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Because of dramatic improvements in computing technology, $200 today buys double the hard drive space that it has in 2004.

(A) double the hard drive space that it has
(B) double the hard drive space that it did
(C) as much as twice the hard drive space it has
(D) two times as many hard drive space as there were
(E) a doubling of the hard drive space that it did

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New post 16 Oct 2015, 23:43
Simply B.

A; 'has' is wrong tense
B : ok
C: 'has' is wrong tense
D; 'as many as' is wrong comparison for a mass noun as 'space'
E. 'Buys a doubling' is pretty bad
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Because of dramatic improvements in computing technology, $200 today buys double the hard drive space that it has in 2004.

A) double the hard drive space that it has
B) double the hard drive space that it did
C) as much as twice the hard drive space it has
D) two times as many hard drive space as there were
Ee) a doubling of the hard drive space that it did
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Sentence skeleton -
Because of XXXX, today $200 buys a HD space which is double the space $200 bought in 2004.

A) it has in 2004 - non sensical.
B) that it did in 2004 - Correct. Conveys same meaning as the skeleton structure. That - is used for $200 and -that did- correctly matches the time frame of the action..
C) has - again same error
D) as there were in 2004 - distorts the meaning
E) $200 buys doubling... - nonsensical..

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nahid78 wrote:
Because of dramatic improvements in computing technology, $200 today buys double the hard drive space that it has in 2004.

A) double the hard drive space that it has
B) double the hard drive space that it did
C) as much as twice the hard drive space it has
D) two times as many hard drive space as there were
E) a doubling of the hard drive space that it did


In continuation to chanchu7 's excellent explanation...

Errors highlighted in red , correct answer must be (B)
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Because of dramatic improvements in computing technology, $200 today buys double the hard drive space that it has in 2004.

(A) double the hard drive space that it has
(B) double the hard drive space that it did
(C) as much as twice the hard drive space it has
(D) two times as many hard drive space as there were
(E) a doubling of the hard drive space that it did


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Because of dramatic improvements in computing technology, $200 today buys double the hard drive space that it has in 2004.

(A) double the hard drive space that it has - Usage of "has" is incorrect tense here
(B) double the hard drive space that it did - CORRECT
(C) as much as twice the hard drive space it has - Usage of "as much as" is incorrectly used for comparison here
(D) two times as many hard drive space as there were - Usage of "there were" is incorrect here
(E) a doubling of the hard drive space that it did - Illogical

Hence, Answer is B

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