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# New Jerseys is one of the five highest number of reported

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17 Nov 2005, 00:28
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New Jerseyâ€™s is one of the five highest number of reported cases of Lyme disease in the United States.

(A) New Jerseyâ€™s is one of the five highest number of reported

(B) New Jerseyâ€™s is one of the five highest numbersin 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

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17 Nov 2005, 00:50
a and b suggest new jersey's number is reporting...
c has a different meaning
d is out, as 'number of' is not idiomatic

e is the best choice.

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17 Nov 2005, 01:03
according to the answer document, D is the correct choice. Can someone verify this? thanks. Although it could be a typo on their part.

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17 Nov 2005, 01:03
according to the answer document, D is the correct choice. Can someone verify this? thanks. Although it could be a typo on their part.

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17 Nov 2005, 01:33
A, B - Incorrect. New Jersey's....
C - Incorrect. Changes the meaning.
D - Incorrect. ...Numbers of....
E - Correct. Usage of .....number of .....

Hence 'E' appears to be the best choice.

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17 Nov 2005, 02:43
joemama142000 wrote:

Is "numbers of" always wrong? That is what Manhattan Gmat teaches.

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17 Nov 2005, 05:54
For me:

D is the best.

one of the five highest number is wrong, number must be in plural.

So E out although D is also awkward.
If number in E is in plural, I will strongly vote for E. In that case, E is the clearest and most concise.

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17 Nov 2005, 07:01
Yes, we are dealing with multiple numbers so IMO it must be D.

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17 Nov 2005, 07:14
I got E.

D is wrong because numbers of is unidiomatic.

who says there can't be typos.....
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25 Nov 2005, 10:39
I agree with the OA as this is an exception. Numbers of can be used in this case because then sentence is referring to one of.... To my recollection, in all other cases numbers of would be considered unidiomatic.

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25 Nov 2005, 11:03
Between E and D I immediately choose D,

because in my opinion choice E changes the meaning. In D you have reported cases where as in E New Jersey reports. That is a difference in my opinion.

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25 Nov 2005, 12:53
D is fine..
we use "Numbers of..." to quantify the plural count noun...
D syas new jersy has the highest numbers of cases of lyme disease and the cases are reported. Among the redported cases of Lyme disease, new jersy has one of the highest numbers.

A/B are clearly wrong.
In C, new jersy has "a report of" or "Lyme disease"? it must have "Lyme disease". so C is wrong.
In E, New jersy reports one of the highest number of ..... is also wrong.

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19 Sep 2007, 09:58
HIMALAYA wrote:
D is fine..
we use "Numbers of..." to quantify the plural count noun...
D syas new jersy has the highest numbers of cases of lyme disease and the cases are reported. Among the redported cases of Lyme disease, new jersy has one of the highest numbers.

A/B are clearly wrong.
In C, new jersy has "a report of" or "Lyme disease"? it must have "Lyme disease". so C is wrong.
In E, New jersy reports one of the highest number of ..... is also wrong.

'we use "Numbers of..." to quantify the plural count noun...'

Can you pls. give some other examples where this usage is correct? And incorrect? Thanks.

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19 Sep 2007, 10:01
joemama142000 wrote:
New Jerseyâ€™s is one of the five highest number of reported cases of Lyme disease in the United States.

(A) New Jerseyâ€™s is one of the five highest number of reported

(B) New Jerseyâ€™s is one of the five highest numbersin 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

Is "numbers of" always wrong? That is what Manhattan Gmat teaches.

I had picked D before reading other replies. E, it seems is lacking the posessive 'has', which according to me is necessary to convey the meaning of this sentence.

What is the source of the question and the OA?? Thanks.

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19 Sep 2007, 19:20
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joemama142000 wrote:
New Jerseyâ€™s is one of the five highest number of reported cases of Lyme disease in the United States.

(A) New Jerseyâ€™s is one of the five highest number of reported

(B) New Jerseyâ€™s is one of the five highest numbersin 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

Is "numbers of" always wrong? That is what Manhattan Gmat teaches.

A and B out because "New Jersey" cannot be a "number".
C totally distorted the original meaning --> out.

Let's consider two simplifed D and E:
D. X has the highest number of reported cases.
E. X reports the highest number of cases.

In D, the reported cases can be done by another party rather than X itself.
In E, X itself reports the cases.

D keeps the original meaning, so it's the better choice.

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27 Sep 2007, 23:21
joemama142000 wrote:
New Jerseyâ€™s is one of the five highest number of reported cases of Lyme disease in the United States.

(A) New Jerseyâ€™s is one of the five highest number of reported
(B) New Jerseyâ€™s is one of the five highest numbersin 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

Is "numbers of" always wrong? That is what Manhattan Gmat teaches.

D. NJ has not NJ reports. E is gramatically correct ut changes the meaning. so D is correct.

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