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As the number of tourists visiting Sri Lanka have increased by 22% in 2013 as compared to 2010, earnings from tourism are expected to skyrocket.
a) have increased by 22% in 2013 as compared to 2010,
b) have increased by 22% from 2010 to 2013,
c) has increased by 22% in 2013 than 2010,
d) has increased by 22% in 2013 than in 2010,
e) has increased by 22% from 2010 to 2013,

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New post 14 Nov 2019, 21:28
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As the number of tourists visiting Sri Lanka have increased by 22% in 2013 as compared to 2010, earnings from tourism are expected to skyrocket.
a) have increased by 22% in 2013 as compared to 2010,
b) have increased by 22% from 2010 to 2013,
c) has increased by 22% in 2013 than 2010,
d) has increased by 22% in 2013 than in 2010,
e) has increased by 22% from 2010 to 2013,

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IMO C is correct.

Looking at sentence :
The number ....... have increased ..... : Incorrect (should be "Number has increased")
This eliminates A,B

Now,
The meaning aspect says that 2013 has seen 22% increase compared to 2010
Option C ) maintains this comparison (CORRECT according to me)
Option D ) Is somewhat like "22% increase in 2013 but not 22% increase in 2010"
Meaning doesnt care if 22% increase was in 2010 all we need is 2013 has seen 22% more than 2010
Option E ) It says that number gradually increased from 2010 to 2013 by 22%
Again , meaning just contrasts the 2 years mentioned and doesnt say if it increased from 2010 by 22%

Please let me know if you find any flaw in reasoning/Ans
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New post 15 Nov 2019, 02:55
has vs have: choices A and B out as "the number" is a singular subject
there is no comparative marker ("more") to use "then", so C and D also out.
E is a correct choice.
a) have increased by 22% in 2013 as compared to 2010,
b) have increased by 22% from 2010 to 2013,
c) has increased by 22% in 2013 than 2010,
d) has increased by 22% in 2013 than in 2010,
e) has increased by 22% from 2010 to 2013,
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New post 15 Nov 2019, 07:37
E, coz the number of is singular

As compared to and As contrated to are wrong structures

When compared to and when contrasted to are wrong structures as well.
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