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

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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
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Re: SC : Lyme Disease - Slightly Tricky [#permalink]

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09 Oct 2008, 11:52
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i think "numbers of " is wrong so we are left with A and E

i think i will go with A

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09 Oct 2008, 16:11
Great observation +1!

I had D, didn't see the "numbers of" mistake.

Manhattan Gmat clearly says numbers of is plain wrong, as per the SC guide.

stallone wrote:
i think "numbers of " is wrong so we are left with A and E

i think i will go with A

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09 Oct 2008, 18:45
Manhattan GMAT SC guide is wrong on this one. Apparently, "numbers of" is the right usage, at least here, if not always

OA is D and this is from GMAT Paper tests(mba.com).

Now people who chose D. Can you please explain why D ?

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Re: SC : Lyme Disease - Slightly Tricky [#permalink]

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09 Oct 2008, 20:34
amitdgr wrote:
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

We can omit "New Jersey's" in A, B choice coz of its mean. The rest is C, D,E
C: "a report" is not still "one of" - woody
E: New Jersey is not suitable with "report" verb, it refers to a thing, cannot report
--> D choice
But i confuse "numbers of reported"??? Reported is not a noun?

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09 Oct 2008, 20:43
spiridon wrote:
is it D?

I dont really know how to explain... i observed choices and D made most sense to me

first elimination was number vs numvers
second jersy's (kinda akward)
third is most concise and voila - D
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10 Oct 2008, 04:51
A is wrong because it compares case with the number. Read the sentence as "New Jersey's case is one of the five highest number of reported cases....".

Same is with B.

C changes the meaning.

E has problem of verb usage "reports" in place of present perfect.

D is the best.

P.S. "numbers" is appropriate here as this is used as a plural verb.......there are many numbers of cases reported and New Jersey's is one of these numbers.....hence numbers is appropriate.

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