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The softball team tried to raise enough money to purchase new uniforms

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The softball team tried to raise enough money to purchase new uniforms for the upcoming season, but between them, the 20 players were only able to raise about 70 percent of the cost.


(A) between them, the 20 players were only able to raise about 70 percent of the cost

(B) between them, the 20 players were only able to have raised about 70 percent of the cost

(C) among them, the 20 players were only able to raise about 70 percent of the cost

(D) among them, the 20 players were only able to have raised about 70 percent of the cost

(E) among them, only about 70 percent of the cost was raised by 20 players

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The softball team tried to raise enough money to purchase new uniforms for the upcoming season, but between them, the 20 players were only able to raise about 70 percent of the cost.


(A) between them, the 20 players were only able to raise about 70 percent of the cost

(B) between them, the 20 players were only able to have raised about 70 percent of the cost

(C) among them, the 20 players were only able to raise about 70 percent of the cost

(D) among them, the 20 players were only able to have raised about 70 percent of the cost

(E) among them, only about 70 percent of the cost was raised by 20 players


IMO C

between is used when 2 things are in consideration,here the intent is among 20 players , A and B is out

Among them, the 20 players, active voice

E is incorrect for passive voice
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Bunuel wrote:
The softball team tried to raise enough money to purchase new uniforms for the upcoming season, but between them, the 20 players were only able to raise about 70 percent of the cost.


(A) between them, the 20 players were only able to raise about 70 percent of the cost

(B) between them, the 20 players were only able to have raised about 70 percent of the cost

(C) among them, the 20 players were only able to raise about 70 percent of the cost

(D) among them, the 20 players were only able to have raised about 70 percent of the cost

(E) among them, only about 70 percent of the cost was raised by 20 players


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C. among them, the 20 players were only able to raise about 70 percent of the cost

Use between when discussing two entities, and use among when referring to groups of more than two. Therefore, you can easily eliminate Choices (A) and (B). Choice (D) has a verb tense problem; the present perfect tense have raised suggests that fundraising efforts are ongoing. Choice (E) changes to the passive voice “cost was raised by 20 players” for no apparent reason. Active voice is generally a better construction than passive voice. Choice (C) correctly changes between to among without creating new errors.
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