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# According to the National Science Foundation, in 2003 there

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According to the National Science Foundation, in 2003 there were 198,113 female science and engineering graduate students, almost 42% of the graduate students in those fields, twice as much as 1981.

a. twice as much as 1981

b. twice as many as 1981

c. double the figure for 1981

d. double what it was in 1981

e. a number double that of 1981’s

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18 May 2012, 08:51
A - as much for numbers is wrong
B - X, twice as many as - this is right construction. Needs the number right before twice to modify.
D - 'what it was' - wordy and it has no clear referent
E - 'that' has no clear referent.

IMO C.
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18 May 2012, 08:53
Is the use of 'what', as used in this context, always wrong on the GMAT?
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According to the National Science Foundation, in 2003 there were 198,113 female science and engineering graduate students, almost 42% of the graduate students in those fields, twice as much as 1981.

a. twice as much as 1981 Incorrect comparison.

b. twice as many as 1981 Incorrect comparison.

c. double the figure for 1981 Correct

d. double what it was in 1981 Incorrect comparison.

e. a number double that of 1981’s - Not sure but i think possessive is not needed here as that (number) is already present.
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06 Oct 2012, 10:22
Would - Twice as many as in 1981 worked had it been an option?
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13 Nov 2012, 23:22
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Would - Twice as many as in 1981 worked had it been an option?

Yes. The option "twice as many as in 1981" would work if that option were there.

Since, in the current choice "in" is missing, it is incorrect.
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08 Sep 2016, 04:53
msvel2304 wrote:
A - as much for numbers is wrong
B - X, twice as many as - this is right construction. Needs the number right before twice to modify.
D - 'what it was' - wordy and it has no clear referent
E - 'that' has no clear referent.

IMO C.

double is a verb. but in option c double is modifying the figure(noun). I think option C is also incorrect. please clarify.?
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08 Sep 2016, 07:26
robu wrote:
msvel2304 wrote:
A - as much for numbers is wrong
B - X, twice as many as - this is right construction. Needs the number right before twice to modify.
D - 'what it was' - wordy and it has no clear referent
E - 'that' has no clear referent.

IMO C.

double is a verb. but in option c double is modifying the figure(noun). I think option C is also incorrect. please clarify.?

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