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# In the 1980s the rate of increase of the minority

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17. In the 1980â€™s the rate of increase of the minority
population of the United States was nearly twice as
fast as
the 1970â€™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

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18 Oct 2005, 16:01
B

idiomatic (as fast as) and parallel (as it was in).

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18 Oct 2005, 20:15
why C is inccrect ?
I can see B is perfectly correct but I feel like I've already heard people say sentences like in C

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18 Oct 2005, 20:22
(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

The two objects compared here are "in the 1980's" and "in the 1970's", and so we need "in", thus (A), (D), (E) are out.

Between (B) and (C), "twice as fast as" looks better.

I vote for (B).

Antmavel/
I agree with you in that "greatr rate" is better than "faster rate".
I don't think (A) is a perfect answer, but is still the best answer.
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18 Oct 2005, 20:36
I vote for C.

you are comparing figures, not speeds.

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19 Oct 2005, 01:04
I would go with C. Why do we requre "as fast as", By using "as was as" we mean equally faster. For ex. Jill was as fast as john. This means jill is equally faster like john.

So isn't C the correct choice here.

I would appreciate, if someone could correct me, if there are some mistake in my above inference.

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19 Oct 2005, 01:22
go C go...increase cannot be faster...weight cannot be heavier...

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19 Oct 2005, 01:52
yeah, that was my point, I mean the rate of increase can not be faster. It can be bigger or greater but E is incorrect.
For me it is C too

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19 Oct 2005, 03:17
mohish wrote:
go C go...increase cannot be faster...weight cannot be heavier...

why not? ...increase means more and more .....but how fast thing gets more and more .....faster is ok.

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19 Oct 2005, 08:06
C is incorrect because twice what it was could refer to either the overall population or the rate of increase of the population.

I`ll go with B.

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19 Oct 2005, 10:03
I will go with C; rate of increase cannot be represented by as fast as

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19 Oct 2005, 10:05
its C

If rate was 2 in 1970, its 4 now...which is twice. 'AS FAST AS' is unnecessary addition

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