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# Although the total ticket revenues from independent movie

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13 Apr 2011, 00:36
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Although the total ticket revenues from independent movie theaters amounts to a sum more than $300 million last year, many analysts predict that such theaters will struggle this year and in the future. A. amounts to a sum more B. amounts to more C. amounted to more D. amounted to higher E. amounted to a higher sum I chose D at first, since I figured that "total ticket revenues" is unaccountable, so I chose"higher" rather than "more" [Reveal] Spoiler: OA _________________ Yvonne Hao Director Status: Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. It's a dare. Impossible is nothing. Affiliations: University of Chicago Booth School of Business Joined: 03 Feb 2011 Posts: 903 Followers: 14 Kudos [?]: 359 [1] , given: 123 Re: "Amount" problem [#permalink] ### Show Tags 13 Apr 2011, 01:03 1 This post received KUDOS You see the money is not "higher" or "lower" - you cannot keep money in "high" place or "low" place. It is more or less. i.e. you have to use "more than" or "less than" So C is correct. yvonne0923 wrote: Although the total ticket revenues from independent movie theaters amounts to a sum more than$300 million last year, many analysts predict that such theaters will struggle this year and in the future.

A. amounts to a sum more
B. amounts to more
C. amounted to more
D. amounted to higher
E. amounted to a higher sum

I chose D at first, since I figured that "total ticket revenues" is unaccountable, so I chose"higher" rather than "more"
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13 Apr 2011, 01:08
gmat1220 wrote:
You see the money is not "higher" or "lower" - you cannot keep money in "high" place or "low" place. It is more or less. i.e. you have to use "more than" or "less than"

So the situation when we can use" higher" is whenever we see the word "percentage", right?
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13 Apr 2011, 01:15
number actually. number is higher or lower than.

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gmat1220 wrote:
You see the money is not "higher" or "lower" - you cannot keep money in "high" place or "low" place. It is more or less. i.e. you have to use "more than" or "less than"

So the situation when we can use" higher" is whenever we see the word "percentage", right?
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03 May 2011, 14:24
+1 C

"amount" and "sum" are redundant when they are in the same clause.
Revenues is plural; therefore, "amounts" is wrong.
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04 May 2011, 03:14
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Although the total ticket revenues from independent movie theaters amounts to a sum more than $300 million last year, many analysts predict that such theaters will struggle this year and in the future. A. amounts to a sum more B. amounts to more C. amounted to more D. amounted to higher E. amounted to a higher sum I chose D at first, since I figured that "total ticket revenues" is unaccountable, so I chose"higher" rather than "more" When we refer to money (in terms of dollars or even when we say notes etc), we have to use more or less as this is not countable. You never say one money, two money or so on... But we can now argue that notes are countable...I agree...but if they refer to money that is uncountable....moreover if we refer to bills (20$ bills or like) then it becomes countable.

So A is redundant (amount+sum), D and E are wrong.

B. mounts to more
C. amounted to more

Although the total ticket revenues from independent movie theaters [u]amounts to a sum more than \$300 million last year, many analysts predict that such theaters will struggle this year and in the future.
As we said last year..it has to be C.
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08 Nov 2011, 11:23
tricky C, pretty tough for non-natives.
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09 Nov 2011, 05:08
C it is

as it takes past tense "amounted" and here the word "sum" is redundant
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