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No funds obtained through the Education Surcharge on gasoline can

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No funds obtained through the Education Surcharge on gasoline can be utilized for any other purpose, unless the amount far exceeds those that are necessary to fully satisfy all the education programs.

A. far exceeds those that are necessary to fully satisfy
B. exceeds by far those necessary to fully satisfy
C. far exceeds those necessary to fully satisfy
D. exceeds by far those necessary to the full satisfaction of
E. far exceed those that are necessary to fully satisfy
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can someone explain how the OA is A. i chose B just as majority of those who answered also chose B but it turns out that B is wrong
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New post 26 Feb 2018, 10:55
Hi mikemcgarry,
I m confused between A & C.
Please explain How OA can be option A.
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Hi mikemcgarry,
I m confused between A & C.
Please explain How OA can be option A.


Hi gvvsnraju@12!

Carolyn from Magoosh here -- I can step in for Mike :-)

Choices A and C are very similar:

A) No funds obtained through the Education Surcharge on gasoline can be utilized for any other purpose, unless the amount far exceeds those (amounts) that are necessary to fully satisfy all the education programs.

C) No funds obtained through the Education Surcharge on gasoline can be utilized for any other purpose, unless the amount far exceeds those (amounts) necessary to fully satisfy all the education programs.

In both of these, "those" is correctly in parallel with "the amount". The only difference between the two options here is the extra "that are" following "those" in option A. The "that are" makes choice A clearer, and therefore a better option, than choice C. It specifies which "amounts" we're talking about -- it tells us that "those (amounts)" are the amounts that are necessary to satisfy the education programs. While the meaning still comes through in choice C, it isn't as explicit. So A is the better choice :-)

Hope that helps!
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gvvsnraju@12 wrote:
Hi mikemcgarry,
I m confused between A & C.
Please explain How OA can be option A.


Hi gvvsnraju@12!

Carolyn from Magoosh here -- I can step in for Mike :-)

Choices A and C are very similar:

A) No funds obtained through the Education Surcharge on gasoline can be utilized for any other purpose, unless the amount far exceeds those (amounts) that are necessary to fully satisfy all the education programs.

C) No funds obtained through the Education Surcharge on gasoline can be utilized for any other purpose, unless the amount far exceeds those (amounts) necessary to fully satisfy all the education programs.

In both of these, "those" is correctly in parallel with "the amount". The only difference between the two options here is the extra "that are" following "those" in option A. The "that are" makes choice A clearer, and therefore a better option, than choice C. It specifies which "amounts" we're talking about -- it tells us that "those (amounts)" are the amounts that are necessary to satisfy the education programs. While the meaning still comes through in choice C, it isn't as explicit. So A is the better choice :-)

Hope that helps!
-Carolyn


Hi, Isn't A little wordy compared to C. I often read that we should avoid wordy options, so why not here. Why didn't we choose C? Will there be such questions in real exam?
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gvvsnraju@12 wrote:
Hi mikemcgarry,
I m confused between A & C.
Please explain How OA can be option A.


Hi gvvsnraju@12!

Carolyn from Magoosh here -- I can step in for Mike :-)

Choices A and C are very similar:

A) No funds obtained through the Education Surcharge on gasoline can be utilized for any other purpose, unless the amount far exceeds those (amounts) that are necessary to fully satisfy all the education programs.

C) No funds obtained through the Education Surcharge on gasoline can be utilized for any other purpose, unless the amount far exceeds those (amounts) necessary to fully satisfy all the education programs.

In both of these, "those" is correctly in parallel with "the amount". The only difference between the two options here is the extra "that are" following "those" in option A. The "that are" makes choice A clearer, and therefore a better option, than choice C. It specifies which "amounts" we're talking about -- it tells us that "those (amounts)" are the amounts that are necessary to satisfy the education programs. While the meaning still comes through in choice C, it isn't as explicit. So A is the better choice :-)

Hope that helps!
-Carolyn



Hi Carolyn,
Shouldn’t ‘those’ refer to ‘funds’, as funds is the only plural antecedent where as ‘the amount’ is singular? If not, how could one clearly identify the correct antecedent in such situation?

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New post 05 Aug 2019, 22:54
Hi, can someone explain why A is better than c. and how can i avoid making similar mistakes in the exam.
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New post 06 Aug 2019, 06:54
Is that rule by which we eliminated C always true? Can we face a similar dilemma in the official test?
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