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Cynics charge that Major League Baseball lobbied for

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Cynics charge that Major League Baseball lobbied for stadiums with fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.

A. lobbied for stadiums with fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
B. lobbied for stadiums with less seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
C. lobbied for stadiums that had fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
D. lobbied for stadiums that had less seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.
E. lobbied for stadiums that had less seats as a means of reducing supply so they could increase ticket prices.

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22 Aug 2006, 10:29
no brainer... b/w A and C due to "less" seats is wrong... we can count seats, so must use "fewer"

A is more concise and clear, so I pick it

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22 Aug 2006, 18:12
A. lobbied for stadiums with fewer seats to reduce supply and increase ticket prices.

Seats are countable...
therefore "fewer" should be used instead of "lesser".

Between A & C, A is concise. No need for "that had" in C.

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22 Aug 2006, 20:51
u2lover wrote:
no brainer... b/w A and C due to "less" seats is wrong... we can count seats, so must use "fewer"

A is more concise and clear, so I pick it

Splendid analysis U2 lovergirl.

OA is A. 'Fewer' answers the question, "How many?" (fans, balls, hot dogs) and 'less' answers the question, "How much?" (soda, dirt, salt). This eliminates answer choices B, D, and E. Answer choice C is unnecessarily wordy and introduces temporal ambiguity.

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22 Aug 2006, 22:42
u2lover wrote:
no brainer... b/w A and C due to "less" seats is wrong... we can count seats, so must use "fewer"

A is more concise and clear, so I pick it

Late but exactly same reasoning. Great work U2loverGIRL.
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