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

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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

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New post 02 Jun 2006, 22:19
mahesh004 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

Please explain


Is it C??
I feel we are missing "of" in the C.
Is it correct to say:

In the 1980’s the rate of increase of the minority population of the United States was nearly twice of what it was in the 1970’s.

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Picking C.
In A and B, 'fast' is redundant as rate is already mentioned.
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Small doubt.....

Aren't we missing "of" in C??

Is it correct to say:

In the 1980’s the rate of increase of the minority population of the United States was nearly twice of what it was in the 1970’s.

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New post 02 Jun 2006, 23:15
C is the OA...

Brajesh --- we are not missing 'of' in C.

it is very common English practice to say 'twice something'
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can someone explain why not B....I though it is better than C...
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New post 03 Jun 2006, 10:41
A - rate of increase cannot be twice as fast (can only be twice or two times)
B - same as A
C - correct
D - same as A
E - same as A, for use of greater
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