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While fifteen years ago, only 20 percent of girls between the ages of 10 and 16 played soccer, today that figure is 40 percent, making soccer the most popular sport for girls as well as for boys.


A. as well as for boys


B. as well as the boys


C. and boys too


D. and boys as well


E. and also boys

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While fifteen years ago, only 20 percent of girls between the ages of 10 and 16 played soccer, today that figure is 40 percent, making soccer the most popular sport for girls as well as for boys.


A. as well as for boys


B. as well as the boys


C. and boys too


D. and boys as well


E. and also boys



This question deals with parallelism. However, the options bring in concision.

In B. Addition of "the" before boys makes the group of boys specific.

In C. "too" is redundant after "and"

D. "as well" is redundant

E. "also" is redundant
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