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# Q24: For the last five years the Dutch economy has grown

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16 Jun 2006, 12:26
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For the last five years the Dutch economy has grown faster than Britain, France, or Germany, with the unemployment rate having remained well below that of the other three countries.

A. Britain, France, or Germany, with the unemployment rate having remained

B. have those of Britain, France, or Germany, and the unemployment rate remaining

C. have Britain, France, and Germany, and the unemployment rate has remained

D. the economy of Britain, France, and Germany, with the unemployment rate that has remained

E. the economies of Britain, France, and Germany, and the unemployment rate has remained

I chose E,
Iam not questioning the answer but I am not sure why "economy" here can take the Plural form??

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16 Jun 2006, 12:30
alexiswhy wrote:
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Q24:

For the last five years the Dutch economy has grown faster than Britain, France, or Germany, with the unemployment rate having remained well below that of the other three countries.

A. Britain, France, or Germany, with the unemployment rate having remained

B. have those of Britain, France, or Germany, and the unemployment rate remaining

C. have Britain, France, and Germany, and the unemployment rate has remained

D. the economy of Britain, France, and Germany, with the unemployment rate that has remained

E. the economies of Britain, France, and Germany, and the unemployment rate has remained

I chose E,
Iam not questioning the answer but I am not sure why "economy" here can take the Plural form??

here we are comparing dutch economy to 3 different ones (of three different countries) hence economies.
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16 Jun 2006, 13:55
I agree with gmatmba.

Sometimes we ignore the non-underlined part of the sentence (especially the part after the underline) and that is a BIG BIG mistake.
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16 Jun 2006, 14:11
alexiswhy wrote:
For the last five years the Dutch economy has grown faster than Britain, France, or Germany, with the unemployment rate having remained well below that of the other three countries.

D. the economy of Britain, France, and Germany, with the unemployment rate that has remained
E. the economies of Britain, France, and Germany, and the unemployment rate has remained

agreed. need economies because all three countries cannot have onbe economy therefore needs economies. so E.

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16 Jun 2006, 14:47
E. the economies of Britain, France, and Germany, and the unemployment rate has remained

yep ... comparing multiple economies across countries.

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16 Jun 2006, 19:46
it is same as monies ... economy ---economies...

I don't know what is the rule to be followed..

as money and economy are by themselves in their plural form..

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