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School integration plans that involve busing between suburban and central-city areas have contributed, according to a recent study, to significant increases in housing integration, which, in turn, reduces any future need for busing.

(A) significant increases in housing integration, which, in turn, reduces
(B) significant integration increases in housing, which, in turn, reduces
(C) increase housing integration significantly, which, in turn, reduces
(D) increase housing integration significantly, in turn reducing
(E) significantly increase housing integration, which, in turn, reduce
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15 Oct 2005, 11:53
I'd pick C.

I think we need increase cause the plural plans.
The adverb is misplaced in E.
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15 Oct 2005, 12:23
strange:
I reread the sentence again...and guess what we are talking about plans...so its plural, we need increase here...

C is best....
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15 Oct 2005, 17:53
I think A
Plans have contributed to significant increases in X - The 'increases' i think is for X and not for 'plans'.
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15 Oct 2005, 18:29
rahuluec wrote:
School integration plans that involve busing between suburban and central-city areas have contributed, according to a recent study, to significant increases in housing integration, which, in turn, reduces any future need for busing.

(A) significant increases in housing integration, which, in turn, reduces
(B) significant integration increases in housing, which, in turn, reduces
(C) increase housing integration significantly, which, in turn, reduces
(D) increase housing integration significantly, in turn reducing
(E) significantly increase housing integration, which, in turn, reduce

We need " which" to modify " housing integration". Thus, eliminate D.
"housing integration" is singular, we need " reduce" to be singular, cross E.
the position of "significantly" in C is not favored, it should be put as close to the verb " increase" as possible. Cross C.
The original sentence has " school integration" , then using " housing integration" is better. I go for A.
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16 Oct 2005, 17:40
-E is incorrect because there is no agreement between "significantly increase housing integration" and "reduce"
-A is incorrect because there is no agreement between "significant increases in housing integration" and "reduces"
-C is incorrect because there is no agreement between "increase housing integration significantly" and "reduces"
-B is incorrect because there is no agreement between "significant integration increases in housing" and "reduces"

Therefore, the correct answer is D.
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16 Oct 2005, 23:37
Take out the chunk of extra information will give you:

School integration plans that involve busing between suburban and central-city areas have contributed to....

obviously, C and D are plain awkward: ..have contributed to increase housing integration significantly..
E is worse: ... have contributed to significantly increase housing integration...
B is no better: ... have contributed to significant integretion increases....

A is the best
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21 Oct 2005, 10:11
OA is A
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21 Oct 2005, 15:51
got this one wrong, I was going for C.

So what is the difference between to increase significantly and to significantly increase?
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21 Oct 2005, 21:09
In A "increases" is a noun, in C "increase" is a verb. You can contribute to something, not contribute to do something.
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23 Sep 2013, 10:42
rahuluec wrote:
School integration plans that involve busing between suburban and central-city areas have contributed, according to a recent study, to significant increases in housing integration, which, in turn, reduces any future need for busing.

(A) significant increases in housing integration, which, in turn, reduces
(B) significant integration increases in housing, which, in turn, reduces
(C) increase housing integration significantly, which, in turn, reduces
(D) increase housing integration significantly, in turn reducing
(E) significantly increase housing integration, which, in turn, reduce

Why is (D) wrong? Could we have an expert opinion on this one please?

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29 Dec 2013, 19:17
rahuluec wrote:
School integration plans that involve busing between suburban and central-city areas have contributed, according to a recent study, to significant increases in housing integration, which, in turn, reduces any future need for busing.

(A) significant increases in housing integration, which, in turn, reduces
(B) significant integration increases in housing, which, in turn, reduces
(C) increase housing integration significantly, which, in turn, reduces
(D) increase housing integration significantly, in turn reducing
(E) significantly increase housing integration, which, in turn, reduce

Has to be C

Increases is plural so A,B are out

in turn reducing is wrong tense D is out
E is wordy

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Has to be C

Increases is plural so A,B are out

in turn reducing is wrong tense D is out
E is wordy

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Increase is a verb and increases is a noun. Please read the below explanation.

School integration plans that involve busing between suburban and central-city areas have contributed, according to a recent study, to significant increases in housing integration, which, in turn, reduces any future need for busing.

(A) significant increases in housing integration, which, in turn, reduces
A is of the construction - Plans have contributed to increases in housing integration, integration in turn reduces any future need for busing.
Also usage of contributed to something is idiomatic

(B) significant integration increases in housing, which, in turn, reduces
Significant is an adjective and it is describing integration, a noun. Instead, it should be describing increases.
(C) increase housing integration significantly, which, in turn, reduces
increase is a verb, significantly is an adverb, modifying the verb increase. So far, good. But the catch is when you replace this in the sentence, which reads
"..have contributed to increase housing integration significantly.."
contribute to something is the correct idiom, and that something has to be a noun, not a verb or a verb phrase.
Instead if the sentence read "..have contributed to an increase in housing integration..", it would have been a proper construction.

(D) increase housing integration significantly, in turn reducing
Same issue in C.
(E) significantly increase housing integration, which, in turn, reduce[/quote]
Same issue in C.
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Re: School integration plans that involve busing between [#permalink]

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07 Feb 2014, 06:28
rahuluec wrote:
School integration plans that involve busing between suburban and central-city areas have contributed, according to a recent study, to significant increases in housing integration, which, in turn, reduces any future need for busing.

(A) significant increases in housing integration, which, in turn, reduces
(B) significant integration increases in housing, which, in turn, reduces
(C) increase housing integration significantly, which, in turn, reduces
(D) increase housing integration significantly, in turn reducing
(E) significantly increase housing integration, which, in turn, reduce

contributed to significant increases in housing integration is idiomatically correct and adj significant has been properly used ,which indicates housing integration. which reduces has properly maintained the S-V agreement.
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