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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 ## tense issue ##### This topic has 3 member replies ## tense issue The number of state residents enrolled full time at colleges in the state dropped from 45,000 in 1979 to last year, with fewer than 34,000 a dropped from 45,000 in 1979 to last year, with fewer than 34,000 b. dropped in 1979 from 45,000 to less than 34,000 last year c. was dropping in 1979 from 45,000 to lat year, with less than 34,000 d. has dropped from 45,000 in 1979 to fewer than 34,000 last year e. had dropped from 45,000 in 1979 to last year, with fewer than 34,000 OA follows... _________________ I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. Henry David Thoreau. Sleep GMAT, eat GMAT, beat GMAT! ______________________________ Quant ----> 51 Verbal----> 44+ GMAT ----> 750+ Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 23 Sep 2011 Posted: 385 messages Followed by: 6 members Upvotes: 62 IMO D user123321 _________________ Just started my preparation Want to do it right the first time. Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 21 Mar 2011 Posted: 335 messages Followed by: 2 members Upvotes: 37 Target GMAT Score: 650 hoji wrote: The number of state residents enrolled full time at colleges in the state dropped from 45,000 in 1979 to last year, with fewer than 34,000 a dropped from 45,000 in 1979 to last year, with fewer than 34,000 - doesn't makes sense b. dropped in 1979 from 45,000 to less than 34,000 last year c. was dropping in 1979 from 45,000 to lat year, with less than 34,000 d. has dropped from 45,000 in 1979 to fewer than 34,000 last year - seems like the correct answer e. had dropped from 45,000 in 1979 to last year, with fewer than 34,000 - doesnt makes sense OA follows... Fewer, Greater - countable Less, More - non countable Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 13 Mar 2009 Posted: 121 messages Followed by: 1 members Upvotes: 9 Target GMAT Score: 740 GMAT Score: 610 IMO B A --> Correct is "From x To Y" x and y are of same type. Here the 45,000 are dropped to "last year" C --> was dropping is incorrect and awkward. Also same problem as A D--> Present Perfect shows the effect is still present. But we are talking abt a past activity E --> Past Perfect is wrong. • 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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