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In 2004, Burger Buster's revenue was estimated at nearly $17.4 million, accounting for 0.6 percent of total revenue for domestic fast food eateries, triple the figure for 1999.

A)triple the figure for 1999
B)three times more than 1999
C)three times as much as 1999
D)triple the number that it was in 1999
E)a number triple that which occurred in 1999

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B is directly comparing with 1999, where as we need to compare the figure in 1999.
How can amount of money be compared with year hence wrong.

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vyassaptarashi, thanks!
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C is tempting but the elements are not parallel.
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I choose D. Can someone plz explain why D is incorrect

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In Option D, triple the number that it is kind of odd

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In 2004, Burger Buster's revenue was estimated at nearly $17.4 million, accounting for 0.6 percent of total revenue for domestic fast food eateries, triple the figure for 1999.

A)triple the figure for 1999
B)three times more than 1999
C)three times as much as 1999
D)triple the number that it was in 1999
E)a number triple that which occurred in 1999


Answer: A

B - distorts original meaning. Wrong
C - should be 'as many as'. Wrong.
D - a mouthful to read and the word 'number' is not usually used to describe large sums of money. The word 'figure' is used.
E.g. 'Target's key revenue figure up 4.1 percent in Aug' and not 'Target's key revenue number...'
E - long, clunky and blah... plus, revenue figures are not an 'occurrence'. 'Occurred' seem to suggest that the revenue figure is of so-and-so amount by accident
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hello guys can someone explain why B is wrong and why a is correct
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In 2004, Burger Buster's revenue was estimated at nearly $17.4 million, accounting for 0.6 percent of total revenue for domestic fast food eateries, triple the figure for 1999.

A)triple the figure for 1999
B)three times more than 1999
C)three times as much as 1999
D)triple the number that it was in 1999
E)a number triple that which occurred in 1999

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Please help me understand when to use "...triple or double..." , "...thrice or twice..." and "...three times or two times..."

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hello guys can someone explain why B is wrong and why a is correct
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"Three times more" is wrong. "More"/ "less" is used to represent the mathematical operations plus/minus. However for multiplication "more" / "less" is NOT used, otherwise they would convey a wrong meaning:

My age is five years more than your age... implies, Your age is x, my age is x+ 5... correct meaning

My age is five times your age...implies, Your age = x, my age = 5x ... correct meaning

My age is five times more than your age.... implies, Your age = x, my age is 5x more than your age. So my age is x + 5x = 6x ...wrong meaning

For the same reason, option B is wrong.

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guygmat wrote:
In 2004, Burger Buster's revenue was estimated at nearly $17.4 million, accounting for 0.6 percent of total revenue for domestic fast food eateries, triple the figure for 1999.

A)triple the figure for 1999
B)three times more than 1999
C)three times as much as 1999
D)triple the number that it was in 1999
E)a number triple that which occurred in 1999

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Please help me understand when to use "...triple or double..." , "...thrice or twice..." and "...three times or two times..."

Experts daagh sayantanc2k .


The difference depends on which part of speech these words are used as:

AS ADJECTIVE:
Double and twice both can be used as adjective:
My age is double that of yours..... correct
My age is twice that of yours .... correct

AS ADVERB:
Double cannot be used as adverb, but twice can be used as adverb:
I did it twice..... correct
I did it double.... wrong

AS VERB:
Double can be used as verb, but twice cannot be used as verb:
MY salary doubled in last two years..... correct
MY salary twiced in last 2 years...... wrong.

Twice is used to replace two times. (The word "two times" is not a standard usage.)

The above explanation applies for thrice, triple and three times as well.

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Hi, What is the issue with option C.. Revenue was three times as much as in 1999? Is the issue becasue IN is missing before 1999?
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Hi, what is the issue with option C ? Three times as much as IN 1999? Is it incorrect because IN is missing before 1999?

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In 2004, Burger Buster's revenue was estimated at nearly $17.4 million, accounting for 0.6 percent of total revenue for domestic fast food eateries, triple the figure for 1999.

A)triple the figure for 1999
B)three times more than 1999
C)three times as much as 1999
D)triple the number that it was in 1999
E)a number triple that which occurred in 1999


Answer: A

B - distorts original meaning. Wrong
C - should be 'as many as'. Wrong.
D - a mouthful to read and the word 'number' is not usually used to describe large sums of money. The word 'figure' is used.
E.g. 'Target's key revenue figure up 4.1 percent in Aug' and not 'Target's key revenue number...'
E - long, clunky and blah... plus, revenue figures are not an 'occurrence'. 'Occurred' seem to suggest that the revenue figure is of so-and-so amount by accident


Thanks! Nicely phrased!

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Hi, what is the issue with option C ? Three times as much as IN 1999? Is it incorrect because IN is missing before 1999?


Yes, your understanding is correct. It would even be better to say: three times as much as it had been in 1999.

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Please anyone can explain why A is not wrong, is there no parallel error in that choice? should it be: a figure tripled that for 1999?

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Please anyone can explain why A is not wrong, is there no parallel error in that choice? should it be: a figure tripled that for 1999?


Option A is alright. Here "triple" is used as an adjective (not a verb or a verbal as you you indicated) referring to the noun "17.4 million". Please see the post above:

in-2004-burger-buster-s-revenue-was-estimated-at-nearly-115656.html#p1783211

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hongson1706 wrote:
Please anyone can explain why A is not wrong, is there no parallel error in that choice? should it be: a figure tripled that for 1999?


Option A is alright. Here "triple" is used as an adjective (not a verb or a verbal as you you indicated) referring to the noun "17.4 million". Please see the post above:

in-2004-burger-buster-s-revenue-was-estimated-at-nearly-115656.html#p1783211

Thank you, it is very clear. I have never seen such a use of "triple".

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Hi Sayan,

I chose A but not convincingly enough. Maybe you can help.

In 2004, Burger Buster's revenue was estimated at nearly $17.4 million, accounting for 0.6 percent of total revenue for domestic fast food eateries, triple the figure for 1999.

A)triple the figure for 1999

- Here we have two non-vital modifiers to the noun -" $17.4 million" => accounting for 0.6 percent of total revenue for domestic fast food eateries and triple the figure for 1999. Can we have two non-vital modifiers as the case with this option?

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