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Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go

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20 Jun 2006, 13:23
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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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20 Jun 2006, 13:30
A) Incorrect usage. '...Great Britain, Japan, and West Germanyâ€™s fifteen percent.'
B) Comparison has been removed.
D) Waaaay too wordy
E) Totally messed up coz of missing comma (Typo?); Too wordy as well...
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20 Jun 2006, 14:29
^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.

The construction in C is parallel & compares percentage with percentage

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20 Jun 2006, 20:08
Picking C.
Correct comparison of percentage and also the sentence is parallel.

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21 Jun 2006, 11:00
Will go with C here.

52% of high scool graduates is better that 52% of US high school graduates.

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21 Jun 2006, 23:19
(A) US is compared with Canada's percent... not parallel

(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.
what is "it"? percent or graduates

(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.
Correct... all the percentages are parallel

(D) The percentage of high school graduates in the United States who go on to college is fifty-two
now, that's a statement... who goes on to college? the percentage of the US?

(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.
all the percentages are not parallel with the US percentage

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22 Jun 2006, 01:57
I shall go with option C too

"compared with" is the correct usage and this option compared similar things

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