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# Most of Portugals 250,000 university students boycotted

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Most of Portugalâ€™s 250,000 university students boycotted classes in a one-day strike to protest a law that requires them to contribute $330 a year toward the cost of higher education, previously paying$7 per year.

(A)year toward the cost of higher education, previously paying $7 per year (B)year toward the cost of higher education, for which was previously paid$7 per year

(C)year, compared to the previously $7 per year, toward the cost of higher education (D)year toward the cost of higher education, instead of the$7 per year required previously

(E)year as opposed to the $7 per year required previously for the cost of higher education If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! VP Joined: 21 Aug 2006 Posts: 1025 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 0 Re: SC29-29 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 12 Oct 2006, 19:30 jerrywu wrote: Most of Portugalâ€™s 250,000 university students boycotted classes in a one-day strike to protest a law that requires them to contribute$330 a year toward the cost of higher education, previously paying $7 per year. (A)year toward the cost of higher education, previously paying$7 per year

(B)year toward the cost of higher education, for which was previously paid $7 per year (C)year, compared to the previously$7 per year, toward the cost of higher education

(D)year toward the cost of higher education, instead of the $7 per year required previously (E)year as opposed to the$7 per year required previously for the cost of higher education

E looks best. "X as opposed to Y" sounds idiomatic.
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12 Oct 2006, 20:08
The modifier in C makes sense..(jus a bit worried about the "previously" instead of "previous")
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12 Oct 2006, 20:33
to me D seems best..

E says contribute ...for which seems awkward.
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12 Oct 2006, 20:51
Raghavender wrote:
The modifier in C makes sense..(jus a bit worried about the "previously" instead of "previous")

(C)year, compared to the previously \$7 per year, toward the cost of higher education

modifier problem...
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13 Oct 2006, 00:00
Between D and E, I choose D for two reasons:
1. contribute-toward souds better than contribute-for
2. In E,for the cost of higher education is separated from contribute . In D it is situated right next to contribute.
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13 Oct 2006, 08:04
Always use "instead of" to contrast nouns; in this case "laws."
13 Oct 2006, 08:04
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