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The number of diesel-powered cars on the roads is expected to be more this year than last because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was last year.


A. The number of diesel-powered cars on the roads is expected to be more this year than last because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was

B. The number of diesel-powered cars on the roads are expected to increase more this year over last because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was

C. Expectations are for diesel-powered cars on the roads to be more this year than last year's because diesel fuel is cheaper than they were

D. It is the expectation that diesel-powered cars on the roads will be more this year over last because diesel fuel is cheaper than what it was

E. It is expected that diesel-powered cars on the roads will be more this year than last year's because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was


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IMO A.

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A The number of diesel-powered cars on the roads is expected to be more this year than last because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was -- correct
B The number of diesel-powered cars on the roads are expected to increase more this year over last because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was ---- the number is singular, 'are' should not be used.
C Expectations are for diesel-powered cars on the roads to be more this year than last year's because diesel fuel is cheaper than they were ---- changed the meaning.
D It is the expectation that diesel-powered cars on the roads will be more this year over last because diesel fuel is cheaper than what it was---- It is not referring to anything
E It is expected that diesel-powered cars on the roads will be more this year than last year's because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was ---- It is not referring to anything
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Sentence analysis:
the number , is >>> Correct SV pair.
expected to >>> Correct idiom

I am not ok with comparison here. the sentence should be.( removing the modifiers.)
the number of cars is expected to be more this year then that of last year.

though comparison in later part is correct.
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The number of diesel-powered cars on the roads are expected to be more this year than last because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was last year.



A The number of diesel-powered cars on the roads is expected to be more this year than last because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was

B The number of diesel-powered cars on the roads are expected to increase more this year over last because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was

C Expectations are for diesel-powered cars on the roads to be more this year than last year's because diesel fuel is cheaper than they were

D It is the expectation that diesel-powered cars on the roads will be more this year over last because diesel fuel is cheaper than what it was

E It is expected that diesel-powered cars on the roads will be more this year than last year's because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was
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Some one please correct the question...in the question it is mentioned that the verb is are but in option A the verb is is
Kindly correct it..it is misleading

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The number of diesel-powered cars on the roads are expected to be more this year than last because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was last year.


A The number of diesel-powered cars on the roads is expected to be more this year than last because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was
B The number of diesel-powered cars on the roads are expected to increase more this year over last because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was
C Expectations are for diesel-powered cars on the roads to be more this year than last year's because diesel fuel is cheaper than they were
D It is the expectation that diesel-powered cars on the roads will be more this year over last because diesel fuel is cheaper than what it was
E It is expected that diesel-powered cars on the roads will be more this year than last year's because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was

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Some one please correct the question...in the question it is mentioned that the verb is are but in option A the verb is is
Kindly correct it..it is misleading

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The number of diesel-powered cars on the roads are expected to be more this year than last because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was last year.


A The number of diesel-powered cars on the roads is expected to be more this year than last because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was
B The number of diesel-powered cars on the roads are expected to increase more this year over last because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was
C Expectations are for diesel-powered cars on the roads to be more this year than last year's because diesel fuel is cheaper than they were
D It is the expectation that diesel-powered cars on the roads will be more this year over last because diesel fuel is cheaper than what it was
E It is expected that diesel-powered cars on the roads will be more this year than last year's because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was

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I am not satisfied with the answer at all. What does "LAST" mean here? Last year? Last month? Last day? not clear at all. SOmebody, please provide some explanation as to why "LAST" is correct here.
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I am not satisfied with answer.

"is" is used when a singular subject is used.
"are" is used when a plural subject is used.

In this case diesel powered cars is plural. But how "is" is correct in this sentence?
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I am not satisfied with answer.

"is" is used when a singular subject is used.
"are" is used when a plural subject is used.

In this case diesel powered cars is plural. But how "is" is correct in this sentence?



Hey wishalsp333,

In this sentence "The number of diesel-powered cars on the roads", the subject is "The Number" not "diesel-powered cars".
We have a common rule that we don't find the subject of a sentence after a preposition. Here "Of diesel-powered cars" we have a preposition "of". So the element after the preposition "of" can't be the subject.

Example:-
The President of the U.S.A declared war on Korea.

Here the subject is "The President", not "The U.S.A".
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devikeerthansr wrote:
The number of diesel-powered cars on the roads is expected to be more this year than last because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was last year.


A. The number of diesel-powered cars on the roads is expected to be more this year than last because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was

B. The number of diesel-powered cars on the roads are expected to increase more this year over last because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was

C. Expectations are for diesel-powered cars on the roads to be more this year than last year's because diesel fuel is cheaper than they were

D. It is the expectation that diesel-powered cars on the roads will be more this year over last because diesel fuel is cheaper than what it was

E. It is expected that diesel-powered cars on the roads will be more this year than last year's because diesel fuel is cheaper than it was


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SV: Number-is
Idiom: more than
comparison: X more than Y
Answer A. stands out as the binary choice, however it should be "than last year"
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SV: Number-is
Idiom: more than
comparison: X more than Y
Answer A. stands out as the binary choice, however it should be "than last year"


That last year ???? how?? Moreover how many last years are there?? What that would be doing here ?
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