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Q1: Only seven people this century have been killed by the

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Only seven people this century have been killed by the great white shark, the man-eater of the movies—less than those killed by bee stings.
A. movies—less than those
B. movies—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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Like the grassy fields and old pastures that the upland sandpiper needs for feeding and nesting when it returns in May after wintering in the Argentine Pampas, the sandpipers vanishing in the northeastern United States is a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in farming practices.
A. the sandpipers vanishing in the northeastern United States is a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in
B. the bird itself is vanishing in the northeastern United States as a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in
C. that the birds themselves are vanishing in the northeastern United States is due to residential and industrial development and changes to
D. in the northeastern United States, sandpipers’ vanishing is due to residential and industrial development and to changes in
E. in the northeastern United States, the sandpipers’ vanishing, a result of residential and industrial development and changing

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1 -- E. , 'fewer' correctly refers to countable 'number of people'. 'ones' refer back to people.

2 -- D. Proper ||ism. Two types of lands are comparred.

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New post 20 Oct 2007, 10:53
1 - B - for ?/ism - its "have been" going on action in the first part of the sentence.

2 - B - like x - y - so you cannot have a comma in the second part of the sentence.

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gmatmilitary wrote:
Q1:
Only seven people this century have been killed by the great white shark, the man-eater of the movies—less than those killed by bee stings.
A. movies—less than those
B. movies—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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Q2:
Like the grassy fields and old pastures that the upland sandpiper needs for feeding and nesting when it returns in May after wintering in the Argentine Pampas, the sandpipers vanishing in the northeastern United States is a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in farming practices.
A. the sandpipers vanishing in the northeastern United States is a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in
B. the bird itself is vanishing in the northeastern United States as a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in
C. that the birds themselves are vanishing in the northeastern United States is due to residential and industrial development and changes to
D. in the northeastern United States, sandpipers’ vanishing is due to residential and industrial development and to changes in
E. in the northeastern United States, the sandpipers’ vanishing, a result of residential and industrial development and changing


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A and B clearly out. Less in C is out because we have a countable noun here. lower in D is unacceptable due to its spatial connotations. E is best.

Q2==>
In "Unlike X,Y ...". Both X,Y have to be a noun. None of them can be noun clauses.
The original sentence says that the grassy fields are vanishing just like the birds.
A - cannot compare "grassy fields" to "sandpiper vanishing". "sandpiper vanishing" is a noun clause. B- is best here.
C - "that the birds" is incorrect, noun should be there just after unlike phrase
D, E - we are not comparing lands. We are comparing how each one of the things mentioned are vanishing.

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josh_nsit wrote:
gmatmilitary wrote:
Q1:
Only seven people this century have been killed by the great white shark, the man-eater of the movies—less than those killed by bee stings.
A. movies—less than those
B. movies—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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Q2:
Like the grassy fields and old pastures that the upland sandpiper needs for feeding and nesting when it returns in May after wintering in the Argentine Pampas, the sandpipers vanishing in the northeastern United States is a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in farming practices.
A. the sandpipers vanishing in the northeastern United States is a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in
B. the bird itself is vanishing in the northeastern United States as a result of residential and industrial development and of changes in
C. that the birds themselves are vanishing in the northeastern United States is due to residential and industrial development and changes to
D. in the northeastern United States, sandpipers’ vanishing is due to residential and industrial development and to changes in
E. in the northeastern United States, the sandpipers’ vanishing, a result of residential and industrial development and changing


Good Ones

Q1==>
A and B clearly out. Less in C is out because we have a countable noun here. lower in D is unacceptable due to its spatial connotations. E is best.

Q2==>
In "Unlike X,Y ...". Both X,Y have to be a noun. None of them can be noun clauses.
The original sentence says that the grassy fields are vanishing just like the birds.
A - cannot compare "grassy fields" to "sandpiper vanishing". "sandpiper vanishing" is a noun clause. B- is best here.
C - "that the birds" is incorrect, noun should be there just after unlike phrase
D, E - we are not comparing lands. We are comparing how each one of the things mentioned are vanishing.


(1) Between B & E, E is wrong because it does not use continuous tense to show parallelism

(2) The only answer that comes close with the modifier Like X and Y is B.

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Less (Non-Count) vs. Fewer (Count)
A shower takes less water than a bath, so take fewer bath and more showers.

water (non-count noun) requires less not few or fewer
bath (count noun) requires fewer not less or lesser

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