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# Over 75% of the energy produced in France derives from

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26 Feb 2017, 07:16
I was confused between C and D.

(D) whereas just over 33 percent of the energy comes from nuclear power in Germany
D is wrong because of "the " before energy which refers to same energy mentioned in first part of the sentence
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06 Mar 2017, 01:36
kannu44 wrote:
I was confused between C and D.

(D) whereas just over 33 percent of the energy comes from nuclear power in Germany
D is wrong because of "the " before energy which refers to same energy mentioned in first part of the sentence

(D) whereas just over 33 percent of the energy comes from nuclear power in Germany --> There is a change in meaning also. As per D, we are told that 33% of energy comes from nuclear power. But does that mean this unclear power energy is actually produced in Germany? We don't know.

But in C, it is clearly stated that the energy we are talking about is actually produced in Germany.
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14 May 2017, 21:18
Over 75 percent of the energy produced in France derives from nuclear power, while in Germany it is just over 33 percent.
1 while in Germany it is just over 33 percent
2 compared to Germany, which uses just over 33 percent
3 whereas nuclear power accounts for just over 33 percent of the energy produced in Germany
4 whereas just over 33 percent of the energy comes from nuclear power in Germany
5 compared with the energy from nuclear power in Germany, where it is just over 33 percent

A Nuclear power is not "33% percent." Nuclear power cannot be a percentage.
B Germany does not "use 33%."
C Correct.
D This sentence implies that "33%...comes from" nuclear power. But 33% the percentage is a mathematical construct, and the number itself doesn't come from nuclear power.
E Neither "Germany" nor "nuclear power" is 33%.
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29 May 2017, 09:42
Mission2012 wrote:
Over 75 percent of the energy produced in France derives from nuclear power, while in Germany it is just over 33 percent.

(A) while in Germany it is just over 33 percent
(B) compared to Germany, which uses just over 33 percent
(C) whereas nuclear power accounts for just over 33 percent of the energy produced in Germany
(D) whereas just over 33 percent of the energy comes from nuclear power in Germany
(E) compared with the energy from nuclear power in Germany, where it is just over 33 percent.

C is correct.

In A and E, "it" is ambiguous.
In B, what is just over? energy or nuclear energy.
In D, changes meaning. original sentence is talking about energy produced but this option does not have this meaning.
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05 Aug 2017, 01:56
GMATPill wrote:
This is a tricky one. You need to pay extra attention to MEANING.

We are talking about what PERCENT of energy comes from source X for France, and then the same thing for Germany.

So the beginning of the sentence correctly says "over 75% of energy in France comes from nuclear".

Now look at (D): "33% of the energy comes from [nuclear power in Germany]"

Is this really what we're trying to say?

What we really want to say is "33% of the energy in Germany comes from nuclear power"

Note, this is different from what (D) says. It's close, but the shuffling of the words changes the meaning. They purposely do that to trick you. So structurally it looks like it runs parallel, but MEANING-wise it's not correct. (C) doesn't look parallel, but it matches exactly what we are trying to say.

this one explains why D changes the meaning of the sentance so that should be eliminated
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08 Aug 2017, 04:11
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