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If enacted, the proposed tax revisions will adversely affect all homeowners, although moderately priced homes are liable to suffer a less drop in value than would homes at the top of the market.

(A) are liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than would homes
(B) would be liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than if
(C) will likely suffer less of a drop in value than if
(D) are likely to suffer a drop in value that is less than those homes
(E) are likely to suffer less of a drop in value than those




Less vs Lesser.

Since less is adverb, and lesser is adjective, does less modify only a verb or an adjective? and does lesser modify only a noun?
Is this right?
Then, what about "less money." "money" is a noun.
Do I misunderstand?

In this question, a lesser drop or less of a drop <- which one is correct?

Is there anybody who can explain the difference between less and lesser?

Originally posted by eybrj2 on 29 Mar 2012, 23:29.
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My answer is A , as I found all other answers incorrect. However the OA is E.
Which one is correct A or E?
Is there anyone who can explain.......


Hi crakgmat.
I'm 100% sure A is wrong. Among other options, only E is correct.

If enacted, the proposed tax revisions will adversely affect all homeowners, although moderately priced homes are liable to suffer a less drop in value than would homes at the top of the market.

(A) are liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than would homes
Wrong. LESSER is wrong comparison. The correct usage is LESS.

(B) would be liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than if
Wrong. Lesser is wrong. "If" does not play any role.

(C) will likely suffer less of a drop in value than if
Wrong comparison. we are comparing two DIFFERENT types of home. The moderately priced home CAN'T changed to "at the top" status.!!!

(D) are likely to suffer a drop in value that is less than those homes
Wrong. Wordy, less of a drop in value" is much better than "a drop in value that is less...." In addition, "those homes" is redundant. We only need pronoun "those" to refer "a new copy" of homes.

(E) are likely to suffer less of a drop in value than those
Correct. Comparison: moderately priced homes are likely to ..... than THOSE at the top of the market. The usage of "those" is absolutely correct to refer a "new copy" of homes. It means Homes at top of the market.

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If enacted, the proposed tax revisions will adversely affect all homeowners, although moderately priced homes are liable to suffer a less drop in value than would homes at the top of the market.

(A) are liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than would homes
(B) would be liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than if
(C) will likely suffer less of a drop in value than if
(D) are likely to suffer a drop in value that is less than those homes
(E) likely to suffer less of a drop in value than those --> no verb; after "although" the sentence should be complete.

A should be correct. I doubt the OA.
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Is the question right ? The verb is missing in E and with that it seems to be the right answer.
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sorry for giving you confusion.
It's my mistake.

I corrected the mistake.
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I find E wrong as less of drop doesn't sound right to me.... :cry:
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New post 03 Oct 2013, 18:11
My answer is A , as I found all other answers incorrect. However the OA is E.
Which one is correct A or E?
Is there anyone who can explain.......

If enacted, the proposed tax revisions will adversely affect all homeowners, although moderately priced homes are liable to suffer a less drop in value than would homes at the top of the market.

(A) are liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than would homes
(B) would be liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than if - IF does not make sense
(C) will likely suffer less of a drop in value than if
(D) are likely to suffer a drop in value that is less than those homes - meaning changes - its not only drop but A LESS DROP
(E) are likely to suffer less of a drop in value than those - does not make sense
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If enacted, the proposed tax revisions will adversely affect all homeowners, although moderately priced homes are liable to suffer a less drop in value than would homes at the top of the market.


first thing to notice - IF - then will - so everything after in underlined must be either in future simple or in present.

(A) are liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than would homes
conditional error

(B) would be liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than if
2 conditional errors. 1st as in A, 2nd - what is the second condition?

(C) will likely suffer less of a drop in value than if
than IF - not clear what the condition is...

(D) are likely to suffer a drop in value that is less than those homes
Value that is less - changes the meaning
should be drop is less - out.

(E) are likely to suffer less of a drop in value than those
by POE - only one left.
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crackgmat2013 wrote:
My answer is A , as I found all other answers incorrect. However the OA is E.
Which one is correct A or E?
Is there anyone who can explain.......


Hi crakgmat.
I'm 100% sure A is wrong. Among other options, only E is correct.

