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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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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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The clue lies in fixing the appropriate arms of comparison. Difficulty to prevent crimes against property should be compared with a similar difficulty to prevent crimes against persons

A. those that are against a ----- comparison is between ‘to prevent “and ‘ those’ standing for the crimes. --- wrong
B. those against a -------- same as A
C. it is against a ---- A plausible weird meaning here is that it is difficult to prevent crimes against property as it goes against a person
D. preventing those against a --- to prevent and preventing are not // --- wrong
E. it is to prevent those against a --- The best of the lot as ‘it is’ is an expletive in both arms.
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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?

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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Comparing "to prevent" in one situation to "to prevent" in another situation.

hence answer should be E
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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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First thing to note here is that the comparison is not between crimes but between the prevention of crimes against a property and the prevention of crimes against a person. Just try and replace the pronouns in each choice with their antecedents and differences will be clear.

(A) Those that are against a—- those - refers to crimes difficult to prevent crimes is being compared with crimes

(B) Those against a -- same as A

(C) It is against a -- It can stand only for property - meaning it is difficult to prevent crimes against property as property is against a person – absurd

(D) Preventing those against a – to prevent is not parallel to preventing.

E. Though wordy, E puts it thread - bare. Here- [highlight]it[/highlight] -holds a place value and hence needs no reference.

Hence E
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I dont follow your explanation of C being wrong.

For me "It" in C, is exactly the same as in E. It has no reference, it is impersonal.

Please, could you explain why you say that "It" in C refers to property?
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First thing to note here is that the comparison is not between crimes but between the prevention of crimes against a property and the prevention of crimes against a person. Just try and replace the pronouns in each choice with their antecedents and differences will be clear.

(A) Those that are against a—- those - refers to crimes difficult to prevent crimes is being compared with crimes

(B) Those against a -- same as A

(C) It is against a -- It can stand only for property - meaning it is difficult to prevent crimes against property as property is against a person – absurd

(D) Preventing those against a – to prevent is not parallel to preventing.

E. Though wordy, E puts it thread - bare. Here- [highlight]it[/highlight] -holds a place value and hence needs no reference.

Hence E

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If the second it is impersonal as in E, then it should take along with all its components of the first. The - to prevent -phrase has been left out, making it nonparallel. Because it is not symmetrically carrying the intended meaning on either sides, we have to take that the second it refers to the property that lies closest to it.
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3) 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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Correct answer is E…..Because it compares the it is before as to it is after as…..


Must be E.
I must say the question is really interesting.

The structure is:
It is as difficult to do X as it is to do Y.

Other answers are not parallel.

Hope it's clear a little bit.
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If the second it is impersonal as in E, then it should take along with all its components of the first. The - to prevent -phrase has been left out, making it nonparallel. Because it is not symmetrically carrying the intended meaning on either sides, we have to take that the second it refers to the property that lies closest to it.

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If we write option B as "as to those against", will that make a correct sentence?
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