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by kinshuk97gupta » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:33 am
In 1929, nearly 90 percent of the U.S. population attended a movie once a week; and only 20 percent in 1990.

A. week; and only 20 percent
B. week; while 20 percent did so
C. week, but only 20 percent
D. week, a number that fell to 20 percent
E. week; as compared to 20 percent

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Re: SC question

by rvgmat12 » Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:37 pm
First of all we can eliminate A, B and E - because of semicolon. Semicolon is used in complex sentences with independent parts.
Here it is not the case.
A. ; - and
B. ; - while
E. ; - as
D. This one is a little tricky. Sounds not bad. Yes, it was a number 90%, that fell to 20%. So what? Something is incomplete.
In C from the other hand has a complete logical sense. We have a contrast , but