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756. The five hundred largest manufacturing firms in the United States produce goods that are worth almost as much as that of the four hundred thousand firms that remain.
(A) that are worth almost as much as that of the four hundred thousand firms that remain
(B) of a worth that is almost as much as that of the four hundred thousand firms that remain
(C) almost as much in worth as those of the remaining four hundred thousand firms
(D) almost as much in worth as that of the remaining four hundred thousand firms
(E) worth almost as much as those of the remaining four hundred thousand firms
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Updated on: 08 May 2011, 00:51
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The produced goods of two sets of manufacturing units are under review here. Hence we have to use a plural pronoun ‘those’ rather than ‘that’. Drop A, B and D. Between C and E, E is better because the prepositional phrase ‘in worth’ in C is not as crisp as ‘worth’.

So far so good. But the comparison as such has some structural flaws. We are comparing what the five hundred firms produce with what the remaining four hundred thousand firms produce. This action of production is not being compared in any of the choices. IMO, the best answer would have been
The five hundred largest manufacturing firms in the United States produce goods worth almost as much as what the remaining four hundred thousand firms do

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07 May 2011, 21:06
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756. The five hundred largest manufacturing firms in the United States produce goods that are worth almost as much as that of the four hundred thousand firms that remain.
(A) that are worth almost as much as that of the four hundred thousand firms that remain
(B) of a worth that is almost as much as that of the four hundred thousand firms that remain
(C) almost as much in worth as those of the remaining four hundred thousand firms
(D) almost as much in worth as that of the remaining four hundred thousand firms
(E) worth almost as much as those of the remaining four hundred thousand firms

I dont like the 1000 series a s a source, but ..
IMO its E.
Those vs that
THOSE is used to compare plural subjects
THAT is used to compare singular subjects
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07 May 2011, 21:47
+1 E

goods...THOSE OF - correct

goodS...THAT OF - wrong
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08 May 2011, 03:55
Eliminate (A),(B) and (D) because of the use of that. That is for singulare and Those is for plural.

I choose (E) over (C) because of concision.

"Almost as much in worth as" vs "worth almost as much as"

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09 May 2011, 22:03
My thought on this one was that the worth of goods manufactured from two sets of firms is being compared. so i thought none of the options are suitable...

Please let me know if my understanding is incorrect.
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10 May 2011, 03:42
worth of the goods is being compared here.Not the goods themselves.

worth is singular and that clearly refers to this as in A.

I will prefer A over E here.
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'as much in worth as' is just a redundant way of saying 'worth as much as'.
'those' is required for 'goods'

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A, C, and D ("of them" = unnecessary) are awkward, so eliminated.

B and E both work but E sounds better. What's the OA?
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25 Feb 2012, 18:42
E. Have vanished - doesn't require "of them have vanished"
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Five hundred million different species of living creatures have appeared on Earth, nearly 99 percent of them vanishing.

A. Five hundred million different species of living creatures have appeared on Earth, nearly 99 percent of them vanishing.
B. Nearly 99 percent of five hundred million different species of living creatures that appeared on Earth have vanished.
C. Vanished are nearly 99 percent of the five hundred million different species of living creatures that appeared on Earth.
D. Of five hundred million different species of living creatures that have appeared on Earth, nearly 99 percent of them have vanished.
E. Of the five hundred million different species of living creatures that have appeared on Earth, nearly 99 percent have vanished.

Any idea what will be the correct answer guys? I am confused between D and E.

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+ 1 E

The question says that out of the 500 Mil species, 99% have vanished & you have to seek this relationship
A,B,C are eliminated since they cannot establish the above relationship

D - "0f 500 million" => that there could be even 1000 Million species & 99% of the 500 Million disappeared which is wrong
E = the adding of the makes it specific thus is correct

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27 Feb 2012, 07:43
IMO E.

I selected E and it is correct.
However, i am not sure why B is wrong.Can someone please elaborate why B is wrong??

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I got stuck between B and E then chose E.

B just didn't convey the meaning the same way E does.

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Choice E is correct one because in choice D "them" is ambiguous.

In choice B, percentage of plural noun + singular verb (S - V agreement)
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Five hundred million different species of living creatures have appeared on Earth, nearly 99 percent of them vanishing.

A. Five hundred million different species of living creatures have appeared on Earth, nearly 99 percent of them vanishing.
B. Nearly 99 percent of five hundred million different species of living creatures that appeared on Earth have vanished.
C. Vanished are nearly 99 percent of the five hundred million different species of living creatures that appeared on Earth.
D. Of five hundred million different species of living creatures that have appeared on Earth, nearly 99 percent of them have vanished.
E. Of the five hundred million different species of living creatures that have appeared on Earth, nearly 99 percent have vanished.

Any idea what will be the correct answer guys? I am confused between D and E.

I ruled out A,C and D and was considering B and E and finally chose E.

But why B is incorrect??

Nearly 99 percent of five hundred million different species ------> %age of 500 Million Species is indicating "a group" so in case we had an answer choice with verb "has vanished" would that be correct ??

It does not sound so....

Experts please elaborate a reasoning for Option B
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756. The five hundred largest manufacturing firms in the United States produce goods that are worth almost as much as that of the four hundred thousand firms that remain.
(A) that are worth almost as much as that of the four hundred thousand firms that remain
(B) of a worth that is almost as much as that of the four hundred thousand firms that remain
(C) almost as much in worth as those of the remaining four hundred thousand firms
(D) almost as much in worth as that of the remaining four hundred thousand firms
(E) worth almost as much as those of the remaining four hundred thousand firms

None of the answers seem good. The OA is E but it has 'those' instead of 'that'.
Aren't we comparing the worth(singular) rather than the goods, and shouldn't it be 'that'(worth of goods of remaining firms) instead of 'those'?

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My 2 cents: B vs E.
In B "creatures that appeared" past tense is not correct, because 500mill species as a group even shares species of present tense also. Therefore, limiting their appearance in the past overall is not good. In option E use of present perfect eliminates that error. Further, this question is not explained properly on any reliable forum by any expert. above mentioned difference is the only thing I managed to figure out.

B. Nearly 99 percent of five hundred million different species of living creatures that appeared on Earth have vanished.
E. Of the five hundred million different species of living creatures that have appeared on Earth, nearly 99 percent have vanished.
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A. them - ambiguously refers to living creatures, living creatures that have appeared of the Earth etc.
B. "appeared", "have vanished" - states that the creatures existed. To make it parallel the second clause should also be in past tense.
C. "vanished are", "appeared" - not a parallel construction
D. them - ambiguously refers to living creatures, living creatures that have appeared of the Earth etc.

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Five hundred million different species of living creatures have appeared on Earth, nearly 99 percent
of them vanishing.

A. Five hundred million different species of living creatures have appeared on Earth, nearly 99
percent of them vanishing.
B. Nearly 99 percent of five hundred million different species of living creatures that appeared
on Earth have vanished.
C. Vanished are nearly 99 percent of the five hundred million different species of living
creatures that appeared on Earth.
D. Of five hundred million different species of living creatures that have appeared on Earth,
nearly 99 percent of them have vanished.
E. Of the five hundred million different species of living creatures that have appeared on Earth,
nearly 99 percent have vanished.

Clear E.

Only B and E seem to come close to make it as the OA but the missing "the" in front on "five hundred million" in option B makes it incorrect.

So only E remains.
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