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Only seven people this century have been killed by the great white shark, the man-eater of the moviesâ€”less than those killed by bee stings.

A. moviesâ€”less than those
B. moviesâ€”fewer than have been
C. movies, which is less than those
D. movies, a number lower than the people
E. movies, fewer than the ones
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04 Sep 2006, 22:16
1. people (deaths) are countable. so fewer

2. assuming this question was written pre Y2K, the present perfect tense is needed.

I'll wager on (B)
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04 Sep 2006, 22:19
GMATT73 wrote:
1. people (deaths) are countable. so fewer

2. assuming this question was written pre Y2K, the present perfect tense is needed.

I'll wager on (B)

for the same reason B
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04 Sep 2006, 22:26
i pick E.
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04 Sep 2006, 22:37
E ...

in B, "moviesâ€”fewer than have been" is bad writing structure. It seems it is elaborating the man eater of the movies and not the number ....
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04 Sep 2006, 22:47
I answered B as well but the OA turned out to be E
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04 Sep 2006, 22:58
apollo168 wrote:
Only seven people this century have been killed by the great white shark, the man-eater of the moviesâ€”less than those killed by bee stings.

A. moviesâ€”less than those
B. moviesâ€”fewer than have been
C. movies, which is less than those
D. movies, a number lower than the people
E. movies, fewer than the ones

Yeah and it doesnt have a parallel structure seven people this century have been killed ....fewer than have been
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04 Sep 2006, 22:58
apollo168 wrote:
Only seven people this century have been killed by the great white shark, the man-eater of the moviesâ€”less than those killed by bee stings.

A. moviesâ€”less than those
B. moviesâ€”fewer than have been
C. movies, which is less than those
D. movies, a number lower than the people
E. movies, fewer than the ones

I guess E..

people===> few==> (B) and (E) are left

B=======> than ( ??? ) have been....out....
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04 Sep 2006, 23:09
GMATT73 wrote:
1. people (deaths) are countable. so fewer

2. assuming this question was written pre Y2K, the present perfect tense is needed.

I'll wager on (B)

Matt, we need to findout when "have been" is used....we lost this question..I lost two questions because of lack of clarity on that
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05 Sep 2006, 01:35
A. moviesâ€”less than those - wrong. deaths can be counted
B. moviesâ€”fewer than have been - correct
C. movies, which is less than those - wrong. deaths can be counted
D. movies, a number lower than the people - 'which' modifies great white sharks
E. movies, fewer than the ones - wrong.no parallelism (have been)
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05 Sep 2006, 01:41
ak_idc wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
1. people (deaths) are countable. so fewer

2. assuming this question was written pre Y2K, the present perfect tense is needed.

I'll wager on (B)

Matt, we need to findout when "have been" is used....we lost this question..I lost two questions because of lack of clarity on that

I am as stumped
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05 Sep 2006, 04:18
apollo168 wrote:
I answered B as well but the OA turned out to be E

Relax guys, the OA is (B). I remember a discussion about this one from last year so I went digging in the archives and found it...

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... bee+stings

Depending on where you get these SCs, the OAs can be a bit sketchy...
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05 Sep 2006, 07:05
Matt,

OA is E here:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=18170
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=14003
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=9858

I wonder whether this is of GMAT quality or not.
I also chose E.
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05 Sep 2006, 07:05
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