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# Just as more high schools are preparing for anticipated

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Just as more high schools are preparing for anticipated budget cuts, local colleges prepare to cut many classes in anticipation of an even more significant decrease in enrollment.

(A) prepare to cut many classes in anticipation of an even more significant decrease in enrollment.
(B) prepare cuts of many classes in anticipation of even more significant decreasing enrollments.
(C) prepare for the cutting of many classes even more significantly decreasing in enrollment.
(D) prepare for the cutting of many classes because they anticipate even more significant decreases in enrollment.
(E) are preparing to cut many classes in anticipation of an even greater decrease in enrollment.
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29 Nov 2010, 05:56
At least E is maintaining the verb parallelism ‘are preparing for x” and ‘are preparing to Y’.None others do that. In the process , I am even ignoring ' preparing for an adjectival noun" with 'preparing to a verb' because others choices are far more
indictable IMO
If there is anything to look beyond in this case. , please indicate. Until then,let me go with E
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Parallelism is right! Once you've identified the parallelism issue, you need not look any further to get to the right answer here.

That said...since we're trying to master this problem (rather than just trying to get to the right answer), we should try to identify all possible issues. With a quick glance, I can identify at least three other reasons to rule out certain answer choices (hint: pronouns, adjectives/adverbs, concision). Can anybody identify them?

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17 Jan 2011, 14:55
IMO E. Pararelism. Schools are.... just as colleges are...
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03 Jun 2012, 00:37
IMO E. but i am a bit confused between "greater decrease" and "significant decrease" is greater decrease legitimately used??
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08 Jun 2012, 14:40
daagh wrote:
At least E is maintaining the verb parallelism ‘are preparing for x” and ‘are preparing to Y’.None others do that. In the process , I am even ignoring ' preparing for an adjectival noun" with 'preparing to a verb' because others choices are far more
indictable IMO
If there is anything to look beyond in this case. , please indicate. Until then,let me go with E

I agree with Daagh, same reason I picked 'E'.
Re: high schools are preparing for budget cuts   [#permalink] 08 Jun 2012, 14:40
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