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Sentence Correction: Parts of Speech - Articles

Advertisers are using the internet increasingly because digital advertisements can receive as much views by potential consumers as printed advertisements can.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The article much can describe only non-count nouns whereas the noun views is a plural count noun.

What helps us identify this mistake is the following Stop Sign:

much, (a) little, less, the amount of

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect and repeats the original Parts of Speech error. The article much can describe only non-count nouns whereas the noun views is a plural count noun.

What helps us identify this mistake is the following Stop Sign:

much, (a) little, less, the amount of

Although this answer choice corrects the original Parts of Speech error by using many to describe a count noun, it is stylistically flawed. Using the passive form (The internet is being used by) creates redundancy. Since there is another grammatically correct answer choice that does not use the passive form, it is preferable to this one.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Parts of Speech error by using many to describe a count noun, it does not fit into the original sentence and creates the illogical and awkward phrase advertisers are using the internet increasingly can.

That's right!

This answer choice corrects the original Parts of Speech error by replacing the article much, which describes only non-count nouns, with many, which describes plural count nouns and agrees with views.

Advertisers are using the internet increasingly because digital advertisements can receive as much views by potential consumers as printed advertisements
Advertisers are using the internet increasingly because digital advertisements can receive as many views by potential consumers as printed advertisements
The internet is being used increasingly by advertisers because digital advertisements can receive as many views by potential consumers as printed advertisements
Advertisers are increasingly using the internet because digital advertisements can receive as much views by potential consumers as the printed advertisements
Because digital advertisements can receive as many views by potential consumers as printed advertisements can, advertisers are using the internet increasingly