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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

Whats wrong with option (E)..??

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New post 09 Jul 2009, 06:47
sanoasis wrote:
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

Whats wrong with option (E)..??

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is it B?

parallelism and tense are correct in B 'in 1973 ..; in 1984 ..'
past verb ... past verb..

E, I think, changes the meaning.
"income that rose to forty-four percent in 1984 " means that there are two types of income? one that rose and one that didn't?


A and C are wrong for using 'and' after the semicolon. the clause after the semicolon should be independent.

D is awkward ..

IMO B..
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New post 09 Jul 2009, 08:49
I chose B as well.

A) Obviously wrong b/c the part after the ; is a fragment
B) After the ; this is a correct main clause
C) The part after the comma doesn’t make a complete sentence.
D) There is no connecting word (such as and or but) for the subordinate clause
E) ‘that’ would modify income. The income did not rise to 44%, the portion of income represented by mortgage payments rose to 44%.

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