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# The increase in the number and scope of investigations into monopolist

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The increase in the number and scope of investigations into monopolistic business practices, in addition to the expansion of definitions of such practices, have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation presently than ever before.

(A) have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation presently than ever before

(B) has resulted in greater antimonopoly litigation presently than previously

(C) has resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than was seen ever before

(D) have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than ever before

(E) has resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than ever before

Originally posted by aaba on 04 Feb 2018, 21:54.
Last edited by Bunuel on 23 Aug 2018, 00:17, edited 1 time in total.
Renamed the topic and edited the question.
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05 Feb 2018, 08:15
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The increase in the number and scope of investigations into monopolistic business practices, in addition to the expansion of definitions of such practices, have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation presently than ever before.

(A) have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation presently than ever before
(B) has resulted in greater antimonopoly litigation presently than previously
(C) has resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than was seen ever before
(D) have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than ever before
(E) has resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than ever before

Hi,

subject: the increase(singular)...verb has to be used. A and D out.
greater is used of quantitative comparisons.. so B is out.
The concept if elliptical comparison is used over here..C is wrong as was has no comparative reference More X than Y(X and Y has to be parallel)
E is Correct.
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11 Feb 2018, 00:31
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The increase in the number and scope of investigations into monopolistic business practices, in addition to the expansion of definitions of such practices, have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation presently than ever before.

(A) have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation presently than ever before -SV error
(B) has resulted in greater antimonopoly litigation presently than previously -Greater is preferred for numbers in comparison
(C) has resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than was seen ever before
(D) have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than ever before -SV Error
(E) has resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than ever before

I have kept E as answer based on ellipses use of was is unnecessary or grammaticalywrong
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aaba wrote:
The increase in the number and scope of investigations into monopolistic business practices, in addition to the expansion of definitions of such practices, have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation presently than ever before.

(A) have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation presently than ever before

(B) has resulted in greater antimonopoly litigation presently than previously

(C) has resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than was seen ever before

(D) have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than ever before

(E) has resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than ever before

We need "has" in place of "have" as subject is "The increase", which is singular.
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10 Apr 2018, 06:03
aaba wrote:
The increase in the number and scope of investigations into monopolistic business practices, in addition to the expansion of definitions of such practices, have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation presently than ever before.

(A) have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation presently than ever before
(B) has resulted in greater antimonopoly litigation presently than previously
(C) has resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than was seen ever before
(D) have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than ever before
(E) has resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than ever before

(A) have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation presently than ever before

(B) has resulted in greater antimonopoly litigation presently than previously

(C) has resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than was seen ever before

(D) have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than ever before

(E) has resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than ever before

We need "has" in place of "have" as the subject is "The increase", which is singular.
I hope it makes sense.
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The increase in the number and scope of investigations into monopolistic business practices, in addition to the expansion of definitions of such practices, have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation presently than ever before.

The increase in x in addition to xxx , has resulted -> The subject of the sentence increase is Singular so A and D are wrong

(B) has resulted in greater antimonopoly litigation presently than previously -> We can count the number of litigations but ligation itself isn't a number hence we do not use greater than here
Some examples of nouns that are themselves numbers are: percent, interest rate, population, volume, distance, price, cost, and number.

(C) has resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than was seen ever before (X than was xxx ) - Not parallel

(E) has resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than ever before - No errors and concise
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23 Aug 2018, 00:16
I am confused between C and E. I would go for E. Can someone explain how to deal with these comparisons. Though I did a few in the past these are always confusing

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23 Aug 2018, 00:19
aaba wrote:
The increase in the number and scope of investigations into monopolistic business practices, in addition to the expansion of definitions of such practices, have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation presently than ever before.

(A) have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation presently than ever before

(B) has resulted in greater antimonopoly litigation presently than previously

(C) has resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than was seen ever before

(D) have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than ever before

(E) has resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than ever before

KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

The answer choices indicate that you need to choose between have and has. Since the subject of the sentence is the singular increase, has is correct and you can eliminate (A) and (D). Beware: Even though the sentence discusses the expanded definition in addition to the increase, in addition to does not make the subject plural. Only and can create a compound, or plural, subject in these situations because it unites two subjects into one plural subject. Next, more is correct and greater is not since the sentence doesn't discuss numbers. Eliminate (B). Finally, at present is, however wordy, the correct alternative to presently. Presently, as with hopefully, is an adverb, meaning that it needs to modify a verb (J will perform the task presently). Since litigation is a noun, it requires an adjective, and at present fits the bill. (E) it is.
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23 Aug 2018, 12:46
Bunuel wrote:
aaba wrote:
The increase in the number and scope of investigations into monopolistic business practices, in addition to the expansion of definitions of such practices, have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation presently than ever before.

(A) have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation presently than ever before

(B) has resulted in greater antimonopoly litigation presently than previously

(C) has resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than was seen ever before

(D) have resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than ever before

(E) has resulted in more antimonopoly litigation at present than ever before

KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

The answer choices indicate that you need to choose between have and has. Since the subject of the sentence is the singular increase, has is correct and you can eliminate (A) and (D). Beware: Even though the sentence discusses the expanded definition in addition to the increase, in addition to does not make the subject plural. Only and can create a compound, or plural, subject in these situations because it unites two subjects into one plural subject. Next, more is correct and greater is not since the sentence doesn't discuss numbers. Eliminate (B). Finally, at present is, however wordy, the correct alternative to presently. Presently, as with hopefully, is an adverb, meaning that it needs to modify a verb (J will perform the task presently). Since litigation is a noun, it requires an adjective, and at present fits the bill. (E) it is.

Hello Bunuel,
Could you please elaborate on when more and greater are used in sentences?

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22 Nov 2018, 17:42
elPatron434 wrote:
Could you please elaborate on when more and greater are used in sentences?

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More is used whenever we have a non-countable noun (antimonopoly in this case) whereas greater has to be used for countable nouns only. We can simply think of when do we use greater than in daily language.

For example:
1. Bunnuel's GMAT score is greater than 99% of test takers.

We never say (or rather should never say)

2. Bunnuel's intelligence is greater than 99% of test takers.
(As Intelligence is non countable while GMAT score was countable)

Hope that makes it a bit more clear.
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