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
Less is a very sexy word on the GMAT test. it applies to percentages, money. time, distance, height, and non countable nouns.