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Declining enrollments are forcing smaller private colleges to choose between raising tuition and reduction of the staff.


(A) between raising tuition and reduction of the staff

(B) among raising tuition and reducing staff

(C) between raising tuition or reducing staff

(D) between raising tuition and reducing staff

(E) between the rise of tuition and the reduction of the staff
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monikaleoster wrote:
3. Declining enrollments are forcing smaller private
colleges to choose between raising tuition and
reduction of the staff.

(A) between raising tuition and reduction of
the staff
(B) among raising tuition and reducing staff
(C) between raising tuition or reducing staff
(D) between raising tuition and reducing staff
(E) between the rise of tuition and the
reduction of the staff

Please help me to choose between D and E


IMO "rise of tution" is unidiomatic. Proper usage is rise in tution. Hence u can eliminate option E.
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New post 03 Sep 2012, 12:43
this problem was discussed several times on the web. you may want to google.

E. here the noun form for between and consturtion is not needed.
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Bxn D & E :

To choose between : X n Y

The intent : Choose bxn 1. increasing fees , 2. Reducing the no of staffs

Rise of Tuition fees implies : Tution fees are showing an increasing trend ( say from 50 to 100 bucks )

Raising Tuition fees implies : We want to increase the fees from 50 to 100 bucks........ Because the school is all set for an expansion.

Thus the colleges are in a dilemma : They are indecisive of whether to raise the fees...... OR....... reduce the staff.

Leading to D : Raising Tuition...... OR........Reducing Staff : my take.
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I am facing some difficulty in Between-Among

As I know that Between is used for a list of two distinct things and Among in general comparison or choice.

GMAT Club Grammar book says that Between can also be used when talking about a distinct relationship of more than two individual items, groups or people, for eg,
" Johnyy had to decide between going to Europe, buying a new car, or staying in college.

My instructor at Jamboree (India) told me that as a thumb rule, between is followed by "and" .

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Declining enrollments are forcing smaller private colleges to choose between raising tuition and reduction of the staff.
(A) between raising tuition and reduction of the staff
(B) among raising tuition and reducing staff
(C) between raising tuition or reducing staff
(D) between raising tuition and reducing staff
(E) between the rise of tuition and the reduction of the staff

Can someone throw some light on POE here?

Originally posted by nitin6305 on 17 Jun 2013, 00:37.
Last edited by Bunuel on 11 Jul 2018, 00:29, edited 2 times in total.
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Yes, generally speaking "between" comes always with "and", so you should complete the construct whenever you see "between".
With this said C is gone (it uses "or"), B uses "among" which is also wrong (when you talk about two items "between" is correct).

A D and E seem correct from an idiomatic point of view:

(A) between raising tuition and reduction of the staff
(D) between raising tuition and reducing staff
(E) between the rise of tuition and the reduction of the staff

However "raising / reduction" are not parallel in A, so it can be eliminated.
Now, D and E: E is clearly wordy compared to D, but this is not by itself a good point to eliminate it.
I would eliminate E because "the rise" and "the reduction" do not give a proper idea of who the subject of those actions is. On the other hand "raising / reducing" are actions clealy made by the colleges themself.

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Yes, generally speaking "between" comes always with "and", so you should complete the construct whenever you see "between".
With this said C is gone (it uses "or"), B uses "among" which is also wrong (when you talk about two items "between" is correct).

A D and E seem correct from an idiomatic point of view:

(A) between raising tuition and reduction of the staff
(D) between raising tuition and reducing staff
(E) between the rise of tuition and the reduction of the staff

However "raising / reduction" are not parallel in A, so it can be eliminated.
Now, D and E: E is clearly wordy compared to D, but this is not by itself a good point to eliminate it.
I would eliminate E because "the rise" and "the reduction" do not give a proper idea of who the subject of those actions is. On the other hand "raising / reducing" are actions clealy made by the colleges themself.

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What about the possibility of using "or" with 'between' ?
If you can , then please give examples when "or" can be used with "among" or "between" .
And in A and E isn't the usage of "the staff" wrong? Is it a reason strong enough to eliminate them?
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What about the possibility of using "or" with 'between' ?
If you can , then please give examples when "or" can be used with "among" or "between" .
And in A and E isn't the usage of "the staff" wrong? Is it a reason strong enough to eliminate them?


1-2) It's hard to give a rule of thumb in verbal, but "between" cannot be used with "or" (not "among/or" seems legit)
The cases in which between does not require "and" are rare and include the cases in which you do not compare two separate thing.

3)No the usage of "the staff" is legit. Why do you think it's not correct?
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The sentence uses an idiom: Between X and Y. In this idiom, X and Y must parallel. Only D satisfies this parallelism. The parallel items in D are: "raising tuition" and "reducing staff".
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3)No the usage of "the staff" is legit. Why do you think it's not correct?


Something about it doesn't sound right.

I believe it should be "the number of staff" rather than "the staff"
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