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# A city's economy can be boosted for years by a two-week Olympics

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A city's economy can be boosted for years by a two-week Olympics, as evidenced by 2000 Summer Games host Sydney, Australia, where the numbers of annual convention attendees grew by more than a 200% increase between 2001 and 2003.

A. numbers of annual convention attendees grew by more than a 200% increase
B. numbers of annual convention attendees grew more than 200%
C. numbers of annual convention attendees were raised by more than 200%
D. number of annual convention attendees increased by more than 200%
E. number of annual convention attendees was raised by more than a 200% increase

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A city's economy can be boosted for years by a two-week Olympics, as evidenced
by 2000 Summer Games host Sydney, Australia, where the numbers of annual
convention attendees grew by more than a 200% increase
between 2001 and 2003.

A. numbers of annual convention attendees grew by more than a 200% increase
B. numbers of annual convention attendees grew more than 200%
C. numbers of annual convention attendees were raised by more than 200%
D. number of annual convention attendees increased by more than 200%
E. number of annual convention attendees was raised by more than a 200% increase

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Firstly "numbers" is wrong ."A number" denotes plural and "The number" denotes singular. "Numbers is not used" so (A),(B),(C) cannot be the answer.Down to (D) and (E).
(E) has both raised and increased-Redundant. Also Attendees cannot be "raised" by someone.It can increase only. So left with (D).Hope it helps..
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A quick vertical scan reveals the choice of "numbers" versus "number". Since the count of annual convention attendees would be a single number (countable), we must use "number", not "numbers". Thus we eliminate (A), (B) and (C). (A) also contains a redundancy since "grew" already implies an "increase". (C) introduces the passive voice. Note that while the passive voice is not always incorrect on Sentence Correction, it frequently is. In this sentence (as in most sentences) the idea is more effectively expressed using active voice. Now we examine (D) and (E). Choice (E) unnecessarily introduces the passive voice and still contains the redundant "raised" and "increase". (D) correctly uses the singular "number", uses the active voice and contains no redundancy. (D) is therefore correct.

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A city's economy can be boosted for years by a two-week Olympics, as evidenced by 2000 Summer Games host Sydney, Australia, where the numbers of annual convention attendees grew by more than a 200% increase between 2001 and 2003.

A. numbers of annual convention attendees grew by more than a 200% increase

B. numbers of annual convention attendees grew more than 200%

C. numbers of annual convention attendees were raised by more than 200%

D. number of annual convention attendees increased by more than 200%

E. number of annual convention attendees was raised by more than a 200% increase

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A city's economy can be boosted for years by a two-week Olympics, as evidenced by 2000 Summer Games host Sydney, Australia, where the numbers of annual convention attendees grew by more than a 200% increase between 2001 and 2003.

A. numbers of annual convention attendees grew by more than a 200% increase

B. numbers of annual convention attendees grew more than 200%

C. numbers of annual convention attendees were raised by more than 200%

D. number of annual convention attendees increased by more than 200%

E. number of annual convention attendees was raised by more than a 200% increase

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Hi,
you cannot have raise and increase together..
D is better and should be the right choice..
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AbdurRakib wrote:
A city's economy can be boosted for years by a two-week Olympics, as evidenced by 2000 Summer Games host Sydney, Australia, where the numbers of annual convention attendees grew by more than a 200% increase between 2001 and 2003.

A. numbers of annual convention attendees grew by more than a 200% increase

B. numbers of annual convention attendees grew more than 200%

C. numbers of annual convention attendees were raised by more than 200%

D. number of annual convention attendees increased by more than 200%

E. number of annual convention attendees was raised by more than a 200% increase

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Hi,
you cannot have raise and increase together..
D is better and should be the right choice..

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04 Jul 2015, 23:27
Numbers of - It is incorrect.

Icrease - Gradual rise over a period of time

further raised + Increase in wordy , hence straight (D)
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A city's economy can be boosted for years by a two-week Olympics, as evidenced by 2000 Summer Games host Sydney, Australia, where the numbers of annual convention attendees grew by more than a 200% increase between 2001 and 2003.

