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The numbers of mobile users has grown by more than a 15 percent increase in the past year.

(A) The numbers of mobile users has grown by more than a 15 percent increase in the past year.
(B) The number of mobile users has grown by greater than 15 percent in the past year.
(C) The numbers of mobile users have grown by more than 15 percent in the past year.
(D) The number of mobile users has grown by more than 15 percent in the past year.
(E) The number of mobile users grew by greater than 15 percent in the past year.

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Originally posted by chetan2u on 03 Feb 2015, 03:19.
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stuck between c and d
finally came up with D
numbers/number vs have/has


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The numbers of mobile users has grown by more than a 15 percent increase in the past year.

(A) The numbers of mobile users has grown by more than a 15 percent increase in the past year.
(B) The number of mobile users has grown by greater than 15 percent in the past year.
(C) The numbers of mobile users have grown by more than 15 percent in the past year.
(D) The number of mobile users has grown by more than 15 percent in the past year.
(E) The number of mobile users grew by greater than 15 percent in the past year.

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(A) The numbers of mobile users has grown by more than a 15 percent increase in the past year. - Grown & increase are redundant.
(B) The number of mobile users has grown by greater than 15 percent in the past year. --grown by greater than is wrong. it should be more than.
(C) The numbers of mobile users have grown by more than 15 percent in the past year. - have is wrong. The no of mobile users is singular.
(D) The number of mobile users has grown by more than 15 percent in the past year. - best option
(E) The number of mobile users grew by greater than 15 percent in the past year. - grater than should be replaced by more than.
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The sentence requires past tense.
I ll go with E.
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Answer should be E. Only contenders are D and E. In D, we do not need has because the event is in the past.

number comparing number-> greater is right.

Answer should be E.


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The numbers of mobile users has grown by more than a 15 percent increase in the past year.

(A) The numbers of mobile users has grown by more than a 15 percent increase in the past year.
(B) The number of mobile users has grown by greater than 15 percent in the past year.
(C) The numbers of mobile users have grown by more than 15 percent in the past year.
(D) The number of mobile users has grown by more than 15 percent in the past year.
(E) The number of mobile users grew by greater than 15 percent in the past year.

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Option should be D. The question statement is a fact and hence should be in present perfect tense.

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D for me.

Number (Singular) -> "has"
No comparison is being drawn so -> "more than".
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hi,
the question checks knowledge of following -
1) 'numbers' is used only with actual numbers. for eg, he found numbers 3 and 7 lucky for him. in cases as in this sentence number is always correct.
2)'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.

(A) The numbers of mobile users has grown by more than a 15 percent increase in the past year.
numbers is wrong. both grown and increase convey the same meaning
(B) The number of mobile users has grown by greater than 15 percent in the past year.
here greater is wrongly used as we are discussing % .
(C) The numbers of mobile users have grown by more than 15 percent in the past year.
numbers and plural have are wrong.
(D) The number of mobile users has grown by more than 15 percent in the past year.
correct
(E) The number of mobile users grew by greater than 15 percent in the past year
wrong usage of greater than.
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Hi wizardofcoconuts

Do you write

I ate ice-cream yesterday.
or
I have eaten ice-cream yesterday

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Simple Prsent is used to state fact, how things exist or behave (always/ permanently).
Present Perfect: Actions that started in the past but continue into the present, or remain true in the present

From the sentence how do we infer that the number of users are still growing ?
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hi,
the question checks knowledge of following -
1) 'numbers' is used only with actual numbers. for eg, he found numbers 3 and 7 lucky for him. in cases as in this sentence number is always correct.
2)'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.

(A) The numbers of mobile users has grown by more than a 15 percent increase in the past year.
numbers is wrong. both grown and increase convey the same meaning
(B) The number of mobile users has grown by greater than 15 percent in the past year.
here greater is wrongly used as we are discussing % .
(C) The numbers of mobile users have grown by more than 15 percent in the past year.
numbers and plural have are wrong.
(D) The number of mobile users has grown by more than 15 percent in the past year.
correct
(E) The number of mobile users grew by greater than 15 percent in the past year
wrong usage of greater than.
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ANs D

Is percent countable/Uncountable.?

Since it is countable, more than is appropriate than using "greater than".

This eliminates B and E

A: Is Incorrect due to Redundancy
C: The numbers of: Very Vague
D: The number of: Singular, correct usage.

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Celestial09 wrote:
stuck between c and d
finally came up with D
numbers/number vs have/has


chetan2u wrote:
The numbers of mobile users has grown by more than a 15 percent increase in the past year.

(A) The numbers of mobile users has grown by more than a 15 percent increase in the past year.
(B) The number of mobile users has grown by greater than 15 percent in the past year.
(C) The numbers of mobile users have grown by more than 15 percent in the past year.
(D) The number of mobile users has grown by more than 15 percent in the past year.
(E) The number of mobile users grew by greater than 15 percent in the past year.

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