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Question

For the last five years the Dutch economy has grown faster than Britain, France, or Germany, with the unemployment rate having remained well below that of the other three countries.


 

Option A:

Britain, France, or Germany, with the unemployment rate having remained

Option B:

have those of Britain, France, or Germany, and the unemployment rate remaining

Option C:

have Britain, France, and Germany, and the unemployment rate has remained

Option D:

the economy of Britain, France, and Germany, with the unemployment rate that has remained

Option E:

the economies of Britain, France, and Germany, and the unemployment rate has remained

Difficulty Level

Easy

Solution

Option E is the correct answer.


Option Analysis

Concept tested: Comparison

A) Incorrect comparison; Dutch economy vs Britain.

B) Incorrect usage of the pronoun “those” – Doesn’t agree with antecedent “economy”

C) Incorrect comparison; Dutch economy vs. Some action of Britain.

D) We would prefer the word “economies” because there are three countries.

E) Correct Answer


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