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# Erika came home from the home improvement store with too few

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04 Apr 2013, 23:53
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Erika came home from the home improvement store with too few stones for the patio and too much brick for the flower beds.

1. few stones for the patio and too much brick
2. few stone for the patio and too much brick
3. few stones for the patio and too many brick
4. little stones for the patio and too many brick
5. few stones for the patio and too much bricks
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05 Apr 2013, 00:36
Its a question from Grockit.

A is the least worst of the answer.
I don't see the GMAT going into this.
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10 Oct 2013, 06:21
IS n't brick a countable noun?...Can anybody help...???
"many" will be a proper fit i guess....
option C

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11 Oct 2013, 12:31
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srinjoy28 wrote:
IS n't brick a countable noun?...Can anybody help...???
"many" will be a proper fit i guess....
option C

I totally Agree...I too marked C as answer...A cannot be the answer for Brick is a countable noun. What troubled me further, it should be BRICKS not BRICK..Need opinion.

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12 Oct 2013, 06:56
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Such posts should be taken down. There is no point in attempting such questions.

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12 Oct 2013, 07:23
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Yeah, this one is confusing. It's a question about countable nouns but it's really tricky with brick/bricks. The deal is that it can work either way. Brick in the singular is not countable - 'Look at how much brick they used on that house'. In the plural, bricks is countable - 'The workers needed more bricks to finish off the front wall.'

So, technically you can use the uncountable 'brick' on this sentence and answer choice A is correct. You can easily argue that from a meaning standpoint you should probably use the countable 'bricks'.

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15 Dec 2015, 20:06
sbhghosh80 wrote:
Erika came home from the home improvement store with too few stones for the patio and too much brick for the flower beds.

this question tests countable/uncountable nouns. moreover, I doubt that such a question would appear on gmat.
few stones ok - too much brick - suspicious, but will see what other options are.

1. few stones for the patio and too much brick
suspicious of the much brick, but keeping it.

2. few stone for the patio and too much brick
few stone - well, if we use few, then the stone should be stones. this one little "s" makes it incorrect B.

3. few stones for the patio and too many brick
many brick - if bricks are countable as the "many" suggest, then logically, it should be bricks. incorrect.

4. little stones for the patio and too many brick
little is for uncountable nouns. thus incorrect. many is for countable, but brick is without "s". out.

5. few stones for the patio and too much bricks
much - is for uncountable, thus incorrect.

looks like A is the best so far.

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