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# When drive-ins were at the height of their popularity in the late 1950

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28 May 2019, 13:04
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I understand the answer is B.

Can someone help me with the use of "there" in this sentence.
The choice is comparing "Some 4000 existed" to "There" as in a location?

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28 May 2019, 16:22
pulkitsahani wrote:
I understand the answer is B.

Can someone help me with the use of "there" in this sentence.
The choice is comparing "Some 4000 existed" to "There" as in a location?

Thanks

pulkitsahani

The "some 4,000 existed" is being compared with "one quarter of that [some 4,000]". Yes, "there" means "that place" but in this sentence, the "there" is acting as a phantom subject. The real subject of the last half of the sentence is still drive-ins.... or rather "less than one-quarter as many [drive-ins]."
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11 Jun 2019, 10:14
I got the answer, but can someone explain isn't 'as many' should always follow 'as' ?
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15 Jun 2019, 06:09
Hi, could you explain why B is correct and C is incorrect? In option B, "as those in US in late 50's" is implicit. Why are we assuming this is implicit?
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18 Aug 2019, 20:55
Nice explanations.
Now I will remember the concept here.
Countable/non-countable nouns, and less/few.
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27 Oct 2019, 11:39
That / it -wrong Plural Drives....
Left with B and D
B more appropriate
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