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In 1914 a total of 469,000 cars and trucks were produced in the United States, but in 1929 almost twice the numbers of tucks alone came off the assembly lines.
A. the numbers of tucks alone
B. that number of trucks alone
C. the number of trucks by themselves
D. as many trucks themselves
E. as many trucks by themselves

Can some one explain the logic behind this??
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Re: Trucks [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 07:18
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In 1914 a total of 469,000 cars and trucks were produced in the United States, but in 1929 almost twice the numbers of tucks alone came off the assembly lines.
A. the numbers of tucks alone
B. that number of trucks alone
C. the number of trucks by themselves
D. as many trucks themselves
E. as many trucks by themselves

Can some one explain the logic behind this??


correct usage is ' twice the number' ,'twice the value'.

Twice the numbers is wrong.
Also twice as many as is wrong usage. It should be two times as many as.
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Re: Trucks [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 08:28
I went for B

C is surely wrong.

I've doubts between A & B.
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Re: Trucks [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 21:16
Sorry i forgot to mention that i dont have OA... please guys apply logic for this question... thanks
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Re: Trucks [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 02:02
I think OA is B. Gurpeetsingh can you please explain why is 'Twice the number' is wrong? Thanks in advance
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Re: Trucks [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 02:20
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I think OA is B. Gurpeetsingh can you please explain why is 'Twice the number' is wrong? Thanks in advance


Twice the number is not wrong....check my post again. I have said twice the numbers is wrong.
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Re: Trucks [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 02:50
I am not sure about the usage of "themselves" here ... I would have thought the answer is [b]
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Re: Trucks [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 02:53
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I am not sure about the usage of "themselves" here ... I would have thought the answer is [b]


Even I m not 100% sure but 'twice that' is certainly wrong in B.
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Re: Trucks [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 02:55
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Even I m not 100% sure but 'twice that' is certainly wrong in B.


Why is "twice that number" incorrect ? Does it not refer to 469,000 ?
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Re: Trucks [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 03:21
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Even I m not 100% sure but 'twice that' is certainly wrong in B.


Why is "twice that number" incorrect ? Does it not refer to 469,000 ?


twice that number is not idiomatic.
Moreover 'total of 469,000 cars and trucks' is mentioned. Twice that number of truck is what number?
The author has not mentioned number of truck; its the total number of truck and cars.
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Re: Trucks [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 03:31
gurpreetsingh wrote:
twice that number is not idiomatic.
Moreover 'total of 469,000 cars and trucks' is mentioned. Twice that number of truck is what number?
The author has not mentioned number of truck; its the total number of truck and cars.



You are comparing a number to a number, so seems ok to me.
"the number of X is twice that of Y" why is it unidiomatic ?

Also, by using "themselves" in C,D,E isnt it giving it a second meaning that the trucks took themselves off the assembly line ?
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Re: Trucks [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 03:34
A bit more of searching later ... I found this question cited in other places too

The OA is (b)
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Re: Trucks   [#permalink] 20 Sep 2010, 03:34
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