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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 nation’s 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: According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2009, 01:08
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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 nation’s four-year colleges and universities.
(A) equivalent to the enrollment of----eight million people are compared with enrollment
(B) the equivalent of those enrolled in-----eight million people are equivalent to those.. wrong comparison
(C) equal to those who are enrolled in----Wordy, awkword
(D) as many as the enrollment of------wrong comparison again
(E) as many as are enrolled in----OK to me


So "E" for me.
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Re: According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2009, 03:30
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 nation’s four-year colleges and universities.
(A) equivalent to the enrollment of compares quantity with process of enrolling
(B) the equivalent of those enrolled in compares quantity with people
(C) equal to those who are enrolled in compares quantity with people
(D) as many as the enrollment of better, although still compares uncomparable things (quantity with process)
(E) as many as are enrolled in Right one!

What is OA?

P.S. Please underline the part of the sentence which is under question.

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Re: According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2009, 03:57
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People count, not amount!!!


Ok, let it be 'quantity' :)
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Re: According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2009, 21:16
I go with E
the equivalent of those enrolled in as in B is not correct. Had it been " the number equivalent ......", it would have been correct answer.
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Re: According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2009, 04:23
IMO E.
For numerical comparison, "as many as" is preferred to "equivalent"
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Re: According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2009, 07:25
I checked. E is the OA

but It's missing a subject, isn't it ?

as many as are...
I would have prefered as many as peophe who are...
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Re: According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the [#permalink] New post 04 May 2011, 19:24
E looks better in all of the options due to above mentioned reasons but I also have concerns about construction of sentence, Can anybody explain?
after comma about as many as are enrolled....; How before comma and after comma parts of the sentences are connected?
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Re: According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the [#permalink] New post 04 May 2011, 23:09
This problem is from OG Verbal Review. OA is E.
I am confused about the comparison here. How can 8 million people be compared to people in colleges?
Pls kindly explain.
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The sentence compares people with nation's four year enrollment (Countable noun with countable noun). Equivalent and Equal are used to modify uncountable noun. Such as water, sugar. As many as is used to modify countable noun.

In D people are improperly compared with enrollment.
E is the correct answer.
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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 nation’s 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


"equivalent to the enrollment" messes up the comparison. You want to compare people to people. A is gone.

"the equivalent of those enrolled", you're equating people to "those enrolled", which doesn't make sense. B is gone.

"equal to those who are enrolled", in what way are they "equal"? Equal implies that the traits of X and Y are equal, or that the beliefs of X and Y are equal. But you don't want to compare traits/beliefs of X and Y, you want to compare X to Y. So, C is gone

"as many as the enrollment" compares the people to the enrollment. Doesn't make sense, so D is gone.

E "as many as are enrolled in" is a perfect segway into the non-underlined part to the right, this portion connects the traits of the 8 million people to the enrolled people in american colleges. That's the intended comparison.
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Re: According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the [#permalink] New post 24 May 2014, 01:14
E should be understood that

as many as the number of persons who are enroled...

but why do we can make and elliptical sentence like E? what is the rule of ellipsis applied in choice E. pls explain this
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Re: According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2014, 05:47
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 nation’s four-year colleges and universities.

The modifier "about equivalent to the enrollment of the nation’s four-year colleges and universities" modifies "eight million people". So the modifier should talk about a number and not the enrollment.

(A) equivalent to the enrollment of - Comparing enrollment to number - Incorrect
(B) the equivalent of those enrolled in - Comparing number to enrollment - Incorrect
(C) equal to those who are enrolled in - Comparing number to people who are enrolled in - Incorrect
(D) as many as the enrollment of - Comparing number and enrollment - Incorrect
(E) as many as are enrolled in - Comparing number and number - Correct
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