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A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that women who ate nuts more than five times a week were about one third less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease as those who ate no nuts at all.

a) as those who ate

b) as women who ate

c) as those eating

d) than women eating

e) than were those who ate

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 [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2006, 21:36
Need less likely...than, so A and B are out.
C and D are out for verb tense inconsistency (eating)
So E by POE
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Re: Nuts SC Problem [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2006, 21:37
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A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that women who ate nuts more than five times a week were about one third less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease as those who ate no nuts at all.

a) as those who ate

b) as women who ate

c) as those eating

d) than women eating

e) than were those who ate

Answer to follow...


It is comparing...so "than" should be used...
Out of D and E,,

the verb in E makes sense..
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2006, 23:46
kripalkavi wrote:
Need less likely...than, so A and B are out.
C and D are out for verb tense inconsistency (eating)
So E by POE


agree with logic above

between D and E- 'who ate' is the key for E

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 [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2006, 00:05
E....

all the above comments for E + parallelism... ...that women who ate nuts more than five times a week were....than were those...
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2006, 00:10
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E....

all the above comments for E + parallelism... ...that women who ate nuts more than five times a week were....than were those...


yes - you right

although- the on the way to broke this question dont need that

simply- its comparison question- ' more than'....'likely' which gives you D or E.

and then between D and E- you see parallelism for 'who ate'

so E
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2006, 04:03
1. parallelism in past tesne
2. likely..than

E is my answer.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2006, 05:54
Two critical elements in this sentence:

women who....than those who...

more than...
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