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27 Jun 2007, 21:19
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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27 Jun 2007, 21:27
stevegt wrote:
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

C - which points to movies
A - less than is used for non-countable nouns but here people are countable
D - number can not be compared with people

B,E - left

B for Best.

B also has verb comparison right have been fewer than have been

note that whenever we use these comparisons verbs must be parallel in both sides.
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27 Jun 2007, 21:30
stevegt wrote:
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. comparision.
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27 Jun 2007, 21:59
syamee_u wrote:
stevegt wrote:
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

C - which points to movies
A - less than is used for non-countable nouns but here people are countable
D - number can not be compared with people

B,E - left

B for Best.

B also has verb comparison right have been fewer than have been

note that whenever we use these comparisons verbs must be parallel in both sides.

thank you syamee_u~
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28 Jun 2007, 11:44
seven people- countable
need 'fewer'

B is best choice.
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28 Jun 2007, 11:56
stevegt wrote:
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—[b]less than those
>>Nos of people is countable.
B.movies—fewer than have been
>>Correct
C.movies, which is less than those
>>which modifies the movies ->Incorrect comparision
D.movies, a number lower than the people
>>Incorrect comparision
E.movies, fewer than the one
>>>incorrect usage.[/b]
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29 Jun 2007, 04:20
what is the importance of hyphen.

Also is following correcting (replacing hyphen woth comma):

movies, fewer than have been
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