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GMAT Question of the Day – 15/1/2021


A city’s economy can be boosted for years by a two-week Olympics, as evidenced by 2000 Summer Games host Sydney, Australia, where the numbers of annual convention attendees grew by more than a 200 percent increase between 2001 and 2003.



Since the count of annual convention attendees would be a single number, the sentence should use number, not “numbers.” There’s also a redundancy error, since “grew” already implies an “increase.” Due to these errors, (A) can be eliminated.

A vertical scan reveals that (B) and (C) also incorrectly use “numbers” and can be eliminated.

Next, examine (D) and (E). (E) unnecessarily introduces the passive voice and still contains the redundant “raised” and “increase.” (D), however, correctly uses the singular “number,” uses the active voice, and contains no redundancy. (D) is therefore correct.




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