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Part of the proposed increase in state education spending is due to higher enrollment, since the number of students in public schools have grown steadily since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, are at a record high.

( A ) enrollment, since the number of students in public schools have grown steadily since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, are at
( B ) enrollment, with a number of students in public schools growing steadily since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, reaching
( C ) enrollment, since students in public schools have grown steadily in number since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, have reached
( D ) enrollment, the number of student in public schools has grown steadily since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, has reached
( E ) enrollment, students in public schools have grown steadily in number, since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, are at
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Part of the proposed increase in state education spending is due to higher enrollment, since the number of students in public schools have grown steadily since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, are at a record high.

( A ) enrollment, since the number of students in public schools have grown steadily since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, are at

the number . . . has

( B ) enrollment, with a number of students in public schools growing steadily since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, reaching

correct

( C ) enrollment, since students in public schools have grown steadily in number since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, have reached

students haven't grown, well maybe, but distorts meaning.

( D ) enrollment, the number of student in public schools has grown steadily since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, has reached

number of studentS

( E ) enrollment, students in public schools have grown steadily in number, since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, are at

students haven't grown, well maybe, but distorts meaning.

I like B
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( A ) enrollment, since the number of students in public schools have ...

( B ) enrollment, with a number of students in public schools growing steadily ...
A number of students are growing (big??) what??

( C ) enrollment, since students in public schools have grown steadily in number since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, have reached

( D ) enrollment, the number of student ...
Run-on sentence... what is the relationship between the first part and the second?
"student" ?? Should be "students".

( E ) enrollment, students in public schools have grown steadily in number, since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, are at
Very awkward...

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15 Sep 2006, 14:53
This one is funny ..... I see now that the question is from 1000SC list but it has the semicolon missing in option D ..... without that semicolon, the sentence becomes a run-on and can not be the right answer ..... Those who are picking D without noticing this, please consult a grammar book

I'm still .....
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15 Sep 2006, 15:46
no need to take out the hammers

agreeed a semi-colon is missing, but there's no way you can justify any of the others. still think D is the least of all evils
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15 Sep 2006, 15:58
Hey futuristic,
Are we assuming that the "student" in D is "students"?

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no need to take out the hammers

agreeed a semi-colon is missing, but there's no way you can justify any of the others. still think D is the least of all evils
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15 Sep 2006, 17:44
Futuristic wrote:
no need to take out the hammers

agreeed a semi-colon is missing, but there's no way you can justify any of the others. still think D is the least of all evils

so if u can't justify anything else, you will choose a run-on sentence !! ... you definitely deserve a hammer Kidding !
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15 Sep 2006, 18:16
since is used to depict a timeframe

For eg.,

He is missing since since 1991.

Here in A and C since usage is flawed

D and E are RUN ons

So B
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15 Sep 2006, 19:25
Great point trivikram... didn't note that before.

Thats going to the log for me...

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trivikram wrote:
since is used to depict a timeframe

For eg.,

He is missing since since 1991.

Here in A and C since usage is flawed

D and E are RUN ons

So B
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15 Sep 2006, 19:49
assuming that there is a semi-colon and 'student' is actually 'students' I would go with D.
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15 Sep 2006, 20:14
trivikram wrote:
since is used to depict a timeframe

For eg.,

He is missing since since 1991.

Here in A and C since usage is flawed

D and E are RUN ons

So B

But,since "since" also means "because", the usage is correct, IMO.
I stand by C (without changing D). Otherwise D.
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16 Sep 2006, 12:02
Here is the correct question:

Part of the proposed increase in state education spending is due to higher enrollment, since the number of students in public schools have grown steadily since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, are at a record high.

(A) enrollment, since the number of students in public schools have grown steadily since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, are at
(B) enrollment, with a number of students in public schools growing steadily since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, reaching
(C) enrollment: since students in public schools have grown steadily in number since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, have reached
(D) enrollment: the number of students in public schools has grown steadily since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, has reached
(E) enrollment: students in public schools have grown steadily in number, since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, are at

BTW, the OA is D. No points to anyone, because the original posting was full of errors.
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16 Sep 2006, 14:59
Thanks for correcting the errors.

Here is one reason I thought C wasn't right, please correct me if I am wrong.

( C ) enrollment, since students in public schools have grown steadily in number since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, have reached

"students" and "have reached " do not agree. it is the number of students that have reached a record high, not the students.
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16 Sep 2006, 16:03
gmat_stuff wrote:
Thanks for correcting the errors.

Here is one reason I thought C wasn't right, please correct me if I am wrong.

( C ) enrollment, since students in public schools have grown steadily in number since the mid-1980â€™s and, at nearly 47 million, have reached

"students" and "have reached " do not agree. it is the number of students that have reached a record high, not the students.

You're right, its the number that has reached and NOT the students that have reached. Furthermore, the use of 'since' is dicey. 'since' is used to denote a point in time. 'because' is a better word to use, when providing a reason. Having said that, there are some sentences I've seen in which 'since' was in the correct answer and was used to mean 'because'. In short, always choose the least incorrect
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17 Sep 2006, 18:23
it seems that there is no any proper answer.

D seems to be the best, but "at 47 million, has reached"? the number reached sth, no use of "at".
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