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According to the 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 05 Feb 2013, 01:34
A) Compares a number with the enrollment. Incorrect.
B) Similar to A
C) Compares a number with people. Incorrect.
D) Equates enrollment to a number. Incorrect.
E) Correct. This option correctly compares like terms to draw a comparison.

E it is.
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Re: According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2013, 15:21
hi,
option A&B have word 'equivalent' which calls for concision issue....
also where ever there is a comparision ,we can straightaway reject the option having equivalent(personal experience).

pls explain y C is wrong.

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Re: According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2013, 11:54
suryav wrote:
hi,
option A&B have word 'equivalent' which calls for concision issue....
also where ever there is a comparision ,we can straightaway reject the option having equivalent(personal experience).

pls explain y C is wrong.

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Hello,

Baten80 had a nice explanation for C in an earlier discussion of the same problem; "equivalent" and "equal" modify uncountable nouns, while "as many as" modifies countable nouns.
In this problem, population is countable, so "as many as" must be used.

Indeed "equal" sounds alright, and I'm sure I use it to modify countable nouns in my own speech; however, it is not grammatically correct.
I hope this helps. Please don't hesitate to correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks! :beer

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Re: According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2013, 14:17
I am always confused with these question (A and E here for me, I could eliminate C)

Are we comparing numbers or entities. I felt A compared numbers where as E compared entities (people). In E, we have as many as, which is poeple.

GyanOne thinks otherwise. Can someone please help here? This is one concept that I need to get correct.

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Re: According to the a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2013, 23:00
equivalent of says that the jobs are going to be offered to another set (not the 8 million people in the colleges). Distorts the meaning
So rule out equivalent.
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