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06 Jan 2014, 12:21
getgyan wrote:
2009 had fewer new individual buyers of life insurance than any year since Limca, a market research firm, began tracking the data in 1988.

A. 2009 had fewer new individual buyers of life insurance than any year since Limca, a market research firm, began tracking the data in 1988.
B. 2009 had fewer new individual buyers of life insurance than any year since 1988 when Limca, a market research firm, began tracking this data.
C. 2009 had fewer new individual buyers of life insurance than in any year since 1988 when Limca, a market research firm, began tracking this data.
D. 2009 had lesser new buyers of individual life insurance than any year since Limca, a market research firm, began tracking the data in 1988.
E. 2009 had lesser new individual buyers of life insurance than any year since Limca, a market research firm, began tracking the data in 1988.

First, fewer/lesser split. D and E are outta here

Now, between A,B,C

We are comparing years here so 2009 had fewer than any year since 1988 looks pretty good

Hence, C is our best choice

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06 Jan 2014, 22:51
getgyan wrote:
2009 had fewer new individual buyers of life insurance than any year since Limca, a market research firm, began tracking the data in 1988[/u].

A. 2009 had fewer new individual buyers of life insurance than any year since Limca, a market research firm, began tracking the data in 1988.
B. 2009 had fewer new individual buyers of life insurance than any year since 1988 when Limca, a market research firm, began tracking this data.
C. 2009 had fewer new individual buyers of life insurance than in any year since 1988 when Limca, a market research firm, began tracking this data.
D. 2009 had lesser new buyers of individual life insurance than any year since Limca, a market research firm, began tracking the data in 1988.
E. 2009 had lesser new individual buyers of life insurance than any year since Limca, a market research firm, began tracking the data in 1988.

C.) seems correct to me. In the case of this sentence, since buyers are "people" or things, you would use fewer rather than lesser. You're also comparing year to year (IE. "In 1988" vs. "In 2009"). The use of "in" in C.) is valid.
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07 Jan 2014, 04:15
getgyan wrote:
2009 had fewer new individual buyers of life insurance than any year since Limca, a market research firm, began tracking the data in 1988.

A. 2009 had fewer new individual buyers of life insurance than any year since Limca, a market research firm, began tracking the data in 1988.
B. 2009 had fewer new individual buyers of life insurance than any year since 1988 when Limca, a market research firm, began tracking this data.
C. 2009 had fewer new individual buyers of life insurance than in any year since 1988 when Limca, a market research firm, began tracking this data.
D. 2009 had lesser new buyers of individual life insurance than any year since Limca, a market research firm, began tracking the data in 1988.
E. 2009 had lesser new individual buyers of life insurance than any year since Limca, a market research firm, began tracking the data in 1988.

For countable, we use few.
For uncountables, we use less.
I think B is the correct answer.
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24 Apr 2014, 17:34
Tough choice between B and C, who's gonna win this one?

I'm going in with C

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25 Apr 2014, 05:56
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2009 had fewer X than (it had) in any year since 1988.

This comparison does not make sense.

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10 Nov 2015, 02:33
Althought answer choice B is the best here, I think there is a wrong comparison that should be pointed out:
By saying that "2009 had fewer [...] than any year since 1988", it is saying that 2009 is not a year. The correct comparison should be "2009 had fewer [...] than any other year since 1988"

Am I right?
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26 Jul 2017, 06:35
The use of 'this' is wrong because we can't use this for plural data. souvik101990 need your inputs.
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28 Jul 2017, 03:21
I was down to B and C.

Options D and E automatically is discarded because lesser is not the right word here. A has wrong comparison.

Between B and C, the only difference is than vs than in. Here, than in is not parallel. Therefore, I chose B.
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28 Jul 2017, 09:50
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