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Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot fewer square footage, as its residents know well.

A. Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot fewer square footage, as its residents know well
B Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, its residents know well that the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage
C As its residents know well, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot fewer square footage, seeing as it was built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class
D As its residents know well, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage, seeing as it was built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class
E Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage, as its residents know well

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This is a test of 1) idiom - fewer or less – and 2) proper modification

A. Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot fewer square footage, as its residents know well ……. A lot fewer is wrong; a lot less should come.

B Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, its residents know well that the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage ---- its residents is mis- modification. Baskerville building should come after working class,

C As its residents know well, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot fewer square footage, seeing as it was built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class --- a lot fewer is the problem

D As its residents know well, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage, seeing as it was built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class --- what does the modifier seeing modify? Footage is wrong;

E Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage, as its residents know well; correct modification and correct idiom used. ----- Correct choice.

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I got this information from the MGMAT SC guide and thought I should post it for those struggling with whether choosing "few" or "less", concerning unit nouns.

When choosing between countable and uncountable nouns one must be careful with unit nouns, such as dollars or gallon; in this case, square footage.
It is true that unit nouns are countable: one dollar, two dollars, three dollars. Thus, they work with most of the countable modifiers. However, unit nouns represent uncountable quantities: money, volume. (You can count money, of course, but you cannot count the noun "money": one money (?), two moneys (?), stop.) As a result, we use "less" with unit nouns, when we really want to indicate something about the underlying quantity.

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10 Jul 2012, 20:51
A and C, fewer cannot refer to footage, which is non-countable. Eliminate A and C.

B, built incorrectly modifies residents. Eliminate B.

D, seeing should refer to the Baskerville building -- So wrong meaning

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square footage is area and area is 'less' not 'few'
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Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot fewer square footage, as its residents know well.

A. Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot fewer square footage, as its residents know well

'Square footage' is not a countable and requires 'less.'

B Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, its residents know well that the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage

'its residents' is incorrectly being modified by the phrase 'built in 1913...' Clearly the residents weren't built in 1913.

C As its residents know well, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot fewer square footage, seeing as it was built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class

Same problem as (A).

D As its residents know well, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage, seeing as it was built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class

Changes the original meaning of the sentence. '...residents know well...' that the building has little square footage. Residents do not necessarily know that the building has a great deal more character. The 'seeing as it...' is awkward.

E Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage, as its residents know well

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12 Jul 2012, 20:19
Is but a lot less square footage, as its residents know well an independent clause

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12 Jul 2012, 22:38
A coordinate conjunction such as but can join

either
1) two words – He looks ‘solid but nervous’ in fact.
Or 2) two phrases, --- it has lot more character but less area’

Or 3) two ICs ---- I wanted to go New York but (I) went to Tokyo

The structure of the given complex sentence is as follows:

Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage, as its residents know well

Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class --- This is a modifier; ignore it for a while

the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage,---- The main clause with building as the subject and has as the verb. The object phrase -a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage – comprises two arms conjoined by the contrasting coordinate conjunction but.

As its residents know well --- This is a actually the subordinate clause of the complex sentence and as such it is not independent
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13 Jul 2012, 00:11
A coordinate conjunction such as but can join

either
1) two words – He looks ‘solid but nervous’ in fact.
Or 2) two phrases, --- it has lot more character but less area’

Or 3) two ICs ---- I wanted to go New York but (I) went to Tokyo

The structure of the given complex sentence is as follows:

Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage, as its residents know well

Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class --- This is a modifier; ignore it for a while

the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage,---- This is the main clause with building as the subject and has as the verb. The object phrase -a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage – comprises two arms conjoined by the contrasting coordinate conjunction but.

As its residents know well --- This is a actually the subordinate clause of the complex sentence and as such it is not independent
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The extra clause "seeing as it was" can be done without. option E is the most effective as:
1. Modifier (Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class) for Baskerville building is correctly positioned
2. but a lot less square footage is correct...cannot use a lot fewer footage: Wrong quantifier
3."Seeing as" is an informal construction, it would be enough to eliminate D.
4. E is the most succinct option, is not wordy or awkward, no unnecessary clauses.
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