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The numbers of internet users has grown by more than a ten percent increase in the past year.


(A) The numbers of internet users has grown by more than a ten percent increase in the past year.

(B) The number of internet users has grown by greater than ten percent in the past year.

(C) The numbers of internet users have grown by more than ten percent in the past year.

(D) The number of internet users has grown by more than ten percent in the past year.

(E) The number of internet users grew by greater than ten percent in the past year.

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D for me. The number has grown and by more than 10 percent
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+1 for D

(A) The numbers of internet users has grown by more than a ten percent increase in the past year.

(B) The number of internet users has grown by greater than ten percent in the past year.

(C) The numbers of internet users have grown by more than ten percent in the past year.

(D) The number of internet users has grown by more than ten percent in the past year.

(E) The number of internet users grew by greater than ten percent in the past year.
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+1 for D.

(A) The numbers of internet users has grown by more than a ten percent increase in the past year.

(B) The number of internet users has grown by greater than ten percent in the past year.

(C) The numbers of internet users have grown by more than ten percent in the past year.

(D) The number of internet users has grown by more than ten percent in the past year. -->Correct, rectifies S-V agreement "The number - has ", and " more than " is preferred to " greater than" when the subject is countable

(E) The number of internet users grew by greater than ten percent in the past year.

Hence, D.
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P.S. Nouns that are themselves numbers are percent, interest rate, population, volume, distance, price, cost, and number.
Therefore prefer " greater than " to " more than "



Hi sudarshan22

IMO 'greater than' is correct only when it is used to describe numbers alone for eg greater than two. While talking of %, more than is used.

So why not D here, as we have percent.

just a thought, please comment where I'm going wrong.
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The numbers of internet users has grown by more than a ten percent increase in the past year.


(A) The numbers of internet users has grown by more than a ten percent increase in the past year.

(B) The number of internet users has grown by greater than ten percent in the past year.

(C) The numbers of internet users have grown by more than ten percent in the past year.

(D) The number of internet users has grown by more than ten percent in the past year.

(E) The number of internet users grew by greater than ten percent in the past year.


IMO D.
The number of is preferred to The numbers of.
The number of should be followed by has, since it is singular.
Between 'greater than' and 'more than', 'greater than' looks appropriate here.
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Hi sudarshan22

IMO 'greater than' is correct only when it is used to describe numbers alone for eg greater than two. While talking of %, more than is used.

So why not D here, as we have percent.

just a thought, please comment where I'm going wrong.

You are correct, in the above context "more than" makes sense.
Answer should be D, thanks for rectifying the blunder :thumbup:
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D seems correct. "The number of" is singular and hence "has" is correct. "More than" is better than "greater than"
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The numbers of internet users has grown by more than a ten percent increase in the past year.


(A) The numbers of internet users has grown by more than a ten percent increase in the past year.

(B) The number of internet users has grown by greater than ten percent in the past year.

(C) The numbers of internet users have grown by more than ten percent in the past year.

(D) The number of internet users has grown by more than ten percent in the past year.

(E) The number of internet users grew by greater than ten percent in the past year.


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First of all, numbers in the original sentence should be changed to the singular number. The only time that the plural numbers should be used is when one wants to discuss actual numbers, as in the numbers 4 and 12. Eliminate (A) and (C). Your remaining options ask you to choose between greater than ten percent and more than ten percent. As we said earlier, greater than is correct only when it is used to describe numbers alone (greater than ten). Since this sentence measures a percent rather than solely a number, the correct option is more than. Only (D) remains.

An 800 test taker is careful when dealing with percents. While ten is clearly a countable quantity, ten percent is not and requires different terms to describe it.
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