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# Since the movie was released, seventeen UFOs have been

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24. Since the movie was released, seventeen UFOs have been sighted in the state, which is more than had been sighted in the past ten years together.
(A) which is more than had been sighted
(B) more than had been sighted
(C) more than they had sighted
(D) more than had reported sightings
(E) which is more than had reported sightings

7. With total sales of less than three hundred thousand dollars and fewer new subscribers than last year, the New England Theater Company is in danger of losing its building.
(A) of less than three hundred thousand dollars and fewer
(B) lower than three hundred thousand dollars and less
(C) lesser than three hundred thousand dollars and fewer
(D) fewer than three hundred thousand dollars and less
(E) of fewer than three hundred thousand dollars and of fewer
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08 Nov 2006, 21:29
(B) for the first one and (A) for the second one. "sales more/less tahn " is idiomatic
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09 Nov 2006, 00:21
1. B

2. A

Doc1. A

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which modifies the noun directly before it, so it is incorrect in this case... A and E is out

they in C has no referrent

D is simply awkward just by reading it...

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Subscribers are countable.... so fewer should be used.... B and D out....

Sales are uncountabel... so fewer in E should not be used...

C uses awkward construction With the total sales lesser....
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09 Nov 2006, 02:12
OA :-
B
A (SimaQ Why Sales is a non-countable. They can be counted as it is nothing but money).
A
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09 Nov 2006, 02:40
pawan82 wrote:
OA :-
B
A (SimaQ Why Sales is a non-countable. They can be counted as it is nothing but money).
A

Countable nouns have both plural and singular forms.... therefore, money and sales are uncountable nouns....
09 Nov 2006, 02:40
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