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Based on the 4 percent reduction of science and mathematics teachers over the past year, Phyllis Marcuccio, editor of Science and Children, projects that within the next five years the number of science and mathematics teachers in the United States will have fallen by 35 percent.

(A) Based on the 4 percent reduction of science and mathematics teachers over the past year,
(B) Last year science and mathematics teachers were reduced by 4 percent, and on this basis
(C) On the basis of science and mathematics teachers being reduced by 4 percent over the past year
(D) On the basis of a 4 percent reduction in the number of science and mathematics teachers over the past year,
(E) Based on last year's 4 percent reduction of the number of science and mathematics teachers,

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My Analysis:

A. Modofier error - Phyllis is not based on 4% reduction. He used 4% reduction as a basis to predict something.
B. The passive construction gives a meaning that something reduced the number of teachers but that's not the intended meaning.
C. Same as B
D. Correct
E. Same as A

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Based on the 4 percent reduction of science and mathematics teachers over the past year, Phyllis Marcuccio, editor of Science and Children, projects that within the next five years the number of science and mathematics teachers in the United States will have fallen by 35 percent.

(A) Based on the 4 percent reduction of science and mathematics teachers over the past year,
(B) Last year science and mathematics teachers were reduced by 4 percent, and on this basis
(C) On the basis of science and mathematics teachers being reduced by 4 percent over the past year
(D) On the basis of a 4 percent reduction in the number of science and mathematics teachers over the past year,
(E) Based on last year's 4 percent reduction of the number of science and mathematics teachers,


reduction of - incorrect idiom usage.
Reduction in - correct usage as used in option D.

POE:
(A) Based on the 4 percent reduction of science and mathematics teachers over the past year, --> Incorrect as mentioned above.
(B) Last year science and mathematics teachers were reduced by 4 percent, and on this basis
(C) On the basis of science and mathematics teachers being reduced by 4 percent over the past year
(D) On the basis of a 4 percent reduction in the number of science and mathematics teachers over the past year,
(E) Based on last year's 4 percent reduction of the number of science and mathematics teachers,
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