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In 1914 a total of 469,000 cars and trucks were produced in the United States, but in 1929 almost twice the numbers of tucks alone came off the assembly lines.

The correct idiom is "as many as"
D and E out

A) the numbers of trucks alone
WRONG :- twice of what number ?? we need a digit or a reference to a digit.

B) that number of trucks alone
CORRECT:- twice that number of truck alone ; twice of 4696000.

C) the number of trucks by themselves
WRONG:- "alone" , "by themselves" is redundant. Both means the same thing.

D) as many trucks themselves
WRONG IDIOM

E) as many trucks by themselves
WRONG IDIOM

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In 1914 a total of 469,000 cars and trucks were produced in the United States, but in 1929 almost twice the numbers of tucks alone came off the assembly lines.

A. the numbers of tucks alone
B. that number of trucks alone
C. the number of trucks by themselves
D. as many trucks themselves
E. as many trucks by themselves

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In 1914 a total of 469,000 cars and trucks were produced in the United States, but in 1929 almost twice the numbers of tucks alone came off the assembly lines.


in 1914 -- 469,000 cars plus trucks
in 1929 -- twice of 469,000 trucks alone

A. the numbers of tucks alone
twice the numbers --- which numbers?? we don't know.

B. that number of trucks alone
twice that number -- here that number refers to 469,000

C. the number of trucks by themselves
twice the number -- which number?
what themselves is used here for? we don't know.

D. as many trucks themselves
as many as sets the comparison. only one "as" is used. another "as" is missing.

E. as many trucks by themselves
same as D.
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:yikes The sentence is not making any good sense at all. What is the source of this question? Or is there any typo. 'themselves' or 'alone' sounds terrible.

Anyways, only B is best among the worst.


I guess Ron hit the nail:

The point of the sentence is that, in 1914, the total number of cars + trucks was around 469,000. By 1929, production had expanded so much that the number of trucks"”just trucks"”was almost 2 x 469,000.
So, "that number" is still 469,000.
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Imo B
A distorts the meaning .
469000 doubled and that in option B refers back to 469000 .

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In 1914 a total of 469,000 cars and trucks were produced in the United States, but in 1929 almost twice the numbers of tucks alone came off the assembly lines.

A. the numbers of trucks alone
B. that number of trucks alone

Between the numbers of trucks and the number of trucks:

You have some x number in 1914, and the then you have twice that number in 1929. The 1929 number has to be a definite and particular number. If we call it numbers, then we are implying that the number, in fact, could be many numbers such x, y, or z and so on. This is absurd. After all twice x is also one number as one can see.

That is the reason that A is out.
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In 1914 a total of 469,000 cars and trucks were produced in the United States, but in 1929 almost twice the numbers of tucks alone came off the assembly lines.

A. the numbers of tucks alone - twice the number is unclear
B. that number of trucks alone - Correct
C. the number of trucks by themselves - twice the number is unclear
D. as many trucks themselves - Idiom As x as
E. as many trucks by themselves - Idiom As x as

Answer B
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Imo B
This is a comparison question .
So we have to set up proper comparison between elements.
The original sentence talks about the number of 469000 Cars and trucks .
So we have to compare the that number .The number of trucks increased twice of 469000


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In 1914 a total of 469,000 cars and trucks were produced in the United States, but in 1929 almost twice the numbers of trucks alone came off the assembly lines.
A. the numbers of trucks alone
B. that number of trucks alone
C. the number of trucks by themselves
D. as many trucks themselves
E. as many trucks by themselves
The answer is B. I think the answer might be B or C. Could you please tell me the reason, thank you.
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C is eliminated straight forward because of the use of THEMSELVES
Trucks by THEMSELVES came off.....

If we don't use THAT, the sentence would be
TWICE the NUMBER of trucks alone came off - from this sentence, it is not clear which number are we referring to. In order to refer to number 469,000, we need to use THAT.
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Still don't understand why C is wrong. Could you kindly explain?
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