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3.7 million people collected unemployment benefits in the week that ended November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available and 60,000 more than the previous week.

A. 3.7 million people collected unemployment benefits in the week that ended November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available and 60,000 more than the previous week.

B. 3.7 million people collected unemployment benefits in the week that ended November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available, which was 60,000 more than the previous week.

C. 3.7 million people – 60,000 more than the previous week – collected unemployment benefits in the week that ends November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available.

D. 3.7 million people collected unemployment benefits in the week that ended November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available, representing a 60,000 person increase over the previous week.

E. 3.7 million people – 60,000 more than the previous week’s figure – collected unemployment benefits in the week that ended November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available.

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3.7 million people collected unemployment benefits in the week that ended November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available and 60,000 more than the previous week.

A. 3.7 million people collected unemployment benefits in the week that ended November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available and 60,000 more than the previous week.

B. 3.7 million people collected unemployment benefits in the week that ended November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available, which was 60,000 more than the previous week.

C. 3.7 million people – 60,000 more than the previous week – collected unemployment benefits in the week that ends November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available.

D. 3.7 million people collected unemployment benefits in the week that ended November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available, representing a 60,000 person increase over the previous week.

E. 3.7 million people – 60,000 more than the previous week’s figure – collected unemployment benefits in the week that ended November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available.

was down to (C) and (E)... Selected (c)... Now i realize i was wrong .. 60,000 cannot be more than "week"
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09 Nov 2013, 10:29
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This problem focuses almost entirely on proper comparisons, as the 60,000 more figure must properly connote that the 3.7 million figure is 60,000 more than the previous week's figure. Choices A, B, C, and D all compare 60,000 to the previous week itself, not the figure from that week. Only choice E compares figure to figure, so E must be correct.
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17 Nov 2013, 10:45
akankshasoneja wrote:
avohden wrote:
3.7 million people collected unemployment benefits in the week that ended November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available and 60,000 more than the previous week.

A. 3.7 million people collected unemployment benefits in the week that ended November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available and 60,000 more than the previous week.

B. 3.7 million people collected unemployment benefits in the week that ended November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available, which was 60,000 more than the previous week.

C. 3.7 million people – 60,000 more than the previous week – collected unemployment benefits in the week that ends November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available.

D. 3.7 million people collected unemployment benefits in the week that ended November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available, representing a 60,000 person increase over the previous week.

E. 3.7 million people – 60,000 more than the previous week’s figure – collected unemployment benefits in the week that ended November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available.

was down to (C) and (E)... Selected (c)... Now i realize i was wrong .. 60,000 cannot be more than "week"

Also, I think the verb form in C - "ends"- is not correct.
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17 Nov 2013, 11:33
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akankshasoneja wrote:
avohden wrote:
3.7 million people collected unemployment benefits in the week that ended November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available and 60,000 more than the previous week.

A. 3.7 million people collected unemployment benefits in the week that ended November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available and 60,000 more than the previous week.

B. 3.7 million people collected unemployment benefits in the week that ended November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available, which was 60,000 more than the previous week.

C. 3.7 million people – 60,000 more than the previous week – collected unemployment benefits in the week that ends November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available.

D. 3.7 million people collected unemployment benefits in the week that ended November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available, representing a 60,000 person increase over the previous week.

E. 3.7 million people – 60,000 more than the previous week’s figure – collected unemployment benefits in the week that ended November 17, the most recent period for which figures are available.

was down to (C) and (E)... Selected (c)... Now i realize i was wrong .. 60,000 cannot be more than "week"

Also, I think the verb form in C - "ends"- is not correct.

Adding to the above explanation of why C is incorrect, if the week is yet to end on <xyz> date, the data comparing to figures from last "week" couldn't have been reported because meaning wise, we're comparing data from 2 weeks here, not 1 week v/s some days short of a week (since the week is yet to end , from this statement) . And, you cant call the week "recent" if it hasn't ended yet
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04 May 2015, 07:42
Fell into the same trap and selected C over E..arrgghhh!

Can someone explain why C is wrong?
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