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by sumittaneja009 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:39 am
New Jersey’s is one of the five highest number of reported cases of Lyme disease in the United States.
(A) New Jersey’s is one of the five highest number of reported
(B) New Jersey’s is one of the five highest numbers in reporting
(C) New Jersey has a report of one of the five highest numbers of
(D) New Jersey has one of the five highest numbers of reported
(E) New Jersey reports one of the five highest number of


OA id D

I dont understand how can a choice with "numbers of" be correct?

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by ronniecoleman » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:57 am
New Jersey’s is one of the five highest number of reported cases of Lyme disease in the United States.
(A) New Jersey’s is one of the five highest number of reported

awkward ....OUT


(B) New Jersey’s is one of the five highest numbers in reporting

awkward ....OUT
(C) New Jersey has a report of one of the five highest numbers of

Changes the meaning...
OUT

(D) New Jersey has one of the five highest numbers of reported

Correct

(E) New Jersey reports one of the five highest number of

Changes the meaning.
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Re: New Jersey

by iamcste » Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:02 am
sumittaneja009 wrote: I dont understand how can a choice with "numbers of" be correct?
" The numbers of " is incorrect when used as a subject and applies in deciding subject verb agreement.. I would not stike all option wherever I see "numbers of "

Also, other options change meaning as if "NJ just reports and doesnt itself have those issues"

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by logitech » Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:10 am
iamcste, thanks for reading what posters ACTUALLY ask...There are so many people who jumps their gun without any idea where they are shooting at...You are the man!
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by ronniecoleman » Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:01 am
:):):)

Thanks Logitech !
RIGHT.... missed that one for option C

also, be careful in omitting option just because they are numbers

Because

Numbers of X ---WRONG ( acting as preposition phrase)

highest numbers--- CORRECT ( acting as a noun )

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I guess it would be very early mornign in los angeles now...
it seems you are really working very hard..
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by logitech » Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:01 am
ronniecoleman wrote::):):)


@Logitech

I guess it would be very early mornign in los angeles now...
it seems you are really working very hard..
:D :D
3:00 AM

I am off to bed! ;-) :roll:
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