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It has been estimated that the annual cost of water and utilities to greater than 50 percent of the homeowners in Santa Rosa is at least 148 dollars per capita per year.

A. the annual cost of water and utilities to greater than 50
percent of the homeowners in Santa Rosa is at least 148
dollars per capita per year
B. the annual cost of water and utilities for more than 50
percent of the Santa Rosa homeowners is at least 148 dollars
per capita per year
C. the annual cost of water and utilities to more than 50
percent of the homeowners in Santa Rosa is at least 148
dollars per capita
D. the cost of water and utilities for greater than 50 percent
of the homeowners in Santa Rosa is at least 148 dollars per
capita per year
E. at least 148 dollars per capita per year is the cost annually
of water and utilities for more than 50 percent of Santa Rosa
homeowners
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Re: Tricky Idiom/Diction SC Question [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2012, 02:10
(C) wins,
C. the annual cost of water and utilities to more than 50 percent of the homeowners in Santa Rosa is at least 148 dollars per capita

Following has to be taken care:-
considered to
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the annual cost X dollar/capita

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Re: Tricky Idiom/Diction SC Question [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2012, 02:21
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One does not need idiom knowledge in this one.
If you are stuck between B and C note B uses annual cost.....per year. Redundant. :)
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Re: Tricky Idiom/Diction SC Question [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2012, 03:09
Brotip- greater than is generally used to compare a number (implied number) with another. X is greater than y. Quant gives you some verbal answers too ;-)
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Re: Tricky Idiom/Diction SC Question [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2012, 01:56
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It has been estimated that the annual cost of water and utilities to greater than 50 percent of the homeowners in Santa Rosa is at least 148 dollars per capita per year.

A. the annual cost of water and utilities to greater than 50
percent of the homeowners in Santa Rosa is at least 148
dollars per capita per year
B. the annual cost of water and utilities for more than 50
percent of the Santa Rosa homeowners is at least 148 dollars
per capita per year
C. the annual cost of water and utilities to more than 50
percent of the homeowners in Santa Rosa is at least 148
dollars per capita
D. the cost of water and utilities for greater than 50 percent
of the homeowners in Santa Rosa is at least 148 dollars per
capita per year
E. at least 148 dollars per capita per year is the cost annually
of water and utilities for more than 50 percent of Santa Rosa
homeowners


A: "greater" wrong usage; "annual" & "per year" -> redundant
B: Redundancy
C: Is the choice - CORRECT
D: "greater" doesn't fit in
E: Awkward structure
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