Sentence Correction
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Q.

The United Nations’ Human Development Index takes into account life expectancy, education, as well as income per person

 A.

into account life expectancy, education, as well as income per person 

 B.

life expectancy, education, as well as income per person into account 

 C.

into account life expectancy and education, as well as income per person

 D.

into account life expectancy, and education, and income per person

 E.

life expectancy, education, and income per person in its account

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Solution:
Option(C) is correct

The problem with the original sentence is the list: we need to have an ‘and’ at the right point. We can have a list such as ‘a, b, and c’ when we intend the items to have equal weight.

Or we can have a list such as ‘a and b, as well as c’ if the first two items are to be taken together.

But we cannot have a list like this: a, b, as well as c. Nor can we have ‘a and b and c’. Using this information we can eliminate A, B and D.

Of the remaining choices, C is best as E is awkward and brings in an unnecessary ‘its’.


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