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

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In the 1980â€™s the rate of increase of the minority population of the United States was nearly twice as fast as the 1970â€™s.

(A) twice as fast as
(B) twice as fast as it was in
(C) twice what it was in
(D) two times faster than that of
(E) two times greater than
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04 Dec 2005, 17:40
C.

"rate of increase" :
- twice/two times and
- faster

seems redundant.
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05 Dec 2005, 08:47
I`ll go against the grain and choose (B). Twice as fast as it was...

Justifications:

1. Rate is a measure of speed so "fast" is necessary.
2. As...as is an all time favorite ETS idiom.
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05 Dec 2005, 10:55
B is best.
Correct idiom is as... as. That leaves A and B.
A is out because it is not parallel.
In the 1980â€™s ....twice as fast as it was in the 1970's
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05 Dec 2005, 10:57
For me a clear B also.

In the 1980's must be paralleled with in the 1970*s and we are talking about an increase here, so we must charecterize it with fast.
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05 Dec 2005, 17:23
THe OA is C

Also E is illogical comparison
05 Dec 2005, 17:23
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