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more than greater than… Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:11 am
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A wildlife expert predicts that the reintroduction of the caribou into northern Minnesota would fail if the density of the timber wolf population in that region is more numerous than one wolf for every 39 square miles.

(A) would fail if the density of the timber wolf population in that region is more numerous than
(B) would fail provided the density of the timber wolf population in that region is more than
(C) should fail if the timber wolf density in that region was greater than
(D) will fail if the density of the timber wolf population in that region is greater than
(E) will fail if the timber wolf density in that region were more numerous than

OA is D.. Please where we use more than/greater than or less than ….

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Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:16 am
Density, an abstract "mass" noun, is logically construed with greater than.

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Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:13 pm
The main grammatical mistake to be spotted in this task concerns verb forms. Based on that it is easy to eliminate answers A,B and C.

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Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:58 pm
Hi Kaisa,

Yes I agree to your approach and OA. But, might be a wrong question to ask , I wanted to know the usage of comparison terms Could you please shed some light on their usage.

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Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:24 am
hey_thr67 wrote:
A wildlife expert predicts that the reintroduction of the caribou into northern Minnesota would tail if the density of the timber wolf population in that region is more numerous than one wolf for every 39 square miles.

(A) would fail if the density of the timber wolf population in that region is more numerous than
(B) would fail provided the density of the timber wolf population in that region is more than
(C) should fail if the timber wolf density in that region was greater than
(D) will fail if the density of the timber wolf population in that region is greater than
(E) will fail if the timber wolf density in that region were more numerous than

OA is D.. Please where we use more than/greater than or less than ….
greater than is used to compare uncountable nouns
more than is used to compare countable nouns
Density can not be counted and hence greater than

Following are some more examples:
Countable Modifiers
MANY hats
NOT MANY hats
FEW hats
FEWER hats
FEWEST hats
NUMBER of hats
FEWER THAN 10 hats
NUMEROUS hats
MORE NUMEROUS hats

Uncountable Modifiers
MUCH patience
NOT MUCH patience
LlTILE patience
LESS patience
LEAST patience
AMOUNT of patience
LESS THAN a certain AMOUNT of patience
GREAT patience
GREATER patience

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