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# Downzoning, zoning that typically results in the reduction

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251.Downzoning, zoning that typically results in the reduction of housing density, allows for more open space in areas where little water or services exist.
(A) little water or services exist
(B) little water or services exists
(C) few services and little water exists
(D) there is little water or services available
(E) there are few services and little available water.

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30 Jul 2007, 21:52
E..

(A) little water or services exist - services is countable (LITTLE is used only with non-countable nouns)
(B) little water or services exists (Services is plural..The verb Exists is Singular)
(C) few services and little water exists (Services is plural..The verb Exists is Singular)
(D) there is little water or services available (LITTLE is used only with non-countable nouns)
(E) there are few services and little available wate CORRECT
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23 Feb 2008, 08:12
empty_spaces wrote:
251.Downzoning, zoning that typically results in the reduction of housing density, allows for more open space in areas where little water or services exist.
(A) little water or services exist
(B) little water or services exists
(C) few services and little water exists
(D) there is little water or services available
(E) there are few services and little available water.

thanks.

services are countable. So A,B,D are out.

"little" explains the availability of water. So C is out. E remains.
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23 Feb 2008, 08:36
[quote="empty_spaces"]251.Downzoning, zoning that typically results in the reduction of housing density, allows for more open space in areas where little water or services exist.
(A) little water or services exist little services wrong
(B) little water or services exists singular verb person wrong
(C) few services and little water exists see B
(D) there is little water or services available see B
(E) there are few services and little available water. correct
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24 Feb 2008, 00:50
The sentence checks usage of countable and uncountable modifiers.
Water – uncountable – requires little
Services can be counted – fewer services

(A) little water or services exist [Or implies for both – little water or little services – eliminate it]
(B) little water or services exists [Or implies for both – little water or little services – eliminate it]
(C) few services and little water exists [Verb issue – eliminate it]
(D) there is little water or services available [Or implies for both – little water or little services – eliminate it]
(E) there are few services and little available water.[Grammatically Ok – Hold it]

Re: SC1000 # 251   [#permalink] 24 Feb 2008, 00:50
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