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Re: double vs twice [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2010, 15:24
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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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Re: double vs twice [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2010, 05:54
Barney and shimo! Have you ever read the posts above? The OA has already been posted. :-D
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Re: double vs twice [#permalink] New post 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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Re: double vs twice [#permalink] New post 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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Re: double vs twice [#permalink] New post 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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Re: double vs twice [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 08:45
Perhaps one of the trickiest questions I've seen. Was clueless about this one!!
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Re: double vs twice [#permalink] New post 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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Re: double vs twice [#permalink] New post 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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Re: The number of people flying first class on domestic flights [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2012, 19:26
Cofused between A and C. Looks like OA is A.
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Re: The number of people flying first class on domestic flights [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2012, 22:24
thanx for clearing doubt on doubled and twice..
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Re: The number of people flying first class on domestic flights [#permalink] New post 18 May 2012, 21:21
Can an instructor explain the choices here..
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Re: The number of people flying first class on domestic flights [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2012, 18:13
E-gmat team,could you please help us here?

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Re: The number of people flying first class on domestic flights [#permalink] New post 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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Re: The number of people flying first class on domestic flights [#permalink] New post 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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Re: The number of people flying first class on domestic flights [#permalink] New post 05 May 2013, 12:24
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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.


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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Re: The number of people flying first class on domestic flights [#permalink] New post 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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