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# 1) In the United States, less than $200 per capita is spent  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics Author Message TAGS: Manager Joined: 19 Aug 2007 Posts: 170 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 0 1) In the United States, less than$200 per capita is spent [#permalink]  26 Dec 2007, 12:51
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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.
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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)
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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.
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Re: SC [#permalink]  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.
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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
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Re: SC [#permalink]  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.

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Re: SC [#permalink]  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
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Re: SC [#permalink]  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.

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Re: SC [#permalink]  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.
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Re: SC [#permalink]  12 Mar 2008, 17:09
When do you use 'like' and when do you use 'such as'?
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Re: SC [#permalink]  12 Mar 2008, 18:41
like is used to compare 2 things. such as is used to state examples.
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Re: SC [#permalink]  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..
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