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In 1973 mortgage payments represented twenty-one percent of an average thirty-year-old maleâ€™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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01 Sep 2006, 01:51
Agree with B.

In 1973 mortgage payments represented twenty-one percent of an average thirty-year-old maleâ€™s income; in 1984 the figure was forty-four percent
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01 Sep 2006, 02:00
Fight is between B and C. I choose B as it seems better that C. Can anyone explain what is wrong with C?I guess,in C, there should a "," after "in 1984".
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01 Sep 2006, 03:36
buzzgaurav wrote:
Agree with B.

In 1973 mortgage payments represented twenty-one percent of an average thirty-year-old maleâ€™s income; in 1984 the figure was forty-four percent

(B) in less than 5 seconds! Remember, the semicolon is your best friend!
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01 Sep 2006, 05:30
Easy B.

As Matt said, semicolon helped to pick the right one in less than 25 secs
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01 Sep 2006, 13:43
Futuristic - Buddy, please post some tough, unfamiliar questions. Please are cracking these in less than 10 seconds
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01 Sep 2006, 13:43
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