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In 1973 mortgage payments represented twenty-one percent of an average thirty-year-old male's income;and forty-four percent in 1984.
(A) income; and forty-four percent in 1984
(B) income; in 1984 the figure was forty-four percent
(C) income, and in 1984 forty-four percent
(D) income, forty-four percent in 1984 was the figure
(E) income that rose to forty-four percent in 1984

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09 Feb 2006, 19:03
B. it is. mand-y will explain why
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09 Feb 2006, 20:06
(B)

1. correct use of semicolon
2. balanced and parallel
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09 Feb 2006, 20:43
yup oA is B ,

can somebody explain what's wrong in C
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09 Feb 2006, 20:52
cool_jonny009 wrote:
yup oA is B ,

can somebody explain what's wrong in C

Always choose answers that are clear in subjects and modifiers.

C says "and in 1984 forty-four percent ", what is 44%? Although it can be implied its talking about the incomes, but its not *clear*, as it is in B where 'the figure' is clearly stated
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10 Feb 2006, 04:21
Sentences after a semi colon should be an independent clause.
in 1984 the figure was forty-four percent .Is an independent clause.
it has a verb to be ...
a noun-"the figure" which has been earlier mentioned in the previous independent clause.
and it clearly conveys a concept.
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