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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

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A - what does 'it' refer to ? energy or nuclear power. Unclear. so reject it.
B - wrong comparison. energy and Germany
C - looks good. hold it
D - wrong meaning at the end "...in Germany". It may mean energy used in France comes from nuclear power produced in Germany
E - usage of 'where' is wrong here
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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

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I have a query when it comes to option C. The non-underlined portion in the questions is active voice whereas Option C is in passive voice. Could anybody please clarify?
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@GMATNinja- I am a little confused here. While I understand the issues in other options, I think option C has a comparison issue. Is overall energy not being compared to nuclear energy in C. Is that correct? Or is it not wrong enough to eliminate C?
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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

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I have a query when it comes to option C. The non-underlined portion in the questions is active voice whereas Option C is in passive voice. Could anybody please clarify?

(C) actually isn't in passive voice at all. Check out this post for more on the difference between active and passive voice. And if that doesn't help, let us know.

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@GMATNinja- I am a little confused here. While I understand the issues in other options, I think option C has a comparison issue. Is overall energy not being compared to nuclear energy in C. Is that correct? Or is it not wrong enough to eliminate C?

The way (C) is structured, the comparison isn't just between two nouns. Basically, the comparison is between two clauses, separated by the conjunction "whereas":

  • Clause 1: "Over 75 percent of the energy produced in France derives from nuclear power..."
  • Clause 2: "...nuclear power accounts for just over 33 percent of the energy produced in Germany."

So there's no problem there. We're very logically comparing two different nuclear-power situations in two different countries, in the form of two distinct clauses.

I hope that helps!
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