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Q1. Declining enrollments are forcing smaller private

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Q1. Declining enrollments are forcing smaller private [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2012, 14:31
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Q1. Declining enrollments are forcing smaller private colleges to choose between raising tuition and reduction of the staff.

A. raising tuition and reduction of the staff.
B. raising tuition and reducing staff
C. the raise of tuition and the reduction of staff
D. among raising tuition and reducing staff
E. between raising tuition or reducing staff

I was going through a practice set and came across this example. Can somebody please help me understand why choice C is incorrect ?
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Last edited by pqhai on 21 Dec 2013, 13:46, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Sentence Correction doubts -- please help!!! [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2012, 14:38
dineesha wrote:
Hi, Can someone please help me understand why the below answers are correct? I am not sure if any other answers are correct, but I want to know why that particular option is correct with explanation.

Q1. Declining enrollments are forcing smaller private colleges to choose between raising tuition and reduction of the staff.

A. raising tuition and reduction of the staff.
B. raising tuition and reducing staff
C. the raise of tuition and the reduction of staff
D. among raising tuition and reducing staff
E. between raising tuition or reducing staff

I was going through a practice set and came across this example. Can somebody please help me understand why choice C is incorrect ?


The "raise of" is not standard English. There can be a "rise in tuition".
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Re: Sentence Correction doubts -- please help!!! [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2012, 16:11
I agree with Machichi. Also, I think C is unnecessarily wordy comparing to B. My choice is B.
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Re: Sentence Correction doubts -- please help!!! [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2012, 19:27
I chose B as well, but there is something wrong with your question. Where exactly is the underlined section of the sentence. Based upon answer choice A, it is "raising tuition and reduction of the staff.", which does not have "between" in it. Answer choices D and E have among and between in them respectively. That creates a repeat word in answer choice D. Is this the intended structure of the question?
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Re: Q1. Declining enrollments are forcing smaller private [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2012, 01:21
1.The idiom is Between X AND Y : 2. The list has 2 items

Thus Among = Eliminated / Between X OR Y = Eliminated ( D & E = Gone with the wind )

A : Raising ..............AND.............Reduction = Breaks parallelism = Eliminated

C : The raise of tuition is unidiomatic = doesn't make sense = Eliminated

B :............. Raising.............. AND..............Reducing = parallel

leading to B = my take
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Re: Q1. Declining enrollments are forcing smaller private [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2013, 23:27
I think you entered the wrong answer choice when you submitted this question. Right now, it is counting C as the right answer in the GMAT timer but it is the wrong one.
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Re: Q1. Declining enrollments are forcing smaller private [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2013, 13:47
catalysis wrote:
I think you entered the wrong answer choice when you submitted this question. Right now, it is counting C as the right answer in the GMAT timer but it is the wrong one.


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Error is fixed. Thanks for raising the issue.
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Re: Q1. Declining enrollments are forcing smaller private   [#permalink] 21 Dec 2013, 13:47
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