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Cynics charge that Major League Baseball lobbied for [#permalink]  01 Oct 2010, 04:46
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Cynics charge that Major League Baseball lobbied for stadiums with fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.

A.lobbied for stadiums with fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
B.lobbied for stadiums with less seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
C.lobbied for stadiums that had been built with fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
D.lobbied for stadiums that had less seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
E.lobbied for stadiums that had less seats as a means of reducing supply so they could increase ticket prices.
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Re: Cynics charge that Major League Baseball ....... [#permalink]  01 Oct 2010, 05:25
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Cynics charge that Major League Baseball lobbied for stadiums with fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.

A.lobbied for stadiums with fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
B.lobbied for stadiums with less seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
C.lobbied for stadiums that had been built with fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
D.lobbied for stadiums that had less seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
E.lobbied for stadiums that had less seats as a means of reducing supply so they could increase ticket prices.

C, D and E are incorrect because of past perfect tense "had". "had" is used to sequence of 2 events in past.
Between A and B the difference is of "fewer" and "less". Since we can count number of seats, A sounds correct.

IMO A
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Re: Cynics charge that Major League Baseball ....... [#permalink]  01 Oct 2010, 05:29
B,D and E are soon ruled out.( because of LESS rather than FEWER )

between A and C, I go for A.
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Re: Cynics charge that Major League Baseball ....... [#permalink]  01 Oct 2010, 06:49
pzazz12 wrote:
Cynics charge that Major League Baseball lobbied for stadiums with fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.

A.lobbied for stadiums with fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
B.lobbied for stadiums with less seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
C.lobbied for stadiums that had been built with fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
D.lobbied for stadiums that had less seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
E.lobbied for stadiums that had less seats as a means of reducing supply so they could increase ticket prices.

It should be "fewer seats", so B, D, and E are out. C is wrong because of the past perfect form "had been built". A.
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Re: Cynics charge that Major League Baseball ....... [#permalink]  01 Oct 2010, 13:29
Straight A.

C,D,E - 'Had' is used incorrectl
B - 'Less' is incorrect usage as Seats are a countable quantity
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Re: Cynics charge that Major League Baseball lobbied for [#permalink]  26 Sep 2012, 17:34
'A' seem to be logical choice. But, doesn't A also would give a misleading meaning - lobbied for stadiums with fewer seats can mean that lobbied with fewer seats - which does not make sense.
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Re: Cynics charge that Major League Baseball lobbied for [#permalink]  26 Sep 2012, 17:59
A
"with fewer seats " acting a Modifier for Stadium
with fewer seats - prepositional phrase can act like a Adjective !

So lobbied for stadiums (with fewer seats )...
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Re: Cynics charge that Major League Baseball lobbied for [#permalink]  30 Sep 2012, 05:32
Seats is countable noun...so fewer is the correct word. So we are left with A and c.
C past perfect wrong
A is correct one
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