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# Comparison problem !

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Manager
Joined: 21 Jun 2004
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27 Dec 2004, 00:25
The amount of tea consumed each year in the United States <exceeds that of coffee. >

exceeds that of coffee

exceeds coffee

is greater than coffee

is In excess of coffee consumption

Is more than coffee consumption

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27 Dec 2004, 01:50
It's A.

"The amount" is singular and requires singular verb, exceeds. Comparison is between consumption of tea and coffee => that of coffee is correct. Hence A is correct.

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27 Dec 2004, 02:06
Its A. You are comparing Amount of coffee to amount of tea, not amount of coffee to tea.

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27 Dec 2004, 05:39
A is indeed correct

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27 Dec 2004, 05:39
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