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Register now and save up to $200 Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code ## Most of This topic has 10 member replies morningjava Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Joined 20 Jun 2007 Posted: 5 messages #### Most of Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:23 pm Most of Portugal's 250,000 university students boycotted classes in a one-day strike to protest a law that requires them to contribute$330 a year toward the cost of higher education, previously paying $7 per year. A. year toward the cost of higher education, previously paying$7 per year
B. year toward the cost of higher education, for which was previously paid $7 per year C. year, compared to the previously$7 per year, toward the cost of higher education
D. year toward the cost of higher education, instead of the $7 per year required previously E. year as opposed to the$7 per year required previously for the cost of higher education

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Can you describe every factor to think of in terms of grammatical, semantic, and constructive points?

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btw.. what is the OA ?

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A. year toward the cost of higher education, previously paying $7 per year -A makes it sound like higher education was previously B. year toward the cost of higher education, for which was previously paid$7 per year -for which is awkward construction and unidiomatic

C. year, compared to the previously $7 per year, toward the cost of higher education -previously is incorrectly modifying$7

D. year toward the cost of higher education, instead of the $7 per year required previously -D is the best choice-required "previously" is fine because it is an adverb that modifies the verb required-the sentence is concise logical and parallel E. year as opposed to the$7 per year required previously for the cost of higher education -awkward construction with "as opposed to" and the $7 needs to be closer to higher education arunjithp Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 02 Feb 2007 Posted: 16 messages Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:15 pm btw.. what is the OA ? drhomler Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 03 May 2007 Posted: 141 messages Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:00 am A. year toward the cost of higher education, previously paying$7 per year -A makes it sound like higher education was previously

B. year toward the cost of higher education, for which was previously paid $7 per year -for which is awkward construction and unidiomatic C. year, compared to the previously$7 per year, toward the cost of higher education -previously is incorrectly modifying $7 D. year toward the cost of higher education, instead of the$7 per year required previously -D is the best choice-required "previously" is fine because it is an adverb that modifies the verb required-the sentence is concise logical and parallel

E. year as opposed to the $7 per year required previously for the cost of higher education -awkward construction with "as opposed to" and the$7 needs to be closer to higher education

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Option A
'year toward the cost of higher education,previously paying $7 per year' 'previous paying$7 per year' this is incomplete phrase it therefore cannot stand on its own.
This option is incorrect.

Option B.
'year toward the cost of higher education for which was previously paid $7 per year' This option is incorrect. 'for which was previously paid$7 per year' this is a grammatically wrong sentence.

Option c.
'year,compared to the previously $7 per year,toward the cost of higher education'. The use of 'compare', in this sentence makes it not suitable for the completion of the sentence. Option D. to contribute$330 a 'year toward the cost of higher education,instead of the $7 per year required previously if we check the two clauses here,they correctly answer why the students are protesting. question 1; what are they protesting? answer: to contribute$330 a year toward the cost of higher education,
question 2; what do they want?
instead of the $7 per year required previously Option E. 'year as oppose to the$7 per year required previously for the cost of higher education'
'as oppose' this makes the sentence grammatically incorrect and it does not follow parallelism.
'cost of higher education' should be at the rear end of the sentence
This option is incorrect.

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Should it not be "TOWARDS"...

My logic was toward the cost of education is wrong... so C E remain...
In C Previously $7 is wrong So (E) Thanked by: harshitpuri arunjithp Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 02 Feb 2007 Posted: 16 messages Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:13 pm Most of Portugal's 250,000 university students boycotted classes in a one-day strike to protest a law that requires them to contribute$330 a year toward the cost of higher education, previously paying $7 per year. A. year toward the cost of higher education, previously paying$7 per year
B. year toward the cost of higher education, for which was previously paid $7 per year C. year, compared to the previously$7 per year, toward the cost of higher education
D. year toward the cost of higher education, instead of the $7 per year required previously E. year as opposed to the$7 per year required previously for the cost of higher education

What do you think is the clues to be logical to approach to the best answer?
Can you describe every factor to think of in terms of grammatical, semantic, and constructive points?

Logical Approach:

There are two questions that needs answer in this sentence:
1. what are they protesting against?
2. Why are they protesting..?

Ans1. to protest a law that requires them to contribute $330 a year toward the cost of higher education Ans2. instead of the$7 per year required previously

These two answers are present in D.

Joe S Guest
Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:34 am
I agree with jrbrown2's explanation. My vote is D as well.

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I'd go with D.

For E: $330 a year as opposed to the$7 per year required previously for the cost of higher education. Doesn't seem parallel to me.

You're comparing "$330 a year" to "$7 per year required previously for the cost of higher education". It's obvious that the $330/year is for the cost of higher education but this sentence skews the meaning somewhat. Choice D makes it known that the$330/year goes toward the cost of higher education and compares that rate to \$7/year (also for the cost of ed.) required previously

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I believe is D.
E misplaces "the cost of higher education", this shodul not be at in the end. You need "toward the cost of higher education" right next to teh dollar amount..

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