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# According to surveys by the National Institute on Drug

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51. According to surveys by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 20 percent of young adults used cocaine in 1979, doubling those reported in the 1977 survey.

(A) doubling those reported in the 1977 survey
(B) to double the number the 1977 survey reported
(C) twice those the 1977 survey reported
(D) twice as much as those reported in the 1977 survey
(E) twice the number reported in the 1977 survey

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21 Jan 2006, 22:42
It easily comes down to D and E. D makes it sound as if the adults are being reported, its rather the number of adults. E is thus correct.

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22 Jan 2006, 12:00
E. for
1) Keep it Simpl(E)
2) no absurd comparison as in C/D
3) Not doubling the numbers as in A/B!!
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22 Jan 2006, 12:45
E -

doubling not appropriate
twice as much cant come!
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22 Jan 2006, 21:36
The OA is E

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