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As the quality of sports has come to top the list of reasons students

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As the quality of sports has come to top the list of reasons students choose to attend a given college, the school has become increasingly willing to invest in athletic programs those funds they would in the past have allocated to academic pursuits.

A. they would in the past have allocated to academic pursuits

B. they would have allocated previously to their academic pursuits

C. that in the past would have been allocated previously to academic pursuits

D. it previously would have allocated to academic pursuits in the past

E. it would in the past have allocated to academic pursuits

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As the quality of sports has come to top the list of reasons students choose to attend a given college, the school has become increasingly willing to invest in athletic programs those funds they would in the past have allocated to academic pursuits.

A. they would in the past have allocated to academic pursuits -- ‘they’ is incongruent with the singular school. --- wrong

B. they would have allocated previously to their academic pursuits—‘they’ is incongruent with the singular school. --- wrong

C. that in the past would have been allocated previously to academic pursuits – past and previously are redundant --- wrong

D. it previously would have allocated to academic pursuits in the past ---- past and previously are redundant --- wrong

E. it would in the past have allocated to academic pursuits --- The correct choice by POE
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OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

After we've read the sentence and the answer choices, we should notice that one difference among answer choices is whether the school is referred to as an "it" or a "they." A school is a single institution and so it's a singular subject, which means we can eliminate the options with "they" or "their":

Choices (A) and (B). Choice (C) doesn't use a pronoun for "the school," but it says "in the past" and "previously," which is redundant—a mistake that (D) also makes.

Choice (E) is the only option that correctly uses "it" and doesn't repeat itself.

The correct answer is Choice (E).

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