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Despite the increasing number of women graduating from law [#permalink] New post 22 May 2010, 06:36
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Despite the increasing number of women graduating from law school and passing bar examinations, the proportion of judges and partners at major law firms who are women have not risen to a comparable extent.

(A) the proportion of judges and partners at major law firms who are women have not risen to a comparable extent
(B) the proportion of women judges and partners at major law firms have not risen comparably
(C) the proportion of judges and partners at major law firms who are women has not risen comparably
(D) yet the proportion of women judges and partners at major law firms has not risen to a comparable extent
(E) yet the proportion of judges and partners at major law firms who are women has not risen comparably


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Re: Despite the increasing number of women graduating from law [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2013, 08:31
[quote="papillon86"]Despite the increasing number of women graduating from law school and passing bar examinations, the proportion of judges and partners at major law firms who are women have not risen to a comparable extent.

(A) the proportion of judges and partners at major law firms who are women have not risen to a comparable extent-- The proportion is singular, so it should be has and not have.

(B) the proportion of women judges and partners at major law firms have not risen comparably--Same as A

(C) the proportion of judges and partners at major law firms who are women has not risen comparably--Correct usage of sub-verb

(D) yet the proportion of women judges and partners at major law firms has not risen to a comparable extent-- With Despite, yet is absolutely not required.

(E) yet the proportion of judges and partners at major law firms who are women has not risen comparably--Same as D
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