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# In the fall of 1985, only 10 percent of the women entering

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The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 10th Edition, 2003

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Question No.: SC 197
Page: 683

In the fall of 1985, only 10 percent of the women entering college planned to major in eduction, while 28 percent chose business, making it the most popular major for women as well as for men.

(A) as well as for men
(B) as well as the men
(C) and men too
(D) and men as well
(E) and also men

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Two elements connected by a coordinate conjunction should be expressed in parallel form.

Only A, the best choice, correctly observes this rule (the most popular major for women as well as for men).

B, C, D, and E omit the necessary/or in the second element.

In addition, by using the simple coordinate conjunction and, C, D, and E create the illogical impression that the decision of 28 percent of the women entering college in 1985 to
choose business as a major also made the major the most popular among men.

The conjunction as well as implies that business had already been the most popular major for men and that in 1985, for the first time, it became the most popular major for both sexes.
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19 Aug 2005, 14:13
You need women as well as men.

A should be it.

If we use men AND women, then the sentence means that those 28%of the women who chose business made the business a major for both the groups...

As well as says that it was already a major for men and 28% women after enrolling in the program, made a major for women.

B uses THE MEN... which is wrong comparison.
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19 Aug 2005, 18:26
A. ......... "for women" as well as "for men".... llism
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28 Nov 2006, 12:09
406. In the fall of 1985, only 10 percent of the women entering college planned to major in education, while 28 percent chose business, making it the most popular major for women as well as for men.
(A) as well as for men ( for is not needed)
(B) as well as the men
(C) and men too ( needes some comparison)
(D) and men as well as well as is correct idiomn
(E) and also men ( needes some comparison)
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28 Nov 2006, 14:29
I would go with A. for women as well as for men. Agree for is unnecessary, but seems more parallel than using "the" in B.
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28 Nov 2006, 16:32
I also chose A....B has the in front of men and not in front of women so it is not parallel
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28 Nov 2006, 23:07
A for maintaining parallelsim

for women as well as for men
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29 Nov 2006, 00:45

as well as setups parallelism with for men.
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In the fall of 1985, only 10 percent of the women entering college planned to major in education, while 28 percent chose business, making it the most popular major for women as well as for men.

(A) as well as for men
(B) as well as the men
(C) and men too
(D) and men as well
(E) and also men - would it have been preferred choice, had it been "and the men" only

to me for in option A seemed little redundant

Any idea folks
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26 Aug 2011, 11:42
DeeptiM wrote:
A..as well as is correct

(A) as well as for men ----- for man is parallel with for women
(B) as well as the men ----- the men is not parallel with Women
(C) and men too ----------
(D) and men as well
(E) and also men

Basically none is as parallel as is option "A"
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