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# Since 1980, the number of landless people in the village has multiplie

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Since 1980, the number of landless people in the village has multiplied nearly two times.

A. has multiplied nearly two times.
B. is almost two times as great
C. has multiplied by two
D. has almost doubled
E. is nearly twofold what it was

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02 Oct 2019, 01:27
I think the answer should be D.
Options B and E can be eliminated as we need present perfect tense (Since 1980)
Don't know the exact reasons for eliminating A and C, but D seems better.
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In A and C, the number of landless people has multipled may wrongly mean that the increse has come by the multiplication done the number. The correct diction for such a natural growth is 'doubled'. Hence D is much better than all other choices.
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02 Oct 2019, 09:08
d because double is better than two times.
Re: Since 1980, the number of landless people in the village has multiplie   [#permalink] 02 Oct 2019, 09:08