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This Year's group of freshmen includes twice, or more, as many women than last year's.

a) includes twice, or more, as many women than last year's. b) include twice or more the number of women as did last year's c) includes atleast double the number of last year's women d) include atleast twice the women as last year e) includes atleast twice as many women as last year's

‘The’ year’s group should be ‘this’ year’s, I suppose. A typo perhaps.

The first split is SV agreement. The plural verb ‘Include’ for the singular subject ‘group’ is wrong. B and D are out.

A is out because of wrong idiom, ‘as many women than’

The second split is that the comparison is between this year’s group and last year’s group. It is not between this year’s women and last year’s women or between this year and last year. Hence C and D are out.

This leaves E as the choice: This Year's group of freshmen includes at least twice as many women as last year’s (group)
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This Year's group of freshmen includes twice, or more, as many women than last year's.

a) includes twice, or more, as many women than last year's. b) include twice or more the number of women as did last year's c) includes atleast double the number of last year's women d) include atleast twice the women as last year e) includes atleast twice as many women as last year's

I was stuck between B and D. Since "Group" of freshmen is singular...i preferred "Include".

Can someone shell more light on how to tackle such comparison Questions...i am not comfortable with these one...

Any help wud be appreciated

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Options B and D can be rejected straight away as we have to use a singular verb here i.e include, because it is used to "group" which itself is singular. Both A and C are wordy. So left with option E.
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B and D are out because they use plural verb. 'At least twice' is more concise than 'twice,or more'. C makes incorrect comparison.The comparison is between the no. Of women this year's and no. Of women last year's group. E seems correct.

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