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Going to Private School

GMAT-03JEO7

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This question presents a sentence, part of which or all of which is underlined. Beneath the sentence, you will find five ways of phrasing the underlined part. The first of these repeats the original; the other four are different. If you think the original is best, choose the first answer; otherwise, choose one of the others.

A study done by the dean of student life indicates that the numbers of children going to private schools grew by more than a forty-five percent increase in the past five years and made up more than thirty-five percent of the growth of Catholic-based schools.

A

numbers of children going to private schools grew by more than forty-five percent increase

B

numbers of children going to private schools grew more than forty-five percent

C

numbers of children going to private schools were raised by more than forty-five percent

D

number of children going to private schools increased by more than forty-five percent

E

number of children going to private schools did grow by more than a thirty-five percent increase