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According to the National Science Foundation, in 2003 there were 198,113 female science and engineering graduate students, almost 42% of the graduate students in those fields, twice as much as 1981.

a. twice as much as 1981

b. twice as many as 1981

c. double the figure for 1981

d. double what it was in 1981

e. a number double that of 1981’s

I know this question has been discussed on the forum previously, but i am still not sure whether i understand the question fully.
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Re: According to the national science foundation [#permalink] New post 18 May 2012, 07:51
A - as much for numbers is wrong
B - X, twice as many as - this is right construction. Needs the number right before twice to modify.
D - 'what it was' - wordy and it has no clear referent
E - 'that' has no clear referent.

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Re: According to the national science foundation [#permalink] New post 18 May 2012, 07:53
Is the use of 'what', as used in this context, always wrong on the GMAT?
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Re: According to the National Science Foundation, in 2003 there [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2012, 17:10
According to the National Science Foundation, in 2003 there were 198,113 female science and engineering graduate students, almost 42% of the graduate students in those fields, twice as much as 1981.

a. twice as much as 1981 Incorrect comparison.

b. twice as many as 1981 Incorrect comparison.

c. double the figure for 1981 Correct

d. double what it was in 1981 Incorrect comparison.

e. a number double that of 1981’s - Not sure but i think possessive is not needed here as that (number) is already present.
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Re: According to the National Science Foundation, in 2003 there [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2012, 09:22
Would - Twice as many as in 1981 worked had it been an option?
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Re: According to the National Science Foundation, in 2003 there [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2012, 22:22
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Would - Twice as many as in 1981 worked had it been an option?


Yes. The option "twice as many as in 1981" would work if that option were there.

Since, in the current choice "in" is missing, it is incorrect.
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