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According to a survey conducted by the school administration, incoming seniors planning to attend college prefer not only rigorous courses, like honors and advanced placement courses, over those that require less work, but also science and math courses over those in the humanities.

A) like honors and advanced placement courses, over those that require less work, but also science and math courses over

B) such as honors and advanced placement courses, to those that require less work, but also science and math courses to

C) like honors and advanced placement courses, to those requiring less work, but they prefer science and math courses to

D) such as honors and advanced placement courses, more than those that require less work, but also science and math courses more than

E) such as honors and advanced placement courses, more than those requiring less work, and also science and math courses more than
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+1 for B.

A) like honors and advanced placement courses, over those that require less work, but also science and math courses over --> "Like" to show examples is incorrect, and "Prefer X over Y" is incorrect idiom

B) such as honors and advanced placement courses, to those that require less work, but also science and math courses to --> Correct, "Such as" to show examples is correct, and "Prefer X to Y" is correct idiom

C) like honors and advanced placement courses, to those requiring less work, but they prefer science and math courses to --> "Like" to show examples is incorrect, and "Not only X, But Y" is incorrect idiom

D) such as honors and advanced placement courses, more than those that require less work, but also science and math courses more than --> "Prefer X more than Y" is incorrect idiom

E) such as honors and advanced placement courses, more than those requiring less work, and also science and math courses more than --> "Prefer X more than Y" and "Not only X, And also Y" are incorrect idioms

Hence, B.
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According to a survey conducted by the school administration, incoming seniors planning to attend college prefer not only rigorous courses, like honors and advanced placement courses, over those that require less work, but also science and math courses over those in the humanities.

A) like honors and advanced placement courses, over those that require less work, but also science and math courses over

B) such as honors and advanced placement courses, to those that require less work, but also science and math courses to

C) like honors and advanced placement courses, to those requiring less work, but they prefer science and math courses to

D) such as honors and advanced placement courses, more than those that require less work, but also science and math courses more than

E) such as honors and advanced placement courses, more than those requiring less work, and also science and math courses more than


Correct Idiom - Prefer X to Y
To present examples - Use "such as". Usage of like to present examples is incorrect.
Correct Idiom - Not only...but also

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sujoy23 wrote:
According to a survey conducted by the school administration, incoming seniors planning to attend college prefer not only rigorous courses, like honors and advanced placement courses, over those that require less work, but also science and math courses over those in the humanities.

A) like honors and advanced placement courses, over those that require less work, but also science and math courses over

B) such as honors and advanced placement courses, to those that require less work, but also science and math courses to

C) like honors and advanced placement courses, to those requiring less work, but they prefer science and math courses to

D) such as honors and advanced placement courses, more than those that require less work, but also science and math courses more than

E) such as honors and advanced placement courses, more than those requiring less work, and also science and math courses more than


Prefer X to Y is idiomatically correct , hence Answer must be (B)
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What is the source of this question? Is practicing OG sufficient?
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