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    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?

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    Post Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:14 am
    Original makes it sound like 'higher education' was paying $7 per year. So (A) is out.
    (B) has awkward 'for which was previously paid'
    (C) has awkward 'compared to the previously $7 per year'

    IMO, (D) ends the sentence dangling although I do not know the exact reason. Ending the sentence with 'required previously' is not sounding right to my ears.

    I say its (E).

    sandeepsept5 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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    Post Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:41 am
    I would go for (B).

    B -> stands crisp, with the meaning unchanged.

    E, I think, changes the meaning of the original sentence, by saying that the fees was required where in, the original statement says that fees was paid.

    Please correct me should I be wrong.

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    Post Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:48 am
    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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    Post Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:44 pm
    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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    Post Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:34 am
    I agree with jrbrown2's explanation. My vote is D as well.

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    Post 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.

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    btw.. what is the OA ? Smile

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    Post 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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    Post Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:54 pm
    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)

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