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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 in
(C) twice what it was in
(D) two times faster than that of
(E) two times greater than

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It is a well-discussed question.

"rate" can be niether fast nor slow - it is just a number.
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As many people correctly pointed out, B tries to modify the noun "rate" as "fast", making the sentence illogical.

In addition, B uses the pronoun "it" incorrectly. It must refer to the SAME "copy" of thing. For example:

-Mike saw a scrumptious piece of cherry pie at the shop. The temptation was too great, and he had to eat it.

Here, "it" refers to the same piece of cherry pie, Mike had seen earlier.

"it" in B refers to the same rate of increase that appears in the sentence earlier. Of course, this is incorrect, as the purpose is to compare two DIFFERENT rates.

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I feel even C compares it properly... can you please elaborate ?
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the usage of "rate of increase" with fast is redundant. Hence C is the best choice
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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 in
(C) twice what it was in
(D) two times faster than that of
(E) two times greater than

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(C) should be the correct answer because "faster rate" makes no sense, it's no car or no horse, just some number, percentage.

All answer choices except (C) and (E) use adjective "faster". In (E) "rate of increase" is compared with "the 1970's" and also makes no sense


Hence (C)
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priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
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 in
(C) twice what it was in
(D) two times faster than that of
(E) two times greater than

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i would go with my layman level explanation..

is the rate of increase twice or two times..?

i went with twice because ( the rate of increase is two times faster? or two times greater..) is not grammatically correct... Hence options D & E are knocked off...

we are left with A, B & C

A: as fast as 1970s? rate is compared with 1970s...WRONG
B: rate as fast as it was in? rate is considered as speed? WRONG
C: rate is twice as it was in 1970s... CORRECT

Hence C is the answer
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amod243 wrote:
I think B & C both are correct
but since C got superior because it is more Concise than B.



B is incorrect - "rate" is just a number and can not be "fast/slow"
C is correct.
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"the rate of increase ..." is the Subject--say X

Now X-->Comparing with whom?
IN A--it is with "1970's"
only B compares it correctly
E OUT--cant be greater(fast/faster--> the right words)
C is OUT too
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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 in
(C) twice what it was in
(D) two times faster than that(rate of increase) of
(E) two times greater than

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I think its B for parallelism: "In the 1980's" & "twice as fast as it was in the 1970's"
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Does anyone know the correct answer? Is it C or B?
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I think its B ..
Anyone knows the correct answer??
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I would go with B ,
Do we have a definitive answer for this question?
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I think B & C both are correct
but since C got superior because it is more Concise than B.
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But don't you people think that 'it' can refer to both 'increase' as well as 'population'?
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Here in this sentence the comparison element is "the rate of increase" not 'rate" and i think "the rate of increase" can be fast n slow [:)]

Think the only reason C is correct is C is precise(mentioned by amod243)
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My Ans is 'C'
'B' and 'C' come close to be correct.
However in 'B', 'fast rate of increase' is incorrect. Use of 'fast' here is redundant.
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New post 17 Feb 2010, 20:34
I would vote for B.

In C what & it are redundant since both are replacing the rate of increase.
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New post 18 Feb 2010, 01:18
My choice will be B, what is the OA?
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The OA is C. This question was discussed many times before. :)
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