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16. 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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29 Oct 2005, 05:24
C for the parallel use of in+country...

FACT: Even though 52% of American high school graduates go on to college, only 25% eventually finish.
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29 Oct 2005, 10:14
C is good. It maintains parallel structure and is more clear than A.
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30 Oct 2005, 02:40
go C go..

remember 'it' always substitues a 'word' not a phrase or sentence...so B is out.
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30 Oct 2005, 02:58
what is wrong with A ?? is it the percetage & country's //ism
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03 Nov 2005, 10:54
OA is C.
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