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Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5 percent in 2012, nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent.

A) nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent
B) nearly doubling the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent
C) nearly doubling 2011’s 4.3 percent
D) nearly double that of 2011’s 4.3 percent
E) almost double the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent

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Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5 percent in 2012, nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent.

A) nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent
B) nearly doubling the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent
C) nearly doubling 2011’s 4.3 percent
D) nearly double that of 2011’s 4.3 percent
E) almost double the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent


Hi,
the main point hinges on modifier..
the problem with the original and choice D and E is that they wrongly modify 2012.
B and C eliminate that error by using ing modifier..
The structure of C is awkward in usage of "2011’s 4.3 percent"..
B is the answer...

just a point..
how can we make A or E correct...
Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5 percent , nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent., in 2012...
Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose in 2012 to 8.5 percent, nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent.
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Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5 percent in 2012, nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent.

A) nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent
B) nearly doubling the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent
C) nearly doubling 2011’s 4.3 percent
D) nearly double that of 2011’s 4.3 percent
E) almost double the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent


What is the difference between A and B?
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AryamaDuttaSaikia wrote:
Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5 percent in 2012, nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent.

A) nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent
B) nearly doubling the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent
C) nearly doubling 2011’s 4.3 percent
D) nearly double that of 2011’s 4.3 percent
E) almost double the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent


What is the difference between A and B?


Hi,
i will be happy to answer the query..
let us see the two one by one..
A. Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5 percent in 2012, nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent.
what does the coloured portion modify,.. the preceding quantity, which is year 2012.... twice is an appositive modifier, that is "it modifies the preceding noun"..
so the sentence illogically means 2012 is tnearly twice...

whereas comma + ing modifier will always modify the preceding clause, which is the case here..
Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5 percent in 2012, nearly doubling the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent.
that is why B is correct
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gmatser1 wrote:
AryamaDuttaSaikia wrote:
Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5 percent in 2012, nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent.

A) nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent
B) nearly doubling the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent
C) nearly doubling 2011’s 4.3 percent
D) nearly double that of 2011’s 4.3 percent
E) almost double the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent


What is the difference between A and B?


Hi,
i will be happy to answer the query..
let us see the two one by one..
A. Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5 percent in 2012, nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent.
what does the coloured portion modify,.. the preceding quantity, which is year 2012.... twice is an appositive modifier, that is "it modifies the preceding noun"..
so the sentence illogically means 2012 is tnearly twice...

whereas comma + ing modifier will always modify the preceding clause, which is the case here..
Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5 percent in 2012, nearly doubling the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent.
that is why B is correct



Hi Chetan,

Doesn't placement of nearly ahead of doubling in B has any effect.
without nearly also doubling has the same effect.
Whats the significance of nearly here.
Please shed some light here
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Explanation:

Twice vs. double vs. doubling (global internet usage cannot be twice the 2011 figure) “Double” can refer either to “internet usage” or to the year 2012... “Doubling”correctly shows cause and effect.
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Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5 percent in 2012, nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent.

nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent
nearly doubling the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent
nearly doubling 2011’s 4.3 percent
nearly double that of 2011’s 4.3 percent
almost double the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent
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Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5 percent in 2012, nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent.

nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent
nearly doubling the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent
nearly doubling 2011’s 4.3 percent
nearly double that of 2011’s 4.3 percent
almost double the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent



experts .....pls explain the use of ..

nearly twice
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I am no expert just up the learning curve. But I got the right answer simply by reading for meaning.

1. Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5 percent in 2012, nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent - rose to X nearly twice ... does not make sense. We are looking for a comparative inference / modifier.
2. Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5 percent in 2012,nearly doubling the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent - This is correct as the phrase after comma modifies the rise in usage correctly.
3. Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5 percent in 2012,nearly doubling 2011’s 4.3 percent - 2011's what is 4.3? Incorrect construction.
4. Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5 percent in 2012,nearly double that of 2011’s 4.3 percent - 2 errors here. It does not modify the rise in price merely compares the figures which is incorrect. Also 2011's is not correct in my view.
5. Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5 percent in 2012, almost double the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent - Incorrectly modifies the action of rise in percent by merely modifying the 8.5 percent.
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In this we have a choice between Twice vs. double vs. doubling (global internet usage cannot be twice the 2011 figure) “Double” can refer either to “internet usage” or to the year 2012... “Doubling”correctly shows cause and effect. Hence correct answer should be B.


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mukulgupta5 wrote:
Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5 percent in 2012, nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent.

nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent
nearly doubling the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent
nearly doubling 2011’s 4.3 percent
nearly double that of 2011’s 4.3 percent
almost double the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent



experts .....pls explain the use of ..

nearly twice
nearly doubling
almost double

Hi chetan2u,
Can you please explain use of twice and double.
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Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5 percent in 2012, nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent.

A) nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent
B) nearly doubling the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent
C) nearly doubling 2011’s 4.3 percent
D) nearly double that of 2011’s 4.3 percent
E) almost double the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent


Hi,
the main point hinges on modifier..
the problem with the original and choice D and E is that they wrongly modify 2012.
B and C eliminate that error by using ing modifier..
The structure of C is awkward in usage of "2011’s 4.3 percent"..
B is the answer...

just a point..
how can we make A or E correct...
Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5 percent , nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent., in 2012...
Analytics firms report that global Internet usage through mobile devices rose in 2012 to 8.5 percent, nearly twice the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent.


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
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hi the correct answer for the question above is C. Why here "double" doesn't modify "fields"? thanks!
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Explanation:

Twice vs. double vs. doubling (global internet usage cannot be twice the 2011 figure) “Double” can refer either to “internet usage” or to the year 2012... “Doubling”correctly shows cause and effect.


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Its clearly between B and C,but I can't find out any grammatical error in C.Though C sounds a little awkward.Can anyone point out what is grammatically wrong in C?
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Explanation:

Twice vs. double vs. doubling (global internet usage cannot be twice the 2011 figure) “Double” can refer either to “internet usage” or to the year 2012... “Doubling”correctly shows cause and effect.


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Its clearly between B and C,but I can't find out any grammatical error in C.Though C sounds a little awkward.Can anyone point out what is grammatically wrong in C?

Same here, Even am confused what is wrong with C. More over isn't figure in B redundant ?
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The vulnerable part in B is the foul on prepositional parallelism; you have something in 2012, a prepositional phrase, and for the sake of effective parallelism, you must compare the same with another prepositional phrase in 2011. The use of a noun phrase such as "the 2011 figure of 4.3 percent" rather than a prepositional phrase is not only unparallel in B but also no less ugly than 2011’s 4.3 percent in C.
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