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# School integration plans that involve busing between

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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

pls explain
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24 Nov 2008, 22:05
IMO C....but please underline the SC questions
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25 Nov 2008, 00:27
C for me ..
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 ( plural ) in housing integration, which, in turn, reduces ( Singular )
(B) significant integration increases in housing, which, in turn, reduces - akward
(C) increase housing integration significantly, which, in turn, reduces
(D) increase housing integration significantly, in turn reducing- Misplaced modifier problem .
(E) significantly increase ( singular ) housing integration, which, in turn, reduce ( plural ) .

OA Pls !!
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25 Nov 2008, 01:00
A.
significant should modify 'increases'.
in 'C' it modiies the whole phrase.
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25 Nov 2008, 04:16
after a second reading thinking that prasun84 logic is correct .
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25 Nov 2008, 04:41
IMO, A.

As prasun84 mentioned, signficant modify increases.
Also, 'housing integration' reduces, not the increases.
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25 Nov 2008, 04:55
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rampuria 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

pls explain

A - "significant increases ... reduces" - wrong verb
B - "significant integration increases ... reduces" - wrong verb and change meaning
D - "reducing" not needed gerund.

I was between C and E.

But E seems have two mistakes: to put an adverb in the middle of a infinitive "to significantly increase" and "reduce" seems to point.

Therefore, IMO C.

OA Pls

Last edited by xang on 25 Nov 2008, 07:07, edited 1 time in total.
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25 Nov 2008, 05:28
Housing Integration is the subject if you notice and is singular.
Hope that helps...
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25 Nov 2008, 05:55
x contributed to significant increases in housing integration, which, in turn, reduces --contributed to significant increases in housing integration, increases is odd..and a run on sentence ....ruled out.
x contributed to significant integration increases in housing, which, in turn, reduces -- contributed to significant integration increases is odd and a run on sentence ....ruled out.
x contributed to increase housing integration significantly, which, in turn, reduces --hold
x contributed to increase housing integration significantly, in turn reducing --hold
x contributed to significantly increase housing integration, which, in turn, reduce run on..and awkward construction
Out of C &D, D is more succinct. So IMO it is D.
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rampuria 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 --[color=#FF0000]Split infinitive.. to significantly increase .. ruled out[/color]

pls explain

Last edited by lgon on 25 Nov 2008, 09:39, edited 1 time in total.
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25 Nov 2008, 06:41
What's wrong with A? ... housing integration, which, in turn, reduces...

I think it's the best answer
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25 Nov 2008, 09:35
I was between C and D and finally chose D

i wont be surprised to See OA C. But I am not too sure of whether which refers correctly to its intended antecedent
Re: SC- school integration   [#permalink] 25 Nov 2008, 09:35
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