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# A study compiled by a panel of educational experts states

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A study compiled by a panel of educational experts states that the numbers of girls who studied engineering grew more than ten percent in the past eight years, and accounted for more than twenty percent of the total students enrolled in engineering programs.

A numbers of girls who studied engineering grew more than ten percent

B numbers of girls who studied engineering grew by more than a ten percent increase

C numbers of girls who studied engineering were raised by more than ten percent

D number of girls who studied engineering increased by more than ten percent

E number of girls who studied engineering was raised by more than a ten percent increase

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24 Feb 2004, 16:35
Ans: D
The number << there is only one final number.
he number ... increased << correct usage.
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25 Feb 2004, 05:52
vivek_dj wrote:
A study compiled by a panel of educational experts states that the numbers of girls who studied engineering grew more than ten percent in the past eight years, and accounted for more than twenty percent of the total students enrolled in engineering programs.
A numbers of girls who studied engineering grew more than ten percent
B numbers of girls who studied engineering grew by more than a ten percent increase
C numbers of girls who studied engineering were raised by more than ten percent
D number of girls who studied engineering increased by more than ten percent
E number of girls who studied engineering was raised by more than a ten percent increase
Vivek.

"number" can not be "numbers". and "number" "increases", not "raises". answer is (d)
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25 Feb 2004, 07:53
This was bread and butter for u guys...

The first part of the problem in this sentence is number/numbers - what is number/numbers referring to? This is a study of girls who studied engineering, in effect a specific group, or demographic. To describe a specific group we use a singular number, so we will look for an answer with number ( A, B, and C are numbers). Of the two choices left, E suffers from redundancy raised...increase. Choice D is the correct answer.

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25 Feb 2004, 07:53
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