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In parallelism like the following:

X is as ____ as Y.

X and Y should be of the identical grammatical structure, being either one word or a whole clause.

For instance,

The view from a humble cottage may be as spectacular as the view from a lavish penthouse.

where X is "the view from a humble cottage" and Y "the view from a lavish penthouse".

And I learned that pronouns can be used to refer to nouns. In this case, can I make the sentence more compact by transforming it into this one?

The view from a humble cottage may be as spectacular as that from a lavish penthouse.

Does the above form still satisfy the requirements of the parallel structure?

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