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The number of people flying first class on domestic flights rose sharply in 1990, doubling the increase of the previous year.

A. doubling the increase of
B. doubling that of the increase in
C. double as much as the increase of
D. twice as many as the increase in
E. twice as many as the increase of

The number of people | flying first class on domestic flights | rose sharply in 1990, | twice as many as | the increase in the previous year.

The number of people...rose sharply in 1990, this completes the idea and intent of the sentence, now anything that we add will be a modifier. General idea of a modifier of this kind - it'll try and compare, give some exact count or something. Among B, C, D, and E; D and E sound better. next comes parallelism, "rose sharply in 1990", as compared to "the increase in the previous year". Using "in" is appropriate. So, in this context, D is right.

D is my take. OA?
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27 Feb 2010, 05:54
Barney and shimo! Have you ever read the posts above? The OA has already been posted.
It's A!
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25 Sep 2010, 18:16
Can Someone pls explain concrete explanation on the usage and difference among

twice ( thrice )
double ( triple )
two times ( three times )

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05 Jan 2011, 07:52
The OA is A, see file attached. We need more discussion here. I am still not convinced with the OA.
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04 Feb 2011, 07:58
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The OA is A, see file attached. We need more discussion here. I am still not convinced with the OA.

Not convinced either, it looks like the sharp raise in 1990 is doubling the increase of previous year. Like previous year if the raise is X, 1990's raise is making it 2x (previous year's)

I prefer B!!.. Experts help needed here please!!
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04 Feb 2011, 09:53
'that' in B does not have clear referent. C has modifier problem. D and E use 'many' for non-countable noun. So, A.
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05 Feb 2011, 05:35
I would go for B. "the number... rose sharply in 1990, doubling that of the increase in..." follows parallelism.
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15 Jan 2012, 19:26
Cofused between A and C. Looks like OA is A.
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15 Jan 2012, 22:24
thanx for clearing doubt on doubled and twice..
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18 May 2012, 21:21
Can an instructor explain the choices here..
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22 Aug 2012, 18:13

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23 Aug 2012, 03:28
The number of people flying first class on domestic flights rose sharply in 1990, doubling the increase of the previous year.

A. doubling the increase of
B. doubling that of the increase in
C. double as much as the increase of
D. twice as many as the increase in
E. twice as many as the increase of

Went with B. Can anyone post the OA with explanation. BTW is this from Veritas Practice?
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24 Aug 2012, 12:01
A, 'doubling' is used correctly for 'increase of' and number of people shouldn't have any influence in the second sentence
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05 May 2013, 12:24
bigoyal wrote:
The number of people flying first class on domestic flights rose sharply in 1990, doubling the increase of the previous year.

Simplify: The number rose sharply, doubling the increase of the previous year.

Quote:
A. doubling the increase of

The number doubled the increase.
Quote:
B. doubling that of the increase in

The number doubled the last year's number.
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C. double as much as the increase of

Incorrect idiom "double as much".
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D. twice as many as the increase in

The number compared to the increase. Many -> much,
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E. twice as many as the increase of

As D.

I pick B, but remain curious about the original explanation. Please provide the OE!
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20 Jan 2014, 16:32
In the origional sentence 'doubling' explains the effect of the 'rise' hence correct. No other option conveys this meaning of 'effect', hence option A is the correct one.
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02 May 2015, 07:31
Hey all ,

whats wrong with B ??
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06 Mar 2016, 20:00
WhyabloodyMBA wrote:
bigoyal wrote:
Thanks a lot guys. OA is A.

WhyabloodyMBA wrote:
hey.....can any1 explain...in wat contexts v make use f d following phrases :

Twice..
Doubled..
Two times...

i believe der is subtle diff in use of des 3, but i don knw exactly hw to do tht...

Thats a nice question. I'm also looking for some explanations on this.

as far as i cud make it,...it's sumwat like this :

Twice - the stuff(noun)
eg:- Includes twice as many students.

Double - the number.
eg:- The number of students has doubled.

Two times - i don't know..

TWICE or TWO TIMES is the FREQUENCY. On the other hand DOUBLE is QUANTITY X 2.

Ex. The stock prices of the company DOUBLED when they rose sharply TWICE in the same day.
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07 Mar 2016, 07:31
abh007 wrote:

TWICE or TWO TIMES is the FREQUENCY. On the other hand DOUBLE is QUANTITY X 2.

Ex. The stock prices of the company DOUBLED when they rose sharply TWICE in the same day.

We could also use twice to indicate a multiple x2, isn't it?

My age is double your age.
My age is twice as your age.
I am two times as old as you.

All the above three sentences mean the same, isn't it?.. none of them refer to frequency, but to a multiple.

The point is, twice or two times could be used for two different meanings:

1. frequency, as you stated (because of the word times)
2. multiple x2, as I mentioned above.

However double can only be used to refer to the multiple x2.
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23 Jul 2016, 09:09
Tricky one surely.

I got correct using a simple method - replaced "the increase" to "the number" in my mind (as the increase in reality would be a number only) and then tried to figure out using POE.
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