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

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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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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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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.

Let's analyse C.

(C) The paper expected to be recycled this year is more than ever - "paper" can't be "more than ever". Reference should be to "the amount of paper", not "paper" itself. However the moment we refer to the "amount" - i.e. quantity, I learned that we should use "greater than". We use "more than" when we make qualitative comparison - e.g. I love you more than I do Kelly
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28 May 2014, 11:54
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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

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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?

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, 12:44
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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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28 May 2014, 19:25
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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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25 Sep 2003, 07:22
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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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While A is not "technically" wrong grammatically, the problem is that there is an ambiguity over whether "more than ever" refers to "expected" or "recycled". Consider two rephasings of the sentence:

(1) Paper is expected, more than ever, to be recycled this year, due to new mandatory recycling laws in municipalities across the nation.

(2) More paper is expected to be recycled this year than ever, due to new mandatory recycling laws in municipalities across the nation.

(1) implies an increased "expectation" that paper will be recycled (as opposed to it not?). This seem to be an unlikely intention of the author compared to (2):

(2) seems to be a more reasonable interpretation of the author's intent being that there is always some paper being recycled no matter what. Unfortunately, that is not what he says, so (A) is not a good choice.

D seems to best convey the intention of (2) so I would go with it.
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01 May 2008, 07:40
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
Modifier error, implies paper is more than ever
B. It is expected that more paper than ever will be recycled this year than previously and that is
Not clear, we are not talking about paper but instead the amount.
C. The paper expected to be recycled this year is more than ever
Not clear, the paper is more than ever
D. The amount of paper that will be recycled this year is expected to be greater than ever
Correct
E. A great increase in the amount of paper that will be recycled this year is
I can't put my finger on exactly why this is wrong
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02 May 2008, 10:50
I agree with D being best

(A) is confusing in that we are not sure what the introductory modifier is really modifying. In all likelihood,
"more than ever" seems to be modifying the expectation of paper being recycled rather than the actual quantity of paper being recycled.

Thus, we can read A as:
Paper is expected, more than ever, to be recycled --> wrong
More paper than ever is expected to be recycled --> right

Given this ambiguity in A, D is best.
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18 Nov 2013, 20:19
A is incorrect, as correctly pointed out by another commenter, because the modifying phrase "more than ever" unclear - it would seem to indicate that expectation is greater rather than the amount.
B is incorrect because it is wordy - the pronouns 'It' and 'that' are superfluous.
C makes an illogical comparison 'the paper is more than ever' - omitting 'amount'.
D corrects the original modification error, making clear the relationship with 'more than ever'. It is expected that the amount of paper recycled will be higher than ever before, not that the anticipation about recycling will be greater than before. Furthermore, the sentence is concise, logical, with no superfluous pronoun.
E - changes the meaning because it omits the 'expectation' aspect.

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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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04 Mar 2014, 10:27
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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?

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, 03:09
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!!

-Piyush

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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.

Cheers
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28 May 2014, 12:15
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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05 Jul 2014, 08:48
Idiom + Redundancy
A fails to convey the correct meaning.
B is redundant.
C is wrong as it uses ‘paper’ rather than ‘amount of paper’.
E is awkward and changes meaning.
D is the best choice.

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