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# Recent studies have shown that there are now one teacher for every thi

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Recent studies have shown that there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there were even five years ago.

(A) there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there were

(B) there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were

(C) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there was

(D) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, but that ratio is much lower than

(E) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were

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03 Aug 2018, 01:05
(A) there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there were

"one teacher" is singular and requires singular verb "is" INCORRECT

(B) there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were

"one teacher" is singular and requires singular verb "is" INCORRECT

(C) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there was

"not nearly as many" implies there were many teachers and requires plural "were", "was" is INCORRECT

(D) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, but that ratio is much lower than

"ratio" is compared to "five years" INCORRECT

(E) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were

Hence option E
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03 Aug 2018, 01:07
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Recent studies have shown that there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there were even five years ago.

(A) there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there were

(B) there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were

(C) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there was

(D) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, but that ratio is much lower than

(E) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were

(A) there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there were.

Explanation - singular verb 'is' expected instead of 'are'.

(B) there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were

Explanation - singular verb 'is' expected instead of 'are'.

(C) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there was

Explanation - singular verb 'was' not in sync with plural subject teachers. Also, 'as many than', does not look like a correct idiom.

(D) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, but that ratio is much lower than

Explanation - 'but' unnecessary here. 'not' much better suited here than 'but'

(E) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were

Explanation - correct singular verb 'is' used. Also correct idiom 'as X as Y' along with plural verb 'were' used

Hence IMO E
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03 Aug 2018, 02:48
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+1 for E.

(A) there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there were

(B) there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were

(C) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there was

(D) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, but that ratio is much lower than

(E) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were --> Correct, rectifies Subject-Verb error, and idiom error

Hence, E.
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Recent studies have shown that there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there were even five years ago.

(A) there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there were

(B) there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were

(C) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there was

(D) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, but that ratio is much lower than

(E) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were
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06 Aug 2018, 17:55
Bunuel wrote:
Recent studies have shown that there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there were even five years ago.

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(A) there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there were
Here we have a subject-verb agreement issue. "There are" should be replaced by "There is". We can eliminate it.

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(B) there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were
Subject-verb agreement issue as it is in option A. So, we can leave this.

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(C) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there was
Here subject-verb agreement is correct, but the idiom used "as many than" is not correct. Also "there was" is not correct. Eliminated.

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(D) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, but that ratio is much lower than
Here we have a illogical comparison. Current ratio has been compared directly to five years ago. This is nonsensical. We can eliminate this option.

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(E) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were
This is a perfect choice. It is using correct subject-verb pair and also correct idiom i.e. "as many as"

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13 Aug 2018, 02:17
Bunuel wrote:
Recent studies have shown that there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there were even five years ago.

(A) there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there were

(B) there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were

(C) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there was

(D) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, but that ratio is much lower than

(E) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were

KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

As you saw before, you need to be careful with sentences involving there are or there is since they place the subject after the verb. Here the subject is one teacher so the original verb needs to be is. Eliminate (A) and (B). Nevertheless, the subject for there were later in the sentence is an implied teachers, so it does indeed need to be plural; eliminate (C). Eliminate (D) because it changes the emphasis of the original sentence, placing it on the comparison with the previous ratio rather than on the present ratio, and because it would need to end with that or the ratio in order for the subject of the sentence to remain clear. (E) remains.

An 800 test taker is systematic and knows that GMAT Sentence Correction success depends on a combination of knowing what to look for and knowing how to fix it.
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03 Sep 2018, 23:18
Bunuel wrote:
Recent studies have shown that there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there were even five years ago.

(A) there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there were

(B) there are now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were

(C) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there was

(D) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, but that ratio is much lower than

(E) there is now one teacher for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many as there were

if the question stem would've been "Recent studies have shown that there are now few teachers for every thirty-one students in California's elementary schools, not nearly as many than there were even five years ago." -->> then option B was correct or not ?
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