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Question

In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than 43 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.


 

Option A:

In California today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than 43 percent, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.

Option B:

Of the Californians under the age of eighteen, today more than 43 percent of them are Hispanic, compared with a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.

Option C:

Today, more than 43 percent of Californians under the age of eighteen are Hispanic, compared with about 35 percent a decade ago.

Option D:

Today, compared to a decade ago, Californians who are Hispanics under the age of eighteen account for more than 43 percent, whereas it was about 35 percent.

Option E:

Today, Hispanics under the age of eighteen in California account for more than 43 percent, unlike a decade ago, when it was about 35 percent.

Difficulty Level

Easy

Solution

Option C is the correct answer.


Option Analysis

Concept tested: Comparison, Pronouns

 

A) The word “today” modifies California. There cannot be a California “Today” and a California “Earlier”

B) Incorrect Comparison. Compares Californians with a decade.

C) Correct Answer

D) Incorrect usage of the pronoun “it”. We do not know the antecedent.

E) Incorrect Comparison. Compares Californians with a decade.