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# In America nearly one in every five dollars spent is on health care, a

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In America nearly one in every five dollars spent is on health care, no other country spends a larger share.

A) In America nearly one in every five dollars spent is on health care, no other country spends a larger share.
B) In America nearly one in every five dollars is spent on health care, a share larger than in any other country.
C) America spends nearly one in every five dollars on health care, larger than any other country.
D) America spends nearly one in every five dollars is on health care, a larger share than any other country.
E) In America nearly one in every five dollars spent is on health care, a larger share than in any other country.

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The Economist magazine | Health care costs: How to twist an arm. | Sep 2, 2017

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06 Sep 2017, 14:14
One in five spent implies a share of the one in five, whereas one in five is spent does not connote the percentage. Hope this is clear.
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06 Sep 2017, 22:49
I could narrow it down to B & E. Went with B.
Is there any glaring error with B?
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07 Sep 2017, 10:34
In America nearly one in every five dollars spent is on health care, no other country spends a larger share.

A) In America nearly one in every five dollars spent is on health care, no other country spends a larger share.,no other country spends a larger share is an independent clause. It needs a connector like and or ;
B) In America nearly one in every five dollars is spent on health care, a share larger than in any other country. There's a subtle change in meaning. It implies that 1 (something) in every five dollars is spent on health care. Because 1(something) is not clear, ",a share larger than..." doesn't make sense.
C) America spends nearly one in every five dollars on health care, larger than any other country.compares 1 in 5 dollars to a country.
D) America spends nearly one in every five dollars is on health care, a larger share than any other country. spends ...dollars is on health care isn't grammatica
E) In America nearly one in every five dollars spent is on health care, a larger share than in any other country.Correct. Compares the right things

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I would appreciate a clearer explanation for B if anyone can!
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19 Mar 2018, 06:05
B seems more concise than E.Can anyone explain why it is wrong?
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19 Mar 2018, 07:03
techiesam wrote:
B seems more concise than E.Can anyone explain why it is wrong?

Hi techiesam,

Here is how i understand it. What could share modify here?

one in every five dollars........, a share
one in every five dollars spent.., a larger share.

20% dollars spent can be called a share and not the 20% dollars itself. Because 20% dollars of WHAT? a share is a part of something. we need to describe WHAT 20% dollars is a part of that can be called as a share.

Another difference is:
a share larger than in any other country
a larger share than in any other country

Second one is better. because it tells what is larger by saying " a larger share". in first it says " a share larger than... but larger than WHAT? we cannot assume "share". thought this difference is very subtle. we pick a better choice.
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