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Across much of Western Europe, compulsory education ends after

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Across much of Western Europe, compulsory education ends after ninth grade, when students can choose an either academic or a vocational path.

A. when students can choose an either academic or a
B. after which students can either choose an academic or a
C. when students can either choose an academic or a
D. when students can choose either an academic or a
E. after which students can choose either from an academic or

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Re: Across much of Western Europe, compulsory education ends after [#permalink]

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New post 16 Apr 2017, 15:47
"After "X", after which" combination does not really work, thus options B and E are eliminated.
Usage of article "an" in front of "either" is similarly wrong, hence A is removed too.
Since "either" relates to the type of path, not to an activity, option B should be eradicated as well.
D is the one and only answer.

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this question tests you on parallelism --

Option A - Incorrect

"choose an either academic or a vocational path" -- because of parallelism "an" is common to both parts of the construction 'either X or Y'.
the second part then would be "choose an a vocation path". Incorrect.

Option B and C - Incorrect

"either choose an academic or a vocational path" -- not parallel.

Option D - Correct answer

"choose either an academic or a vocational path" -- perfectly parallel.

Option E - Incorrect

"choose either from an academic or a vocational path" -- not parallel.
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