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# According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the

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According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the [#permalink]  03 Sep 2006, 06:49
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According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, companies in the United States are providing job training and general education for nearly eight million people, about equivalent to the enrollment of the nations four-year colleges and universities.

A. equivalent to the enrollment of

B. the equivalent of those enrolled in

C. equal to those who are enrolled in

D. as many as the enrollment of

E. as many as are enrolled in
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Re: SC: Carnegie Foundation [#permalink]  03 Sep 2006, 08:06
ak_idc wrote:
According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, companies in the United States are providing job training and general education for nearly eight million people, about equivalent to the enrollment of the nations four-year colleges and universities.

A. equivalent to the enrollment of

B. the equivalent of those enrolled in

C. equal to those who are enrolled in

D. as many as the enrollment of

E. as many as are enrolled in

I pick E because look at the people before the comma, we are comparing the number of people to the number of people enrolled in the nations four year colleges.
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Re: SC: Carnegie Foundation [#permalink]  03 Sep 2006, 08:20
uvs_mba wrote:
ak_idc wrote:
According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, companies in the United States are providing job training and general education for nearly eight million people, about equivalent to the enrollment of the nations four-year colleges and universities.

A. equivalent to the enrollment of

B. the equivalent of those enrolled in

C. equal to those who are enrolled in

D. as many as the enrollment of

E. as many as are enrolled in

I pick E because look at the people before the comma, we are comparing the number of people to the number of people enrolled in the nations four year colleges.

as many what? E is the trap answer here.

(B) is the only other gramatically correct option
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E looks right .. thought it might be the trap answer

Can you also post the OE?
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Agree with B. MATT is correct.
"those" in B clearly refers to "people".
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gk3.14 wrote:
E looks right .. thought it might be the trap answer

Can you also post the OE?

Will wait for a few more responses
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It should be E.

Equivalent or equal to don't fit in this case... A, B, C are out.

Between D & E... E compares people.
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E is the answer, equivalent and equal are use to compare un-quantifiable groups. The number of people is quantifiable....as many as is the correct form.
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OA is E.

Sorry guys. There is no OE.
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IMO this question may be flawed. For those that have Kaplan 800, please compare this sentence (Kaplan#72, pg 193) with (OG#132). We need as many men as women... to properly complete the comparison. Im too busy with work now to manually key both sentences in for a vertical comparison.
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GMATT73 wrote:
IMO this question may be flawed. For those that have Kaplan 800, please compare this sentence (Kaplan#72, pg 193) with (OG#132). We need as many men as women... to properly complete the comparison. Im too busy with work now to manually key both sentences in for a vertical comparison.

Matt I think E is correct.

EQUAL means A = B
but here sentence says "about equivalent....". So "about" suggests that these are not really equal but almost equal. Hence use of "as many as" is correct.
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GMATT73 wrote:
IMO this question may be flawed. For those that have Kaplan 800, please compare this sentence (Kaplan#72, pg 193) with (OG#132). We need as many men as women... to properly complete the comparison. I`m too busy with work now to manually key both sentences in for a vertical comparison.

Matt, I found the OE for this question

The phrases equivalent to in A, the equivalent of in B, and equal to in C have too broad a range of meanings
to be used precisely here: that is, they can suggest more than merely numerical equality. Also, as quantitative
expressions, equivalent and equal often modify nouns referring to uncountable things, as in "an equivalent
amount of resistance" or "a volume of water equal to Lake Michigan." To establish numerical comparability
between groups with countable members, the phrase as many as is preferable. Choice D, however, uses this
phrase improperly in comparing eight million people to enrollment, not to other people. The comparison in E,
the best choice, is logical because people is understood as the subject of are enrolled.
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Re: According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the [#permalink]  22 Aug 2014, 01:24
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