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Since 1965 there are four times as many Black college students enrolle

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Since 1965 there are four times as many Black college students enrolled, and the one million Black people in college today represent 11 percent of all college students.

(A) Since 1965 there are four times as many Black college students enrolled
(B) The enrollment of Black college students was only one-fourth in 1965
(C) The enrollment of Black college students has increased four times from 1965 on
(D) Quadrupling since 1965, there are now four times as many Black college students enrolled
(E) The enrollment of Black college students has quadrupled since 1965

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Since 1965 there are four times as many Black college students enrolled, and the one million Black people in college today represent 11 percent of all college students.

(A) Since 1965 there are four times as many Black college students enrolled (as many as i the correct idiom)
(B) The enrollment of Black college students was only one-fourth in 1965( one fourth of what?,doesn't convey the intended meaning)
(C) The enrollment of Black college students has increased four times from 1965 on(awkward )
(D) Quadrupling since 1965, there are now four times as many Black college students enrolled(enrollment should have followed quadrupling,tense)
(E) The enrollment of Black college students has quadrupled since 1965(concise,clear with intended meaning and correct choice tense)



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Since 1965 there are four times as many Black college students enrolled, and the one million Black people in college today represent 11 percent of all college students.

(A) Since 1965 there are four times as many Black college students enrolled
(B) The enrollment of Black college students was only one-fourth in 1965
(C) The enrollment of Black college students has increased four times from 1965 on
(D) Quadrupling since 1965, there are now four times as many Black college students enrolled
(E) The enrollment of Black college students has quadrupled since 1965

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+1 for E

(A) Since 1965 there are four times as many Black college students enrolled. no clear referent of there, as many as is the correct idiom.
(B) The enrollment of Black college students was only one-fourth in 1965. Changes meaning original sentence states that the enrolment rate has quadrupled since 1965. This option states that it has one fourth in 1965
(C) The enrollment of Black college students has increased four times from 1965 on. four times of what . also since 1965 is correct version.
(D) Quadrupling since 1965, there are now four times as many Black college students enrolled Opening modifier doesn't have a noun to modify
(E) The enrollment of Black college students has quadrupled since 1965Correct.
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+1 for E.
Agree with sonusaini's explanation.Just to add option D is missing the "as many as" idiom as well.
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A can also be rejected on ground of wrong tense. As since is used, it requires use of present perfect tense has/have instead of are which is correctly followed in statement E.
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My view w.r.t sonusaini1 's analysis is that (B) is incorrect because of incorrect verb tense.

The subject (enrollment) is not a one-time event as depicted by simple past tense.
The effect of the enrollment (pay special attention to word: since) is still felt in the present tense,
ideally depicted by usage of present perfect tense.

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Since 1965 there are four times as many Black college students enrolled, and the one million Black people in college today represent 11 percent of all college students.

(A) Since 1965 there are four times as many Black college students enrolled
(B) The enrollment of Black college students was only one-fourth in 1965
(C) The enrollment of Black college students has increased four times from 1965 on
(D) Quadrupling since 1965, there are now four times as many Black college students enrolled
(E) The enrollment of Black college students has quadrupled since 1965

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B and C can be rejected since meaning issue
D can be rejected as modfifier issue what is quadrupling since 1965 ?
In A tense error
E is the best choice
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Choice A - the comparison in A is incomplete: the reader may be left wondering,/our times as many as what?
Choice B - also incomplete, would have to say something like "one-fourth of the present enrollment" to make clear sense.
Choice C - taken out of context, the meaning of C is uncertain: C could be read as saying that the enrollment of Black college students has increased four fold or that it has increased four different times.
Choice D - presents a dangling modifier because there is no noun in the main clause that Quadrupling since 1965 can modify: Black college students have not quadrupled since 1965; their enrollment has.
Choice E - states the idea clearly and correctly and is the best answer.
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Since 1965 there are four times as many Black college students enrolled, and the one million Black people in college today represent 11 percent of all college students.

(A) Since 1965 there are four times as many Black college students enrolled -- "as many as" is the correct idiom. There is an idiom mistake here. ELIMINATED

(B) The enrollment of Black college students was only one-fourth in 1965 -- "one fourth" is conveying the meaning in a reverse manner. We can have a better option. ELIMINATED

(C) The enrollment of Black college students has increased four times from 1965 on -- "has increased four times" this means the enrollment actually became five times the original value. Completely changes the meaning. ELIMINATED

(D) Quadrupling since 1965, there are now four times as many Black college students enrolled -- "Quadrupling" before since and stating "four times" again is redundant. ELIMINATED

(E) The enrollment of Black college students has quadrupled since 1965. Perfect fit. CORRECT
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