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Recent studies have shown that there are now one teacher for every thirty one students in california's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there were even five years ago.

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b. there are now one teacher for every thirty one students in california's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were
c. there is now one teacher for every thirty one students in california's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there was
d. there is now one teacher for every thirty one students in california's elementary schools, but that ratio is much lower than
e. there is now one teacher for every thirty one students in california's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 21:47
A and B are out as we need "is" for teache
C is awkward - as many than...should be as many as
E uses as many as there were - for teacher !

that leaves B as the answer
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 22:28
iced_tea wrote:
A and B are out as we need "is" for teache
C is awkward - as many than...should be as many as
E uses as many as there were - for teacher !

that leaves B as the answer


It can't be B.B says:
there are now one teacher for every thirty one students in california's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were
are - teacher. S-V agreement..it needs to be is - teacher

My answer: E.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 23:06
Why noone is even considering D? :shock:
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 23:23
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E 2



D: much lower than + even 5 years ago is wrong.



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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2006, 10:24
Yes , Straight E

One teacher .. for every thirty Idiomatic
As many As
Correctly compares the number of teacher/student ratio now to teacher/student ratio five years ago


D is wrong because it compares the teacher/student ratio now to 'Five years', which is incorrect.
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OA is E
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Re: SC Teacher Ratio [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2006, 21:57
karlfurt wrote:
Recent studies have shown that there are now one teacher for every thirty one students in california's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there were even five years ago.

a.
b. there are now one teacher for every thirty one students in california's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were
c. there is now one teacher for every thirty one students in california's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there was
d. there is now one teacher for every thirty one students in california's elementary schools, but that ratio is much lower than
e. there is now one teacher for every thirty one students in california's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were


Recent studies have shown that there is now one teacher for every thirty one students in california's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were even five years ago.

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Re: SC Teacher Ratio   [#permalink] 30 Sep 2006, 21:57
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