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950.A private house in New York City is a building owned by an individual or individuals having less than eight units and no commercial space.
(A) a building owned by an individual or individuals having less than eight units and no commercial space
(B) one that an individual or individuals own with fewer than eight units and no commercial space
(C) a building with fewer than eight units, no commercial space, and is owned by an individual or individuals
(D) one that has fewer than eight units, no commercial space and it is owned by an individual or individuals
(E) one that has fewer than eight units, is owned by an individual or individuals, and has no commercial space
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14 Jul 2008, 21:51
QA is E....Thanx
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14 Jul 2008, 23:11
A) Individuals are not having less than 8 units
B) Individuals are not having less than 8 units
C) building with , not parallel
D) and it is owned by , not parallel

IMO E
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18 Jul 2008, 10:33
A private house in New York City is a building owned by an individual or individuals having less than eight units and no commercial space.
(A) a building owned by an individual or individuals having less than eight units and no commercial space
>>units are countable
(B) one that an individual or individuals own with fewer than eight units and no commercial space
>>modifier error
(C) a building with fewer than eight units, no commercial space, and is owned by an individual or individuals
>>>Breaks iilism
A private house in New York City is a building with:
-fewer than eight units,
-no commercial space,
-and is owned by an individual or individuals
(D) one that has fewer than eight units, no commercial space and it is owned by an individual or individuals
>>>same as C
(E) one that has fewer than eight units, is owned by an individual or individuals, and has no commercial space
A private house in New York City is one that :
- has fewer than eight units,
-is owned by an individual or individuals,
-has no commercial space

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17 Apr 2011, 11:06
hmm .. C and E has the same pattern but in different order ...
to me C looks more structurally complete ... is a building with fewer than eight units, no commercial space, and is owned by an individual or individuals
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20 Apr 2011, 11:05
I am still not able to get whats wrong with A? Why "less" cant be used?

Can anyone explain me the difference of the usage of "less" in these following sentences and the specific usage in this question -

It's less than twenty miles to Dallas.
He's less than six feet tall.
Your essay should be a thousand words or less.

In each of these sentences, "less" is used for countable nouns miles, feet and words respectively. Why "units" in this question can't take "less"?
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05 Sep 2011, 22:29
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I am still not able to get whats wrong with A? Why "less" cant be used?

Can anyone explain me the difference of the usage of "less" in these following sentences and the specific usage in this question -

It's less than twenty miles to Dallas.
He's less than six feet tall.
Your essay should be a thousand words or less.

In each of these sentences, "less" is used for countable nouns miles, feet and words respectively. Why "units" in this question can't take "less"?

I think usage of having and also this question is pure parallelism issue. so try and negate answer through that approach instead of getting hooked to one answer.
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31 Oct 2016, 04:40
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950.A private house in New York City is a building owned by an individual or individuals having less than eight units and no commercial space.
(A) a building owned by an individual or individuals having less than eight units and no commercial space
(B) one that an individual or individuals own with fewer than eight units and no commercial space
(C) a building with fewer than eight units, no commercial space, and is owned by an individual or individuals
(D) one that has fewer than eight units, no commercial space and it is owned by an individual or individuals
(E) one that has fewer than eight units, is owned by an individual or individuals, and has no commercial space

Explanation:

A- …individuals having less than units… - wrong modification; the individuals will not have the units but the building will have. Moreover, the noun ‘units’ is a countable noun and requires a quantity word ‘few’ and not ‘less’.

B-…own with fewer than… - the word ‘with’ is not required here. ; moreover; one – singular…own – plural.

C-…a building…., no space…, and is owned by an individual or individuals…. – does not give clear meaning. The last part seems irrelevant and unconnected in its intent. The choice, unlike choice E, lacks list parallelism.

D-...has fewer…., no...space…, and it is… - not parallel.

E-CORRECT: ….has fewer…., is….and has – list parallelism.

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