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# More than ever, paper is expected to be recycled this year,

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12. More than ever, paper is expected to be recycled this year, due to new mandatory recycling laws in municipalities across the nation.
(A) More than ever, paper is expected to be recycled this year
(B) It is expected that more paper than ever will be recycled this year than previously and that is
(C) The paper expected to be recycled this year is more than ever
(D) The amount of paper that will be recycled this year is expected to be greater than ever
(E) A great increase in the amount of paper that will be recycled this year is
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25 Jun 2007, 09:28
12. More than ever, paper is expected to be recycled this year, due to new mandatory recycling laws in municipalities across the nation.
(A) More than ever, paper is expected to be recycled this year
(B) It is expected that more paper than ever will be recycled this year than previously and that is
(C) The paper expected to be recycled this year is more than ever
(D) The amount of paper that will be recycled this year is expected to be greater than ever
(E) A great increase in the amount of paper that will be recycled this year is

D in my opinion. The sentence is about the quantity of paper that would be recycled.
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25 Jun 2007, 19:27
D it is.
More than ever, is misleading as it incorrectly points out that it is time based and not quantity based.
Amount , clearly refers to the quantity of paper being recycled.
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15 Jun 2011, 20:27
+1 D

We are talking about "the amount of paper", not about the paper. D is more clear.
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15 Jun 2011, 20:38
D! "Amount greater than" = best usage!
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For those who profess by D, I have a small question. The comparative term ‘greater’ is to be used strictly with numbers. Where is any number in the topic? The amount here refers to a volume, essentially a non- countable factor.

In addition why such a circuitous way of saying as paper that will be recycled this year is expected to be? Can’t we crisply say as paper expected to be recycled this year is?
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04 Mar 2014, 09:27
daagh wrote:
For those who profess by D, I have a small question. The comparative term ‘greater’ is to be used strictly with numbers. Where is any number in the topic? The amount here refers to a volume, essentially a non- countable factor.

In addition why such a circuitous way of saying as paper that will be recycled this year is expected to be? Can’t we crisply say as paper expected to be recycled this year is?

Agree with Daghah we need more for uncountable and greater for countable items/. How come the amount be greater, this doesn't make any sense. C it is in my opinion, although question may indeed by flawed.

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28 May 2014, 02:09
Well, Correct me if I'm wrong,

but Greater is used for non-countable noun as well as for numbers.. thus the usage here seems to be correct!!

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daagh wrote:
For those who profess by D, I have a small question. The comparative term ‘greater’ is to be used strictly with numbers. Where is any number in the topic? The amount here refers to a volume, essentially a non- countable factor.

In addition why such a circuitous way of saying as paper that will be recycled this year is expected to be? Can’t we crisply say as paper expected to be recycled this year is?

Agree with Daghah we need more for uncountable and greater for countable items/. How come the amount be greater, this doesn't make any sense. C it is in my opinion, although question may indeed by flawed.

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28 May 2014, 10:54
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pkhats wrote:
Well, Correct me if I'm wrong,

but Greater is used for non-countable noun as well as for numbers.. thus the usage here seems to be correct!!

-Piyush

jlgdr wrote:
daagh wrote:
For those who profess by D, I have a small question. The comparative term ‘greater’ is to be used strictly with numbers. Where is any number in the topic? The amount here refers to a volume, essentially a non- countable factor.

In addition why such a circuitous way of saying as paper that will be recycled this year is expected to be? Can’t we crisply say as paper expected to be recycled this year is?

Agree with Daghah we need more for uncountable and greater for countable items/. How come the amount be greater, this doesn't make any sense. C it is in my opinion, although question may indeed by flawed.

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Piyush is very close. Greater is used with numbers. When dealing with countable OR un-countable nouns we use "more".
"I have more blue hats than black hats." [hats are countable]
"I have more love for dogs than you do." [love is not countable]

When the noun is a number (amount, percentage, quantity, etc.), we use "greater".
"The amount of love I have for dogs is greater than your love for dogs."
"The percentage of blue hats is greater than the percentage of black hats."
"The amount of paper that will be recycled this year is expected to be greater than ever..."

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28 May 2014, 11:15
Question to experts

what does "due to ...", which can be interchanged with "caused by", modify here ?

"greater than ever" in D) cannot be modified by "due to..."
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Question to experts

what does "due to ...", which can be interchanged with "caused by", modify here ?

"greater than ever" in D) cannot be modified by "due to..."

In this sentence, "due to..." is acting as an adverbial modifier and is modifying the entire preceding clause. The amount of recycling is increasing due to (or caused by or as a result of) the recycling laws.

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I believe "due to" should always modify nouns. And, essentially this is striking difference between the usage of "due to" and "because of", the latter of which always modifies clauses.

Let me know if my understanding is incorrect.
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I believe "due to" should always modify nouns. And, essentially this is striking difference between the usage of "due to" and "because of", the latter of which always modifies clauses.

Let me know if my understanding is incorrect.

You are absolutely correct. I should have pointed out in my previous post that "due to" is used as an adverbial modifier incorrectly - "because of" would be correct. Watch out when studying problems from non-GMAT sources because some elements will be used incorrectly.

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24 Feb 2018, 09:42
so what is the OA here? any ideas?
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