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In China, a country not known for freedom of political expression, the number of social protests increased from slightly less than 10,000 in 1993 to more than 58,000 in 2003.

A. the number of social protests increased from slightly less than 10,000 in 1993 to more than 58,000 in
B. the numbers of social protests increased from slightly less than 10,000 in 1993 to more than 58,000 in
C. protests of a social nature increased from slightly less than 10,000 in 1993 to more than 58,000 in
D. the social protests increased from slightly less than 10,000 in 1993 to 58,000 or more in
E. the number of social protests increased from slightly less than 10,000 up to 58,000 from 1993 to
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02 Nov 2012, 07:19
ravstime wrote:
n China, a country not known for freedom of political expression, the number of social
protests increased from slightly less than 10,000 in 1993 to more than 58,000 in
2003.

The number of social protests in 1993 is compared to the number of social protests in 2003.
A. the number of social protests increased from slightly less than 10,000 in 1993 to more than 58,000 in...correct
B. the numbers of social protests increased from slightly less than 10,000 in 1993 to more
than 58,000 in
C. protests of a social nature increased from slightly less than 10,000 in 1993 to more than
58,000 in
D. the social protests increased from slightly less than 10,000 in 1993 to 58,000 or more in
E. the number of social protests increased from slightly less than 10,000 up to 58,000 from 1993
to
from X to Y: from 10,000 in 1993 to more than 58,000 in 2003.
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02 Nov 2012, 10:19
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n China, a country not known for freedom of political expression, the number of social protests increased from slightly less than 10,000 in 1993 to more than 58,000 in 2003.

A. the number of social protests increased from slightly less than 10,000 in 1993 to more than 58,000 in
B. the numbers of social protests increased from slightly less than 10,000 in 1993 to more than 58,000 in
C. protests of a social nature increased from slightly less than 10,000 in 1993 to more than 58,000 in
D. the social protests increased from slightly less than 10,000 in 1993 to 58,000 or more in
E. the number of social protests increased from slightly less than 10,000 up to 58,000 from 1993 to

Original sentence is correcte as it is. Ans A it is.
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20 May 2016, 04:45
Why is it "less than"? I would've said it is "fewer than" because "the number of social protests" is countable.

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Why is it "less than"? I would've said it is "fewer than" because "the number of social protests" is countable.

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20 May 2016, 20:14
ravstime wrote:
In China, a country not known for freedom of political expression, the number of social protests increased from slightly less than 10,000 in 1993 to more than 58,000 in 2003.

A. the number of social protests increased from slightly less than 10,000 in 1993 to more than 58,000 in
B. the numbers of social protests increased from slightly less than 10,000 in 1993 to more than 58,000 in
C. protests of a social nature increased from slightly less than 10,000 in 1993 to more than 58,000 in
D. the social protests increased from slightly less than 10,000 in 1993 to 58,000 or more in
E. the number of social protests increased from slightly less than 10,000 up to 58,000 from 1993 to

it is not logic to say that many numbers in crease from 10 to 58. it is logic to say that there is only one number which increase.
b is out
it is not logic to say thay protests increase, it should be the number of protests increase, c, d is out.
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