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One in seven manufacturing jobs in the US depends on exports.

A)One in seven manufacturing jobs in the US depends

B) One in seven manufacturing jobs in the US depend

C) One is seven uS manfuacturing jobs depend

D) One seventh of US manufacturing jobs is dependent

E) One seventh of manufacturing jobs in the US are dependent

The answer is (A) but could anyone explain me why (E) is wrong?

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01 Jun 2004, 20:00
where did you get this SC? i found it difficult to explain
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01 Jun 2004, 23:20
Praetorian wrote:
where did you get this SC? i found it difficult to explain

I found this from 'page 10' of this forum. Do you know what is wrong with (E)?
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01 Jun 2004, 23:36
Alright, let me try here.

One in seven - original sentence.

meaning: 1job out of 7 jobs - total 7 jobs
One seventh is a ratio ; 1/7

This does not necessary mean there are 7 jobs as said in the sentence.

this could mean anything from:
1/7 - 7 jobs
2/14=1/7 - 2 jobs out of 14 jobs
3/21=1/7 - 3 jobs out of 21 jobs
4/28=1/7 etc...

hope this helps.
and they all are one seventh with different number of jobs.
01 Jun 2004, 23:36
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