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Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go on to college, compared with Canada’s thirty-five percent and Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany’s fifteen percent.


(A) Fifty-two percent of United States high school graduates go on to college, compared with Canada’s thirty-five percent and Great Britain, Japan, and West Germany’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 Canada’s thirty-five percent, Great Britain’s fifteen, Japan’s fifteen, and West Germany’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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can you please explain why option D is incorrect?
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can you please explain why option D is incorrect?
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In D the comparison is made between "The percentage of high school graduates in the United States" and "Canada’s thirty-five percent" which is not logical. Hence D is incorrect.

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New post 26 Mar 2019, 06:32
Only for option C has parallel construction with 'in' before each country.

So C, should be correct.

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New post 26 Mar 2019, 21:15
Verb-ed modifier modifies the closest noun. So in c the phrase compared with actually modifies college and thus illogically compares college with Canada's 35%.

IMO D. Although awkward as hell, but best among the lot.

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New post 26 Mar 2019, 22:54
In C, the parallelism is apt: In US.... in Canada and in GB,Japan, and WG.
Hence its correct.
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New post 27 Mar 2019, 20:12
Can someone please explain it in detail?

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