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167. Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(A) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(B) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component in municipal trash, many municipalities tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal is reduced.
(C) Because paper of all kinds are the biggest single components in municipal trash, many municipalities have tried to recycle to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(D) All kinds of paper are the biggest single components of municipal trash, and so many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(E) All kinds of paper is the biggest single component of municipal trash, so many municipalities have tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal could be reduced.

whts wrong in E??
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Re: Because paper of all kinds [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2009, 17:32
IMO C.

E. "..tried to recycle so that cost"...to wordy it should be simple like "..tried to recycle to reduce the cost.
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Re: Because paper of all kinds [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2009, 20:09
167. Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(A) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(B) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component in municipal trash, many municipalities tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal is reduced.
(C) Because paper of all kinds are the biggest single components in municipal trash, many municipalities have tried to recycle to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(D) All kinds of paper are the biggest single components of municipal trash, and so many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(E) All kinds of paper is the biggest single component of municipal trash, so many municipalities have tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal could be reduced.

whts wrong in E??

Correct choice is A.
E - changes the meaning. "Tried to recycle" in E vs "Have tried recycling" in the original.
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Re: Because paper of all kinds [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2009, 21:16
I think its A. If this is correct, then I can explain
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Re: Because paper of all kinds [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2009, 21:29
A should be correct... and reason for E not being correct- 'All kinds of paper is the biggest single component of municipal trash, so many municipalities have tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal could be reduced.'
all kinds require a plural verb 'are'...usage of 'so' at two places does not serve any purpose...moreover 2nd half of sentence is wordy with words like 'could' etc
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Re: Because paper of all kinds [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2009, 22:26
Paper is singular and it should be "components of".
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Re: Because paper of all kinds [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2009, 09:37
OA is A

and i think All kinds of paper is singular hence it requires IS and not ARE....

and more over i think "have tried recycling to reduce the cost" isnt awkward?
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Re: Because paper of all kinds [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2009, 15:41
Does anyone know for sure if "All kinds of paper" is singular or plural?
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Re: Because paper of all kinds [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2009, 20:06
I think E is RUN-ON sentence. It combined 2 Independent clause with the use of comma.
A is correct
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Re: Because paper of all kinds [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2009, 08:26
Does anyone know for sure if "All kinds of paper" is singular or plural?

Question was posted a month ago... Nobody has an "official" & correct answer?

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Re: Because paper of all kinds [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2009, 08:43
Paper of all kinds is singular. since of is a middleman as given in manhattan Gmat prep


It is similar to "the building of tall skyscrappers is" not are
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Re: Because paper of all kinds [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2009, 08:49
Many thanks divyakatas :)
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Re: Because paper of all kinds [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2010, 10:57
For those of you who questioned the authenticity of the answer - this question is from GMAT's Paper based Test and the official answer is A.
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Re: Because paper of all kinds [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2010, 11:03
divyakatas wrote:
Paper of all kinds is singular. since of is a middleman as given in manhattan Gmat prep


It is similar to "the building of tall skyscrappers is" not are


This is pretty much the same reasoning i used to choose A
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Re: Because paper of all kinds [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2010, 11:12
I chose A. Considered C... but it reads "paper...are" which makes no sense. 'of all kinds' could be removed, and the subject and verb should agree.

Also, 'tried to recycle' does not have the exact meaning as 'tried recycling'--- at least IMO.
*tried to recycle suggests: attempted to recycle
*tried recycling suggests: turned to recycling (as a method).

Not sure if this makes sense, but that was my reasoning.
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Re: Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2012, 06:57
i really came down to A and B. simple past and past perfect - how do i choose between these?

Please help me here...
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Re: Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2012, 11:12
sorry, these are not in past tenses :(
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Re: Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2012, 17:19
I think it has to do more with meaning related between A and B .

(A) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.

" have tried recycling to reduce "--> states the actually tried the process of recycling(like actual action) so that cost of disposal is reduced.

(B) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component in municipal trash, many municipalities tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal is reduced

" TRIED TO RECYCLE - states that they have done all preparation and planning to recycle but may not have done actual recycle process ( To recycle is an idea/goal but not actual action)

Analogy - I tried to get cheap tickets to Italy ( means still in process of getting tickets ,may be browsing,check sites etc But still not got tickets)

Have tried ABCtravelagent to get cheap tickets. ( means i actually got tickets for cheap price from that particular site).

One more split seems like COmponent In and component OF --> I would prefere component of something as better usage.
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Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2015, 00:49
(A) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.

(B) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component in municipal trash, many municipalities tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal is reduced.

Changes the meaning

Intended meaning is that many municipalities have tried recycling to do something. (In order to gain something they thought let's try recycling > moto behind recycling was to see if it will help )

This sentence says that they just tried it to reduce the waste while no concerns at the first place. There is a slight difference in the meaning.

>Don't get caught in this sentence because " so that " is used.
> Also wordy and sentence (a) is flawless and smooth
(C) Because paper of all kinds are the biggest single components in municipal trash, many municipalities have tried to recycle to reduce the cost of trash disposal. SUB -VERB

(D) All kinds of paper are the biggest single components of municipal trash, and so many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal. unacceptable usage

(E) All kinds of paper is the biggest single component of municipal trash, so many municipalities have tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal could be reduced. SUB -VERB
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