Can someone explain the question?
I'm glad to help.Note 1:
for abstract numbers such as "numbers
" ==> we must use "greater than
". We mean the quantity is greater, not the number itself. We CAN'T count 1 quantity, 2 quantity Note 2:
After the semicolon, we must use a clause that has its own subject and own verb. The clause after the semicolon is a dependent clause.
The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close brush with extinction; its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when
the use of DDT was sharply restricted in the early 1970's.
(A) its numbers are now five times greater than what they were whenCorrect.
(B) its numbers now fivefold
what they were whenWrong.
"fivefold" is NOT a verb. The sentence is incomplete.
(C) its numbers now five times more than whenWrong.
"five times more than when" is wrong comparison.
(D) now with fivefold the numbers
it had whenWrong.
(E) now with its numbers five greater since Wrong.
"five greater" is wrong. In addition, we need "than" after "greater".
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