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Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic.

A)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
B)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of it away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
C)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
D)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of it away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
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19 Jun 2011, 08:34
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Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic.

A)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
B)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of it away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
C)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
D)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of it away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
E)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of it away, metal tableware has begun to be supplied recently instead of plastic at Bob's Java Hut

Whats the source .. somehow I dint like the quality .
D is better than the rest.
tableware is singluar ... so it..'them' is wrong
plastic - much ( non countable) vs many( countable)
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19 Jun 2011, 11:51
+1 D

Tableware is uncountable.
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16 Aug 2011, 23:52
What is the difference between B & D?
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17 Aug 2011, 08:37
Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic.

A)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic THEM TO DESCRIBE THE SINGULAR TABLEWARE IS WRONG
B)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of it away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic IS TABLEWARE COUNTABLE OR NOT? IT SEEMS COUNTABLE.
C)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic THEM TO DESCRIBE THE SINGULAR TABLEWARE IS WRONG
D)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of it away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic IS TABLEWARE COUNTABLE OR NOT?
E)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of it away, metal tableware has begun to be supplied recently instead of plastic at Bob's Java Hut WRONG MODIFIER (HOPING/ METAL TABLEWARE)
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i am surprised that Q are gettig that grammatical (what's the source?), because TABLEWARE according to Vikitionary can be countable and can be UC.

After searching a bit i found that DOC, which defines tableware as UC so theanswer must be D (MUCH AND NOT MANY).

SEARCH PAGE 5 SIGN 910 TO FIND THAT TABLE WARE IS UC NOUN.
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17 Aug 2011, 09:28
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What is the difference between B & D?

B uses "many" in the sentence, which is wrong because plastic is not countable. (should use much)
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17 Aug 2011, 10:33

IMO it' not plastic, but plastic tableware.

there is not a precise answer, thoghfrom the source i have attached it seems that all collective noun in regards to the same class, except "dinner set" will be considered UC.
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13 Oct 2011, 01:58
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Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic.

A)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
B)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of it away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
C)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
D)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of it away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
E)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of it away, metal tableware has begun to be supplied recently instead of plastic at Bob's Java Hut

I disagree with OA here. Use of "much" in option D is wrong as tableware is countable. Between A and B I would prefer A because if table ware is singular, you can not throw "many" of them away.
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13 Oct 2011, 03:31
Uncountable nouns go with "much" instead of "many". So the use of much in D is right.
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13 Oct 2011, 04:26
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Uncountable nouns go with "much" instead of "many". So the use of much in D is right.

I think is is very controversial question Can someone comment on whether tableware is countable or uncountable. In my opinion it is countable.
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26 Oct 2011, 00:44
+1 for D. Very un-like GMAT question.
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27 Dec 2012, 09:13
Could someone please explain how the sentence should be read? I don't know what is the subject of "Hoping"

Thanks!
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30 Aug 2013, 15:39
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Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic.

A)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
B)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of it away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
C)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
D)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of it away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
E)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of it away, metal tableware has begun to be supplied recently instead of plastic at Bob's Java Hut

Dont you think that Band D are exactly the same statements, not a single thing different?

I think either you havemissed B
or You have missed D
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31 Aug 2013, 09:24
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guygmat wrote:
Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic.

A)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
B)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of it away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
C)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
D)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of it away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
E)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of it away, metal tableware has begun to be supplied recently instead of plastic at Bob's Java Hut

Dont you think that Band D are exactly the same statements, not a single thing different?

I think either you havemissed B
or You have missed D

Carefully read and you will see the difference and how important is that difference.
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honchos wrote:
guygmat wrote:
Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic.

A)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
B)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of it away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
C)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
D)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of it away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
E)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of it away, metal tableware has begun to be supplied recently instead of plastic at Bob's Java Hut

Dont you think that Band D are exactly the same statements, not a single thing different?

I think either you havemissed B
or You have missed D

Carefully read and you will see the difference and how important is that difference.

Much and Many
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Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic.

A)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
B)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of it away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
C)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
D)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of it away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
E)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of it away, metal tableware has begun to be supplied recently instead of plastic at Bob's Java Hut

Hi,

In B and D,

what does "it" refer to ??

Also which usage is correct "many" or "many".

IMO D should be the answer...

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16 Oct 2013, 20:16
I disagree with the OA. First of all "metal" tableware can be counted. Second of all controversial questions should be taken down and unnecessary confusion avoided. I have repeatedly mentioned. The moderators should take notice of such questions.
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16 Oct 2013, 21:23
IMO B.
Metal tableware is countable and many used be used instead of much.
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Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic.

A)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
B)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too many of it away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
C)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of them away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
D)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of it away, Bob's Java Hut recently began supplying metal tableware instead of plastic
E)Hoping the customers would not carelessly throw too much of it away, metal tableware has begun to be supplied recently instead of plastic at Bob's Java Hut

1. Much and Many- Metal tableware is uncountable. e.g. Too much furniture clutters the room.- correct ; Too many furniture clutter the room - Incorrect

2.Collective noun- Metal Tableware is Singular.
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