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# SET 21 - Ques 13

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19 Oct 2007, 12:01
21-13
When drive-ins were at the height of their popularity in the late 1950’s, some 4,000 existed in the United States, but today there are less than one-quarter that many.

A. there are less than one-quarter that many
B. there are fewer than one-quarter as many
C. there are fewer than one-quarter of that amount
D. the number is less than one-quarter the amount
E. it is less than one-quarter of that amount

OA is C.
Can somebody explain the rational behind using 'amount' for the number of drive-ins?
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19 Oct 2007, 12:05
[quote="s_positive"]21-13
When drive-ins were at the height of their popularity in the late 1950’s, some 4,000 existed in the United States, but today there are less than one-quarter that many.

A. there are less than one-quarter that many
B. there are fewer than one-quarter as many
C. there are fewer than one-quarter of that amount
D. the number is less than one-quarter the amount
E. it is less than one-quarter of that amount

It has to B...Amount - is used for uncountable things....

Eg:
The amount of patience he has
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19 Oct 2007, 12:13
That's why even I was shocked. I think the OA is wrong here.

C can't be true as per my best knowledge.
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19 Oct 2007, 14:22
When is amount used?
When is many used?

Between b and c i thought b was more concise.
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19 Oct 2007, 19:06
Agree with B

It is one of those Sets SC where OA is not correct as per most of the present and past discussions on this forum as well as on some other popular forums.

I will pick B on the test day if I get this que:)
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20 Oct 2007, 07:14
Cooper2248817 wrote:
When is amount used?
When is many used?

Between b and c i thought b was more concise.

Uncountable things use:
Amount, much, quantity, equivalent, less

Countable things use:
Many, The number of, fewer
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20 Oct 2007, 07:22
I think we can all agree that the number of drive ins are countable, so the OA is not right.
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22 Oct 2007, 13:56
s_positive wrote:
21-13
When drive-ins were at the height of their popularity in the late 1950’s, some 4,000 existed in the United States, but today there are less than one-quarter that many.

A. there are less than one-quarter that many
B. there are fewer than one-quarter as many
C. there are fewer than one-quarter of that amount
D. the number is less than one-quarter the amount
E. it is less than one-quarter of that amount

OA is C.
Can somebody explain the rational behind using 'amount' for the number of drive-ins?

I too think that OA is incorrect...

since we are talking about drive-ins, they are countable nouns, so we have to use "fewer".

Between B & C, the "amount" in C drove me away...so i believe it is B...
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22 Oct 2007, 17:03
s_positive wrote:
21-13
When drive-ins were at the height of their popularity in the late 1950’s, some 4,000 existed in the United States, but today there are less than one-quarter that many.

A. there are less than one-quarter that many
B. there are fewer than one-quarter as many
C. there are fewer than one-quarter of that amount
D. the number is less than one-quarter the amount
E. it is less than one-quarter of that amount

OA is C.
Can somebody explain the rational behind using 'amount' for the number of drive-ins?

I have seen this somewhere b/f. It may have come from a MGMAT CAT or SC bank. I don't remember the OA, but I know its not C.

I say B.
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