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Although the exact costs of shoplifting amounted to less than three percent of retail expenses last year, large retailers say that shoplifting results in consumers paying as much as fifteen percent more for common household goods.

A amounted to less
B amounts to less
C amounted to a lower
D amounted to a lower sum
E Is a sum less

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21 Feb 2004, 12:18
Even I feel the answer should be E.
Is "amounted to" right usage ??
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21 Feb 2004, 22:25
Agree with u anandk, my answer is A.

It was "last year"..so amounted to..
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22 Feb 2004, 03:49
vivek_dj wrote:
Although the exact costs of shoplifting amounted to less than three percent of retail expenses last year, large retailers say that shoplifting results in consumers paying as much as fifteen percent more for common household goods.

A amounted to less
B amounts to less
C amounted to a lower
D amounted to a lower sum
E Is a sum less

Vivek.

Correct idiom ...less than

also, " costs" (a plural ) needs "amounted" as a verb....

E..."sum" is incorrect.. i think we need "ARE" to agree with " exact costs"

A is best.
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22 Feb 2004, 06:37
OA....

The correct answer will provide us with subject-verb agreement. The subject - costs, the verb - amount, the agreement is found by referring to the expenses last year (in the past). The subject here is plural, we need to find an answer choice where the verb is in the past tense for a plural subject amounted.

Choices A, C, and D remain. We are able to eliminate C because lower is an adjective, and in D lower sum is redundant. A is the correct answer, as it is concise, has subject-verb agreement, and does not complicate the sentence.

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