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    #1

    Plz I need an explanation..

    hi, teachers... please review the following sentence.
    The answer is(B). I would like to know why (A) cannot be an answer.
    please give me your advice. thatnk you ^^

    There is a growing ----- of residents who oppose construction of a shopping center on the corner of Kingstone and Falcon Avenues.
    (A) rate
    (B) list
    (C) town
    (D) anger

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    #2

    Re: Plz I need an explanation..

    'Rate' would refer to the speed of the growth not the number. However, I think I would phrase it differently: The number of residents who oppose... is growing.

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    #3

    Re: Plz I need an explanation..

    I'd use "amount"

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    #4

    Re: Plz I need an explanation..

    Agree with Tdol and would use "list" only if there were a petition signed by the residents.

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    Re: Plz I need an explanation..

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    I'd use "amount"
    You do hear 'amount' being used with plural nouns, but it'll still be marked down as wrong by many.

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