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11. Some psychiatric studies indicate that among distin-
guished artists > the rates of manic depression and major
depression are ten to thirteen times as prevalent as in
<
the population at large.

(A) the rates of manic depression and major depres-
sion are ten to thirteen times as prevalent as in
(B) the rates of manic depression and major depres-
sion are ten to thirteen times more prevalent
than in
(C) the rates of manic depression and major depres-
sion are ten to thirteen times more prevalent
when compared to
(D) manic depression and major depression are ten to
thirteen times as prevalent when compared to
(E) manic depression and major depression are ten
to thirteen times more prevalent than in
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20 Apr 2004, 23:42
B is redundant rates and times mean the same.
I will go with E uses the correct idom more than concise removing redundancy.
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21 Apr 2004, 11:25
Between B and E.

I choose E... same reasoning as batliwala.
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21 Apr 2004, 12:31
hmmm...E seems to be the answer.

when can option C be right?

Is 'when compared to' idiomatic....?

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21 Apr 2004, 19:04
can you change the original sentence

original sentence says as prevalent as.... E says more prevalent...

though OA is E.
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