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# A Labor Department study states that the numbers of women

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A Labor Department study states that the numbers of women employed outside the home grew by more than a thirty-five percent increase in the past decade and accounted for more than sixty-two percent of the total growth in the civilian work force.
(A) numbers of women employed outside the home grew by more than a thirty-five percent increase
(B) numbers of women employed outside the home grew more than thirty-five percent
(C) numbers of women employed outside the home were raised by more than thirty-five percent
(D) number of women employed outside the home increased by more than thirty-five percent
(E) number of women employed outside the home was raised by more than a thirty-five percent increase

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30 Jun 2007, 20:09
D duh!!!!
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+1 for D.

"The numbers of" is always wrong in GMAT. Option"E" is having redundancy. The meaning of "Raise" & "Increase" are same.

If someone interested ...
The number of = Singular
A number of = Plural

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23 Aug 2010, 03:34
ya easy D ...numbers of always incorrect ...
in .A and E ...increase and raised redundant ...hence D wish we could pinpoint all this on the G day
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01 Jan 2011, 07:19
(D)

(A) numbers of women employed outside the home grew by more than a thirty-five percent increase
(B) numbers of women employed outside the home grew more than thirty-five percent
(C) numbers of women employed outside the home were raised by more than thirty-five percent
(D) number of women employed outside the home increased by more than thirty-five percent --> CORRECT
(E) number of women employed outside the home was raised by more than a thirty-five percent increase
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01 Sep 2013, 06:20
The answer will be Option "D".

It clearly rectifies the errors in the sentence:-

1) Use of numbers is wrong.
2) Words grew and increase brings in redundancy in the sentence.
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12 Feb 2014, 18:13
(A) numbers of women employed outside the home grew by more than a thirty-five percent increase Wrong - "numbers" is not appropriate for noun "women"; "more than...increase" is redundant.

(B) numbers of women employed outside the home grew more than thirty-five percent Wrong - "numbers", same reason as above; "grew" is not idiomatic for percentages.

(C) numbers of women employed outside the home were raised by more than thirty-five percent Wrong - "numbers", same reason as above; passive construction creates an illogical meaning and signifies that women were raised by percentages.

(D) number of women employed outside the home increased by more than thirty-five percent Correct - "more than" modifies "increased"

(E) number of women employed outside the home was raised by more than a thirty-five percent increase Wrong - "more than...increase" is redundant.

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01 Mar 2014, 01:13
to rule out B, I guess it's worth mentioning that apart from wrong use of numbers, a by is also needed.
e.g., by more than 20%. Am I right?
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05 Sep 2014, 07:23
gauravnagpal wrote:
ya easy D ...numbers of always incorrect ...
in .A and E ...increase and raised redundant ...hence D wish we could pinpoint all this on the G day

numbers of is not always incorrect.

The numbers of
and A numbers of - are both incorrect.. But there are some usage of "numbers of" - which are acceptable on GMAT.

not sure if I can post other sources links here - but this is useful
http://www.beatthegmat.com/numbers-of-f ... 85-15.html
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