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amod243 wrote:
I think B & C both are correct
but since C got superior because it is more Concise than B.



B is incorrect - "rate" is just a number and can not be "fast/slow"
C is correct.

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New post 17 Feb 2010, 07:34
But don't you people think that 'it' can refer to both 'increase' as well as 'population'?

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New post 17 Feb 2010, 07:54
Here in this sentence the comparison element is "the rate of increase" not 'rate" and i think "the rate of increase" can be fast n slow [:)]

Think the only reason C is correct is C is precise(mentioned by amod243)

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New post 17 Feb 2010, 08:25
My Ans is 'C'
'B' and 'C' come close to be correct.
However in 'B', 'fast rate of increase' is incorrect. Use of 'fast' here is redundant.

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New post 17 Feb 2010, 21:34
I would vote for B.

In C what & it are redundant since both are replacing the rate of increase.

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My choice will be B, what is the OA?

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The OA is C. This question was discussed many times before. :)

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I chose C after quickly eliminating A and B. C is grammatically correct and concise.

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I chose A

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why "rate increase" and "fast" cannot live together?
i dont see redundancy there...

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New post 27 May 2010, 04:09
Faster is redundant here.

rate of increase of - single phrase and we have TWICE which tells that the rate doubled to its last yr's value.

It will be correct if we had something progressive structure like:
...rate was increasing.....faster than....

Hope this helps.

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why "rate increase" and "fast" cannot live together?
i dont see redundancy there...

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Please explain why "C" why not "E" ?
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(C) twice what it was in
(E) two times greater than

1. twice is better than two times.
2. In E, greater than 1970's >>>> what of 1970's?
3. IMO greater than is used when we compare uncountable things, for example -
This amount is greater than that in the box.


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Please explain why "C" why not "E" ?

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x2suresh wrote:
(A) twice as fast as
(B) twice as fast as it was in
(C) twice what it was in
(D) two times faster than that of
(E) two times greater than


Here the subject is Rate .

Choice C completes the sentence.
D is wordy and awkward with the use of that.
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the rate of increase can not be ‘fast’. It has to be ‘high’. ABD out. The rate can not be greater than the 1970’s(the years). Hence, C wins.

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x2suresh wrote:
In the 1980’s the rate of increase of the minority population of the United States was nearly twice as fast as the 1970’s.

(A) twice as fast as
(B) twice as fast as it was in
(C) twice what it was in
(D) two times faster than that of
(E) two times greater than


good question.. try it.


In 1980's should b parallel to 1970's Hence options having in survive.

B is wordy and C conveys the same in a concise manner. IMO C
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I guess the "rate of increase" shouldn't be fast, clear and consice and you could just use WHAT

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I went for A....but now can see why I was wrong.
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All choices except C are redundant rate of increase was... as fast as???

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can anybody explain the following issue that I have:

I am bit confused on option C)
Though I understand it is the correct option but shouldn't it read:
twice of what it was in

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