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# The number of people flying first class on domestic flights rose sharp

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10 Jul 2019, 14:20
When do we need to use that in a question such as this? Like in option B?
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13 Jul 2019, 06:35
delmoneyy wrote:
When do we need to use that in a question such as this? Like in option B?

Check out this post, particularly "Usage #1: "that” as a pronoun". If I remember correctly, the same issue comes up a few times in this video on comparisons. Hopefully that will help!
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21 Feb 2020, 22:11
egmat wrote:
Hi All,

The number of people flying first class on domestic flights rose sharply in 1990, doubling the increase of the previous year.

Let’s first understand the meaning of this sentence. The year 1990 experienced a sharp rise in the number of people flying first class on domestic flights. This rise doubled the increase seen previous year.

Error Analysis:

This sentence uses verb-ing modifier “doubling” preceded by a comma. This means that this modifier will modify the entire preceding clause. Usage of “doubling” is correct here because it correctly presents the result of the preceding clause. There was a rise sharp in the number of specific passengers. This rise doubled the increased witnessed the previous year. Hence there is no error in this sentence.

POE:

a. doubling the increase of: Correct for the reason stated above.

b. doubling that of the increase in: Incorrect.
1. There is no antecedent of pronoun “that”.
2. When we say “increase in something”, the phrase means that “something” has increased itself. Hence, this phrase does not make sense in this choice as it suggests that “the previous year” increased itself.

c. double as much as the increase of: Incorrect.
1. Here “double”, a noun modifier has no particular noun to refer to.
2. The correct way to say is “double the increase” and not “double as much as the increase…”.

d. twice as many as the increase in: Inocrrect.
1. Noun modifier “twice” dos not have a noun to refer to.
2. Use of “many” for uncountable noun “increase” is incorrect.
3. Repeats the idiom error of choice B.

e. twice as many as the increase of: Incorrect. This choice repeats the first two errors of Choice D.

Hope this helps.
Thanks.

"2. Use of “many” for uncountable noun “increase” is incorrect."
How is increase an uncountable noun ? We are talking about the increase in passenger rate, so increase should be countable right ?
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23 Feb 2020, 20:28
[quote="bigoyal"]The number of people flying first class on domestic flights rose sharply in 1990, doubling the increase of the previous year.

(A) doubling the increase of

(B) doubling that of the increase in

(C) double as much as the increase of

(D) twice as many as the increase in

(E) twice as many as the increase of

look at choice C
if "double" is adjective, it need a noun which precedes or follow it. there is no such noun, so, "double" can not be an adjective
if "double" is noun, it need a noun which precedes it. there is no such noun, so, "double' can not be a noun

if "double" is a verb, the meaning is
double as much as the increase double. this is no sense.
and if "double " is a verb, there is no connection word such as "and" between " double" and "rose". this is wrong.

so, choice C is wrong
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