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# The Djibouti government has declared that they will spend

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The Djibouti government has declared that they will spend double the amount of money on healthcare in the coming year as was spent in the previous.

(A) they will spend double
(B) they will spend twice
(C) it will spend double
(D) it will spend twice
(E) they will spend two times
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09 Dec 2005, 01:46
D

A, B, E out because of "they"
"twice" seems more grammatical than "double".
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09 Dec 2005, 07:33
first of all we need it to refer a country.

second of all twice as much.... is the correct structure.

so D is the correct answer.
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09 Dec 2005, 08:27
Undeniably the OA is D.
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20 Jun 2016, 19:39
chetan2u what should be the OA as per u?
Bellcurve is the source and it says C.
I ticked D as, double is a verb and when comparing, we prefer twice..

Explanation by bellcurves is:

Compare C with D.
The first difference is "double" in choice C and "twice" in choice D.
There is an issue of ambiguity.
If we use "twice," then choice D could be interpreted to mean that the government will spent the money two times, which is not the intent of the sentence.
Eliminate D.
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