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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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20 Aug 2008, 12:12
tks for the answer could you post an explanation? tks again

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lordw 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

C for correct parallesism.
Rewrite the original sentence.
rate.. was nearly twice in the 1980's what it (rate) was in 1970's
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20 Aug 2008, 12:46
Sorry about that. I'll go with Suresh's explanation though!
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20 Aug 2008, 13:16
Another thing. 1980s event is described by "in 1980". So any comparison with 1970 should also use "in 1970"
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20 Aug 2008, 13:31
lordw 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

also for C since the rate cannot be fast or slower.
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