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

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In the 1980s the rate of increase of the minority population [#permalink]

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02 Jun 2006, 22:10
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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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Re: SC - US Population in 1970s [#permalink]

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02 Jun 2006, 22:19
mahesh004 wrote:
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

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

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

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Brajesh

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02 Jun 2006, 22:20
Picking C.
In A and B, 'fast' is redundant as rate is already mentioned.

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02 Jun 2006, 22:44
Small doubt.....

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

Is it correct to say:

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

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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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02 Jun 2006, 23:16
can someone explain why not B....I though it is better than C...

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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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03 Jun 2006, 10:41
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