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# Over a decade starting in 1971, Kennedy high school ranked in the acad

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Updated on: 02 Aug 2017, 05:07
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Over a decade starting in 1971, Kennedy high school ranked in the academic top ten of all high schools in the state and graduated 100 percent of its students.

A. Over a decade starting in 1971,
B. For almost a decade having its start in 1971,
C. Starting in 1971 for a decade,
D. Starting for a decade in 1971
E. During a decade, a period starting in 1971,

Originally posted by srikanth9502 on 02 Aug 2017, 03:34.
Last edited by broall on 02 Aug 2017, 05:07, edited 1 time in total.
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07 Aug 2017, 07:31
Shouldn't it be:

A. For over a decade starting in 1971, ..
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16 Aug 2017, 11:27
Over a decade starting in 1971, Kennedy high school ranked in the academic top ten of all high schools in the state and graduated 100 percent of its students.

A. Over a decade starting in 1971,
B. For almost a decade having its start in 1971,
C. Starting in 1971 for a decade, Starting in 1971 for a decade incorrectly modifies Kennedy high school
D. Starting for a decade in 1971-Starting for a decade wrongly modifies Kennedy high school as the school didn't start in 1971
E. During a decade, a period starting in 1971,-Wordy
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16 Aug 2017, 12:08
Can someone explain the OA?
How does option C change the meaning and i A is correct should it not be "For over a decade"
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16 Aug 2017, 22:28
Over a decade starting in 1971, Kennedy high school ranked in the academic top ten of all high schools in the state and graduated 100 percent of its students.

A. Over a decade starting in 1971,
So, School has ranked in top10 and graduated 100% of its students for more than a decade and this trend started in 1971
B. For almost a decade having its start in 1971,
For almost a decade means less than a decade... Different meaning than the original question stem.
C. Starting in 1971 for a decade,
Starting in 1971 for exact a decade.. It has a different meaning again.
D. Starting for a decade in 1971
Its a total messed up statement. It says the top10 rank started in 1971 and continued for a decade.. but not now..
E. During a decade, a period starting in 1971,
During means sometimes in a decade between 1971 -1980 the school ranked top ten ...

All the other options except A are changing the meaning.. So "A" is correct...
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Re: Over a decade starting in 1971, Kennedy high school ranked in the acad   [#permalink] 16 Aug 2017, 22:28
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