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Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who are interviewed by the selection committee.

A. Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who will be interviewed by the selection committee
B. The selection committee at the state’s premier consulting firm will interview fewer than six applicants from every hundred who send their resumes to them
C. The state’s premier consulting firm’s selection committee will interview less than six applicants for each hundred who send resumes to them
D. When one hundred applicants send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, the selection committee will interview less than six of them
E. For every one hundred applicants who send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, fewer than six will be interviewed by the selection committee

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Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who are interviewed by the selection committee.

A. Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who will be interviewed by the selection committee
This is a run-on sentence.

B. The selection committee at the state’s premier consulting firm will interview fewer than six applicants from every hundred who send their resumes to them

C. The state’s premier consulting firm’s selection committee will interview less than six applicants for each hundred who send resumes to them

D. When one hundred applicants send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, the selection committee will interview less than six of them
Them has no proper antecedent.Also the sentence talks about for every hundred but here it is talking about only one hundred.

E. For every one hundred applicants who send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, fewer than six will be interviewed by the selection committee

IMO E should be the correct answer.
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New post 17 Sep 2018, 22:34
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Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who are interviewed by the selection committee.

A. Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who will be interviewed by the selection committee
B. The selection committee at the state’s premier consulting firm will interview fewer than six applicants from every hundred who send their resumes to them
C. The state’s premier consulting firm’s selection committee will interview less than six applicants for each hundred who send resumes to them
D. When one hundred applicants send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, the selection committee will interview less than six of them
E. For every one hundred applicants who send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, fewer than six will be interviewed by the selection committee


+1 for E

A. Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who will be interviewed by the selection committee
B. The selection committee at the state’s premier consulting firm will interview fewer than six applicants from every hundred who send their resumes to them
C. The state’s premier consulting firm’s selection committee will interview less than six applicants for each hundred who send resumes to them
D. When one hundred applicants send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, the selection committee will interview less than six of them --> Change in meaning
E. For every one hundred applicants who send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, fewer than six will be interviewed by the selection committee --> No grammatical errors.
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It should be E as it is clear, precise and conveys the meaning evidently.
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Choice (A): “Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who … are the ones who …” Something is unusually indirect and tedious about identifying these same people with multiple “who” clauses. Notice that this choice is the longest of the five. This is long, indirect, and awkward. It should be taken out back and shot. This choice is incorrect.

Choice (B): The “selection committee” presumably has multiple members, but as a noun it is singular and requires a singular pronoun. The pronoun “them” is plural and doesn’t match this—a pronoun mistake. This choice is incorrect.

Choice (C): “applicants” are countable—we would ask “how many applicants?” not “how much applicants?”—and for countable nouns, we need to use “fewer,” not “less.” This choice also repeats the pronoun mistake of (B). This choice is incorrect.

Choice (D): this choice also says “less than six of them,” repeating the countable/uncountable mistake of (C). Also, the use of “when” is colloquial and logically sloppy—a structure that should not appear in formal writing. This choice is incorrect.

Choice (E): The idiom

For every [member of large group], [some portion] do X

is a standard and correct idiom. This idiom is used perfectly in this choice. This is directly, elegant, and clear.

The only possible answer is (E).
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