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New Jersey’s is one of the five highest number of reported cases of Lyme disease in the United States.

(A) New Jersey’s is one of the five highest number of reported
(B) New Jersey’s is one of the five highest numbers in reporting
(C) New Jersey has a report of one of the five highest numbers of
(D) New Jersey has one of the five highest numbers of reported
(E) New Jersey reports one of the five highest number of

Originally posted by hmsinghania on 20 Jul 2009, 09:23.
Last edited by Bunuel on 11 Nov 2019, 06:45, edited 2 times in total.
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530. New Jersey’s is one of the five highest number of reported cases of Lyme disease in the United States.
(A) New Jersey’s is one of the five highest number of reported
(B) New Jersey’s is one of the five highest numbers in reporting
(C) New Jersey has a report of one of the five highest numbers of
(D) New Jersey has one of the five highest numbers of reported
(E) New Jersey reports one of the five highest number of


it should be New jersey 'has' not 'is' so A and B are gone
C changes meaning (report and reported cases) are different. also if you say that reported cases implies that cases are in report( not really :)) still you are not sure whether one report is used or more for the cases(*reported :)*).

D is correct

E as Rashmi said one of (plural) is required
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530. New Jersey’s is one of the five highest number of reported cases of Lyme disease in the United States.


(A) New Jersey’s is one of the five highest number of reported is - 's + is awkward
(B) New Jersey’s is one of the five highest numbers in reporting - 's + is awkward
(C) New Jersey has a report of one of the five highest numbers - incorrect grammar
(D) New Jersey has one of the five highest numbers of reported - correct
(E) New Jersey reports one of the five highest number of - meaning changes - New Jersey doesn't report

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New Jersey’s is one of the five highest number of reported cases of Lyme disease in the United States.
(A) New Jersey’s is one of the five highest number of reported
(B) New Jersey’s is one of the five highest numbers in reporting
(C) New Jersey has a report of one of the five highest numbers of
(D) New Jersey has one of the five highest numbers of reported
(E) New Jersey reports one of the five highest number of

Can anyone please explain why A is wrong? Thanks.


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A - wrong use of possesive, numberS should be plural, because 5 numbers are discussed, not 1 highest.
B - wrong use of possesive
C - awkward
D - no possesive, clear meaning, plural in numbers. CORRECT
E - changes the meaning
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New post 25 Apr 2017, 02:55
In the following link it is said that the expression the numbers of.. is almost always incorrect.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/having-more- ... 96658.html

But, here 'the numbers of' is used in OA. Need expert opinion.
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Mahmud6 wrote:
In the following link it is said that the expression the numbers of.. is almost always incorrect.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/having-more- ... 96658.html

But, here 'the numbers of' is used in OA. Need expert opinion.
The sentence is referring to more than one number, and the plural of number is numbers. It's therefore natural to use the five highest numbers of here. So the sentence is essentially saying that there are 5 numbers at the top, and New Jersey has one of them (one of those 5 numbers).
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We can't say a choice is wrong for "changing the meaning" unless it's very clear that the new meaning is wrong. There's a simpler problem with E: the singular "number" doesn't work with "five highest."
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hmsinghania wrote:
530. New Jersey’s is one of the five highest number of reported cases of Lyme disease in the United States.
(A) New Jersey’s is one of the five highest number of reported
(B) New Jersey’s is one of the five highest numbers in reporting
(C) New Jersey has a report of one of the five highest numbers of
(D) New Jersey has one of the five highest numbers of reported
(E) New Jersey reports one of the five highest number of


(A) New Jersey’s is one of the five highest number of reported
New Jersey's: incorrect. Its not providing the whole information. when we read it we think what exactly it is talking about?

(B) New Jersey’s is one of the five highest numbers in reporting
Same as A

(C) New Jersey has a report of one of the five highest numbers of
This one is changing the meaning. NJ has a report means it is having a report of something but we are talking about the whole US in which NJ has reported more cases.

(D) New Jersey has one of the five highest numbers of reported
Meaning wise and grammatically correct.

(E) New Jersey reports one of the five highest number of
Reports: The use of simple present says that this is a general fact. But this can no be the general fact. Use of simple present tense is incorrect.
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New post 27 Feb 2020, 02:54
The awkwardness of the possessive in the question gives it away.
The fact that it is a singular number is also another clue.
For instance, it should ideally be ‘New Jersey’s numbers are one of the five highest…

Keeping this in mind, we can eliminate Options A and B.

Option C has three ‘of’s in it, making it awkward. This option does not make logical sense. We can eliminate this.
(Although this is not to say that we should eliminate options with repetitive propositions)

Option E says ‘five highest number’ which is incorrect. We can eliminate this.

This leaves us with Option D which is the best option.

Hope this helps!
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Re: New Jersey s is one of the five highest number of reported cases of Ly   [#permalink] 27 Feb 2020, 02:54

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