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The number of people who gathered outside the government

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25 Jul 2005, 14:51
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5. The number of people who gathered outside the government building today is almost twice as numerous as the number of people who gathered there yesterday

A: The number of people who gathered outside the government building today is almost twice as numerous as the number of people who gathered there yesterday
B: The number of people who gathered outside the government building today is almost twice the number of people who gathered there yesterday
C: The number of people which gathered outside the government building today is almost twice as much as the number of people which gathered there yesterday
D: The people who gathered outside the government building today are almost twice as numerous as the people who gathered there yesterday
E: The people who gathered outside the government building today are twice the number of those who gathered there yesterday

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25 Jul 2005, 15:40
B is clear and concise. The number is singular and should be followed by â€˜isâ€™ not are so D and E are out for that.
A is too wordy with â€œalmost twice as numerous asâ€

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Director
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25 Jul 2005, 17:14
B is fine.

A - OUT as numerous as ...

C which clause. Needs comma before it and moreover which can not refer to people (living things).
D,E compare people with number of people..

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Manager
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25 Jul 2005, 20:29
Count me in for "B"

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26 Jul 2005, 11:03
Yes, I vote B as well.

A) and D) "twice as numerous" is not correct
C) would not use "which" after "number of people"
E) changes the sentence by saying it IS twice, versus ALMOST twice

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26 Jul 2005, 11:03
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