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    Dear teachers,
    The following is part of a passage:

    Because of its large student body ( often exceeding 20,000) consisting of many people from different countries the university exposes its students to many different cultural, social, and out-of-class programmes. On the other hand, the smaller, more homogeneous students body of the small college affords greater opportunities in such activities.

    I don't think this is logic. The last sentence should be ...... the small college affords less opportunities in such activities. Am I right?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,
    The following is part of a passage:

    Because of its large student body ( often exceeding 20,000) consisting of many people from different countries the university exposes its students to many different cultural, social, and out-of-class programmes. On the other hand, the smaller, more homogeneous students body of the small college affords greater opportunities in such activities.

    I don't think this is logic. The last sentence should be ...... the small college affords less opportunities in such activities. Am I right?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    You are right. It doesn't seem to make much sense. You would think they would say something different. Perhaps: "A small college affords closer relationships between students and instructors. In a small college the professors are more likely to be teaching classes."

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,
    The following is part of a passage:

    Because of its large student body ( often exceeding 20,000) consisting of many people from different countries the university exposes its students to many different cultural, social, and out-of-class programmes. On the other hand, the smaller, more homogeneous students body of the small college affords greater opportunities in such activities.

    I don't think this is logic. The last sentence should be ...... the small college affords less opportunities in such activities. Am I right?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    I agree with you and Ron. This is poorly written. I think what the author is trying to say is that a large school offers a wider range of activities, but some individuals will find it easier to participate in activities in a smaller school, where they may be better known and where there is less competition. For example, it would be very difficult to play football for a large university. Most of the players are recruited and are on athletic scholarships. In a small college, a smaller and less-talented player might be able to make the team. :wink:

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    :D
    Many thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,
    The following is part of a passage:

    Because of its large student body ( often exceeding 20,000) consisting of many people from different countries the university exposes its students to many different cultural, social, and out-of-class programmes. On the other hand, the smaller, more homogeneous students body of the small college affords greater opportunities in such activities.

    I don't think this is logic. The last sentence should be ...... the small college affords less opportunities in such activities. Am I right?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    You are right. It doesn't seem to make much sense. You would think they would say something different. Perhaps: "A small college affords closer relationships between students and instructors. In a small college the professors are more likely to be teaching classes."

    :)

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    :D
    Many thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,
    The following is part of a passage:

    Because of its large student body ( often exceeding 20,000) consisting of many people from different countries the university exposes its students to many different cultural, social, and out-of-class programmes. On the other hand, the smaller, more homogeneous students body of the small college affords greater opportunities in such activities.

    I don't think this is logic. The last sentence should be ...... the small college affords less opportunities in such activities. Am I right?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    I agree with you and Ron. This is poorly written. I think what the author is trying to say is that a large school offers a wider range of activities, but some individuals will find it easier to participate in activities in a smaller school, where they may be better known and where there is less competition. For example, it would be very difficult to play football for a large university. Most of the players are recruited and are on athletic scholarships. In a small college, a smaller and less-talented player might be able to make the team. :wink:
    :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    :D
    Many thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,
    The following is part of a passage:

    Because of its large student body ( often exceeding 20,000) consisting of many people from different countries the university exposes its students to many different cultural, social, and out-of-class programmes. On the other hand, the smaller, more homogeneous students body of the small college affords greater opportunities in such activities.

    I don't think this is logic. The last sentence should be ...... the small college affords less opportunities in such activities. Am I right?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    I agree with you and Ron. This is poorly written. I think what the author is trying to say is that a large school offers a wider range of activities, but some individuals will find it easier to participate in activities in a smaller school, where they may be better known and where there is less competition. For example, it would be very difficult to play football for a large university. Most of the players are recruited and are on athletic scholarships. In a small college, a smaller and less-talented player might be able to make the team. :wink:
    :D :D :D
    You're welcome! :wink:

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