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# In the 1980's the rate of increase of the minority

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03 Jul 2007, 15:19
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In the 1980's the rate of increase of the minority population of the United States was nearly twice as fast as the 1970's.

A) twice as fast as
B) twice as fast as it was
C) twice what it was in
D) two times faster than that of
E) two times greater than

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03 Jul 2007, 15:33
C for me. A,B and E have apples to oranges comparison. D has redundant term fast
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07 Jul 2007, 17:03
I narrowed down to B or C.

my question is why not B? doesn't it sound clearer?

in the 80's the rate of increase of the population was nearly twice as fast as it was in the 70's.

don't we need the 'as fast as' here since we talking about the rate of increase?
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08 Jul 2007, 07:28
I thought answer to be "B" until i read that the comment that rate of increase not be too fast or slow. It makes sense.
So I will also go with C.

OA plsssssss.........
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08 Jul 2007, 11:31
OA is C.
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12 Jun 2011, 20:35
C, since D has a redundant element
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13 Jun 2011, 03:41
In the 1980's the rate of increase of the minority population of the United States was nearly twice as fast as the 1970's.

A) twice as fast as
B) twice as fast as it was
C) twice what it was in
D) two times faster than that of
E) two times greater than

I was able to narrow down to C. But Shouldn't the complete option be something like:
C) twice than what it was in
Is "than" not needed ... Without than the sentence doesnt make sense to me
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