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# A. Today, because of improvements in agricultural

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A. Today, because of improvements in agricultural technology, the same amount of acreage produces double the apples that it has in 1910.
B. twice as many apples as it did
C. as much as twice the apples it has
D. two times as many apples as there were
E. a doubling of the apples that it did

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The answer is rather straight forward.
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25 Mar 2006, 22:54

twice as many as
it - refers to acreage
produces || did

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26 Mar 2006, 02:45
Yeah, that's the OA. Apart from that, how about the altanative below-not presented on the choices, just inquiry...

Today, because of improvements in agricultural technology, the same amount of acreage produces double the apples that it did in 1910.

Can it be an answer? The OE, however, says that double cannot be used as an adverb, so should be replaced by "twice." Pls direct me about this.[/u]
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26 Mar 2006, 07:29
foolbox wrote:
Yeah, that's the OA. Apart from that, how about the altanative below-not presented on the choices, just inquiry...

Today, because of improvements in agricultural technology, the same amount of acreage produces double the apples that it did in 1910.

Can it be an answer? The OE, however, says that double cannot be used as an adverb, so should be replaced by "twice." Pls direct me about this.[/u]

"double" is a verb not a quantity and the sentence has already a verb "produces". so double is redundant.

the sentence is making a comparision so needs "twice as many", an adjective, to make the comparision complete.

therefore it is B.

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26 Mar 2006, 20:22
Professor wrote:
foolbox wrote:
Yeah, that's the OA. Apart from that, how about the altanative below-not presented on the choices, just inquiry...

Today, because of improvements in agricultural technology, the same amount of acreage produces double the apples that it did in 1910.

Can it be an answer? The OE, however, says that double cannot be used as an adverb, so should be replaced by "twice." Pls direct me about this.[/u]

"double" is a verb not a quantity and the sentence has already a verb "produces". so double is redundant.

the sentence is making a comparision so needs "twice as many", an adjective, to make the comparision complete.

therefore it is B.

I think in this case 'double' is an adverb.
Foolbox,
Though I am doubtful, it seems your rephrased sentence is fine.

Guys,

Regards,
Brajesh

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31 Mar 2006, 09:51
b14kumar wrote:
Professor wrote:
foolbox wrote:
Yeah, that's the OA. Apart from that, how about the altanative below-not presented on the choices, just inquiry...

Today, because of improvements in agricultural technology, the same amount of acreage produces double the apples that it did in 1910.

Can it be an answer? The OE, however, says that double cannot be used as an adverb, so should be replaced by "twice." Pls direct me about this.[/u]

"double" is a verb not a quantity and the sentence has already a verb "produces". so double is redundant.

the sentence is making a comparision so needs "twice as many", an adjective, to make the comparision complete.

therefore it is B.

I think in this case 'double' is an adverb.
Foolbox,
Though I am doubtful, it seems your rephrased sentence is fine.

Guys,

Regards,
Brajesh

I think if we want to use double, we need to include "number of".
Today, because of improvements in agricultural technology, the same amount of acreage produces double the number of apples that it did in 1910.

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31 Mar 2006, 14:00
chuckle wrote:
b14kumar wrote:
Professor wrote:
foolbox wrote:
Yeah, that's the OA. Apart from that, how about the altanative below-not presented on the choices, just inquiry...

Today, because of improvements in agricultural technology, the same amount of acreage produces double the apples that it did in 1910.

Can it be an answer? The OE, however, says that double cannot be used as an adverb, so should be replaced by "twice." Pls direct me about this.[/u]

"double" is a verb not a quantity and the sentence has already a verb "produces". so double is redundant.

the sentence is making a comparision so needs "twice as many", an adjective, to make the comparision complete.

therefore it is B.

I think in this case 'double' is an adverb.
Foolbox,
Though I am doubtful, it seems your rephrased sentence is fine.

Guys,

Regards,
Brajesh

I think if we want to use double, we need to include "number of".
Today, because of improvements in agricultural technology, the same amount of acreage produces double the number of apples that it did in 1910.

I agree with you ..

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04 Sep 2008, 11:03
foolbox wrote:
Yeah, that's the OA. Apart from that, how about the altanative below-not presented on the choices, just inquiry...

Today, because of improvements in agricultural technology, the same amount of acreage produces double the apples that it did in 1910.

Can it be an answer? The OE, however, says that double cannot be used as an adverb, so should be replaced by "twice." Pls direct me about this.[/u]

bumping up:

Could someone explain precisely what this explanation from OG means: The adjective 'double' cannot modify the very 'produces'. In (A), double modifies apples, correct?

If I were to change (A) to:
Today, because of improvements in agricultural technology, the same amount of acreage produces double the number of apples as it did in 1910

is there a problem? Does the adjective 'double' modify the verb 'produces' correctly???

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