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The Official Guide for GMAT Review 10th Edition, 2003

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Question No.: SC 23
Page: 656

A Labor Department study states that the numbers of women employed outside the home grew by more than a thirty-five percent increase in the past decade and accounted for more than sixty-two percent of the total growth in the civilian work force.

(A) numbers of women employed outside the home grew by more than a thirty-five percent increase
(B) numbers of women employed outside the home grew more than thirty-five percent
(C) numbers of women employed outside the home were raised by more than thirty-five percent
(D) number of women employed outside the home increased by more than thirty-five percent
(E) number of women employed outside the home was raised by more than a thirty-five percent increase
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D duh!!!! :lol:

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"The numbers of" is always wrong in GMAT. Option"E" is having redundancy. The meaning of "Raise" & "Increase" are same.

If someone interested ...
The number of = Singular
A number of = Plural


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ya easy D ...numbers of always incorrect ...
in .A and E ...increase and raised redundant ...hence D wish we could pinpoint all this on the G day

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(D)

(A) numbers of women employed outside the home grew by more than a thirty-five percent increase
(B) numbers of women employed outside the home grew more than thirty-five percent
(C) numbers of women employed outside the home were raised by more than thirty-five percent
(D) number of women employed outside the home increased by more than thirty-five percent --> CORRECT
(E) number of women employed outside the home was raised by more than a thirty-five percent increase
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The answer will be Option "D".

It clearly rectifies the errors in the sentence:-

1) Use of numbers is wrong.
2) Words grew and increase brings in redundancy in the sentence.

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(A) numbers of women employed outside the home grew by more than a thirty-five percent increase Wrong - "numbers" is not appropriate for noun "women"; "more than...increase" is redundant.

(B) numbers of women employed outside the home grew more than thirty-five percent Wrong - "numbers", same reason as above; "grew" is not idiomatic for percentages.

(C) numbers of women employed outside the home were raised by more than thirty-five percent Wrong - "numbers", same reason as above; passive construction creates an illogical meaning and signifies that women were raised by percentages.

(D) number of women employed outside the home increased by more than thirty-five percent Correct - "more than" modifies "increased"

(E) number of women employed outside the home was raised by more than a thirty-five percent increase Wrong - "more than...increase" is redundant.

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to rule out B, I guess it's worth mentioning that apart from wrong use of numbers, a by is also needed.
e.g., by more than 20%. Am I right?

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ya easy D ...numbers of always incorrect ...
in .A and E ...increase and raised redundant ...hence D wish we could pinpoint all this on the G day


numbers of is not always incorrect.

The numbers of
and A numbers of - are both incorrect.. But there are some usage of "numbers of" - which are acceptable on GMAT.

not sure if I can post other sources links here - but this is useful
http://www.beatthegmat.com/numbers-of-f ... 85-15.html
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A Labor Department study states that the numbers of women employed outside the home grew by more than a thirty-five percent increase in the past decade and accounted for more than sixty-two percent of the total growth in the civilian work force.
(A) numbers of women employed outside the home grew by more than a thirty-five percent increase - the numbers of is incorrect and grew by more than ..increase is redundant
(B) numbers of women employed outside the home grew more than thirty-five percent - the numbers of is incorrect
(C) numbers of women employed outside the home were raised by more than thirty-five percent - the numbers of is incorrect
(D) number of women employed outside the home increased by more than thirty-five percent - Correct
(E) number of women employed outside the home was raised by more than a thirty-five percent increase - redundancy - raised and increase

Answer D
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A Labor Department study states that the numbers of women employed outside the home grew by more than a thirty-five percent increase in the past decade and accounted for more than sixty-two percent of the total growth in the civilian work force.

(A) numbers of women employed outside the home grew by more than a thirty-five percent increase
(B) numbers of women employed outside the home grew more than thirty-five percent
(C) numbers of women employed outside the home were raised by more than thirty-five percent
(D) number of women employed outside the home increased by more than thirty-five percent
(E) number of women employed outside the home was raised by more than a thirty-five percent increase

A - A numbers of is incorrect - It should be "number of"
B - A numbers of is incorrect - It should be "number of"
C - A numbers of is incorrect - It should be "number of"
D - Correct
E - were raised passive voice and "increase" after raised is redundant
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bmwhype2 wrote:
The Official Guide for GMAT Review 10th Edition, 2003

Practice Question
Question No.: SC 23
Page: 656

A Labor Department study states that the numbers of women employed outside the home grew by more than a thirty-five percent increase in the past decade and accounted for more than sixty-two percent of the total growth in the civilian work force.

(A) numbers of women employed outside the home grew by more than a thirty-five percent increase
(B) numbers of women employed outside the home grew more than thirty-five percent
(C) numbers of women employed outside the home were raised by more than thirty-five percent
(D) number of women employed outside the home increased by more than thirty-five percent
(E) number of women employed outside the home was raised by more than a thirty-five percent increase


one thing wrong more with choice e is that "was raised "change from active voice to passive without reason. the non underlined part of is in active. why do we change to passive?

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