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

A. movies—less than those
B. movies—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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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2006, 19:11
number. Hence "fewer"

have been...have been

B is my choice.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2006, 19:12
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Parallelism have been killed .... have been killed

fewer here is better usage than less
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Re: SC - Seven People [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2006, 19:14
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Only seven people this century have been killed by the great white shark, the man-eater of the movies—less than those killed by bee stings.

A. movies—less than those
B. movies—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


B

"fewer" is required to denote the number of people. B, C and D out
"the ones" in E is awkward.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2006, 12:51
Not sure B or E. We need to use fewer not less because of the given count. Can some explain why not B or if B why not E?
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2006, 23:37
Confused b/w B and E ...

When we should use hyphen -

Though B seems to hold parallelism ...

But E makes more sense to me

Only seven people ... fewer than the ones ...

KC OE Please
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2006, 23:46
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Confused b/w B and E ...

When we should use hyphen -

Though B seems to hold parallelism ...

But E makes more sense to me

Only seven people ... fewer than the ones ...

KC OE Please


Fewer than the ones ... what does it imply? "Ones" cannot stand in for a countable number..

B for me.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2006, 09:13
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According to one source the OA is B but there is another source that states OA is E
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2006, 09:31
Yurik79 wrote:
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According to one source the OA is B but there is another source that states OA is E


Well after going through the attached link, I'll have to recant my earlier stmt. I think E is more appropriate. I thought "have" could stand in for the "ones" who were killed. Apparently, it cannot. Grammar, Grammar and more Grammar... the beast has infinite heads to count!!!
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2006, 14:37
Priyah wrote:
E sounds better than b...E it is!


ones may refer to movies, or people

I think B dodges these pronouns
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2006, 23:17
Yurik79 wrote:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=18170&highlight=seven+people+century+killed
According to one source the OA is B but there is another source that states OA is E


Assuming that the question was written before the end of the 20th century, we need the present perfect verb tense to apply to the bee sting fatalities as well.

(B) is my choice.

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2006, 04:09
GMATT73 wrote:
Yurik79 wrote:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=18170&highlight=seven+people+century+killed
According to one source the OA is B but there is another source that states OA is E


Assuming that the question was written before the end of the 20th century, we need the present perfect verb tense to apply to the bee sting fatalities as well.

(A) is my choice.


You mean B :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2006, 05:31
GMATT73 wrote:
Yurik79 wrote:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=18170&highlight=seven+people+century+killed
According to one source the OA is B but there is another source that states OA is E


Assuming that the question was written before the end of the 20th century, we need the present perfect verb tense to apply to the bee sting fatalities as well.

(A) is my choice.


U might be saying B :wink:
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