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Question on Comparison and Singular/Plural Subject

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New post Updated on: 03 Oct 2019, 20:14
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Hi all

Originally posted by williamd92 on 04 Apr 2019, 06:25.
Last edited by williamd92 on 03 Oct 2019, 20:14, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 04 Apr 2019, 08:55
Hi dadihung

Split 1: Much/many
Collective nouns (e.g: percentage, proportion, company, team, class, ...) are singular if the individuals act as a group (which is in most cases),
However, they are treated as plural only if the individuals are acting individually (e.g: The jury are arguing among themselves)
so Much is our choice.

Split 2: Is last year correct?
I am not 100% sure of my answer for this, but I think the relative pronoun "that" should not be omitted.
The rule I know says that the relative pronoun can be only omitted if its noun is an object of the verb of the sentence.
(e.g: The city (that) he visited was wonderful) ---> the city is the object of the verb "visited"
in our example, "percentage" is the subject, so "that" shouldn't be omitted.

Please check this question, it is related to yours:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/exceeding-even-the-figures-predicted-by-the-most-optimistic-financial-53878.html
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New post 05 Apr 2019, 00:10
Please help me answer this
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New post 26 Apr 2019, 10:49
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dadihung wrote:
Please help me answer this

I wouldn't bother trying to write your own questions... the fine people at GMAC get paid good money for that :)

Besides, you'd probably see, "The percentage is twice AS HIGH..."

I'd recommend finding official questions related to these topics, and let us know if you have questions about those!
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