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

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In the 1980s the rate of increase of the minority population [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2008, 08:40
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In the 1980s the rate of increase of the minority population of the United States was nearly twice as fast as the 1970s.

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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Re: rate of increase [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2008, 08:57
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Re: rate of increase [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2008, 10:09
On second thought, C doesn't flow well at all. "was" and "was" - leaning towards B.

"Rate of increase" and "twice as fast" seems redundant.
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Re: rate of increase [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2008, 10:36
IMO C.

If we remove 'twice' it would be 'rate of increase........was as fast as...'. Awkward and wrong construction.

In my opinion rate of increase is what it is, adjective 'fast' is a redundancy .
I belive rate of increase.... was twice what it was...
is better than
rate of increase.... was twice as fast as it was... in as in B

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Re: rate of increase [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2008, 13:44
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In the 1980s the rate of increase of the minority population of the United States was nearly twice as fast as the 1970s.

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


The rate of increase in 1980's is twice...of what? It is not saying the speed but talking on "extent"...so C should be the answer. Twice (adverb) what (the rate of increase) it was in 1970s. Also // structure...So, Answer should be C.
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Re: rate of increase [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2008, 22:41
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Re: rate of increase [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2008, 01:38
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Re: rate of increase [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2008, 01:51
Another C with the similar reasoning as above.
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Re: rate of increase [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2008, 09:42
I chose B, but reading from the comments above, I think C is right.

Rate of increase and fast = redundancy.
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