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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

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OA: E

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...

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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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17 Dec 2010, 21:17
krishireddy, please underline the SC

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18 Dec 2010, 01:13
krishireddy wrote:
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

[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA: E

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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B & D out for include
C - twice >double
A - wordier
E - concise

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

The comparison here is between the two groups of freshmen (this year's and last year's).

a) includes twice, or more, as many women than last year's. (The correct idiom is as..........as)
b) include (wrong: plural verb for singular subject "group") twice or more the number of women as did last year's
c) includes atleast double the number of last year's women (the comparison is wrong here)
d) include (same verb error) atleast twice the women as last year
e) includes at least twice as many women as last year's
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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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Will option A be correct if it used the correct idiom?

Will twice and more be considered redundant?

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Will option A be correct if it used the correct idiom?

Will twice and more be considered redundant?

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No, "twice, or more" means 2+. So, there is nothing redundant here.
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Will option A be correct if it used the correct idiom?

Will twice and more be considered redundant?

Look at this. Twice of 20 is 40; twice of 20 cannot be 40 and more than 40 at the same time.
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