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The number if undergraduate degrees in engineering colleges and universities in United states increases by more than twice from 1978 to 1985.

a) Increased by more than twice
b) increased more than twice
c) more than doubled
d) was more than doubled
e) had more than doubled
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2006, 23:52
You rock kripalkavi!

OA is C. Can you please explain.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2006, 00:28
chanmat wrote:
Juaz, B is also simple past right?

In B, increased ...twice.. is redundant. Also, C is more concise.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2006, 07:40
chanmat wrote:
You rock kripalkavi!

OA is C. Can you please explain.


number of + countable noun ... doubled...

Ex. The number of GMATClub members doubled between 2001 and 2003.

vs.

percentage of + countable noun ... increased by ...

Ex. The percentage of students scoring over 700 points increased by 100% between 2001 and 2003.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2007, 11:50
Juaz wrote:
chanmat wrote:
Juaz, B is also simple past right?

In B, increased ...twice.. is redundant. Also, C is more concise.


increased is the verb. twice is the extent of how much it increased. it is NOT redundant.

if it was doubled by more than twice. then it would be redundant
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Re: SC - Under graduates. [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2007, 21:02
bmwhype2 wrote:
chanmat wrote:
The number if undergraduate degrees in engineering colleges and universities in United states increases by more than twice from 1978 to 1985.

a) Increased by more than twice
b) increased more than twice
c) more than doubled
d) was more than doubled
e) had more than doubled


Why is D incorrect?


passive here is not good.. can you say: the number is doubled by somebody?
Re: SC - Under graduates.   [#permalink] 18 Jun 2007, 21:02
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