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While marriage rates have fallen sharply in the last decade, [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2005, 06:28
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While marriage rates have fallen sharply in the last decade, they are now approaching that in the first four decades of this century.
(A) While marriage rates have fallen sharply in the last decade, they are now approaching that in
(B) Because marriage rates have fallen sharply in the last decade, it is now approaching those in
(C) In that marriage rates have fallen sharply in the last decade, it is now approaching those of
(D) Marriage rates have fallen sharply in the last decade, to the extent that they are now approaching that in
(E) Marriage rates have fallen sharply in the last decade, so much so that they are now approaching those of
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2005, 06:43
(E) for subject-verb agreement "Marriage rates" (plural) "approaching those of.."

(D), while satisfying paralellism, does not provide subject-verb agreement.

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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2005, 07:05
clearly E 8-) as maaverick pointed out.

no other choice comes even close
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2005, 07:15
Now please tell me

(E) Marriage rates have fallen sharply in the last decade, so much so that they are now approaching those of

What do the red parts refer to?
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2005, 07:19
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Now please tell me

(E) Marriage rates have fallen sharply in the last decade, so much so that they are now approaching those of

What do the red parts refer to?


they = current marriage rates

those = marriage rates in the the first four decades of this century
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2005, 07:26
Yes OA is (E)
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2005, 07:26
I would have probably picked B. But, it in B looks suspecious
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Re: SC - marriage rates [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2005, 08:25
(A) While marriage rates have fallen sharply in the last decade, they are now approaching that in
"that" is wrong, rates are plural
(B) Because marriage rates have fallen sharply in the last decade, it is now approaching those in
"it" wrong
(C) In that marriage rates have fallen sharply in the last decade, it is now approaching those of
"In that"?!!
(D) Marriage rates have fallen sharply in the last decade, to the extent that they are now approaching that in
"that" wrong
(E) Marriage rates have fallen sharply in the last decade, so much so that they are now approaching those of
Good

(E)
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