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The commission acknowledged that no amount of money or staff [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2007, 04:32
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The commission acknowledged that [u]no amount of money or staff members[/u] can ensure the safety of people who live in the vicinity of a nuclear plant, but it approved the installation because it believed that all reasonable precautions had been taken.
(A) no amount of money or staff members
(B) neither vast amounts of money nor staff members
(C) neither vast amounts of money nor numbers of staff members
(D) neither vast amounts of money nor a large staff
(E) no matter how large the staff or how vast the amount of money

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 [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2007, 05:13
I will go with D for parallelism and conciseness

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Re: SC - Vast amounts of money [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2007, 05:48
(A) no amount of money or staff members
Here, the word amount is common for money and staff members. You can't use "amount" for people.
(B) neither vast amounts of money nor staff members
Staff members are not quantified here. So not parallel with "vast amounts of money".
(C) neither vast amounts of money nor numbers of staff members
Again, staff members are not quantified here. So not parallel with "vast amounts of money".
(D) neither vast amounts of money nor a large staff
It should be the correct option.
(E) no matter how large the staff or how vast the amount of money
Though there is parallelism in this part, the rest of the sentence does not go with it.


I too vote for D.

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 [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2007, 05:57
By the way, is there a way to edit your posts?

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 [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2007, 06:16
D for conciseness and parallelism

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 [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2007, 07:21
(A) amount only for noncountable > staff members is countable
(B) same mistake, 'staff members' lacks 'number of'
(C) numbers of is unidiomatic, it must be a number of members or the number of members
(E) makes no sense, because it introduces a contrast that is not given in the sentence.
(D) is the right answer, because amounts of money nor a large staff does not violate the rule of non- and countable.

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 [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2007, 07:22
(A) amount only for noncountable > staff members is countable
(B) same mistake, 'staff members' lacks 'number of'
(C) numbers of is unidiomatic, it must be a number of members or the number of members
(E) makes no sense, because it introduces a contrast that is not given in the sentence.
(D) is the right answer, because amounts of money nor a large staff does not violate the rule of non- and countable.

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Re: SC - Vast amounts of money [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2007, 17:01
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The commission acknowledged that no amount of money or staff members can ensure the safety of people who live in the vicinity of a nuclear plant, but it approved the installation because it believed that all reasonable precautions had been taken.
(A) no amount of money or staff members
(B) neither vast amounts of money nor staff members
(C) neither vast amounts of money nor numbers of staff members
(D) neither vast amounts of money nor a large staff
(E) no matter how large the staff or how vast the amount of money

~Good explanations are welcome!

which of the following is correct usage?Pls explain.
1.No X or Y
2.No X and Y
3.No X and No Y
3.No X or No Y
Re: SC - Vast amounts of money   [#permalink] 12 Apr 2007, 17:01
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