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The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like [#permalink]  09 Aug 2009, 09:53
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The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.

A) The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.
B) The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like those caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
C) The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
D) The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing had been relaxed.
E) The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the
number caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.

OA :
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E

EXPLAIN the correct answer as well as why other options are wrong..
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Re: car accidents [#permalink]  09 Aug 2009, 10:19
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The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.

A) The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.
B) The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like those caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
C) The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
D) The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing had been relaxed.
E) The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the
number caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.

OA :
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E

EXPLAIN the correct answer as well as why other options are wrong..

you need 'has' for both 'the amount' and 'the number of' so A, D and E are left.

But 'the amount' is not correct here since we can count the number of accidents so A is gone.

between D and E, D has wrong comparison ..

so I pick E for correct SV agreement, and for correct comparision (or parallelism).

E.

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Re: car accidents [#permalink]  09 Aug 2009, 10:29
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The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.

A) The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.
B) The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like those caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
C) The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
D) The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing had been relaxed.
E) The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the
number caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.

OA :
[Reveal] Spoiler:
E

EXPLAIN the correct answer as well as why other options are wrong..

I think "amount of" can't be used with "accidents" (Not sure) -> A&B gone
" The number of" should be used with singular verb -> C gone
D compares "the number" with "accidents" ->illogical -> D gone

E wins
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Re: car accidents [#permalink]  10 Aug 2009, 02:44
IMO E
A & B - amount is used for non-count nouns.
C - Subj+Verb error. The number - have
D - Incorrect comparison. The number of car accidents - accidents
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Re: car accidents [#permalink]  14 Aug 2009, 11:53
crejoc wrote:
The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.

A) The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.
B) The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like those caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
C) The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
D) The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing had been relaxed.
E) The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the
number caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.

OA :
[Reveal] Spoiler:
E

EXPLAIN the correct answer as well as why other options are wrong..

Can't compare the amount of car accidents to accidents so A, B, D are out.
C has incorrect Subject verb. Has is needed.
Leaves E, comparing number of accidents between the two causes and correct SV.
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The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like [#permalink]  18 Jul 2010, 12:59
The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.

QUESTION: Why is "have been" relaxed incorrect? The regulations are still relaxed, but why is "have been" incorrect? Why do we have to use "were"?

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Re: Have Been Vs Were :?: [#permalink]  19 Jul 2010, 06:50
The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.
A)The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.
B)The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like those caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
C)The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
D)The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing had been relaxed.
E)The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.

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Re: Have Been Vs Were :?: [#permalink]  19 Jul 2010, 08:07
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The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.

A)The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed. - 'amount'is incorrect in this context because accidents can be counted. Hence 'number' should be used. Also, 'amount of car accidents' is incorrectly compared with 'accidents'

B)The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like those caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed. - 'amount'is incorrect in this context because accidents can be counted. Also, 'amount of car accidents' is incorrectly compared with 'accidents'. The 'amount' is singular' and so 'have' is incorrect here.

C)The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed. - 'The number of' is singular and so 'have' is incorrect here.

D)The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing had been relaxed. - 'The number of car accidents' is incorrectly compared with 'accidents'. 'had been relaxed' is incorrect

E)The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed. - 'The number of' is singular and 'has' is singular. 'The number of car accidents' is compared with 'the number'
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Re: Have Been Vs Were :?: [#permalink]  02 Aug 2010, 01:52
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The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.

QUESTION: Why is "have been" relaxed incorrect? The regulations are still relaxed, but why is "have been" incorrect? Why do we have to use "were"?

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Were is correct because the regulations are relaxed only on a particular date say on 1.1.2010 but the effects are experienced for some time span in future.....

So we will say that ""since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed""...
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The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like [#permalink]  16 Oct 2010, 11:20
The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.

A. The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.
B. The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like those caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
C. The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
D. The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing had been relaxed.
E. The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
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Re: Accidents [#permalink]  16 Oct 2010, 11:56
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First of all, the subject has to be - the number of car accidents and not -the amount of car accidents-. A and B are out.

In C, the verb - have increased - is wrong since - the number - is singular.

In D -the number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents - faulty comparison.

E is the right choice for using correct comparison of the number with the number, the right main verb -has increased -and using the simple past -were relaxed - rather than the wrong -had been relaxed - , because there is no justification for using a past perfect in the absence of a simple past in the sentence.
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Re: Accidents [#permalink]  16 Oct 2010, 13:31
I will go for E but I would love to go through the OA
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Re: Accidents [#permalink]  16 Oct 2010, 14:29
Car accidents are countable so rule out A&B (uses the word amount).
The number is singular so the correct answer is has not have so rule out C.
Between D&E I actually got confused and chose D.
The correct answer is E because it is better to use the simple past rather than "had been relaxed"
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The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like [#permalink]  25 Nov 2011, 14:58
The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.

a)The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly
since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.

b)The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like those caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.

c)The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.

d)The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing had been relaxed.

e)The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
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The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like [#permalink]  30 Mar 2012, 02:37
The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.

The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.
The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like those caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing had been relaxed.
The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
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Re: The amount of car accidents [#permalink]  30 Mar 2012, 02:59
+1 E

Accidents are countable words hence the Number is correct. Further parallelism error is corrected in E
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Re: The amount of car accidents [#permalink]  30 Mar 2012, 03:07
The answer is E agreed, but i have a doubt whether the below sentences are correct.

The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, has been increasing significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.-- I Feel has been is OK here because since indicates present perfect

The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.
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Re: The amount of car accidents [#permalink]  30 Mar 2012, 03:30
The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.

The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.
The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like those caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing had been relaxed.
The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
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Re: The amount of car accidents [#permalink]  30 Mar 2012, 05:14
A/B - amount of - wrong usage
C - The number is singular and usage of 'have' is wrong
D - had been is unnecessary here as we are using since to refer to the time period.

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Re: The amount of car accidents [#permalink]  25 Apr 2012, 12:41
The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.

[A]. The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed. Use of "Amount" is wrong because accident is a countable
[B]. The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like those caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
Use of "Amount" is wrong because accident is a countable
[C]. The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
Correct use of "The number" but "the number" is singular so it should have been "has increased" instead of "have increased"
[D]. The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing had been relaxed.
Correct use of "The number" . "like accident caused by faulty wiring" is being compared with the "number of accident caused by faulty brakes"
[E]. The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
Correct answer: Right subject verb agreement, right comparison.
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