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Since 1986 enrollments of African Americans, American [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2009, 17:13
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Since 1986 enrollments of African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans in full-time engineering programs in the United States has steadily increased, while the number of other students who enter the field has fallen.

(A) has steadily increased, while the number of other students who enter the field has fallen
(B) has steadily increased, while other students entering the field have declined in number
(C) increased steadily, while there was a decline in the number of other students entering the field
(D) have steadily increased, while the number of other students entering the field has fallen
(E) have steadily increased, while that of other students who enter the field fell.
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Re: SC: enrollments [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2009, 17:46
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Since 1986 enrollments of African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans in full-time engineering programs in the United States has steadily increased, while the number of other students who enter the field has fallen.

(A) has steadily increased, while the number of other students who enter the field has fallen
(B) has steadily increased, while other students entering the field have declined in number
(C) increased steadily, while there was a decline in the number of other students entering the field
(D) have steadily increased, while the number of other students entering the field has fallen
(E) have steadily increased, while that of other students who enter the field fell.


enrollments is plural (A&B out) and we need a continuous tense (C out)

in E, that lacks a clear referent and breaks parallelism by using simple past

D is correct
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Re: SC: enrollments [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2009, 18:18
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Since 1986 enrollments of African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans in full-time engineering programs in the United States has steadily increased, while the number of other students who enter the field has fallen.

(A) has steadily increased, while the number of other students who enter the field has fallen
(B) has steadily increased, while other students entering the field have declined in number
(C) increased steadily, while there was a decline in the number of other students entering the field
(D) have steadily increased, while the number of other students entering the field has fallen
(E) have steadily increased, while that of other students who enter the field fell.


enrollments is plural (A&B out) and we need a continuous tense (C out)

in E, that lacks a clear referent and breaks parallelism by using simple past

D is correct


D for the reason mentioned above
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Re: SC: enrollments [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2009, 13:17
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Since 1986 enrollments of African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans in full-time engineering programs in the United States has steadily increased, while the number of other students who enter the field has fallen.

(A) has steadily increased, while the number of other students who enter the field has fallen
(B) has steadily increased, while other students entering the field have declined in number
(C) increased steadily, while there was a decline in the number of other students entering the field
(D) have steadily increased, while the number of other students entering the field has fallen
(E) have steadily increased, while that of other students who enter the field fell.


Hi mates,

IMO D

Enrollments is plural, therefore A and B out.

C out: since needs present perfect.

D out becuase of //ism

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Re: SC: enrollments [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2010, 12:13
Guys, it seems that in D enrollments are compared to "while the number of other stydents"...
thus I choose E instead of D.
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Re: SC: enrollments [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2010, 12:50
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Guys, it seems that in D enrollments are compared to "while the number of other stydents"...
thus I choose E instead of D.


(E) is needlessly clunky, and the use of the verb "fell" is incorrect. "Has fallen" is the proper form.
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Re: SC: enrollments [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2010, 15:39
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That's why:

(A) has steadily increased, while the number of other students who enter the field has fallen - Subject-verb agreement error. Enrollments need HAVE.
(B) has steadily increased, while other students entering the field have declined in number - The same error.
(C) increased steadily, while there was a decline in the number of other students entering the field - "Since" needs present perfect (HAVE), not simple past.
(D) have steadily increased, while the number of other students entering the field has fallen - CORRECT
(E) have steadily increased, while that of other students who enter the field fell. - It should be THOSE to refer the enrollments.

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