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The declining number of graduate students majoring in engineering has resulted in less skilled engineers qualified to work in modern industries that have become increasingly high-tech.


A. has resulted in less

B. has resulted in fewer

C. have resulted in fewer

D. had resulted in less

E. have resulted in less

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New post 15 Jul 2018, 06:32
+1 for B.

A. has resulted in less

B. has resulted in fewer --> Correct

C. have resulted in fewer

D. had resulted in less

E. have resulted in less

Hence, B.
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The declining number of graduate students majoring in engineering has resulted in less skilled engineers qualified to work in modern industries that have become increasingly high-tech.

A. has resulted in less (less is used for quantity)

B. has resulted in fewer (correct)

C. have resulted in fewer (declining number is singular)

D. had resulted in less (usage of past tense is incorrect)

E. have resulted in less (same as c)
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Bunuel wrote:
The declining number of graduate students majoring in engineering has resulted in less skilled engineers qualified to work in modern industries that have become increasingly high-tech.


A. has resulted in less

B. has resulted in fewer

C. have resulted in fewer

D. had resulted in less

E. have resulted in less



Note :

1. The number of + singular verb

2. we use few for count nouns.

Thus B is the correct answer.
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