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In a laboratory experiment, certain painful stimuli, such as needle thrusts, produced twice as much painful sensations as did other painful stimuli.

(A) twice as much painful sensations as did

(B) twice the number of painful sensations as had

(C) double the amount of painful sensations as had

(D) twice as many painful sensations as did

(E) double the number of painful sensations as had
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In a laboratory experiment, certain painful stimuli, such as needle thrusts, produced twice as much painful sensations as did other painful stimuli.

(A) twice as much painful sensations as did

(B) twice the number of painful sensations as had

(C) double the amount of painful sensations as had

(D) twice as many painful sensations as did

(E) double the number of painful sensations as had
Correct Answer must be (D) for the highlighted errors in other options.
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The word "many" is used to modify something that can be counted
The word "much" is used when you're modifying something that can't be counted.

In this sentence we are referring to "the word --thrusts-- which is indefinite in number /not specified.
Going by the the rules for many and much- Should'nt the answer be -- twice as much instead of --twice as many??

Answer (A)?
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cstar8 wrote:
The word "many" is used to modify something that can be counted
The word "much" is used when you're modifying something that can't be counted.

In this sentence we are referring to "the word --thrusts-- which is indefinite in number /not specified.
Going by the the rules for many and much- Should'nt the answer be -- twice as much instead of --twice as many??

Answer (A)?


your Understanding of the concept is correct here. but the issue is with its application.

"many" here is not used to refer to "thrusts". it is used for "painful sensations", which is something you can count.

Hope it answers your question.
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Choices A and D are possible Contenders

D is correct as for sensations comparison many is more appropriate than much
As much is used for something which is uncountable

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praveenbaranwal wrote:
In a laboratory experiment, certain painful stimuli, such as needle thrusts, produced twice as much painful sensations as did other painful stimuli.


(A) twice as much painful sensations as did

(B) twice the number of painful sensations as had

(C) double the amount of painful sensations as had

(D) twice as many painful sensations as did

(E) double the number of painful sensations as had

It,s E.
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Why did is correct over had?
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'Produced' and 'did' are action verbs. 'Have' or 'had' by itself can be a linking verb (extant verb or status verb) or a helping verb along with a part participle or with progressive tense. The point is that we cannot replace an action verb with a linking verb or a helping verb.
Example.
A year before last I trekked 3000 feet on the Himalayas. Last year I had only 2000 feet due to poor weather.
Here 'trekked,' an action verb, is being replaced by 'had,' which is a linking verb. In the context, 'had' means possessed.
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cstar8 wrote:
The word "many" is used to modify something that can be counted
The word "much" is used when you're modifying something that can't be counted.

In this sentence we are referring to "the word --thrusts-- which is indefinite in number /not specified.
Going by the the rules for many and much- Should'nt the answer be -- twice as much instead of --twice as many??

Answer (A)?


your Understanding of the concept is correct here. but the issue is with its application.

"many" here is not used to refer to "thrusts". it is used for "painful sensations", which is something you can count.

Hope it answers your question.




WOuld somebody suggest how can we count painful sensation. Its something like feeling which can't been counted.

And in this case A should be correct option, as its uncountable noun. Pls suggest.
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This is a question testing us on the distinction between countable and uncountable nouns and comparisons. Firstly, "stimuli" is a countable noun, as we can count how many stimuli there are - for example, 1 stimulus, 2 stimuli, 3 stimuli, etc. This eliminates A and C - "much" and "amount" is used for uncountable nouns. Secondly, for a comparison, we need an "as +....+ as" structure to come in a pair. This eliminates B and D. Hence the correct answer is C for the correct usage of "many" for countable nouns and "as +...+ as" structure for comparisons.
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Much is used for uncountable nouns and many is used for countable nouns.as much is used for painful sensations,which can't be counted.A is more appropriate.

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A. No. Quantity word. "Sensations" are countable (you have many, not much, sensations).

B. No. Tense. Don't switch tenses (from the simple past——"produced"——to the past perfect——"had").

C. No. Quantity word. "Sensations" are countable (you have many, not much, sensations) so don't use "amount". Also, don't switch tenses (from the simple past———"produced"———to the past perfect———"had").

D. Yes. Quantity word. "Sensations" are countable (you have many, not much, sensations).

E. No. Tense. Don't switch tenses (from the simple past———"produced——"—to the past perfect———"had").
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A and D are the possible choices. All of the others are needlessly wordy and use the wrong tense.
Out of these I think A is wrong since it has ‘much’ and much is supposed to be used for things that cannot be counted.

D is probably the right answer.
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first thing
non count noun can become a count noun when we consider it a specific kind. this point is explained in grammar books.
so, sensation which is normally non count can be count,, sensations.

second thing
Ron said that if the second part of comparison contain help verb (had), the first part of comparison must contain the same help verb, maybe in different tense.
so , choice B, C and E need "have, had" in the beginning clause because they have "had" in the second clause of comparison.
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