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# Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go

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Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go on to college, compared with Canadaâ€™s thirty-five percent and Great Britain, Japan, and West Germanyâ€™s fifteen percent.

(A) Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go on to college, compared with Canadaâ€™s thirty-five percent and Great Britain, Japan, and West Germanyâ€™s fifteen percent.
(B) Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go on to college; in Canada it is thirty-five percent and in Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany it is fifteen percent.
(C) In the United States, Fifty-two percent of high school graduates go on to college, compared with thirty-five percent in Canada and fifteen percent in Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany.
(D) The percentage of high school graduates in the United States who go on to college is fifty-two, compared with Canadaâ€™s thirty-five percent, Great Britainâ€™s fifteen, Japanâ€™s fifteen, and West Germanyâ€™s fifteen.
(E) The percentage of United States high school graduates going on to college is fifty-two that in Canada is thirty-five, and that in Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany is fifteen.

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27 Jun 2005, 18:23
HIMALAYA wrote:
Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go on to college, compared with Canadaâ€™s thirty-five percent and Great Britain, Japan, and West Germanyâ€™s fifteen percent.

(A) Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go on to college, compared with Canadaâ€™s thirty-five percent and Great Britain, Japan, and West Germanyâ€™s fifteen percent.
(B) Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go on to college; in Canada it is thirty-five percent and in Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany it is fifteen percent.
(C) In the United States, Fifty-two percent of high school graduates go on to college, compared with thirty-five percent in Canada and fifteen percent in Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany.
(D) The percentage of high school graduates in the United States who go on to college is fifty-two, compared with Canadaâ€™s thirty-five percent, Great Britainâ€™s fifteen, Japanâ€™s fifteen, and West Germanyâ€™s fifteen.
(E) The percentage of United States high school graduates going on to college is fifty-two that in Canada is thirty-five, and that in Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany is fifteen.

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in choice (E), 'that' is weird. In choice D, the comparison is not clear.
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27 Jun 2005, 18:32
A is wrong - faulty parallelism

B is also wrong for the same reason

D and E are unnecessarily wordy (The percentage of high school graduates)

C is my answer. It fixes the comparison issue and is succinct.
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27 Jun 2005, 19:07
banerjeea_98 wrote:
"D" || construction, no ambiguity.

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27 Jun 2005, 19:18
HIMALAYA wrote:
banerjeea_98 wrote:
"D" || construction, no ambiguity.

My bad "D" is totally wrong....modifier "who go on to.." is far removed from the noun that it intends to modify.
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27 Jun 2005, 19:23
C for me too.
Very clear and concise. Maintains parallel - In US...,in Canda, etc
while comparing percentages.
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28 Jun 2005, 07:03
banerjeea_98 wrote:
HIMALAYA wrote:
banerjeea_98 wrote:
"D" || construction, no ambiguity.

My bad "D" is totally wrong....modifier "who go on to.." is far removed from the noun that it intends to modify.

The problem with D is more than the modifer being furthest from the noun. In D the fifteen repeated 3 times, which is a structural error.
28 Jun 2005, 07:03
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