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When drive-ins were at the height of their popularity in the late 1950’s, some 4,000
existed in the United States, but today there are less than one-quarter that many.
A. there are less than one-quarter that many
B. there are fewer than one-quarter as many
C. there are fewer than one-quarter of that amount
D. the number is less than one-quarter the amount
E. it is less than one-quarter of that amount
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21 May 2008, 19:53
It is either C or D - anybody can provide the OA and the explanation?
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21 May 2008, 19:55
sondenso wrote:
saravalli wrote:
When drive-ins were at the height of their popularity in the late 1950’s, some 4,000
existed in the United States, but today there are less than one-quarter that many.
A. there are less than one-quarter that many
B. there are fewer than one-quarter as many
C. there are fewer than one-quarter of that amount
D. the number is less than one-quarter the amount
E. it is less than one-quarter of that amount

D is my choice

Isn't amount used for uncountable things?

I vote for B
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22 May 2008, 06:03
OA is B. Thanks .
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sondenso wrote:
saravalli wrote:
When drive-ins were at the height of their popularity in the late 1950’s, some 4,000
existed in the United States, but today there are less than one-quarter that many.
A. there are less than one-quarter that many
B. there are fewer than one-quarter as many
C. there are fewer than one-quarter of that amount
D. the number is less than one-quarter the amount
E. it is less than one-quarter of that amount

D is my choice

You cannot compare "number" to "amount" ! so D is out.
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22 May 2008, 17:56
anirudhoswal wrote:
sondenso wrote:
saravalli wrote:
When drive-ins were at the height of their popularity in the late 1950’s, some 4,000
existed in the United States, but today there are less than one-quarter that many.
A. there are less than one-quarter that many
B. there are fewer than one-quarter as many
C. there are fewer than one-quarter of that amount
D. the number is less than one-quarter the amount
E. it is less than one-quarter of that amount

D is my choice

You cannot compare "number" to "amount" ! so D is out.

I dont like "as many" in B. It is really awkward to me!
This question is similar to one in OG. I find it but not found!
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22 May 2008, 20:04
B,

originally thought it would be D, but "the amount" is incorrectly used here.
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