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# 990 Part of the proposed increase in state education

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990 Part of the proposed increase in state education spending is due to higher enrollment, since the number of students in public schools have grown steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, are at a record high.
(A) enrollment, since the number of students in public schools have grown steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, are at
(B) enrollment, with a number of students in public schools growing steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, reaching
(C) enrollment: since students in public schools have grown steadily in number since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, have reached
(D) enrollment: the number of student in public schools has grown steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, has reached
(E) enrollment: students in public schools have grown steadily in number, since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, are at
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17 Jul 2008, 13:51
Part of the proposed increase in state education spending is due to higher enrollment, since the number of students in public schools have grown steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, are at a record high.
(A) enrollment, since the number of students in public schools have grown steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, are at
(B) enrollment, with a number of students in public schools growing steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, reaching
(C) enrollment: since students in public schools have grown steadily in number since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, have reached
(D) enrollment: the number of students in public schools has grown steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, has reached
Correct
(E) enrollment: students in public schools have grown steadily in number, since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, are at

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17 Jul 2008, 13:54
D IMO

colon clearly separates two parts of the sentence.

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17 Jul 2008, 14:03
My pick is B. D is also correct but I think colon makes that incoorect. After colon every part of the sentence must be equatable.

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17 Jul 2008, 14:08
D is my pick.

The number of is always singular. A is out for this reason.

C & E seem to say that students have grown. Changes the original meaning. Out

Between B & D, D uses the present perfect to show an event that started in the past and continues now and maintains parallelism with tense. Uses singular has for the number of

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17 Jul 2008, 15:46
According to Manhattan SC ":" can be used to equate 2 parts of the sentence and you should be able to insert "namely" after ":". Is that possible in D.

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17 Jul 2008, 18:30
(A) enrollment, since the number of students in public schools have grown steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, are at
Issue in this : Number - > Have is wrong. Coma after enrollment is not a correct continuation. Are at a record high is wrong.
(B) enrollment, with a number of students in public schools growing steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, reaching
Issue in this : Number growing steadily means it is still growing, whereas the question statement says that it has grown but does not talk about whether it is growing now or not
(C) enrollment: since students in public schools have grown steadily in number since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, have reached
Issue in this : The usage of Since after colon is not justified.
(D) enrollment: the number of student in public schools has grown steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, has reached
Issue in this : It should be Number of students in place of student..
(E) enrollment: students in public schools have grown steadily in number, since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, are at
Looks correct to me.

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18 Jul 2008, 09:09
my ans is....................................b
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18 Jul 2008, 09:12
i m nt gettng tht why b is incorrect???????????? can any one explain me plz???????????? help help.........the day si cmng soon
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