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Question

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.


 

Option A:

there are less than one-quarter that many

Option B:

there are fewer than one-quarter as many

Option C:

there are fewer than one-quarter of that amount

Option D:

the number is less than one-quarter the amount

Option E:

it is less than one-quarter of that amount

Difficulty Level

Easy

Solution

Option B is the correct answer.


Option Analysis

Concept tested: Comparisons, Modifiers

A) Inappropriate usage of the word “less” – The same cannot be used with “one-quarter”

B) Correct answer

C) Inappropriate usage of the word “fewer” with “amount”

D) Same as A.

E) Same as A.


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