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Cynics charge that Major League Baseball lobbied for stadiums with fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.

lobbied for stadiums with fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
lobbied for stadiums with less seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
lobbied for stadiums that had been built with fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
lobbied for stadiums that had less seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
lobbied for stadiums that had less seats as a means of reducing supply so they could increase ticket prices
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28 Jul 2009, 16:33
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Cynics charge that Major League Baseball lobbied for stadiums with fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.

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

I pick A ...
I think 'less seats' is wrong so B, D, and E are gone.
C -- not necessary to use past perfect ...
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29 Jul 2009, 15:36
generally fewer is used for countable nouns and less for uncountable. IMO A.
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29 Aug 2009, 13:48
my only concern with "A" is that "fewer" shows the degree. I mean it can be used with a "than"

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this stadium has fewer seats than the other one.

Can we use the word "fewer" without the word "than"?
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29 Aug 2009, 20:27
lobbied for stadiums with fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
lobbied for stadiums with less seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
lobbied for stadiums that had been built with fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
lobbied for stadiums that had less seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
lobbied for stadiums that had less seats as a means of reducing supply so they could increase ticket prices

A.) Correct usage of fewer ( seats are countable).
b.) Incorrect use of less.
c.) Implies that stadiums were built to reduce supply and increase ticket prices. Hence, incorrect..
d.) same as b.
e.) same as b..
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30 Aug 2009, 19:20
bipolarbear wrote:
Cynics charge that Major League Baseball lobbied for stadiums with fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.

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

Was torn between A and C. Chose A.
On C, is the use of past perfect tense correct given this is an earlier action of "lobbied?"

What's the OA?
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09 Sep 2009, 21:36
According to Brutual SC's, OA is A.

But the option for 'C' in Brutual SC's is:

"lobbied for stadiums that had fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices."

Hence 'C' appears to be a better choice.
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