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# The Coast Guard recently redesigned channel markers in the

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The Coast Guard recently redesigned channel markers in the Chesapeake Bay to accommodate large numbers of ospreys, whose huge nests formerly obstructed the lights.
(A) numbers of ospreys, whose huge nests
(B) numbers of ospreys, their huge nests
(C) amounts of ospreys, the huge nests of which
(D) nests of ospreys they
(E) numbers of ospreys, and their huge nests

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21 Oct 2008, 10:03
Source of this Q is ???

large numbers of

Isn't numbers of supposed to be wrong usage all the time?

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21 Oct 2008, 10:12
icandy wrote:
Source of this Q is ???

large numbers of

Isn't numbers of supposed to be wrong usage all the time?

not necessary. For example - Woodstock festival used to attract large numbers of people every year. Correct.
Or - Rolling Stones concert in Boston last week attracted large numer of people. Feel the difference?

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21 Oct 2008, 10:15
linau1982 wrote:
icandy wrote:
Source of this Q is ???

large numbers of

Isn't numbers of supposed to be wrong usage all the time?

not necessary. For example - Woodstock festival used to attract large numbers of people every year. Correct.
Or - Rolling Stones concert in Boston last week attracted large numer of people. Feel the difference?

I see the difference between people in large numbers and large number of people.

care to explain more?

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21 Oct 2008, 10:17
That's what the MGMAT SC book said - but from my experience, numbers of is not always incorrect.

icandy wrote:
Source of this Q is ???

large numbers of

Isn't numbers of supposed to be wrong usage all the time?

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21 Oct 2008, 10:22
vivektripathi wrote:
The Coast Guard recently redesigned channel markers in the Chesapeake Bay to accommodate large numbers of ospreys, whose huge nests formerly obstructed the lights.

(A) numbers of ospreys, whose huge nests
(B) numbers of ospreys, their huge nests
(C) amounts of ospreys, the huge nests of which
(D) nests of ospreys they
(E) numbers of ospreys, and their huge nests

A.

"a/the numbers of" does not sound good.

"large numbers" sounds good.
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23 Oct 2008, 06:21
whom does WHOSE refer in A and Their in E?

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23 Oct 2008, 06:28
vivektripathi wrote:
The Coast Guard recently redesigned channel markers in the Chesapeake Bay to accommodate large numbers of ospreys, whose huge nests formerly obstructed the lights.
(A) numbers of ospreys, whose huge nests
(B) numbers of ospreys, their huge nests
(C) amounts of ospreys, the huge nests of which
(D) nests of ospreys they awkward
(E) numbers of ospreys, and their huge nests

looks like A to me.

in A whose refers to ospreys
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24 Oct 2008, 00:04
not necessary. For example - Woodstock festival used to attract large numbers of people every year. Correct.
Or - Rolling Stones concert in Boston last week attracted large numer of people. Feel the difference?

Please can someone explain why is the difference between the two ?

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