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Part of the proposed increase in state education spending is due to higher enrollment, since the number of students in public schools have grown steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, are at a record high.

A. enrollment, since the number of students in public schools have grown steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, are at. B. Enrollment, with a number of students in public schools growing steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, reaching. C. Enrollment: since students in public schools have grown steadily in number since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, have reached. D. Enrollment: the number of students in public schools has grown steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, has reached. E. Enrollment: students in public schools have grown steadily in number since the mid-1980’s and , at nearly 47million, are at

Part of the proposed increase in state education spending is due to higher enrollment, since the number of students in public schools have grown steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, are at a record high.

A. enrollment, since the number of students in public schools have grown steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, are at. - "the number" is singular, should be "has grown...is at" B. Enrollment, with a number of students in public schools growing steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, reaching. "a number...growing steadily doesn't make sense in this context C. Enrollment: since students in public schools have grown steadily in number since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, have reached. last clause is unclear: (students) have reached a record high. should be the number of students that has reached a record high D. Enrollment: the number of students in public schools has grown steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, has reached. looks good, both "has grown" and "has reached" are singular E. Enrollment: students in public schools have grown steadily in number since the mid-1980’s and , at nearly 47million, are at same problem as 'c'

A. enrollment, since the number of students in public schools have grown steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, are at. [the number of students is singular and requires singular verb – “has” – eliminate it]

B. Enrollment, with a number of students in public schools growing steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, reaching. [Preposition “with” correctly adding information to main clause but overall is not parallel – part of … is due to and reaching … - eliminate it)

C. Enrollment: since students in public schools have grown steadily in number since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, have reached. [the mid-1980’s singular – eliminate it] D. Enrollment: the number of students in public schools has grown steadily since the mid-1980’s and, at nearly 47 million, has reached. [hold it] E. Enrollment: students in public schools have grown steadily in number since the mid-1980’s and , at nearly 47million, are at [the mid-1980’s singular – eliminate it]

Answer: D

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Re: SC - Students in Public schools
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15 Feb 2008, 07:13