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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

What's the answer and why?
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Comparing "to prevent" in one situation to "to prevent" in another situation.

hence answer should be E

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New post 04 Dec 2009, 14:17
I will go with (B)
"those" Pronoun refers to "Prevent crimes" . So (C) and (E) dropped
(D) - ing improper ...dropped
(A) - THOSE THAT....dropped

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B sounds reasonable as its helps bringing " Parallelism " and "comparision ".

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New post 05 Dec 2009, 14:38
If we choose B then it means 'those' refers to 'difficult', which sounds incorrect.

I'll go with E. OA please?

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agree with Hso
those without it is in B awkwardly refers to the difficult.
E solves the problem.
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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

What's the answer and why?


IMO answer is E.

A and B are wrong due to unclear comparison. C modifies the meaning. D is not parallel.
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rgarg1nortel 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

What's the answer and why?

if we rewrite the s/c then it will of something like this
It is as difficult to prevent crimes against property as difficult to prevent crimes against a person

now if we insert a correct pronoun then the s/c will be of form

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

hence E
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New post 11 Dec 2009, 10:41
good explanation.

OA may not be required now. :)

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Whats wrong with C???

For me there´s no ambiguity...
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New post 29 Apr 2010, 01:49
OA is E, but i dont see wahy "those" is needed here...
Cananybody explain?
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parallelism means the clauses should be structurally similar ...so we need "those" to keep the clauses parallel

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New post 29 Apr 2010, 06:20
neoreaves wrote:
parallelism means the clauses should be structurally similar ...so we need "those" to keep the clauses parallel


But the || seems to be between property and person, so "those" is not needed here...
Any more thoughts?
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i was the odd person and picked (D) but good explanation by xcusemeplz2009

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Please, could anybody explain why E is better than C?
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I'm still confused with this one.
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I thought that the idiom being used here is "as X as to Y" and tried evaluating the question on the similar lines . I guess i need more explanation for this one.

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I chose E after some concern about the wordiness. The other choices lacked parallel structure, so I narrowed down to E.

"those" refers to crimes
"it" refers to "it is difficult"

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could anybody further elaborate on what's wrong with B and C?
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New post 31 Dec 2010, 09:30
i went with C as well. I think E is too wordy.

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