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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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06 Feb 2009, 14:39
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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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IMO D

this has been ver tough for me!!

I think twice is an adverb, and we need an adjective (wich is modified by nearly). So, A, B and C out.

Between D and E, I'd go with D because of "tha that of"

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OA is C
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06 Feb 2009, 15:15
JohnLewis1980 wrote:
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.

Hi mates,

IMO D

this has been ver tough for me!!

I think twice is an adverb, and we need an adjective (wich is modified by nearly). So, A, B and C out.

Between D and E, I'd go with D because of "tha that of"

OA and Source?

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rates increase but they dont go faster
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06 Feb 2009, 16:00
late but I picked C too.
B is wordier than needed.
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why "rate increase" and "fast" cannot live together?
i dont see redundancy there...

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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.

noboru wrote:
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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05 Jun 2010, 11:00
(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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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

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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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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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I dont understand the option C, pls explain
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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
--> rate is not going to be fast

(B) twice as fast as it was in
--> same as A

(C) twice what it was in
--> correct

(D) two times faster than that of
--> same as A

(E) two times greater than
-->you need to specify the items that are in comparison ;This choice leaves it ambiguous;

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I generally have trouble picking the right answer in questions which have something like "twice/as many as/two times".The OA is c.Need explanations for ruling out options b and d.Also,any resources focusing on such questions would be greatly appreciated.

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