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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## 1000 SC-#40 ##### This topic has 2 member replies ## 1000 SC-#40 According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, companies in the United States are providing job training and general education for nearly eight million people, about equivalent to the enrollment of the nation's four-year colleges and universities. (A) equivalent to the enrollment of (B) the equivalent of those enrolled in (C) equal to those who are enrolled in (D) as many as the enrollment of (E) as many as are enrolled in why the answer is E ?? I didn't get it !!!! 2007 Beat The GMAT Scholarship Winner! Joined 18 Mar 2007 Posted: 32 messages Upvotes: 2 Test Date: 09/2007 Target GMAT Score: 740 I am assuming that the underlined portion is supposed to be equivalent to the enrollment of ? The first thing I did was knock out A, B, and C. I can't provide you with a specific grammer rule as to why. It just seems that 'about' and 'equivalent/equal' don't fit together. It's either equivalent or it's about as many. From that point, I nixed D because it inproperly relates 8 million to enrollment. The sentence could have been correct, if it compared parallel structures, i.e. "the enrollment of 8 million..... was as many as the enrollment of..." Or something like that. That leaves E. I hope this helped. Again, I apologize for not being able to cite specific grammer rules that would make it clearer for you. Moderator Joined 30 Aug 2017 Posted: 772 messages Followed by: 6 members option A is the correct answer because we don't say 'equivalent of' but 'equivalent to'. the option further gives the true usage of the word 'equivalent'. in option B, it is incorrect because it is not right to say 'equivalent of' and this is what differentiate option A from B in option C, it is improper to say 'about equal'. it is either something is equal or not. in option D, 'about as many as' . This option suffers parallelism and it is does fit in to this question option E also suffer the same fate as that of option D • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder 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 • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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