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Due to the creation of the Spanish National Transplant Organization, which is responsible for the coordination of transplants as well as for public education and outreach, organ donations in Spain today are three times as much as in 1989.

A. three times as much as

B. triple as many as they were

C.a tripling of what it had

D. triple the number

E. three times greater than

Originally posted by Noshad on 17 Mar 2019, 03:29.
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Hi VeritasKarishma AjiteshArun aragonn

Can you elaborate on correct comparision being tested here?

organ donations in Spain today are three times as much as in 1989.

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A. three times as much as

Organ donations today vs (Organ donations) in 1989. What is wrong here?

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B. triple as many as they were

C.a tripling of what it had


Are these two out since we are comparing a noun -organ donations vs
a helping verb (had/ were)

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D. triple the number

Why do I explicitly need the noun - the number? What is the difference between triple and three times?

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E. three times greater than

As in (A) why I can not assume the noun - organ donations here?
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A. The article much can describe only non-count nouns whereas organ donation is a count noun.

B. The pronoun they is ambiguous because it agrees with two plural nouns that appeared before it - donations and transplants

C. the pronoun it is ambiguous because it agrees with several singular nouns that appeared before it

D. No error

E. This answer choice changes the meaning of the original sentence. The phrase greater than refers to organ donations but the original sentence mean that the number of organ donations was greater, not the organ donations themselves
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Noshad wrote:
Due to the creation of the Spanish National Transplant Organization, which is responsible for the coordination of transplants as well as for public education and outreach, organ donations in Spain today are three times as much as in 1989.

A. three times as much as

B. triple as many as they were

C.a tripling of what it had

D. triple the number

E. three times greater than


GMATNINJA help me clear my confusion between E and D
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Can someone tell us why a is wrong ...and also why we need no. ??

I can feel that " d " is right but I need the reason to eliminate all other answer choice

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Noshad wrote:
Due to the creation of the Spanish National Transplant Organization, which is responsible for the coordination of transplants as well as for public education and outreach, organ donations in Spain today are three times as much as in 1989.

A. three times as much as

B. triple as many as they were

C.a tripling of what it had

D. triple the number

E. three times greater than

rakeshtewatia0105 wrote:
Can someone tell us why a is wrong ...and also why we need no. ??

I can feel that " d " is right but I need the reason to eliminate all other answer choice

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rakeshtewatia0105 , I think you had better
read about countable and uncountable nouns.

They take different modifiers.
HERE is an article with which you can begin learning. Or reviewing.

We can count transplants.
Countable nouns take MANY, not MUCH
If there were 10 transplants last year and 20 transplants this year,
we say that this year there were twice as MANY transplants.

Twice as MUCH transplants for a countable noun?
Never.

I don't know what the highlighted part means.
I think it means, "Why is the word 'number' in what I believe to be correct option D?"

If that is your question:
Because we can count transplants.

I would take a look at the article I cited, and then I would search gmatclub
for countable and uncountable nouns.

You are correct. D is the answer.

Hope that helps.
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