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A report by the American Academy for the Advancement of Science has concluded that much of the currently uncontrolled dioxins to which North Ameri cans are exposed comes from the incineration of wastes.

A. much of the currently uncontrolled dioxins to which North Americans are exposed comes
B. much of the currently uncontrolled dioxins that North Americans are exposed to come
C. much of the dioxins that are currently uncontrolled and that North Americans are exposed to comes
D. many of the dioxins that are currently uncontrolled and North Americans are exposed to come
E. many of the currently uncontrolled dioxins to which North Americans are exposed come
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New post 25 Oct 2008, 01:09
OA is E.....now the moot points are:

As per OG explanation to this problem:
1.How i'm supposed to know that "dioxins'' is plural and countable?
2. Isn't it saying "exposed to" idiomatic and just saying "exposed" is undiomatic?

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GODSPEED wrote:
OA is E.....now the moot points are:

As per OG explanation to this problem:
1.How i'm supposed to know that "dioxins'' is plural and countable?
2. Isn't it saying "exposed to" idiomatic and just saying "exposed" is undiomatic?


I am waiting to hear from others on 1 as I also chose A is the answer.

On 2, "to which north americans are exposed..." does have to and is idiomatic.

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I did go with E

From MGMAT, one of the examples to show the difference between much and many was,

many hats vs much patience
And dioxins sounded more like hats(countable) to me.

And between D and E, it was not difficult to chose E

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New post 25 Oct 2008, 13:32
Hi GodSpeed,

Don't invest too much in the sentence.

Indeed Answer: E

I find following strategy is very useful:
As soon as I comprehend the sc, I will scan the answer choices - at least begging and end of the sentence. This will lead me into the topic that SC is looking.

Same applies here too: Much and many

Much is for non-countable entities such as patience ect:

Many is for countable entities: many of hotel locations ...

Since dioxin is chemical, you can have plural or number of chemicals.

So “many” is our choice for the countable quantity.

Now, between D and E - E is concise.


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New post 25 Oct 2008, 15:57
Godspeed,

If I can't decide, I find this crude method helpful:

If they are talking about something that is countable or quantifiable, then 'many' applies.
E.g. She has many good qualities

If it is not quantifiable, I go with 'much'
E.g. She has much patience

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