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# Only seven people this century have been killed by the great

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Only seven people this century have been killed by the great white shark, the man-eater of the moviesâ€”less than those killed by bee stings.

A. moviesâ€”less than those
B. moviesâ€”fewer than have been
C. movies, which is less than those
D. movies, a number lower than the people
E. movies, fewer than the ones

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23 Oct 2006, 20:11
number. Hence "fewer"

have been...have been

B is my choice.
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23 Oct 2006, 20:12
B
Parallelism have been killed .... have been killed

fewer here is better usage than less

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23 Oct 2006, 20:14
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Only seven people this century have been killed by the great white shark, the man-eater of the moviesâ€”less than those killed by bee stings.

A. moviesâ€”less than those
B. moviesâ€”fewer than have been
C. movies, which is less than those
D. movies, a number lower than the people
E. movies, fewer than the ones

B

"fewer" is required to denote the number of people. B, C and D out
"the ones" in E is awkward.

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24 Oct 2006, 13:51
Not sure B or E. We need to use fewer not less because of the given count. Can some explain why not B or if B why not E?

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25 Oct 2006, 00:37
Confused b/w B and E ...

When we should use hyphen -

Though B seems to hold parallelism ...

But E makes more sense to me

Only seven people ... fewer than the ones ...

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25 Oct 2006, 00:46
AK wrote:
Confused b/w B and E ...

When we should use hyphen -

Though B seems to hold parallelism ...

But E makes more sense to me

Only seven people ... fewer than the ones ...

Fewer than the ones ... what does it imply? "Ones" cannot stand in for a countable number..

B for me.

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25 Oct 2006, 10:13
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... ury+killed
According to one source the OA is B but there is another source that states OA is E
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25 Oct 2006, 10:31
Yurik79 wrote:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=18170&highlight=seven+people+century+killed
According to one source the OA is B but there is another source that states OA is E

Well after going through the attached link, I'll have to recant my earlier stmt. I think E is more appropriate. I thought "have" could stand in for the "ones" who were killed. Apparently, it cannot. Grammar, Grammar and more Grammar... the beast has infinite heads to count!!!

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25 Oct 2006, 15:37
Priyah wrote:
E sounds better than b...E it is!

ones may refer to movies, or people

I think B dodges these pronouns

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26 Oct 2006, 00:17
Yurik79 wrote:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=18170&highlight=seven+people+century+killed
According to one source the OA is B but there is another source that states OA is E

Assuming that the question was written before the end of the 20th century, we need the present perfect verb tense to apply to the bee sting fatalities as well.

(B) is my choice.

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26 Oct 2006, 05:09
GMATT73 wrote:
Yurik79 wrote:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=18170&highlight=seven+people+century+killed
According to one source the OA is B but there is another source that states OA is E

Assuming that the question was written before the end of the 20th century, we need the present perfect verb tense to apply to the bee sting fatalities as well.

(A) is my choice.

You mean B

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26 Oct 2006, 06:31
GMATT73 wrote:
Yurik79 wrote:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=18170&highlight=seven+people+century+killed
According to one source the OA is B but there is another source that states OA is E

Assuming that the question was written before the end of the 20th century, we need the present perfect verb tense to apply to the bee sting fatalities as well.

(A) is my choice.

U might be saying B
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