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The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents ca

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Re: The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents ca  [#permalink]

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[quote="souvik101990"]The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.

A. The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.

B. The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like those caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.

C. The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.

D. The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing had been relaxed.

E. The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.

POE 1: The Amount Vs. The Number: Since car accidents is countable, we will have to use The Number of. - A & B are gone.
POE 2: Use of "had been relaxed" in option D is wrong. No Simple past present there. We dont need past participle tense. - D is out.
POE3: One thing to remember: :
The number of Xs - Always singular &
a number of Xs - Always plural.
Usage of have in C is SV mimatch.
E is the answer.
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The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.


(A) The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.

(B) The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like those caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.

(C) The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.

(D) The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing had been relaxed.

(E) The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like the number caused by faulty wiring, has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.


I solved this in 25 seconds. And this is happening only when you can 1. Define the error and 2. Start being confident/sure.

Approach: Car accidents is countable so The number should be used. A B and C out. Both D and E use has so you look for something else. The word "Like" should get your attention. If you are using like then you should compare logical things. E compares number vs number. Hence E.
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