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Re: 1000 SC_6 [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2011, 21:26
in all three of those choices C D and E , the colon (:) plays the same role : it introduces an explanatory clause.

A subordinate clause cant be introduced by a colon(:) , for that we need a comma. I read this somewhere and this makes sense .
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Re: 1000 SC_6 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2011, 21:34
D it is....
A is incorrect because "the number of.." requires singular usage
B is incorrect because use of since requires present perfect tense...
C because of multiple usage of since...

When u compare D and E, I feel that enrollment requires usage of present perfect tense to indicate that it "has reached" an all time high..
For this reason E can be eliminated...

Left with D.. :)
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Re: 1000 SC_6 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2011, 07:08
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I agree with BarneyS. 'E; is the only option. Can't believe some people can't see the incorrectness of 'D' :shock:


If it's true that D has a typo on students, I will choose D.

A) enrollment, since the number of students in public schools have grown steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, are at
WRONG because it should be THE NUMBER of (...) HAS

(B) enrollment, with a number of students in public schools growing steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, reaching
WRONG: This makes the growth pertain to a number of the students and NOT the number of students.

(C) enrollment: since students in public schools have grown steadily in number since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, have reached
WRONG: Having two subordinators in one clause...

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

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

I'm eliminating E because of parallelism error.
Students in public schools HAVE grown..., since the mid-1980's AND, ..., ARE at a record high.

D has it better. Hence, D.
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Re: 1000 SC_6 [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2011, 04:06
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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-1980’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-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, are at
(B) enrollment, with a number of students in public schools growing steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, reaching
(C) enrollment: since students in public schools have grown steadily in number since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, have reached
(D) enrollment: the number of student in public schools has grown steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, has reached
(E) enrollment: students in public schools have grown steadily in number, since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, are at


Option D has a serious error, students should be plural with an s appended to the end, instead it is presented in a singular form, making the sentence more awkwardly sounding. I seriously don't think this is the kind of a common GMAT trap, if so, GMAT is stooping low. Anyhow, if this is just a human error by the person who posed the question, then it is fine and D should be the answer.

Otherwise, if that's how the option is, then E should be the answer.



you are correct, the option D is wrongly typed
see this http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/par ... t2450.html
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Re: Part of the proposed increase in state education spending is [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2012, 21:20
+1 for D
'the number' takes singular verb.
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