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1) In the United States, less than $200 per capita is spent [#permalink] ### Show Tags 26 Dec 2007, 12:51 00:00 Difficulty: (N/A) Question Stats: 0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions ### HideShow timer Statistics 1) In the United States, less than$200 per capita is spent by the government each year to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, although the amount in European countries is much greater.

A) In the United States, less than $200 per capita is spent by the government each year to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, although the amount in European countries is much greater. B) The United States government spends less than$200 per capita annually supporting arts and cultural institutions, like the National Endowment for the Arts, although European countries spend a much greater amount.

C) Although European countries spend a much greater amount, in the United States, the government spends annually fewer than $200 per capita to support arts and cultural institutions, including the National Endowment for the Arts. D) Arts and Cultural institutions, like the National Endowment for the Arts, are supported by the United States government spending less than$200 per capita each year, although the amount in European countries is much greater.

E) Although European countries spend a greater amount, the United States government annually spends fewer than $200 per capita to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts. If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! Senior Manager Joined: 29 Nov 2006 Posts: 321 Location: Orange County, CA Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 113 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 26 Dec 2007, 13:40 Quote: 1) In the United States, less than$200 per capita is spent by the government each year to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, although the amount in European countries is much greater.

A) In the United States, less than $200 per capita is spent by the government each year to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, although the amount in European countries is much greater. B) The United States government spends less than$200 per capita annually supporting arts and cultural institutions, like the National Endowment for the Arts, although European countries spend a much greater amount.

C) Although European countries spend a much greater amount, in the United States, the government spends annually fewer than $200 per capita to support arts and cultural institutions, including the National Endowment for the Arts. D) Arts and Cultural institutions, like the National Endowment for the Arts, are supported by the United States government spending less than$200 per capita each year, although the amount in European countries is much greater.

E) Although European countries spend a greater amount, the United States government annually spends fewer than $200 per capita to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts. I like B. A - Past tense (i.e. ...less than #200 is spent...) C - Awkward sentence (i.e. gov't spends annually fewer than) D - Past tense (i.e. ...are supported...) E - should be "less than" (not fewer than) Director Joined: 08 Jun 2007 Posts: 583 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 97 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 26 Dec 2007, 14:49 misterJJ2u wrote: Quote: 1) In the United States, less than$200 per capita is spent by the government each year to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, although the amount in European countries is much greater.

A) In the United States, less than $200 per capita is spent by the government each year to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, although the amount in European countries is much greater. B) The United States government spends less than$200 per capita annually supporting arts and cultural institutions, like the National Endowment for the Arts, although European countries spend a much greater amount.

C) Although European countries spend a much greater amount, in the United States, the government spends annually fewer than $200 per capita to support arts and cultural institutions, including the National Endowment for the Arts. D) Arts and Cultural institutions, like the National Endowment for the Arts, are supported by the United States government spending less than$200 per capita each year, although the amount in European countries is much greater.

E) Although European countries spend a greater amount, the United States government annually spends fewer than $200 per capita to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts. I like B. A - Past tense (i.e. ...less than #200 is spent...) C - Awkward sentence (i.e. gov't spends annually fewer than) D - Past tense (i.e. ...are supported...) E - should be "less than" (not fewer than) B has "like" which is wrong. Director Joined: 08 Jun 2007 Posts: 583 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 97 [0], given: 0 Re: SC [#permalink] ### Show Tags 26 Dec 2007, 14:55 jimjohn wrote: 1) In the United States, less than$200 per capita is spent by the government each year to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, although the amount in European countries is much greater.

A) In the United States, less than $200 per capita is spent by the government each year to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, although the amount in European countries is much greater. B) The United States government spends less than$200 per capita annually supporting arts and cultural institutions, like the National Endowment for the Arts, although European countries spend a much greater amount.

C) Although European countries spend a much greater amount, in the United States, the government spends annually fewer than $200 per capita to support arts and cultural institutions, including the National Endowment for the Arts. D) Arts and Cultural institutions, like the National Endowment for the Arts, are supported by the United States government spending less than$200 per capita each year, although the amount in European countries is much greater.

E) Although European countries spend a greater amount, the United States government annually spends fewer than $200 per capita to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts. E is the only option I can think of. fewer is used for countable plurals so may be it right. Senior Manager Joined: 10 Jun 2007 Posts: 346 Location: Newport, RI Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 26 Dec 2007, 17:13 1) In the United States, less than$200 per capita is spent by the government each year to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, although the amount in European countries is much greater.

A) In the United States, less than $200 per capita is spent by the government each year to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, although the amount in European countries is much greater. B) The United States government spends less than$200 per capita annually supporting arts and cultural institutions, like the National Endowment for the Arts, although European countries spend a much greater amount.

C) Although European countries spend a much greater amount, in the United States, the government spends annually fewer than $200 per capita to support arts and cultural institutions, including the National Endowment for the Arts. D) Arts and Cultural institutions, like the National Endowment for the Arts, are supported by the United States government spending less than$200 per capita each year, although the amount in European countries is much greater.

E) Although European countries spend a greater amount, the United States government annually spends fewer than $200 per capita to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts. Here's my analysis: A. "amount" is not clear...could be money or institutions B. use of "like"...should be "such as" C. "in the US" makes it seem like European countries spend money in the US rather than comparing US spending...also who is the government - US/Euro? D.use of "like"...should be "such as" E. correct Director Joined: 03 Sep 2006 Posts: 879 Followers: 6 Kudos [?]: 766 [0], given: 33 Re: SC [#permalink] ### Show Tags 26 Dec 2007, 17:46 jimjohn wrote: 1) In the United States, less than$200 per capita is spent by the government each year to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, although the amount in European countries is much greater.

