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In 1972 votes were cast by 55% of the electorate;and 40% in 1996.

a. electorate;and 40% in 1996 the figure was 40%
b. electorate;in 1996 the figure was 40%
c. electorate, and in 1996 40%
d.electorate, 40% in 1996 was the figure
e. electorate that fell to 40% in 1996
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Maryam787 wrote:
rajathpanta wrote:
In 1972 votes were cast by 55% of the electorate;and 40% in 1996.

a. electorate;and 40% in 1996 the figure was 40%
b. electorate;in 1996 the figure was 40%
c. electorate, and in 1996 40%
d.electorate, 40% in 1996 was the figure
e. electorate that fell to 40% in 1996

Why not E option?

because E doen't make sense. It compares votes with electorate. The electorate fell OR the votes ???

here the best thing is to spot suddenly that a semicolon is used only to connect 2 indipendent clauses and AND to introduce a list or an explanation.

based on ONLY on this assumption the answer is B

moreover You have the beginning of the sentence with In 1972............in 1996. To maintain the things parallel and logical

I hope it is clear now
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17 Nov 2012, 23:49
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Maryam787 wrote:
rajathpanta wrote:
In 1972 votes were cast by 55% of the electorate;and 40% in 1996.

a. electorate;and 40% in 1996 the figure was 40%
b. electorate;in 1996 the figure was 40%
c. electorate, and in 1996 40%
d.electorate, 40% in 1996 was the figure
e. electorate that fell to 40% in 1996

Why not E option?

because E doen't make sense. It compares votes with electorate. The electorate fell OR the votes ???

here the best thing is to spot suddenly that a semicolon is used only to connect 2 indipendent clauses and AND to introduce a list or an explanation.

based on ONLY on this assumption the answer is B

moreover You have the beginning of the sentence with In 1972............in 1996. To maintain the things parallel and logical

I hope it is clear now

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