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Since the Italian government began a crackdown on the black market in the 1970's, the amount of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy dropped by a 50 percent decline.


A. amount of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy dropped by a 50 percent decline

B. amount of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy has experienced a 50 percent decline

C. number of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy has declined by 50 percent

D. number of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy declined by 50 percent

E. number of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy has dropped by a 50 percent decline

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+1 for C.

A. amount of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy dropped by a 50 percent decline

B. amount of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy has experienced a 50 percent decline

C. number of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy has declined by 50 percent --> Correct, 'the number' to refer antiquities, and use of the present perfect tense 'has declined'

D. number of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy declined by 50 percent

E. number of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy has dropped by a 50 percent decline

Hence, C.
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A. amount of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy dropped by a 50 percent decline

antiquities is countable noun. Using "amount of" countable nouns is INCORRECT

B. amount of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy has experienced a 50 percent decline

Same error as option A INCORRECT

C. number of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy has declined by 50 percent

"number of" correctly refers to countable noun and is singular. Use of present perfect tense "has declined" is CORRECT

D. number of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy declined by 50 percent

Use of simple past tense is INCORRECT

E. number of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy has dropped by a 50 percent decline

"dropped" and "decline" are repetitive. INCORRECT

Hence option C
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Since the Italian government began a crackdown on the black market in the 1970's, the amount of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy dropped by a 50 percent decline.


A. amount of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy dropped by a 50 percent decline

B. amount of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy has experienced a 50 percent decline

C. number of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy has declined by 50 percent

D. number of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy declined by 50 percent

E. number of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy has dropped by a 50 percent decline

Correct Answer must be (C), for the highlighted errors in other options.
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Since the Italian government began a crackdown on the black market in the 1970's, the amount of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy dropped by a 50 percent decline.


A. amount of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy dropped by a 50 percent decline --> "the amount of antiquities" is wrong

B. amount of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy has experienced a 50 percent decline --> same as A

C. number of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy has declined by 50 percent --> correct

D. number of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy declined by 50 percent --> "since" is present, so present perfect tense is required

E. number of looted antiquities smuggled out of Italy has dropped by a 50 percent decline --> dropped and decline are redundant
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