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Most of Portugals 250,000 university students boycotted

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Most of Portugal’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
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Re: SC29-29 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2006, 19:30
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Most of Portugal’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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 [#permalink] New post 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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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2006, 20:33
to me D seems best..

E says contribute ...for which seems awkward.
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 [#permalink] New post 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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 [#permalink] New post 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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 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2006, 08:04
Always use "instead of" to contrast nouns; in this case "laws."
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