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# As I think, in this case the matter is in parallelism ('have

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As I think, in this case the matter is in parallelism ('have been'). Am I right?
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13 Oct 2009, 15:27
DenisSh wrote:
As I think, in this case the matter is in parallelism ('have been'). Am I right?

has to be parallelism , also "ones" refers to ?
option b rectifies this as well
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11 Nov 2009, 08:18
People are countable and plural.

B correctly uses fewer and retains parallelism through the perfect tense "have been"
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11 Nov 2009, 08:41
“Fewer for countable and less for uncountable” so Choice A and C are out.
As for choice D the “movie” and “people” are being compared so Choice D is out

As for the choice D “movies, fewer than the ones” seems to say that movies are fewer than the people killed by the bees. So choice E is out

So the left out Choice is the answer that's Choice B.

But when is and why is the Hyphen used. Can somebody throw light on this point?
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27 Jun 2010, 17:37
Hi guys,
Can somebody please explain difference between sentence preceded by hyphenation and sentence preceded by commas with respect to above options?
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29 Jun 2010, 21:20
My pick is B because people are countable noun and for countable noun we should use few rather than less
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30 Jun 2010, 04:02
IMO-E
Choice A,C are out because less is used for non-countable nouns
Choice D is Incorrect, because 'a number' is compared with 'people killed' - Incorrect comparison
Choice B is incorrect, because 'killed by white shark' is compared with 'killed by bee sting' is Incorrect.Comparison should be between 'Number of people killed by white shark' and 'Number of people killed by bee sting'
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17 May 2012, 19:11
We place non essential modifiers within commas i.e. the sentence would make meaning even without the modifier.

In the answer choices, the split is between a comma and a hyphen, I would eliminate A,B on this. the sentence makes sense without the modifier and hence it is not essential.

Out of C,D,E E is the choice with the right comparison , seven is countable and should have "fewer".

So I suggest E.

What is the OA?
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17 May 2012, 21:36
gomennassai wrote:
We place non essential modifiers within commas i.e. the sentence would make meaning even without the modifier.

In the answer choices, the split is between a comma and a hyphen, I would eliminate A,B on this. the sentence makes sense without the modifier and hence it is not essential.

Out of C,D,E E is the choice with the right comparison , seven is countable and should have "fewer".

So I suggest E.

What is the OA?

First of all you cannot use "ones" to refer to people. Secondly, "-" is used to describe/introduce a contrasting situation. Thirdly you need same tense i.e. present perfect. hence, B
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12 Nov 2013, 21:08
abhas59 wrote:
Hi guys,
Can somebody please explain difference between sentence preceded by hyphenation and sentence preceded by commas with respect to above options?

3 things:
They are essentially modifiers describing the subject.

for example:
Three of my friends -- tom, dick and harry -- and their wives came to my party.

hope this helps.
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