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Can someone explain the correct placement of 'almost' in the sentence
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Can someone explain the correct placement of 'almost' in the sentence


The almost is a modifier. In "almost 20%" it modifies 20% meaning that the number jumped to a figure close to 20%. Written the other way, "jump almost by 20%" it modifies almost which is not the intended meaning.

"Jumped at" is not idiomatic and "jumped to" is correct so this cuts out A, D and E. Leaving B and C.
In C "who" has no referent. It is supposed to refer to citizens but that is not the subject, the subject is "the number".
So B is correct.
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Dear Expert,

Please help me to understand why 'c' is wrong here.
As per my understanding, 'Citizens' is not in possessive form and thus 'who' should be pointing to it. Also, verb 'has' is needed to convey the meaning - the number has jumped and not citizens themselves.

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New post 27 Jan 2017, 04:25
Sachinrpat wrote:
Dear Expert,

Please help me to understand why 'c' is wrong here.
As per my understanding, 'Citizens' is not in possessive form and thus 'who' should be pointing to it. Also, verb 'has' is needed to convey the meaning - the number has jumped and not citizens themselves.

Thanks in advance!


C is wrong because of wrong usage of present perfect tense "has jumped". Present perfect is used for a verb that started some time in the past, but still in progress or whose effect is still there. The event (jumping to 1,34 million in 1997) described is neither of the case.
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