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The number of people flying first class on domestic flights [#permalink]
14 Jul 2009, 09:25

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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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Re: double vs twice [#permalink]
14 Jul 2009, 09:32

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.

Re: double vs twice [#permalink]
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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Re: double vs twice [#permalink]
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.

Re: double vs twice [#permalink]
24 Feb 2010, 15:24

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

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.