# Difficult Sentence Correction Solved QuestionVerbal Ability Discussion

 Q. A teacher at the school acknowledged that, despite government sponsored endeavours to improve classroom performance, an extraordinary high percentage of their students fail to gain admission to higher education.
 ✖ A. an extraordinary high percentage of their students fail to gain admission to higher education ✔ B. an extraordinarily high percentage of its students fail to gain admission to higher education ✖ C. an extraordinary high percentage of its students fails to gain admission to higher education ✖ D. the percentage of their students failing to gain admission to higher education is extraordinarily high ✖ E. a high percentage of its students, extraordinarily high in fact, fails to gain admission to higher education

Solution:
Option(B) is correct

Always check pronouns first. We cannot use ‘their’ when referring to a school. So we can eliminate A and D. Next we need the adverb ‘extraordinarily’ not the adjective ‘extraordinary’ to modify ‘high’, and so we eliminate C.

Of the remaining options, E is wordy and also has a verb-subject agreement problem: a percentage of students should be treated as plural and so we need ‘fail’. Hence the answer is B.