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SC|comparison(more vs greater)

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SC|comparison(more vs greater)

Post Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:37 am
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    Even though the costs of paying baseball players amounts to a sum greater than one half of the overall cost of operating a Major League Baseball team last year, Major League Baseball franchise owners were still willing to pay increasingly higher salaries to top players.

    A.amounts to a sum greater
    B.amounts to more
    C.amounted to more
    D.amounted to a greater sum
    E.amounted to greater

    I'm bit torn apart between C and E.
    costs ->countable so, 'costs' should go with greater so I'm tempted with E but OA:C

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    Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:15 pm
    Options A and B are wrong because the verb amount is in present?

    Why option D is not correct? I would appreciate any help here.

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    Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:20 am
    This question relies on a pretty specific rule: when referring to a fraction or a percentage, we typically use "more than" rather than "greater than". When we refer to a number than is not a fraction or a percentage, we typically use "greater than". Here, we have "more/greater than one half of the overall cost". "One half" is a fraction, so we use "more than".

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