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Could anyone suggest why "lower than" is wrong

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New post 30 Aug 2008, 07:46
First - it is employment costs - plural noun, so it is not the correct answer.
Second - the statement says, costs rose (this much) slightly less than .... - so less is used with rose, Lower could be used if the statement said employment costs were 2.8 percent, lower than they were.
Third - did is used not were because it refers to the rise and not to the percentage itself.

So A.

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New post 30 Aug 2008, 11:25
abhijit_sen wrote:
First - it is employment costs - plural noun, so it is not the correct answer.
Second - the statement says, costs rose (this much) slightly less than .... - so less is used with rose, Lower could be used if the statement said employment costs were 2.8 percent, lower than they were.
Third - did is used not were because it refers to the rise and not to the percentage itself.

So A.


percentage is uncountable hence LESS than is APT.
(A) rightly uses they for COSTS

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OA is A

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