Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Junior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Apr 2015
    • Posts: 85

    Why does the author provide the following information?

    Hi, in the following question from a TOEFL test, I could not understand why D is correct, while I think that A can be correct too. Why am I wrong? Thank you for your helps.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1234.jpg 
Views:	11 
Size:	21.9 KB 
ID:	2531

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	123.png 
Views:	12 
Size:	15.5 KB 
ID:	2528
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 123.jpg   123.jpg   1234.jpg  
    Last edited by tesoke; 27-Jan-2017 at 11:34.

  2. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,750

    Re: Why does the author provide the following information?

    "The commercial revolution created a great deal of new wealth, which meant a higher standard of living."

    This is speaking in general terms, not just a higher standard of living for the 10%. Wealth in a society benefits all.

    "A rising tide lifts all boats."

    It is also a more straightforward reading to think that the author put the 10% figure in there to illustrate that it was a small portion of the population.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts