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Although the total ticket revenues from independent movie theaters amounts to a sum more than $300 million last year, many analysts predict that such theaters will struggle this year and in the future.

A. amounts to a sum more
B. amounts to more
C. amounted to more
D. amounted to higher
E. amounted to a higher sum





I chose D at first, since I figured that "total ticket revenues" is unaccountable, so I chose"higher" rather than "more"
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Re: "Amount" problem [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2011, 00:03
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You see the money is not "higher" or "lower" - you cannot keep money in "high" place or "low" place. It is more or less. i.e. you have to use "more than" or "less than"

So C is correct.

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Although the total ticket revenues from independent movie theaters amounts to a sum more than $300 million last year, many analysts predict that such theaters will struggle this year and in the future.

A. amounts to a sum more
B. amounts to more
C. amounted to more
D. amounted to higher
E. amounted to a higher sum





I chose D at first, since I figured that "total ticket revenues" is unaccountable, so I chose"higher" rather than "more"
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Re: "Amount" problem [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2011, 00:08
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You see the money is not "higher" or "lower" - you cannot keep money in "high" place or "low" place. It is more or less. i.e. you have to use "more than" or "less than"





So the situation when we can use" higher" is whenever we see the word "percentage", right?
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Re: "Amount" problem [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2011, 00:15
number actually. number is higher or lower than.

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You see the money is not "higher" or "lower" - you cannot keep money in "high" place or "low" place. It is more or less. i.e. you have to use "more than" or "less than"





So the situation when we can use" higher" is whenever we see the word "percentage", right?
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Re: "Amount" problem [#permalink] New post 03 May 2011, 13:24
+1 C

"amount" and "sum" are redundant when they are in the same clause.
Revenues is plural; therefore, "amounts" is wrong.
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Re: "Amount" problem [#permalink] New post 04 May 2011, 02:14
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Although the total ticket revenues from independent movie theaters amounts to a sum more than $300 million last year, many analysts predict that such theaters will struggle this year and in the future.

A. amounts to a sum more
B. amounts to more
C. amounted to more
D. amounted to higher
E. amounted to a higher sum





I chose D at first, since I figured that "total ticket revenues" is unaccountable, so I chose"higher" rather than "more"


When we refer to money (in terms of dollars or even when we say notes etc), we have to use more or less as this is not countable. You never say

one money, two money or so on...


But we can now argue that notes are countable...I agree...but if they refer to money that is uncountable....moreover if we refer to bills (20 $ bills or like) then it becomes countable.

So A is redundant (amount+sum), D and E are wrong.

Anyways correct answer had to be one of the:
B. mounts to more
C. amounted to more

Although the total ticket revenues from independent movie theaters [u]amounts to a sum more than $300 million last year, many analysts predict that such theaters will struggle this year and in the future.
As we said last year..it has to be C.
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Re: Although the total ticket revenues from independent movie [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2011, 10:23
tricky C, pretty tough for non-natives.
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Re: Although the total ticket revenues from independent movie [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2011, 04:08
C it is

as it takes past tense "amounted" and here the word "sum" is redundant
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