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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
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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

A sounds right to me. "the number of people" is singular so that makes C, D, and E wrong.

A sounds better than B ..
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14 Jul 2009, 09:37
I think here 'increase in' is better.

Will go with B.
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I will say A. This is a tricky one.
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14 Jul 2009, 09:53
Now it seems in B 'that' has no referent. So incorrect choice.
Only A left!

Am I right?
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14 Jul 2009, 09:55
IMO : A

"doubling the increase of" seems correct.
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15 Jul 2009, 00:06
ugimba wrote:
bigoyal wrote:
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

A sounds right to me. "the number of people" is singular so that makes C, D, and E wrong.

A sounds better than B ..

No one has explained the reasons ,

@ugimba: Why you are not considering C,D & E?? What is th philosphy behind "the number of people"???
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15 Jul 2009, 05:15
Hussain15 wrote:
ugimba wrote:
bigoyal wrote:
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

A sounds right to me. "the number of people" is singular so that makes C, D, and E wrong.

A sounds better than B ..

No one has explained the reasons ,

@ugimba: Why you are not considering C,D & E?? What is th philosphy behind "the number of people"???

Hussain15,
'the number of' is singular and C, D, E are all talking about plural things so comparision here is not correct.

look into MGMAT SC book for 'the number of' usage. that book has good examples.
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15 Jul 2009, 05:37
Thanks for explanation.

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15 Jul 2009, 08:36
A sounded right.. thanks for the explanation too..
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15 Jul 2009, 11:30
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...
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16 Jul 2009, 22:14
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.
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18 Jul 2009, 10:05
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..

please correct.
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19 Jul 2009, 21:21
WhyabloodyMBA wrote:
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..

please correct.

Agree with you.
Also the Manhattan SC says that "Two Times" and "Twice" is same. I guess the only difference would be - wordiness.
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20 Jul 2009, 10:34
IMO
twice - number and something that can be counted. - twice the sum
double - something that cannot be counted - double the volume
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20 Jul 2009, 17:08
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..

please correct.

Twice is an adverb and not a noun ,you can check this on
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twice

what this means is that twice can not be used as an object of the prepositional phrases
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24 Feb 2010, 13:26
whatthehell wrote:
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twice - number and something that can be counted. - twice the sum
double - something that cannot be counted - double the volume

i think you can use double for countable things... double the number of apples, the number of cats doubled, etc,
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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.
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