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# Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component

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167. Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.

(A) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.

(B) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component in municipal trash, many municipalities tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal is reduced.

(C) Because paper of all kinds are the biggest single components in municipal trash, many municipalities have tried to recycle to reduce the cost of trash disposal.

(D) All kinds of paper are the biggest single components of municipal trash, and so many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.

(E) All kinds of paper is the biggest single component of municipal trash, so many municipalities have tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal could be reduced.
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26 Sep 2009, 17:32
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IMO C.

E. "..tried to recycle so that cost"...to wordy it should be simple like "..tried to recycle to reduce the cost.
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26 Sep 2009, 20:09
167. Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(A) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(B) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component in municipal trash, many municipalities tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal is reduced.
(C) Because paper of all kinds are the biggest single components in municipal trash, many municipalities have tried to recycle to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(D) All kinds of paper are the biggest single components of municipal trash, and so many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(E) All kinds of paper is the biggest single component of municipal trash, so many municipalities have tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal could be reduced.

whts wrong in E??

Correct choice is A.
E - changes the meaning. "Tried to recycle" in E vs "Have tried recycling" in the original.
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26 Sep 2009, 21:16
I think its A. If this is correct, then I can explain
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26 Sep 2009, 21:29
A should be correct... and reason for E not being correct- 'All kinds of paper is the biggest single component of municipal trash, so many municipalities have tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal could be reduced.'
all kinds require a plural verb 'are'...usage of 'so' at two places does not serve any purpose...moreover 2nd half of sentence is wordy with words like 'could' etc
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26 Sep 2009, 22:26
Paper is singular and it should be "components of".
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27 Sep 2009, 09:37
OA is A

and i think All kinds of paper is singular hence it requires IS and not ARE....

and more over i think "have tried recycling to reduce the cost" isnt awkward?
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27 Sep 2009, 15:41
Does anyone know for sure if "All kinds of paper" is singular or plural?
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27 Sep 2009, 20:06
I think E is RUN-ON sentence. It combined 2 Independent clause with the use of comma.
A is correct
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01 Nov 2009, 08:26
Does anyone know for sure if "All kinds of paper" is singular or plural?

Question was posted a month ago... Nobody has an "official" & correct answer?

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01 Nov 2009, 08:43
Paper of all kinds is singular. since of is a middleman as given in manhattan Gmat prep

It is similar to "the building of tall skyscrappers is" not are
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13 Mar 2010, 07:22
Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.

(A) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(B) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component in municipal trash, many municipalities tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal is reduced.
(C) Because paper of all kinds are the biggest single components in municipal trash, many municipalities have tried to recycle to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(D) All kinds of paper are the biggest single components of municipal trash, and so many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(E) All kinds of paper is the biggest single component of municipal trash, so many municipalities have tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal could be reduced.
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13 Mar 2010, 10:57
"Kinds"... and "is" do not agree... Kinds requires a plural verb (are).

As such, I think A is correct. OA?
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13 Mar 2010, 12:33
B is awkwardly phrased. Is reduced at the end of the sentence is wordy and awkward

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15 Mar 2010, 19:02
RaviChandra wrote:
Please explain Y E is wrong

E is awkward. In comparison with A, it looks redundant.
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Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.

(A) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.

(B) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component in municipal trash, many municipalities tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal is reduced.

(C) Because paper of all kinds are the biggest single components of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried to recycle to reduce the cost of trash disposal.

(D) All kinds of paper are the biggest single components of municipal trash, and so many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.

(E) All kinds of paper is the biggest single component of municipal trash, so many municipalities have tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal could be reduced.

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03 Jul 2010, 06:43
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My take:

A - Correct: "paper of all kinds IS" used the right verb, second clause is concise.
B - Same right verb use but second clause is unnecessarily wordy.
C - "paper of all kinds ARE" is incorrect
D - "All kinds of paper ARE" is correct but "and so" is unidiomatic
E - "All kinds of paper IS" is incorrect
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03 Jul 2010, 12:45
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"component of" is correct idiom.....X is a component of Y

Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.

(A) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.

(B) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component in municipal trash, many municipalities tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal is reduced.

(C) Because paper of all kinds are the biggest single components of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried to recycle to reduce the cost of trash disposal.

(D) All kinds of paper are the biggest single components of municipal trash, and so many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal. - awkward

(E) All kinds of paper is the biggest single component of municipal trash, so many municipalities have tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal could be reduced. - awkward
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03 Jul 2010, 21:44
A should be the answer !
Because and "so that" in the same sentence is redundant.
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22 Jul 2010, 08:40
seekmba wrote:
"component of" is correct idiom.....X is a component of Y

Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.

(A) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.

(B) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component in municipal trash, many municipalities tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal is reduced.

(C) Because paper of all kinds are the biggest single components of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried to recycle to reduce the cost of trash disposal.

(D) All kinds of paper are the biggest single components of municipal trash, and so many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal. - awkward

(E) All kinds of paper is the biggest single component of municipal trash, so many municipalities have tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal could be reduced. - awkward

do we need a present perfect 'have tried' here?
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