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Ten percent of Clarkstown South High School students go on to Ivy Leag

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Ten percent of Clarkstown South High School students go on to Ivy League colleges, compared with from Clarkstown North High School it is five percent and Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School it is two percent.


(A) Ten percent of Clarkstown South High School students go on to Ivy League colleges, compared with from Clarkstown North High School it is five percent and Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School it is two percent.

(B) Ten percent of Clarkstown South High School students go on to Ivy League colleges; from Clarkstown North High School it is five percent and from Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School it is two percent.

(C) From Clarkstown South High School, ten percent of students go on to Ivy League colleges, compared with five percent from Clarkstown North High School and two percent from Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School.

(D) The percentage of students from Clarkstown South High School who go on to Ivy League colleges is ten, compared with Clarkstown North High School’s ten, Nyack High School’s two, Pomona High School’s two, and Ramapo High School’s two.

(E) The percentage of Clarkstown South High School students going on to Ivy League colleges is ten, that from Clarkstown North High School is five, and that from Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School is two.

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Ten percent of Clarkstown South High School students go on to Ivy League colleges, compared with from Clarkstown North High School it is five percent and Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School it is two percent.


(A) Ten percent of Clarkstown South High School students go on to Ivy League colleges, compared with from Clarkstown North High School it is five percent and Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School it is two percent (Compared with from - unidiomatic)

(B) Ten percent of Clarkstown South High School students go on to Ivy League colleges; from Clarkstown North High School it is five percent and from Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School it is two percent.

(C) From Clarkstown South High School, ten percent of students go on to Ivy League colleges, compared with five percent from Clarkstown North High School and two percent from Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School.

(D) The percentage of students from Clarkstown South High School who go on to Ivy League colleges is ten, compared with Clarkstown North High School’s ten, Nyack High School’s two, Pomona High School’s two, and Ramapo High School’s two.

(E) The percentage of Clarkstown South High School students going on to Ivy League colleges is ten, that from Clarkstown North High School is five, and that from Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School is two.

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Ten percent of Clarkstown South High School students go on to Ivy League colleges, compared with from Clarkstown North High School it is five percent and Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School it is two percent.


(A) Ten percent of Clarkstown South High School students go on to Ivy League colleges, compared with from Clarkstown North High School it is five percent and Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School it is two percent.

(B) Ten percent of Clarkstown South High School students go on to Ivy League colleges; from Clarkstown North High School it is five percent and from Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School it is two percent.

(C) From Clarkstown South High School, ten percent of students go on to Ivy League colleges, compared with five percent from Clarkstown North High School and two percent from Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School.

(D) The percentage of students from Clarkstown South High School who go on to Ivy League colleges is ten, compared with Clarkstown North High School’s ten, Nyack High School’s two, Pomona High School’s two, and Ramapo High School’s two.

(E) The percentage of Clarkstown South High School students going on to Ivy League colleges is ten, that from Clarkstown North High School is five, and that from Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School is two.


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(A) Ten percent of Clarkstown South High School students go on to Ivy League colleges, compared with from Clarkstown North High School it is five percent and Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School it is two percent.

(B) Ten percent of Clarkstown South High School students go on to Ivy League colleges; from Clarkstown North High School it is five percent and from Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School it is two percent. --> Comparison is missing

(C) From Clarkstown South High School, ten percent of students go on to Ivy League colleges, compared with five percent from Clarkstown North High School and two percent from Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School. --> Correct comparison and parallelism

(D) The percentage of students from Clarkstown South High School who go on to Ivy League colleges is ten, compared with Clarkstown North High School’s ten, Nyack High School’s two, Pomona High School’s two, and Ramapo High School’s two.

(E) The percentage of Clarkstown South High School students going on to Ivy League colleges is ten, that from Clarkstown North High School is five, and that from Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School is two.
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Hi Folks,
I too would vouch for Option C.
A has unidiomatic compared with from. B does not have any comparison at all. D has all the schools in possessive forms but of what? ? E has this going that I am not sure of. A pronoun would have been nice.

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Bunuel wrote:
Ten percent of Clarkstown South High School students go on to Ivy League colleges, compared with from Clarkstown North High School it is five percent and Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School it is two percent.


(A) Ten percent of Clarkstown South High School students go on to Ivy League colleges, compared with from Clarkstown North High School it is five percent and Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School it is two percent.

(B) Ten percent of Clarkstown South High School students go on to Ivy League colleges; from Clarkstown North High School it is five percent and from Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School it is two percent.

(C) From Clarkstown South High School, ten percent of students go on to Ivy League colleges, compared with five percent from Clarkstown North High School and two percent from Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School.

(D) The percentage of students from Clarkstown South High School who go on to Ivy League colleges is ten, compared with Clarkstown North High School’s ten, Nyack High School’s two, Pomona High School’s two, and Ramapo High School’s two.

(E) The percentage of Clarkstown South High School students going on to Ivy League colleges is ten, that from Clarkstown North High School is five, and that from Nyack High School, Pomona High School, and Ramapo High School is two.


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Is it better to say ‘the percentage of students is ten’ or ‘ten percent of students’. The latter is better. Eliminate D and E. Choice A disrupts parallel structure: it says ‘ten percent of... students’, then ‘it is five percent’. Choice B makes the same mistake. Choice C is the correct answer.
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New post 04 Nov 2018, 06:21
is it ok to say ten percent of students go? Shouldn't it be goes?
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