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Erika came home from the home improvement store with too few

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Erika came home from the home improvement store with too few [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2011, 13:28
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Erika came home from the home improvement store with too few stones for the patio and too much brick for the flower beds.

A) Erika came home from the home improvement store with too few stones for the patio and too much brick for the flower beds
B) Erika came home from the home improvement store with too few stone for the patio and too much brick for the flower beds
C) Erika came home from the home improvement store with too few stones for the patio and too many brick for the flower beds
D) Erika came home from the home improvement store with too little stones for the patio and too many brick for the flower beds
E) Erika came home from the home improvement store with too few stones for the patio and too much bricks for the flower beds


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Re: SC - Many/Few [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2011, 17:00
notice stone[s]
& brick not brick(S)
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Re: SC - Many/Few [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2011, 17:08
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Use fewer for countable items (you can count the number of stones she has). Use much with uncountable items (you can't count how much brick she has, in this case 'brick' refers to the collective amount of brick, as in weight, as opposed to number of bricks).
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Re: SC - Many/Few [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2011, 06:26
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too many would have been correct with 'bricks'
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Re: SC - Many/Few [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2011, 10:01
I read the explanation above and agreed, but anyone can explain, the role of 'brick' in this case? I thought this is not the official question. GMAC cannot trick people by only one letter 's' after listed items.
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Re: Erika came home from the home improvement store with too few [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2014, 13:07
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