In the 2020 presidential elections, while the number of Asian-American voters was higher than ever, the percentage of the population they represent was not; in 1994 this group accounted for 11 percent of the population when compared to 9 percent in 2020.

A – population when compared to 9 percent in 2020

B – population as compared to 2020, when it was 9 percent 

C – population, comparing it with 9 percent in 2020

D – population, unlike 2020, with 9 percent

E – population, compared with 9 percent in 2020

Right Answer: E

Error Identification: 

IdentifierFix
Underlined comparison words “compared to”Comparison
Underlined word “when” used incorrectlyComparison

Difficulty Level: Tough

Explanation:

In the sentence, the use of the word ‘when’ is incorrect, as it seems to modify the percentage     , which is logically incorrect. To fix the error, the word ‘when’ would have to be dropped, hence balancing the comparison.

A – Incorrect usage of ‘when’ to modify percentage. Hence, eliminated.

B – Incorrectly compares ‘population’ to the year ‘2020’. Hence, eliminated.

C – Incorrectly compares ‘population’ to ’9 percent’. Hence, eliminated.

D – Incorrectly compares ‘population’ to ’9 percent’. Hence, eliminated. Hence, eliminated.

E – Correctly compares ‘percentage’ to ‘percentage’. This is the correct answer.

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