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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 04 Apr 2013, 22:53
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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.

1. few stones for the patio and too much brick
2. few stone for the patio and too much brick
3. few stones for the patio and too many brick
4. little stones for the patio and too many brick
5. few stones for the patio and too much bricks
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Re: Erika came home from the home improvement store [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2013, 23:36
Its a question from Grockit.

A is the least worst of the answer.
I don't see the GMAT going into this.
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Re: Erika came home from the home improvement store with too few [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2013, 05:21
IS n't brick a countable noun?...Can anybody help...???
"many" will be a proper fit i guess....
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Re: Erika came home from the home improvement store with too few [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2013, 11:31
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IS n't brick a countable noun?...Can anybody help...???
"many" will be a proper fit i guess....
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I totally Agree...I too marked C as answer...A cannot be the answer for Brick is a countable noun. What troubled me further, it should be BRICKS not BRICK..Need opinion.
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Re: Erika came home from the home improvement store with too few [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2013, 05:56
Such posts should be taken down. There is no point in attempting such questions.
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Re: Erika came home from the home improvement store with too few [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2013, 06:23
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Yeah, this one is confusing. It's a question about countable nouns but it's really tricky with brick/bricks. The deal is that it can work either way. Brick in the singular is not countable - 'Look at how much brick they used on that house'. In the plural, bricks is countable - 'The workers needed more bricks to finish off the front wall.'

So, technically you can use the uncountable 'brick' on this sentence and answer choice A is correct. You can easily argue that from a meaning standpoint you should probably use the countable 'bricks'.

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Re: Erika came home from the home improvement store with too few   [#permalink] 12 Oct 2013, 06:23
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