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The gyrfalcon, an Arctic bird of prey, has survived a close

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Re: The Gyrfalcon Bird [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2010, 04:51
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daagh wrote:
The subject is gyrfalcon, a singular. So their numbers in C and they in D are wrong, not withstanding the grammar of using the comma itself in these cases. In addition five folds are not the same as five times greater. Five folds are 5x (original x + four folds) while five times greater is 6x (original x+ five times). This subtle point adds a significant alteration to the intent.


In E, the intent is altered by using the preposition with, as if the bird of prey has survived the close brush with extinction because of the five fold numbers now. On the contrary the original passage implies that five time greater number is the result of the survival rather than the cause of the survival.


B is dumped for using the inappropriate comparison term more to denote a countable plural subject numbers.

This leaves the original one as the right choice, which uses the correct description greater than for the countable plural subject of numbers.

If somebody claims Answer is E, I am bound to repudiate.



is it ok to say its numbers are.. ???
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Re: The Gyrfalcon Bird [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2010, 05:30
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Why not, when we can say, my children are, her classes are, its colors range from (if we dissect the spectrum, we can see its colors range from violet to red
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Re: The Gyrfalcon Bird [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2010, 05:35
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Why not, when we can say, my children are, her classes are, its colors range from (if we dissect the spectrum, we can see its colors range from violet to red


I mean is it OK to say its numbers?
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As I see It is ok to say its numbers unless you have some special thing to say no as I am unable to catch on to your perception per se.
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Re: The gyrfalcon, an Arctic bird of prey, has survived a close [#permalink] New post 22 May 2013, 00:06
Hi Daagh,

Can you explain why 'B' is wrong
you have explained that because plural is used so "more than" should not be used..
i still dint understood

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