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# A survey by the Labor Regulations Committee showed that in 1996 there

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A survey by the Labor Regulations Committee showed that in 1996 there were 25,812 female senators, almost 12 percent of the parliament, twice as much as 1989.

(A) twice as much as 1989.
(B) twice as many as 1989.
(C) double what it was in 1989.
(D) double the figure for 1989.
(E) a number double that of 1989’s.
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30 Jan 2020, 23:55
Dear Friends,

Here is a detailed explanation to this question-

rheam25 wrote:
A survey by the Labor Regulations Committee showed that in 1996 there were 25,812 female senators, almost 12 percent of the parliament, twice as much as 1989.

(A) twice as much as 1989.
(B) twice as many as 1989.
(C) double what it was in 1989.
(D) double the figure for 1989.
(E) a number double that of 1989’s.

Choice A: This answer choice incorrectly compares "12 percent" with 1989. Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice B: This answer choice repeats the comparison-related error found in Option A. Additionally, this answer choice uses the word "many" to refer to the uncountable noun "12 percent". Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice C: This answer choice suffers from pronoun ambiguity, as it is unclear what noun "it" refers to. Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice D: This answer choice maintains proper pronoun use and comparison and is quite concise. Thus, this answer choice is correct.

Choice E: This answer choice is needlessly wordy due to the use of the phrase "that of", which is not entirely necessary. Thus, this answer choice is not a very good one.

Hence, D is the best answer choice.

To understand the concept of "Avoiding Pronoun Ambiguity on GMAT", you may want to watch the following video (~1 minute):

To understand the concept of "Collective, Countable, and Uncountable Nouns on GMAT", you may want to watch the following video (~2 minutes):

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Re: A survey by the Labor Regulations Committee showed that in 1996 there   [#permalink] 30 Jan 2020, 23:55