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A recent press release announced that the numbers of teenagers driving

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A recent press release announced that the numbers of teenagers driving without a license decreased by more than a 5 percent decline in the past three years but failed to explain why more than 10 percent of teenagers were driving without a license in the first place.

A. numbers of teenagers driving without a license decreased by more than a 5 percent decline
B. numbers of teenagers driving without a license decreased by more than 5 percent
C. numbers of teenagers driving without a license were lowered by more than 5 percent
D. number of teenagers driving without a license decreased by more than 5 percent
E. number of teenagers driving without a license was lowered by more than a 5 percent decline
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New post 28 Dec 2017, 11:31
A - Redundant use of "decreased by" and "decline
B - The number of X is the right usage : the numbers of X is wrong : A numbers of X is the right usage
C - Same as B
D - correct - The number decreased by
E - Redundant use of "lowered" and decline
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A recent press release announced that the numbers of teenagers driving without a license decreased by more than a 5 percent decline in the past three years but failed to explain why more than 10 percent of teenagers were driving without a license in the first place.

A. numbers of teenagers driving without a license decreased by more than a 5 percent decline
B. numbers of teenagers driving without a license decreased by more than 5 percent
C. numbers of teenagers driving without a license were lowered by more than 5 percent
D. number of teenagers driving without a license decreased by more than 5 percent
E. number of teenagers driving without a license was lowered by more than a 5 percent decline

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New post 28 Dec 2017, 12:57
Decline and decrease are redundant. Eliminate A, E

number(s) of is wrong in B.

C has same error as B. Lowered by is also not idiomatic.

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New post 28 Dec 2017, 16:01
The numbers of is always wrong in GMAT. leaving us with D & E.

without licence decreased vs without licence lowered by more than a 5 percent decline.

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