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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
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I think twice is not underlined.

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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 trucks alone came off the assembly lines.

A. the numbers of trucks 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

B.

1. trucks "by themselves" came off - Seems like the trucks started moving by themselves, like in the horror movies. C and E are out. I think the same can be said about D too.
2. I choose B.
In A, "twice the number of trucks" means the 1929 truck count. Twice the number of trucks in 1929, cannot come out in 1929 itself.
By bringing "that", the number referred is 469,000 - 1914 total count.
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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 trucks alone came off the assembly lines.

A. the numbers of trucks alone - 'numbers of' is always wrong
B. that number of trucks alone - CORRECT
C. the number of trucks by themselves
D. as many trucks themselves - 'as many as' is the correct idiom.
E. as many trucks by themselves - same as D.
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Between A and B the difference is subject-verb agreement in the non-underlined portion?

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the numberS of.....is always incorrect for GMAT..
always use the number of....and this is always singular
a number of .....is always plural

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'that' refers to the preivous number of 469k rightly. Without the relative pronoun 'that' the sentence lack the element of 'to what extent or to what degree'.
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I think it helps to first figure out what the sentence is really trying to convey...

The sentence tells us that In 1914 a total of 469,000 cars and trucks were produced in the United States,
but in 1929 almost twice that number of trucks alone came off the assembly lines.

I think we need a relative pronoun to refer to the number in 1949.
A. the numbers of tucks alone : 'twice the numbers of' is incorrect.
B. that number of trucks alone : Correct
C. the number of trucks by themselves : the trucks themselves did not come out of the assembly line.
D. as many trucks themselves :the trucks themselves did not come out of the assembly line
E. as many trucks by themselves :the trucks themselves did not come out of the assembly line

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23 Sep 2004, 20:57
The sentence is not making any good sense at all. What is the source of this question? Or is there any typo. 'themselves' or 'alone' sounds terrible.

Anyways, only B is best among the worst.

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23 Sep 2004, 22:13
marine wrote:
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

I agree with the horror movie comment.
I concur with hardworking_ind...B it is.
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24 Sep 2004, 07:00
OA is B
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25 Sep 2004, 05:44
Could you please develop your opinion ? I am hesitating between A & B ...
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25 Sep 2004, 22:36
venksune wrote:
'that' refers to the preivous number of 469k rightly. Without the relative pronoun 'that' the sentence lack the element of 'to what extent or to what degree'.

To add to this...with A) twice the number could refer to 'twice 1929'
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26 Sep 2004, 11:24
Thank you, I understand the reason why "that" is necessary here... Anyway this is really weird as a question...
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26 Sep 2004, 13:10
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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

I chose B because I felt the need for 'that'.

So, if I had to calculate the question mathematically, I would calculate the number of trucks in 1929 as (2 * X) and 'that' in B helps me tells what the number X is i.e 429 K.
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26 Sep 2004, 15:07
I agree with venksune , B is the best of worst .
I am sure this is not a GMAT question not even close .
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Between A and B the difference is subject-verb agreement in the non-underlined portion?
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22 Nov 2013, 01:47
i almost go this one wrong
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28 Jul 2014, 02:38
rahul wrote:
I agree with venksune , B is the best of worst .
I am sure this is not a GMAT question not even close .

Question is very very weird but to my wonder , it came in official GMATPRep
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28 Jul 2014, 13:17
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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 trucks alone came off the assembly lines.

A. the numbers of trucks alone - 'numbers of' is always wrong
B. that number of trucks alone - CORRECT
C. the number of trucks by themselves
D. as many trucks themselves - 'as many as' is the correct idiom.
E. as many trucks by themselves - same as D.

What are differences between that and the here? Could anyone explain it for me?
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06 Sep 2015, 03:26
marine wrote:
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

Hey Fellows!

Is B really parallel when comparing Numer of Trucks to "Cars and Trucks" or is it indeed comparing "Number of Trucks" to "a total of 469'000" which is a number too.

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