This question came in the Dhaka university admission exam 2018-19.

Succeeding in college often is a challenge for students,______, most college provide services designed to help students.

(a) moreover

(b) in addition

(c) therefore

(d) as a result

Firstly, the question sentence itself is wrong. It will be "colleges" instead of "college", and two independent clauses have ended and started with a comma. Anyhow, I think that (c) is the correct answer, but (d) could be correct as well, but the question bank says that the correct answer is (a).

Which is the correct option?

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    "College" should not be pluralized in this context. When referring to college in the abstract, it remains singular. For example, "many students drop out of college" or "a majority of students can't afford to go to school without taking out a loan" or "none of them had ever gone to university".
    – PoolOfPeas
    May 18, 2022 at 7:13
  • @Chungoli I posted a question about this. Check it out, if you want! May 18, 2022 at 9:35
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    @Chungoli Maybe you're looking at the first instance of "college" in the question and not the second instance? I also looked at the first instance first...and the first instance should remain singular. May 19, 2022 at 22:10

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The question bank answer of (a) is wrong. You are correct to say both (c) and (d) are correct. The services are provided mainly because many students have problems, so therefore is the logical answer. (D) also works as it has a similar meaning.

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    Please explain why your answer is correct; answers without explanation don't teach the patterns of English well and may be deleted.
    – Glorfindel
    May 18, 2022 at 7:47
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    The services are provided because many students have problems, so therefore is the logical answer. (d) would be possible as well. May 18, 2022 at 7:47

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