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# Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go

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Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go on to college, compared with Canadaâ€™s thirty-five percent and Great Britain, Japan, and West Germanyâ€™s fifteen percent.
(A) Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go on to college, compared with Canadaâ€™s thirty-five percent and Great Britain, Japan, and West Germanyâ€™s fifteen percent.
(B) Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go on to college; in Canada it is thirty-five percent and in Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany it is fifteen percent.
(C) In the United States, Fifty-two percent of high school graduates go on to college, compared with thirty-five percent in Canada and fifteen percent in Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany.
(D) The percentage of high school graduates in the United States who go on to college is fifty-two, compared with Canadaâ€™s thirty-five percent, Great Britainâ€™s fifteen, Japanâ€™s fifteen, and West Germanyâ€™s fifteen.
(E) The percentage of United States high school graduates going on to college is fifty-two that in Canada is thirty-five, and that in Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany is fifteen.

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10 Jun 2005, 08:47
I will pick B. I think it clearly refers to figures.

I think we need independent clauses to clearly show the contast.

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10 Jun 2005, 08:51
I also chose B,but it turned out to be the wrong choice.

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10 Jun 2005, 11:46
Ok, lets break it down.

A and E are definetly out.

E is better but I think it is missing a comma that is why I did not pick it.

B is out which I doubted at one time because if it were to be replaced by the figure, it would make a lot of sense.

We are left with C and E

I dont like the structure of C as the prepositional phrase "In the United States" is modifying the whole sentence and is loose.

I guess E should be it. where that in is referring to the % of students.

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10 Jun 2005, 16:20
Fuqua wrote:
Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go on to college, compared with Canadaâ€™s thirty-five percent and Great Britain, Japan, and West Germanyâ€™s fifteen percent.
(A) Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go on to college, compared with Canadaâ€™s thirty-five percent and Great Britain, Japan, and West Germanyâ€™s fifteen percent.
(B) Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go on to college; in Canada it is thirty-five percent and in Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany it is fifteen percent.
(C) In the United States, Fifty-two percent of high school graduates go on to college, compared with thirty-five percent in Canada and fifteen percent in Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany.
(D) The percentage of high school graduates in the United States who go on to college is fifty-two, compared with Canadaâ€™s thirty-five percent, Great Britainâ€™s fifteen, Japanâ€™s fifteen, and West Germanyâ€™s fifteen.
(E) The percentage of United States high school graduates going on to college is fifty-two that in Canada is thirty-five, and that in Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany is fifteen.

My answer is C as it is the only one that follows the parallelism...'in the US' 'in canada' 'in GB'

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10 Jun 2005, 22:05
(A) Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go on to college, compared with Canadaâ€™s thirty-five percent and Great Britain, Japan, and West Germanyâ€™s fifteen percent.
### could have been correct, it this were compared with Canadaâ€™s thirty-five percent and Great Britain's, Japan's, and West Germanyâ€™s

(B) Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go on to college; in Canada it is thirty-five percent and in Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany it is fifteen percent.
### it does not refer to anything here. Compare this with the OG problem, where it says, "The alcohol is X percent in Y;in Z it is n%. Here it clearly refers to alcohol

(C) In the United States, Fifty-two percent of high school graduates go on to college, compared with thirty-five percent in Canada and fifteen percent in Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany.
### no problem and hence the OA

(D) The percentage of high school graduates in the United States who go on to college is fifty-two, compared with Canadaâ€™s thirty-five percent, Great Britainâ€™s fifteen, Japanâ€™s fifteen, and West Germanyâ€™s fifteen.
### Could be correct it fifteen were followed with percent (though it is redundant to repeat fifteen percent)

(E) The percentage of United States high school graduates going on to college is fifty-two that in Canada is thirty-five, and that in Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany is fifteen.
### could be correct if it were - The percentage of United States's, but again, even with this change it would be not be the best option!

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12 Jun 2005, 08:37
OA is C

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