' is needed...thats my main concern...

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19 Jun 2007, 03:11
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

I vote for C. I think ‘as it is’ makes some sense ( As per my knowledge Such As It Is – is a idiom)

A , B, D & E – ‘ those’ I found as a redundant for ‘ crimes’.

May be i am completely wrong

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19 Jun 2007, 05:50
E.

The original statement implies that "crimes against a person are as difficult as it is to prevent crimes against property"
(thus, crimes is compared in difficulty to the prevention of another crime)

Thus it is necessary to elaborate and use another "to prevent " in reference to crimes against person.

Whats the OA ?

best,
parsifal[/i]

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21 Jun 2007, 11:56
The OA is E.

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21 Jun 2007, 11:56
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