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# In 1914 a total of 469,000 cars and trucks were produced in

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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
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30 Oct 2010, 17:16
B

D and E were tempting.

But C, D and E sound as if the author is comparing the number of trucks produced in 1914 to the number of trucks produced in 1929. I believe that the author meant to say the number of trucks produced in 1929 was twice the total number of cars and trucks produced 1914, so B is correct.
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B for me.

Is the only sentence that makes sense with respect to 469k. Other sentences do not reference trucks back to the 469k.
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05 Nov 2010, 14:13
I don't the issue here is idiom.
It is S-V agreement along with using the correct clause.

Subject is "total" verb must be "the number of"....
and need the restrictive clause to point to the subject.
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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.

The correct idiom is "as many as"
D and E out

A) the numbers of trucks alone
WRONG :- twice of what number ?? we need a digit or a reference to a digit.

B) that number of trucks alone
CORRECT:- twice that number of truck alone ; twice of 4696000.

C) the number of trucks by themselves
WRONG:- "alone" , "by themselves" is redundant. Both means the same thing.

D) as many trucks themselves
WRONG IDIOM

E) as many trucks by themselves
WRONG IDIOM

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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

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