If enacted, the proposed tax revisions will adversely affect all homeowners, although moderately priced homes are liable to suffer a less drop in value than would homes at the top of the market.

(A) are liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than would homes
Wrong. LESSER is wrong comparison. The correct usage is LESS.

(B) would be liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than if
Wrong. Lesser is wrong. "If" does not play any role.

(C) will likely suffer less of a drop in value than if
Wrong comparison. we are comparing two DIFFERENT types of home. The moderately priced home CAN'T changed to "at the top" status.!!!

(D) are likely to suffer a drop in value that is less than those homes
Wrong. Wordy, less of a drop in value" is much better than "a drop in value that is less...." In addition, "those homes" is redundant. We only need pronoun "those" to refer "a new copy" of homes.

(E) are likely to suffer less of a drop in value than those
Correct. Comparison: moderately priced homes are likely to ..... than THOSE at the top of the market. The usage of "those" is absolutely correct to refer a "new copy" of homes. It means Homes at top of the market.

Hope it helps.


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I have to disagree with you
I think the subject for comparison is moderately priced homes and not just homes. If you place moderately priced homes in the second comparison object, meaning falls apart.

A is clear in this aspect
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eybrj2 wrote:
If enacted, the proposed tax revisions will adversely affect all homeowners, although moderately priced homes are liable to suffer a less drop in value than would homes at the top of the market.

(A) are liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than would homes
(B) would be liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than if
(C) will likely suffer less of a drop in value than if
(D) are likely to suffer a drop in value that is less than those homes
(E) are likely to suffer less of a drop in value than those




Less vs Lesser.

Since less is adverb, and lesser is adjective, does less modify only a verb or an adjective? and does lesser modify only a noun?



Is this right?
Then, what about "less money." "money" is a noun.
Do I misunderstand?

In this question, a lesser drop or less of a drop <- which one is correct?

Is there anybody who can explain the difference between less and lesser?



Hi, the debate is not just limited to adverb and adjective ..

Less is used for comparison of quantity.

He weighs less than me.
These dogs bark less

Lesser is used for comparisons of quality

Compared to Death Sentence, life imprisonment is a lesser punishment.
Among the two, he chose the lesser evil.

Lesser can't be used with quantity.

Drop in price is a quantity. Lesser can't be used here.

E is the correct answer.
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pqhai wrote:
crackgmat2013 wrote:
My answer is A , as I found all other answers incorrect. However the OA is E.
Which one is correct A or E?
Is there anyone who can explain.......


Hi crakgmat.
I'm 100% sure A is wrong. Among other options, only E is correct.

If enacted, the proposed tax revisions will adversely affect all homeowners, although moderately priced homes are liable to suffer a less drop in value than would homes at the top of the market.

(A) are liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than would homes
Wrong. LESSER is wrong comparison. The correct usage is LESS.

(B) would be liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than if
Wrong. Lesser is wrong. "If" does not play any role.

(C) will likely suffer less of a drop in value than if
Wrong comparison. we are comparing two DIFFERENT types of home. The moderately priced home CAN'T changed to "at the top" status.!!!

(D) are likely to suffer a drop in value that is less than those homes
Wrong. Wordy, less of a drop in value" is much better than "a drop in value that is less...." In addition, "those homes" is redundant. We only need pronoun "those" to refer "a new copy" of homes.

(E) are likely to suffer less of a drop in value than those
Correct. Comparison: moderately priced homes are likely to ..... than THOSE at the top of the market. The usage of "those" is absolutely correct to refer a "new copy" of homes. It means Homes at top of the market.

Hope it helps.


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I have to disagree with you
I think the subject for comparison is moderately priced homes and not just homes. If you place moderately priced homes in the second comparison object, meaning falls apart.

A is clear in this aspect


A is not the correct answer because "liable" is the incorrect term to use. Liable means the house prices of would be more responsible for dropping less in value than top market houses. Likely is the correct term to use.
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eybrj2 wrote:
If enacted, the proposed tax revisions will adversely affect all homeowners, although moderately priced homes are liable to suffer a less drop in value than would homes at the top of the market.

(A) are liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than would homes
(B) would be liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than if
(C) will likely suffer less of a drop in value than if
(D) are likely to suffer a drop in value that is less than those homes
(E) are likely to suffer less of a drop in value than those


(A) are liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than would homes
"lesser" here is an adjective, not a comparative form. Also, the sentence compares between moderately priced homes and top priced homes, so the correct comparison form is: "less .... than ..."

