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# [#5] SC Challenge: Paper

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1. Time yourself.
2. Solve this using all your SC skills.. Do not Guess unless you absolutely have to.
3. The most important - try to explain your answer and tell us how you did on time.

More than ever, paper is expected to be recycled this year, due to new mandatory recycling laws in municipalities across the nation.

A) More than ever, paper is expected to be recycled this year
B) It is expected that more paper than ever will be recycled this year than previously and that is
C) The paper expected to be recycled this year is more than ever
D) The amount of paper that will be recycled this year is expected to be greater than ever
E) A great increase in the amount of paper that will be recycled this year
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12 Mar 2004, 20:49
Ans: C

D&E - wordy
A & B -- incorrect comparison

Time > 2 mins.
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13 Mar 2004, 00:28
I go with D on this one. Less than 1 min
In C, "paper" is not countable so saying "paper" being "more than ever" expected to be recycled is wrong.
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13 Mar 2004, 01:05
paul, you are correct buddy.
Another vote for D.

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13 Mar 2004, 16:54
I have chosen D, however I got struck between C & D, but soon realised one more flaw in C in the following term:
'The paper expected to be recycled...'.

According to the sentece the amount of the paper is expected to be more. In choice B paper is associated with the 'expectation' term and 'is more than ever' is confirmed.
(A lil confusing?)
Correct me if I am wrong.
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13 Mar 2004, 17:41
praetorian123 wrote:
Rules
1. Time yourself.
2. Solve this using all your SC skills.. Do not Guess unless you absolutely have to.
3. The most important - try to explain your answer and tell us how you did on time.

More than ever, paper is expected to be recycled this year, due to new mandatory recycling laws in municipalities across the nation.

A) More than ever, paper is expected to be recycled this year
B) It is expected that more paper than ever will be recycled this year than previously and that is
C) The paper expected to be recycled this year is more than ever
D) The amount of paper that will be recycled this year is expected to be greater than ever
E) A great increase in the amount of paper that will be recycled this year

D is best.

Quoting Aka. here,

While A is not "technically" wrong grammatically, the problem is that there is an ambiguity over whether "more than ever" refers to "expected" or "recycled". Consider two rephasings of the sentence:

(1) Paper is expected, more than ever, to be recycled this year, due to new mandatory recycling laws in municipalities across the nation.

This sentence implies an increased "expectation" that paper will be recycled (as opposed to it not?).

(2) More paper is expected to be recycled this year than ever, due to new mandatory recycling laws in municipalities across the nation.

This sentence seems to be a more reasonable interpretation of the author's intent being that there is always some paper being recycled no matter what. Unfortunately, that is not what he says, so (A) is not a good choice.

D seems to best convey the intention of (2) and is the best answer.
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01 Aug 2005, 18:08
Praetorian wrote:
praetorian123 wrote:
Rules
1. Time yourself.
2. Solve this using all your SC skills.. Do not Guess unless you absolutely have to.
3. The most important - try to explain your answer and tell us how you did on time.

More than ever, paper is expected to be recycled this year, due to new mandatory recycling laws in municipalities across the nation.

A) More than ever, paper is expected to be recycled this year
B) It is expected that more paper than ever will be recycled this year than previously and that is
C) The paper expected to be recycled this year is more than ever
D) The amount of paper that will be recycled this year is expected to be greater than ever
E) A great increase in the amount of paper that will be recycled this year

D is best.

Quoting Aka. here,

While A is not "technically" wrong grammatically, the problem is that there is an ambiguity over whether "more than ever" refers to "expected" or "recycled". Consider two rephasings of the sentence:

(1) Paper is expected, more than ever, to be recycled this year, due to new mandatory recycling laws in municipalities across the nation.

This sentence implies an increased "expectation" that paper will be recycled (as opposed to it not?).

(2) More paper is expected to be recycled this year than ever, due to new mandatory recycling laws in municipalities across the nation.

This sentence seems to be a more reasonable interpretation of the author's intent being that there is always some paper being recycled no matter what. Unfortunately, that is not what he says, so (A) is not a good choice.

D seems to best convey the intention of (2) and is the best answer.

How can we "flip"/swap the order is which words occur? I see what Akamai is doing but wouldnt the meaning of the sentence depend on the order of words? So to change the order of words and say that you we have 2 meanings would be wrong no?
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01 Aug 2005, 18:12
Paul wrote:
I go with D on this one. Less than 1 min
In C, "paper" is not countable so saying "paper" being "more than ever" expected to be recycled is wrong.

Is "more" used with countable nouns only? None of the "standard books" show using "more" only for countable [Vs non-countable nouns]. Can someone clarify?
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01 Aug 2005, 20:29
Choose A in 15 sec, alas it was wrong.

But i thought "more than ever" refers to the time period
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04 Aug 2005, 03:24
D. But disappointed with the time I took. 2 min and 32 secs.

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