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# No funds obtained through the Education Surcharge on gasoline can

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26 Feb 2018, 09:27
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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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26 Feb 2018, 10:14
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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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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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27 Feb 2018, 17:33
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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!
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05 Aug 2019, 10:33
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MagooshExpert wrote:
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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05 Aug 2019, 12:49
MagooshExpert wrote:
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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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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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?
Re: No funds obtained through the Education Surcharge on gasoline can   [#permalink] 06 Aug 2019, 06:54
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