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# SOURCE : MGMAT CAT The administration has increased the

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The administration has increased the number of fines for mining safety violations as part of their campaign to protect miners.

A) has increased the number of fines for mining safety violations as part of their
B) have increased the number of fines for mining safety violations as part of their
C) has increased the number of fines for mining safety violations as part of its
D) has increased the amount of fines for mining safety violations as part of its
E) have increased the amount of fines for mining safety violations as part of their

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Re: SC : MINING SAFETY VIOLATIONS  [#permalink]

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29 Oct 2008, 11:38
I recently got speeding ticket

Fines - definately amount of money you pay

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29 Oct 2008, 13:05
amitdgr wrote:
The administration has increased the number of fines for mining safety violations as part of their campaign to protect miners.

A) has increased the number of fines for mining safety violations as part of their
B) have increased the number of fines for mining safety violations as part of their
C) has increased the number of fines for mining safety violations as part of its
D) has increased the amount of fines for mining safety violations as part of its
E) have increased the amount of fines for mining safety violations as part of their

C

in D should say amount of a fine, how they can increase the amount of fines - very unclear
they increased the number of fines - variety of fines in my understanding
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29 Oct 2008, 13:20
C for me, agree with spiridon...should say amount of the fine. There can be more than one fine
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29 Oct 2008, 20:31
OA is C.

I was torn between amount/number of fines I picked up D
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30 Oct 2008, 00:09
I would choose D

Amount vs Number: Amount of fines for violation as opposed to the number of fines for the violations
Administration = singular= has, and its
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30 Oct 2008, 00:47
typical MGMAT question

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