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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

The OA is C.
i marked D. i thought that increasing the amount of fines(i interpreted increasing amount as increase from \$100 to \$200) is better than increasing number for fines(i interpreted it as fining more no of people). where did i go wrong?
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30 Sep 2011, 01:09
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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

The OA is C.
i marked D. i thought that increasing the amount of fines(i interpreted increasing amount as increase from \$100 to \$200) is better than increasing number for fines(i interpreted it as fining more no of people). where did i go wrong?

In SC - just try to stay as simple and basic as you can. If it says fineS that is accountable and therefore should be number and not amount. In addition. In the GMAT, if they wanted to talk about the fine's value - they would say it more clearly. best tip I can give - stick to what is written unless there is a logical mistake.
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30 Sep 2011, 01:16
I'll give this a try..

The sentence talks about - mining safety VIOLATIONS. And various violations call for an increase in the NUMBER of fines and NOT increase in AMOUNT of fines.

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30 Sep 2011, 04:25
tan 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

The OA is C.
i marked D. i thought that increasing the amount of fines(i interpreted increasing amount as increase from \$100 to \$200) is better than increasing number for fines(i interpreted it as fining more no of people). where did i go wrong?

Administration is singular so (A), (B), (E) are out
"fine" is a countable, so (D) is out.
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30 Oct 2011, 06:38
tan 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

The OA is C.
i marked D. i thought that increasing the amount of fines(i interpreted increasing amount as increase from \$100 to \$200) is better than increasing number for fines(i interpreted it as fining more no of people). where did i go wrong?

C wins. Fines is a countable noun. Hence number of fines is preferred over amount of fines.

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30 Oct 2011, 14:03
OMG, "fine" is countable? I got another lesson here!

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18 Sep 2015, 05:19
though sc tests us meaning analysis, we, non natives, admit that if our basic grammar is weak, we can not do well on sc,

fine is non count

but non count noun becomes count noun when meaning is specific. saying this is not enough, read grammar book for this point.

but do not read too much grammar book. terrible mistake.

here non count noun "fine" becomes "count noun,
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