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Los Angeles has a higher number of family dwellings per capita than any large city.


(A) a higher number of family dwellings per capita than any large city

(B) higher numbers of family dwellings per capita than any other large city

(C) a higher number of family dwellings per capita than does any other large city

(D) higher numbers of family dwellings per capita than do other large cities

(E) a high per capita number of family dwellings, more than does any other large city

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Originally posted by nightwing79 on 08 Jun 2009, 00:03.
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nightwing79 wrote:
Los Angeles has a higher number of family dwellings per capita than any large city.

A. a higher number of family dwellings per capita than any large city

B. higher numbers of family dwellings per capita than any other large city

C. a higher number of family dwellings per capita than does any other large city

D. higher numbers of family dwellings per capita than do other large cities

E. a high per capita number of family dwellings, more than does any other large city


C.

A is wrong for comparing with a large city.
B, D, are wring for using 'higher numbers'
E sounds awkward ..

So C remains.
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Guys....
Idiom: :"a number of" is plural always...
why is C correct...why not D
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Guys....
Idiom: :"a number of" is plural always...
why is C correct...why not D



Here we must focus on number rather than numberS.

"A number of" - plural noun - do not affect to "other city" because we'r comparing LA to other city.

Clearly, C is best.
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nightwing79 wrote:
Los Angeles has a higher number of family dwellings per capita than any large city.

A. a higher number of family dwellings per capita than any large city

B. higher numbers of family dwellings per capita than any other large city

C. a higher number of family dwellings per capita than does any other large city

D. higher numbers of family dwellings per capita than do other large cities

E. a high per capita number of family dwellings, more than does any other large city


My answer is C.
A compares family dwellings per capita with any other large city. Wrong comparison.
B. "higher numbers" is not idiomatic. Also wrong comparison.
C. Is correct. Compares LA's higher number of family dwellings per capita with other city's family dwellings per capita.
D. "higher numbers" is not idiomatic. Wrong Would love a better explanation on this though
E. "high per capita number of X" is not the same as "a higher number of X per capita" Changes meaning. Wrong. Also, comparison is awkward.
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What is the subtle difference between do / does in C/ D?
Is it related to verb tense or subject-verb number agreement?
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What is the subtle difference between do / does in C/ D?
Is it related to verb tense or subject-verb number agreement?

It's an agreement issue - we'd use "does" for a singular subject and "do" for a plural one. For example, "My younger daughter enjoys screaming at 2 a.m. more than my older daughter does." Here, the subject "older daughter" is singular, so it takes the singular helping verb "does."

But I could also write, "My wife says that my cooking lacks adequate seasoning more often than my children do." Now the subject is the plural "my children," which takes the plural helping verb "do." It also feels like I overshared. (And it's also not true. My food is spicy. My child? Meh.)

I hope that helps!
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