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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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Re: SC:1000 - numbers of women [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2008, 20:01
The numbers of is incorrect – Eliminate A, B and C

(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 [raised and increase – redundant – eliminate it]

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Re: SC:1000 - numbers of women [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2008, 00:15
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

Eliminate A,B,C : numbers of => for uncount. noun
(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 Eliminate= > was raised = passive
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Re: SC:1000 - numbers of women [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2008, 10:28
D is clear and concise uses the number of women correctly .
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Re: SC:1000 - numbers of women [#permalink] New post 19 May 2008, 01:36
I Agree. D uses the "number of women" which is correct. In E the last word increase is unnecessary/redundant.
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Re: SC:1000 - numbers of women [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2011, 06:20
(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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