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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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jiang said:
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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jiang said:
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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RonBee said:
jiang said:
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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MikeNewYork said:
jiang said:
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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jiang said:
:D
Many thanks!
MikeNewYork said:
jiang said:
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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You're welcome! :wink:
 
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