(B) would be liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than if
Same with A. Also, the sentence makes comparion between two diffirent objects, so "if" is incorrect here and need to be replaced by "those"

(C) will likely suffer less of a drop in value than if
Idiom "less of <uncountable noun> than ..." is correct. However, using "if" is incorrect as stated in B.

(D) are likely to suffer a drop in value that is less than those homes
Wordy. No need to use "that" here since the sentence makes a direct comparison.

(E) are likely to suffer less of a drop in value than those
Correct choice. Correct idiom is: "less of <uncountable nouns> than...". For example: It is less of a problem than I'd expected. "less" here plays a role as pronoun, used with uncountable nouns to mean 'a smaller amount of'
Also, "those" is necessary to make a copy of subject to make a comparison.
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Hi mikemcgarry

Sir,

In this question if I replace the underline part with Option E, it would look like this :

If enacted, the proposed tax revisions will adversely affect all homeowners, although moderately priced homes are likely to suffer less of a drop in value than those at the top of the market.

My question is :
What does "those" refers to here ...
I feel that since in the non-underline part "moderately priced homes" is used as noun phrase, the last part of the sentence would read "although moderately priced homes are likely to suffer less of a drop in value than those (moderately priced homes) at the top of the market.

I am not sure what I am missing here...Can you please enlighten me on this subject ...

Thank you !!!
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If enacted, the proposed tax revisions will adversely affect all homeowners, although moderately priced homes are liable to suffer a less drop in value than would homes at the top of the market.

(A) are liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than would homes
(B) would be liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than if
(C) will likely suffer less of a drop in value than if
(D) are likely to suffer a drop in value that is less than those homes
(E) are likely to suffer less of a drop in value than those

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pqhai wrote:
crackgmat2013 wrote:
My answer is A , as I found all other answers incorrect. However the OA is E.
Which one is correct A or E?
Is there anyone who can explain.......


Hi crakgmat.
I'm 100% sure A is wrong. Among other options, only E is correct.

If enacted, the proposed tax revisions will adversely affect all homeowners, although moderately priced homes are liable to suffer a less drop in value than would homes at the top of the market.

(A) are liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than would homes
Wrong. LESSER is wrong comparison. The correct usage is LESS.

(B) would be liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than if
Wrong. Lesser is wrong. "If" does not play any role.

(C) will likely suffer less of a drop in value than if
Wrong comparison. we are comparing two DIFFERENT types of home. The moderately priced home CAN'T changed to "at the top" status.!!!

(D) are likely to suffer a drop in value that is less than those homes
Wrong. Wordy, less of a drop in value" is much better than "a drop in value that is less...." In addition, "those homes" is redundant. We only need pronoun "those" to refer "a new copy" of homes.

(E) are likely to suffer less of a drop in value than those
Correct. Comparison: moderately priced homes are likely to ..... than THOSE at the top of the market. The usage of "those" is absolutely correct to refer a "new copy" of homes. It means Homes at top of the market.

Hope it helps.


Just adding an issue in 'D'.

Answer choice D has a meaning issue. The sentence "...priced homes are likely to suffer a drop in value that is less than those homes at the top of the market." can be interpreted in the sense that the priced homes can have a drop in value that is less than homes, meaning that the value (in dollars) are actually less than a value of "homes". That's nonsense.
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If enacted, the proposed tax revisions will adversely affect all homeowners, although moderately priced homes are liable to suffer a less drop in value than would homes at the top of the market.

(A) are liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than would homes - usage of would seems incorrect, usage of lesser drop
(B) would be liable to suffer a lesser drop in value than if - same as A, usage of if
(C) will likely suffer less of a drop in value than if - usage of if
(D) are likely to suffer a drop in value that is less than those homes - those homes is redundant, also the sentence seems illogical as a drop in value is not less than those homes
(E) are likely to suffer less of a drop in value than those - Correct

1. In the OA-E, doesn't the pronoun 'those' refer to the entire noun phrase 'moderately priced homes'?
2. Can you verify the reasons used to eliminate the options here?


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