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Hi egmat ,


Following your course rules about modifiers, in option C or D we have:


C. Today, more than 43 percent of Californians under the age of eighteen are Hispanic, compared with about 35 percent a decade ago.

Compared is modifying the preceding noun, Hispanic. So Hispanic are compared with about 35 percent. Does this make sense?



D. Today, compared to a decade ago, Californians who are Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than 43 percent, whereas it was about 35 percent.

Here compared is modifying "today". So you are comparing today with a decade ago. For me this one makes more sense.



Could you help me please with this problem?


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In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than 43 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.

(A) In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than 43 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.- Pronoun it antecedent ; should be "more than 45% of something"
(B) Of the Californians under the age of eighteen, today more than 43 percent of them are Hispanic, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent. - Pronoun it antecedent ;"43% of them" here is incorrect, since "43% of the Californians" is already specified.
(C) Today, more than 43 percent of Californians under the age of eighteen are Hispanic, compared with about 35 percent a decade ago. - Correct
(D) Today, compared to a decade ago, Californians who are Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than 43 percent, whereas it was about 35 percent.- Pronoun it antecedent
(E) Today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen in California account for more than 43 percent, unlike a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.- Pronoun it antecedent

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guillemgc wrote:
Hi egmat ,


Following your course rules about modifiers, in option C or D we have:


C. Today, more than 43 percent of Californians under the age of eighteen are Hispanic, compared with about 35 percent a decade ago.

Compared is modifying the preceding noun, Hispanic. So Hispanic are compared with about 35 percent. Does this make sense?



D. Today, compared to a decade ago, Californians who are Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than 43 percent, whereas it was about 35 percent.

Here compared is modifying "today". So you are comparing today with a decade ago. For me this one makes more sense.



Could you help me please with this problem?


Thank you in advance.

Guillem.



Hey - the 'it' is not very clear (as in what is it referring to). Could be one of your clues to reject D as the right choice?

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