A) In the United States, less than $200 per capita is spent by the government each year to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, although the amount in European countries is much greater. B) The United States government spends less than$200 per capita annually supporting arts and cultural institutions, like the National Endowment for the Arts, although European countries spend a much greater amount.

C) Although European countries spend a much greater amount, in the United States, the government spends annually fewer than $200 per capita to support arts and cultural institutions, including the National Endowment for the Arts. D) Arts and Cultural institutions, like the National Endowment for the Arts, are supported by the United States government spending less than$200 per capita each year, although the amount in European countries is much greater.

E) Although European countries spend a greater amount, the United States government annually spends fewer than $200 per capita to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts. A) In the United States has wrong usage of "in". each year is misplaced. It should come before " by the goverment". although the amount in European countries is much greater is incomplete and dangling without coneying the correct meaning. B) supporting..wrong usage of continuous tense. Like instead of such as is wrong usage. C) much has been missed before greater. "in" before the united states goverment is wrong. D) Original sentence mentioned also about the arts and cultural institutions...but nothing has been mentioned here. Use of passive voice is unnecessary. E) Is correct. "E" should be the answer. Manager Joined: 10 Mar 2008 Posts: 67 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 0 Re: SC [#permalink] ### Show Tags 10 Mar 2008, 03:12 hi, the and is between A & D but a wins because in E we are comparing the European countries to United States government Manager Joined: 12 Oct 2007 Posts: 57 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0 Re: SC [#permalink] ### Show Tags 10 Mar 2008, 11:42 jimjohn wrote: 1) In the United States, less than$200 per capita is spent by the government each year to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, although the amount in European countries is much greater.

A) In the United States, less than $200 per capita is spent by the government each year to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, although the amount in European countries is much greater. B) The United States government spends less than$200 per capita annually supporting arts and cultural institutions, like the National Endowment for the Arts, although European countries spend a much greater amount. problem with "like"

C) Although European countries spend a much greater amount, in the United States, the government spends annually fewer than $200 per capita to support arts and cultural institutions, including the National Endowment for the Arts. compares countries vs. govt and uses "fewer" D) Arts and Cultural institutions, like the National Endowment for the Arts, are supported by the United States government spending less than$200 per capita each year, although the amount in European countries is much greater. awkward sentence "are supported...gov't spending less"

E) Although European countries spend a greater amount, the United States government annually spends fewer than $200 per capita to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts. uses "such as" vs. "like" but uses fewer instead of "less" Between A & E... A looks better b/c it uses "less than" vs. E's "fewer than" which sounds awkward. Last edited by ocprep on 10 Mar 2008, 11:48, edited 1 time in total. Manager Joined: 16 Jan 2007 Posts: 73 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 0 Re: SC [#permalink] ### Show Tags 10 Mar 2008, 14:48 jimjohn wrote: 1) In the United States, less than$200 per capita is spent by the government each year to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, although the amount in European countries is much greater.

A) In the United States, less than $200 per capita is spent by the government each year to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, although the amount in European countries is much greater. B) The United States government spends less than$200 per capita annually supporting arts and cultural institutions, like the National Endowment for the Arts, although European countries spend a much greater amount.

C) Although European countries spend a much greater amount, in the United States, the government spends annually fewer than $200 per capita to support arts and cultural institutions, including the National Endowment for the Arts. D) Arts and Cultural institutions, like the National Endowment for the Arts, are supported by the United States government spending less than$200 per capita each year, although the amount in European countries is much greater.

E) Although European countries spend a greater amount, the United States government annually spends fewer than $200 per capita to support arts and cultural institutions, such as the National Endowment for the Arts. There is a close tie between A and E. Now Option A is in passive voice as the Subject is government . Option E is in active voice... Hence IMO is E. I doubt the answer to be A. Senior Manager Joined: 19 Nov 2007 Posts: 470 Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 193 [0], given: 4 Re: SC [#permalink] ### Show Tags 12 Mar 2008, 17:09 When do you use 'like' and when do you use 'such as'? _________________ -Underline your question. It takes only a few seconds! -Search before you post. Manager Joined: 28 Sep 2007 Posts: 213 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 0 Re: SC [#permalink] ### Show Tags 12 Mar 2008, 18:41 like is used to compare 2 things. such as is used to state examples. Senior Manager Joined: 15 Jan 2008 Posts: 292 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 3 Re: SC [#permalink] ### Show Tags 12 Mar 2008, 18:57 IMO, E is Wrong inthat it has Fewer. When we talk abt money we use less than but not fewer than. We say less than 200 dollars but not fewer than 200 dollars.. thus Less than is more correct here.. Re: SC [#permalink] 12 Mar 2008, 18:57 Similar topics Replies Last post Similar Topics: 11 Consuming more Spam per capita than any U.S. state, Hawaiian 8 19 Aug 2013, 04:31 39 Bihar is Indias poorest state, with an annual per capita 22 27 Mar 2009, 05:27 In 1981 children in the United States spent an average of 4 03 Oct 2008, 17:27 Bihar is India s poorest state, with an annual per capita 17 14 Nov 2007, 22:13 In 1981 children in the United States spent an average of 4 29 Sep 2007, 22:38 Display posts from previous: Sort by # 1) In the United States, less than$200 per capita is spent

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