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# When drive-ins were at the height of their popularity in the

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28 Feb 2011, 06:58
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When drive-ins were at the height of their popularity in the late 1950’s, some 4,000 existed in the United States, but today there are less than one-quarter that many.
A. there are less than one-quarter that many
B. there are fewer than one-quarter as many
C. there are fewer than one-quarter of that amount
D. the number is less than one-quarter the amount
E. it is less than one-quarter of that amount
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28 Feb 2011, 07:09
B is clear.
fewer > less since drive inns are countable. B and C left. C has evil "that". B remains.

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28 Feb 2011, 07:12
whats the difference between 'as many' and 'that many' ?
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28 Feb 2011, 07:18
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Btw this SC is based on idiom "as many X as Y"

"that" many? Ask yourself "what" many? "that" does not have antecedent.

Three reasons to eliminate C
a. that - pronoun ambiguity
b. "amount" is uncountable. But drive ins are countable.
c. Last but not the least "unidiomatic" construction in C.

garimavyas wrote:
whats the difference between 'as many' and 'that many' ?

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