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Even though the direct costs of malpractice disputes amounts to a sum lower than one percent of the $541 billion the nation spent on health care last year, doctors say fear of lawsuits plays major role in health-care inflation. (A) amounts to a sum lower (B) amounts to less (C) amounted to less (D) amounted to lower (E) amounted to a lower sum I could not understand the meaning of the sentence. Please help me finding the correct answer. Also explain your choice. If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! Senior Manager Joined: 08 Jun 2004 Posts: 497 Location: Europe Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 0 Re: SC - Malpractice [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Mar 2006, 20:10 b14kumar wrote: Even though the direct costs of malpractice disputes amounts to a sum lower than one percent of the$541 billion the nation spent on health care last year, doctors say fear of lawsuits plays major role in health-care inflation.
(A) amounts to a sum lower wordy
(B) amounts to less S/V agreement
(C) amounted to less correct
(D) amounted to lower shoud be less
(E) amounted to a lower sum wordy/incorrect
I could not understand the meaning of the sentence.
Also explain your choice.

'C' it is.

Even though the direct costs of malpractice disputes amounted to less than one percent of the $541 billion the nation spent on health care last year, doctors say fear of lawsuits plays major role in health-care inflation. Only less than we must used here. Direct costs are plural so 'B' with its 'amounts' is out. C is the correct answer. Pls. Director Joined: 17 Sep 2005 Posts: 924 Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 74 [0], given: 0 Re: SC - Malpractice [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Mar 2006, 21:26 M8 wrote: b14kumar wrote: Even though the direct costs of malpractice disputes amounts to a sum lower than one percent of the$541 billion the nation spent on health care last year, doctors say fear of lawsuits plays major role in health-care inflation.
(A) amounts to a sum lower wordy
(B) amounts to less S/V agreement
(C) amounted to less correct
(D) amounted to lower shoud be less
(E) amounted to a lower sum wordy/incorrect
I could not understand the meaning of the sentence.
Also explain your choice.

'C' it is.

Even though the direct costs of malpractice disputes amounted to less than one percent of the $541 billion the nation spent on health care last year, doctors say fear of lawsuits plays major role in health-care inflation. Only less than we must used here. Direct costs are plural so 'B' with its 'amounts' is out. C is the correct answer. Pls. Initially I thought 'disputes' is a verb so I was confused. Now I think 'disputes' is a noun here and 'amounted to' means 'equivalent to'. Also only 'less than' should be used here. Regards, Brajesh VP Joined: 29 Dec 2005 Posts: 1348 Followers: 10 Kudos [?]: 60 [0], given: 0 Re: SC - Malpractice [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Mar 2006, 21:39 b14kumar wrote: Even though the direct costs of malpractice disputes amounts to a sum lower than one percent of the$541 billion the nation spent on health care last year, doctors say fear of lawsuits plays major role in health-care inflation.
(A) amounts to a sum lower
(B) amounts to less
(C) amounted to less
(D) amounted to lower
(E) amounted to a lower sum

subject = "the direct costs of malpractice disputes" which is a plural. so it needs plural verb, which rules out A and B.

we need leass than to quantify uncount-noun "1% of the $541 billion". So only C fits to this sentence. Director Joined: 27 Feb 2006 Posts: 632 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 48 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 17 Mar 2006, 02:07 ^ C ^ Even though the direct costs of malpractice disputes amounted to less than one percent of the$541 billion the nation spent on health care last year, doctors say fear of lawsuits plays major role in health-care inflation.
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17 Mar 2006, 05:15
I had a hard time choosing one between C and D. I finally chose C. But, I want to know the reason as to why D is wrong.
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17 Mar 2006, 07:27
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I had a hard time choosing one between C and D. I finally chose C. But, I want to know the reason as to why D is wrong.
Help pleaaase...

We need to use 'less than' to qualify uncountable nouns.
So C is the correct option.

OA is C.

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17 Mar 2006, 07:36
amounted....last year (past tense)

less than 1% (idiomatic)

Choose (C) and click confirm.
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b14kumar wrote:
Even though the direct costs of malpractice disputes amounts to a sum lower than one percent of the \$541 billion the nation spent on health care last year, doctors say fear of lawsuits plays major role in health-care inflation.
(A) amounts to a sum lower
(B) amounts to less
(C) amounted to less
(D) amounted to lower
(E) amounted to a lower sum

direct costs (of malpractice disputes) amount. Therefore AB are wrong.
D is wrong because lower cannot be used in this situation.
E is wrong because amounted and sum are redundant.

this is actually quite an easy question if you knew how less is used.
Less is a very sexy word on the GMAT test. it applies to percentages, money. time, distance, height, and non countable nouns.
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