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Except for one class in history and one in biology, all the student's graduation requirements have been fulfilled.


(A) Except for one class in history and one in biology, all the student's graduation requirements have been fulfilled.

(B) Except for needing to take one class in history and one in biology, the student has fulfilled all of his requirements for graduation.

(C) The student has fulfilled all his graduation requirements except for one class in history and one in biology.

(D) Except for one history class and one biology class, the student has fulfilled all of his graduation requirements.

(E) Aside from the history class and biology class that he needs to take, the student's graduation requirements have all been fulfilled.

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Except for one class in history and one in biology, all the student's graduation requirements have been fulfilled.


(A) Except for one class in history and one in biology, all the student's graduation requirements have been fulfilled.

(B) Except for needing to take one class in history and one in biology, the student has fulfilled all of his requirements for graduation.

(C) The student has fulfilled all his graduation requirements except for one class in history and one in biology.

(D) Except for one history class and one biology class, the student has fulfilled all of his graduation requirements.

(E) Aside from the history class and biology class that he needs to take, the student's graduation requirements have all been fulfilled.


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Looks like B. A,D and E have modifier errors. C implies that class is a graduation requirement and hence C is also out. what is the OA


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Except for one class in history and one in biology, all the student's graduation requirements have been fulfilled.


(A) Except for one class in history and one in biology, all the student's graduation requirements have been fulfilled.

(B) Except for needing to take one class in history and one in biology, the student has fulfilled all of his requirements for graduation.

(C) The student has fulfilled all his graduation requirements except for one class in history and one in biology.

(D) Except for one history class and one biology class, the student has fulfilled all of his graduation requirements.

(E) Aside from the history class and biology class that he needs to take, the student's graduation requirements have all been fulfilled.


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One of the reasons this question is difficult is because except for and aside from do not create modifiers; the phrases they begin don't describe an unnamed subject or object. Once you realize that, you can see that what really differentiates the answer choices is expression, not grammar. Scanning for differences, you can see that have been fulfilled is a passive and wordier alternative to has fulfilled. Eliminate (A) and (E). Next, graduation requirements is superior to requirements for graduation so eliminate (B). Finally, the meaning of (C) is less clear than that of (D) because of the confusing word order of (C). Therefore, (D) wins.

An 800 test taker knows that many sentences are challenging primarily because they contain unfamiliar syntax or sentence structure. He pauses to understand the sentence before looking for familiar errors.
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