A. numbers of annual convention attendees grew by more than a 200% increase

B. numbers of annual convention attendees grew more than 200%

C. numbers of annual convention attendees were raised by more than 200%

D. number of annual convention attendees increased by more than 200%

E. number of annual convention attendees was raised by more than a 200% increase

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Hi,
you cannot have raise and increase together..
D is better and should be the right choice..

The first part before the first comma is an independent clause. In second part 'as' indicate also an independent clause. So, why D is not run-on sentence?
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13 Nov 2016, 12:30
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chetan2u wrote:
AbdurRakib wrote:
A city's economy can be boosted for years by a two-week Olympics, as evidenced by 2000 Summer Games host Sydney, Australia, where the numbers of annual convention attendees grew by more than a 200% increase between 2001 and 2003.

A. numbers of annual convention attendees grew by more than a 200% increase

B. numbers of annual convention attendees grew more than 200%

C. numbers of annual convention attendees were raised by more than 200%

D. number of annual convention attendees increased by more than 200%

E. number of annual convention attendees was raised by more than a 200% increase

Hints : Numbers/Number,Active voice/Passive voice

Hi,
you cannot have raise and increase together..
D is better and should be the right choice..

The first part before the first comma is an independent clause. In second part 'as' indicate also an independent clause. So, why D is not run-on sentence?

"As" introduces a dependent clause, not an independent clause. You cannot use " as evidenced by..." alone without the independent clause before comma.
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iMyself wrote:
chetan2u wrote:

Hi,
you cannot have raise and increase together..
D is better and should be the right choice..

The first part before the first comma is an independent clause. In second part 'as' indicate also an independent clause. So, why D is not run-on sentence?

"As" introduces a dependent clause, not an independent clause. You cannot use " as evidenced by..." alone without the independent clause before comma.

When we differentiate AS and LIKE, then we say that LIKE is used for noun and AS is used for clause. So, THIS clause is what? does it indicate dependent clasue?
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iMyself wrote:
The first part before the first comma is an independent clause. In second part 'as' indicate also an independent clause. So, why D is not run-on sentence?

"As" introduces a dependent clause, not an independent clause. You cannot use " as evidenced by..." alone without the independent clause before comma.

When we differentiate AS and LIKE, then we say that LIKE is used for noun and AS is used for clause. So, THIS clause is what? does it indicate dependent clasue?
Thank you sayantanc2k

Yes, "as" introduces a dependent clause. It is not possible to construct a sentence only with an "as"- clause.

(Your confusion might have probably been caused because you thought the word "as" is outside the clause. "As" is within the clause - it is not as+clause.)
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Hmm, exactly brother. Thank you

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A city's economy can be boosted for years by a two-week Olympics, as evidenced by 2000 Summer Games host Sydney, Australia, where the numbers of annual convention attendees grew by more than a 200 percent increase between 2001 and 2003.

A. numbers of annual convention attendees grew by more than a 200 percent increase
B. numbers of annual convention attendees grew more than 200 percent
C. numbers of annual convention attendees were raised by more than 200 percent
D. number of annual convention attendees increased by more than 200 percent
E. number of annual convention attendees was raised by more than a 200 percent increase
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What is subtle difference between article: 'a' and 'the'

Can I not say:A numbers of apples or The numbers of oranges.
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Since the count of annual convention attendees would be a single number, the sentence should use number, not "numbers." There's also a redundancy error, since "grew" already implies an "increase." Due to these errors, (A) can be eliminated.

A vertical scan reveals that (B) and (C) also incorrectly use "numbers" and can be eliminated.

Next, examine (D) and (E). (E) unnecessarily introduces the passive voice and still contains the redundant "raised" and "increase." (D), however, correctly uses the singular "number," uses the active voice, and contains no redundancy. (D) is therefore correct.

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Though "D" is correct options based on NUMBERs/NUMBER logic, yet how a it can be in a active voice.

"Number should be increased by something" right? Please explain.
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