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# The number of full-time professional organizers in Denver, Colorado

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18 Apr 2018, 08:22
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The number of full-time professional organizers in Denver, Colorado, increased by more than thrice from 1996 to 2004.

(A) increased by more than thrice
(B) increased more than three times
(C) more than tripled
(D) was more than tripled

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18 Apr 2018, 23:24
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DEAR EXPERTS

CAN YOU PLS EXPLAIN THE USAGE OF THREE TIMES , TRIPLES, THRICE

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19 Apr 2018, 00:03
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Can anyone explain the difference between B and C?
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19 Apr 2018, 00:24
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The number of full-time professional organizers in Denver, Colorado, increased by more than thrice from 1996 to 2004.

(A) increased by more than thrice : "by thrice" is wrong ( Correct usage: He went there thrice)
(B) increased more than three times : This means the incident has repeated three times but the intended meaning is "the number" has incresed.
(C) more than tripled : Correct
(D) was more than tripled : Paasive
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03 May 2018, 23:19
There is not much difference in usage of thrice,three times,or tripled
The main crux is how to convey intention of sentence in less words.

More than tripled is better than more than thrice because of words

Here more than tripled use less words to convey intended meaning

So C is correct

D and E are wrong as was and had are not required in sentence

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05 May 2018, 11:11
why is b wrong. would " increased by more than three times" be correct?
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05 May 2018, 11:16
KumarDark wrote:
why is b wrong. would " increased by more than three times" be correct?

Construction wise b is correct.
But the same intention is expressed using few words in option C

So C is better choice than B

Give kudos if this helps

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24 Jul 2019, 04:47
The number of full-time professional organizers in Denver, Colorado, more than tripled from 1996 to 2004.

I have re-written sentence, using option C.
Don't you think that verb is missing here.

Please explain where I am wrong?
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25 Jul 2019, 03:24
The number of full-time professional organizers in Denver, Colorado, increased by more than thrice from 1996 to 2004.
------>The main comparative subject is "the number of full-time professional organisers", so the correct comparison should be "3 times greater than".

(A) increased by more than thrice--->it's obviously wrong
(B) increased more than three times---->Incorrect form of comparison.
(C) more than tripled
(D) was more than tripled---->Incorrect meaning cause it uses passive form.
(E) had more than tripled--->Incorrect meaning cause it uses passive form.
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08 Aug 2019, 04:49
gvij2017 wrote:
The number of full-time professional organizers in Denver, Colorado, more than tripled from 1996 to 2004.

I have re-written sentence, using option C.
Don't you think that verb is missing here.

Please explain where I am wrong?

I did not select this for the same reason
As per my knowledge, "tripled" acts as an adjective

So no verb in this sentence
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08 Aug 2019, 19:22
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Hi gvij2017 and Kunal112,

Tripled is a verb there. The more than before tripled just means that this was a >3x increase (without the more than, it would have been 3x).
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08 Aug 2019, 20:17
AjiteshArun wrote:
Hi gvij2017 and Kunal112,

Tripled is a verb there. The more than before tripled just means that this was a >3x increase (without the more than, it would have been 3x).

Thanks mate

I think i figured it out wrong
'tripled' acts as a verb only

And i need your help in one more thing. Correct answer is option C because that is the most concise way of writing the intended meaning. Is that correct ?
These questions have always been a little challenge for me
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08 Aug 2019, 20:31
Kunal112 wrote:
Thanks mate

I think i figured it out wrong
'tripled' acts as a verb only

And i need your help in one more thing. Correct answer is option C because that is the most concise way of writing the intended meaning. Is that correct ?
These questions have always been a little challenge for me
You could try the official question that this question is based on. It is usually a good idea to use the original question (the copies are almost always inferior).
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