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The construction company saved a significant amount of money when they realized that less bricks could be used per square yard if the pattern of brick laying in the plaza were to be altered.

A. when they realized that less bricks could be used
B. when they used the realization that less bricks could be used
C. when it used the realization of fewer bricks
D. when they realized that fewer bricks could be used
E. when it realized that fewer bricks could be used



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Option A - incorrect
It uses a plural pronoun 'they' to replace the singular subject 'the construction company.' The adjective 'less' does not agree with the countable noun bricks.

Option B - incorrect
This has the same as option A. The adjective 'less' does not agree with the countable noun 'bricks.' Also, the noun 'realization' cannot be used as a modifier.

Option C - incorrect
The phrase used 'the realization of' changes the meaning of the sentence.

Option D - incorrect
The subject 'construction company' is singular. So using a plural pronoun is wrong. We need a singular pronoun 'it.'

Option E - correct
This is correct as it uses the correct pronoun 'it' and the modifier 'realized.' It also uses the adjective 'fewer' to qualify the noun 'bricks.'