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# Despite the increasing number of minorities graduating from

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31 Aug 2013, 18:44
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Despite the increasing number of minorities graduating from business school with an MBA, the proportion of CEO's and Vice Presidents who are minorities have not risen to a comparable extent.

A) the proportion of CEOs and Vice Presidents who are minorities have not risen to a comparable extent.

B) however, the proportion of CEOs and Vice Presidents who are minorities have not risen to a comparable extent.

C) however, the proportion of minority CEOs and Vice Presidents has not risen to a comparable extent

D) the proportion of CEOs and Vice Presidents who are minorities has not risen comparably

E) yet, the proportion of minority CEOs and Vice Presidents has not risen comparably

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31 Aug 2013, 18:50
From the question, I would immediately cross out B, C and E because the sentence begins with "despite." Therefore, "however" and "yet" become redundant. Leaving A and D. From A and D, I would select D because it correctly uses "has" with "the proportion."

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31 Aug 2013, 21:07
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BeckyRobinsonTPR wrote:
Despite the increasing number of minorities graduating from business school with an MBA, the proportion of CEO's and Vice Presidents who are minorities have not risen to a comparable extent.

A) the proportion of CEOs and Vice Presidents who are minorities have not risen to a comparable extent.

B) however, the proportion of CEOs and Vice Presidents who are minorities have not risen to a comparable extent.

C) however, the proportion of minority CEOs and Vice Presidents has not risen to a comparable extent

D) the proportion of CEOs and Vice Presidents who are minorities has not risen comparably

E) yet, the proportion of minority CEOs and Vice Presidents has not risen comparably

Since "Despite" is already there in the starting we don't need any other word for comparision...so (B),(c) and (E) are out
Left with (A) and (D).. since "the propotion" is singular so "have not risen" is wrong..it should be "has not risen"...so (D) is the correct answer.
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01 Nov 2013, 20:55
I have a question why is there an "an" preceding MBA?
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25 Mar 2016, 07:32
As Per OG 12 the answer to this question is C and not D
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25 Mar 2016, 07:50
DaveJohnson wrote:
As Per OG 12 the answer to this question is C and not D

Hi,

C cannot be correct as both despite and however cannot go together..
ans is correct as D..

This Q is a replica of the one in OG 12..
only change is women to minority and choice C of OG has been written here in D choice..
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31 Dec 2018, 19:30
proportion of +countable noun
is a collecitive noun, which show a group
a group of students comes here

by default, collective noun is considered singular. but this is not hard and fast rule. collective noun can take plural verb. this question focus on plural/singular verb of collective noun, and , so, is not good. official questions never test this point simplly because this point is not basic and is based on a preference, but not on logic and meaning.
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