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When it becomes more frequent to have parents who both earn substantial incomes, paying for children’s college tuition will become easier.


(A) it becomes more frequent to have parents who both earn substantial incomes

(B) it becomes more frequent to have parents both earning substantial incomes

(C) it becomes more common that both parents should be earning substantial incomes

(D) it becomes more common for both parents to earn substantial incomes

(E) couples in which both of the parents earning substantial incomes become more common

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Bunuel wrote:
When it becomes more frequent to have parents who both earn substantial incomes, paying for children’s college tuition will become easier.


(A) it becomes more frequent to have parents who both earn substantial incomes

(B) it becomes more frequent to have parents both earning substantial incomes

(C) it becomes more common that both parents should be earning substantial incomes

(D) it becomes more common for both parents to earn substantial incomes

(E) couples in which both of the parents earning substantial incomes become more common



D conveys properly the intended meaning.

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When it becomes more frequent to have parents who both earn substantial incomes, paying for children’s college tuition will become easier.


(A) it becomes more frequent to have parents who both earn substantial incomes : Common is better expression than frequent in this meaning. 'Who' is not required.

(B) it becomes more frequent to have parents both earning substantial incomes : Common is better expression than frequent in this meaning.

(C) it becomes more common that both parents should be earning substantial incomes : Between C & D, I prefer D for clear meaning.

(D) it becomes more common for both parents to earn substantial incomes : Correct

(E) couples in which both of the parents earning substantial incomes become more common : meaning error.
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Bunuel wrote:
When it becomes more frequent to have parents who both earn substantial incomes, paying for children’s college tuition will become easier.


(A) it becomes more frequent to have parents who both earn substantial incomes

(B) it becomes more frequent to have parents both earning substantial incomes

(C) it becomes more common that both parents should be earning substantial incomes

(D) it becomes more common for both parents to earn substantial incomes

(E) couples in which both of the parents earning substantial incomes become more common


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You should first decide whether to use the word ‘frequent’ or ‘common’. ‘Common’ is correct here. The use of ‘should’ in C is incorrect. The phrase ‘couples in which’ in E is incorrect. ‘Earning’ in E is also incorrect. E also incorrectly implies that the couples become more common. Choice D is the correct answer.
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