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According to a recent study by Rutgers University, the number of women in state legislatures has grown in every election since 1968.
(A) the number of women in state legislatures has grown
(B) the number of women who are in state legislatures have grown
(C) there has been growth in the number of women in state legislatures
(D) a growing number of women have been in state legislatures
(E) women have been growing in number in state legislatures
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New post 26 Aug 2005, 10:43
Nothing wrong with A.

In fact all the other choices, change the original meaning of the sentence. Also, the number of women... has grown, is correct.
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New post 26 Aug 2005, 11:07
Not sure about A.
Should not the tense used be present continous rather than simple past???
Even though in passive voice, I guess, C sounds correct.

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I thought C too..but it seems to suggest "there has been growth in number of women" as in they have grown something....

So i will go with A...
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A for me too.

is it true that "THE number of X" is singular whereas "A number of Y" is plural?
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The number + noun: singular verb
One more vote for A coz it is clear and concise

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According to a recent study by Rutgers University, the number of women in state legislatures has grown in every election since 1968.
(A) the number of women in state legislatures has grown
(B) the number of women who are in state legislatures have grown
(C) there has been growth in the number of women in state legislatures
(D) a growing number of women have been in state legislatures
(E) women have been growing in number in state legislatures
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OA is A
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Hi, I have a question regarding the tense of "has grown". Is "has been growing" a wrong way to say the same thing?
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Hi, I have a question regarding the tense of "has grown". Is "has been growing" a wrong way to say the same thing?


The number -------> Has grown ( Correct S-V issue )

Has been growing is Present Perfect Continuous tense which is not preferred here...

Please go through this link to revise the concept on Present Perfect Continuous

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/pre ... nuous.html

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