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It has been estimated that the annual cost to the United States of illiteracy in lost industrial output and tax revenues is at least $20 billion a year.

(A) the annual cost to the United States of illiteracy in lost industrial output and tax revenues is at least $20 billion a year
(B) the annual cost of illiteracy to the United States is at least $20 billion a year because of lost industrial output and tax revenues
(C) illiteracy costs the United States at least $20 billion a year in lost industrial output and tax revenues
(D) $20 billion a year in lost industrial output and tax revenues is the annual cost to the United States of illiteracy
(E) lost industrial output and tax revenues cost the United States at least $20 billion a year because of illiteracy
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spriya wrote:
It has been estimated that the annual cost to the United States of illiteracy in lost industrial output and tax revenues is at least $20 billion a year.

(A) the annual cost to the United States of illiteracy in lost industrial output and tax revenues is at least $20 billion a year
(B) the annual cost of illiteracy to the United States is at least $20 billion a year because of lost industrial output and tax revenues
(C) illiteracy costs the United States at least $20 billion a year in lost industrial output and tax revenues
(D) $20 billion a year in lost industrial output and tax revenues is the annual cost to the United States of illiteracy
(E) lost industrial output and tax revenues cost the United States at least $20 billion a year because of illiteracy



IMO C.

"Cost of illiteracy" or "illiteracy costs" is much better than "cost to the United States of illiteracy " hence A and D out.
chanigng the meaning X because of Y is now changed to Y because of X

Between B and C --> C is concise and to the point.
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A, B, and D wrong (redundant annual and a year).
E wrong (reverses the meaning of sentence).
C.

This is an OG question.
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spriya wrote:
It has been estimated that the annual cost to the United States of illiteracy in lost industrial output and tax revenues is at least $20 billion a year.

(A) the annual cost to the United States of illiteracy in lost industrial output and tax revenues is at least $20 billion a year (Redundant)

(B) the annual cost of illiteracy to the United States is at least $20 billion a year because of lost industrial output and tax revenues (Same as A)

(C) illiteracy costs the United States at least $20 billion a year in lost industrial output and tax revenues

(D) $20 billion a year in lost industrial output and tax revenues is the annual cost to the United States of illiteracy (Same as A)

(E) lost industrial output and tax revenues cost the United States at least $20 billion a year because of illiteracy



I go with C

Please underline the incorrect part when you post
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abhijit_sen wrote:
A, B, and D wrong (redundant annual and a year).
E wrong (reverses the meaning of sentence).
C.

This is an OG question.

yes year and annual both used => redundant usage => hence C is apt
OA is C
i marked B :(
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