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According to a recent study, the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children as to receive it from them.
(A) the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children as
(B) the elderly in the United States are four times as likely to give regular financial aid to their children as it is for them
(C) the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children than
(D) it is four times more likely for the elderly in the United Statesto give regular financial aid to their children than they are
(E) it is four times as likely that the elderly in the United States will give their children regular financial aid as they are


wats d diff betwn 'as likely' and 'more likely' and wats d correct idiom pertaining to them.. as in ...'more likely to/than'..?
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Re: as/more likely [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2009, 12:45
WhyabloodyMBA wrote:
According to a recent study, the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children as to receive it from them.
(A) the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children as
(B) the elderly in the United States are four times as likely to give regular financial aid to their children as it is for them
(C) the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children than
(D) it is four times more likely for the elderly in the United Statesto give regular financial aid to their children than they are
(E) it is four times as likely that the elderly in the United States will give their children regular financial aid as they are


wats d diff betwn 'as likely' and 'more likely' and wats d correct idiom pertaining to them.. as in ...'more likely to/than'..?


Is it C?

As likely is "about the same" - like 50/50 chance of either happening. More likely is the chances of something happening is greater. So I think that means B and E are out of the answers. I think C is more clear. D is a bit wordy and B just doesnt sound right with the last part....
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Re: as/more likely [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2009, 12:46
My answer is C.

Made my choice on the premise that "more likely....than" is the proper idiomatic expression.
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Re: as/more likely [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2009, 05:20
WhyabloodyMBA wrote:
According to a recent study, the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children as to receive it from them.
(A) the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children as
(B) the elderly in the United States are four times as likely to give regular financial aid to their children as it is for them
(C) the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children than
(D) it is four times more likely for the elderly in the United Statesto give regular financial aid to their children than they are
(E) it is four times as likely that the elderly in the United States will give their children regular financial aid as they are


wats d diff betwn 'as likely' and 'more likely' and wats d correct idiom pertaining to them.. as in ...'more likely to/than'..?


IMO C ... more X than Y

A is wrong for wrong idiom. ( more X as Y ??)
B unnecessary 'it' twice

D 'it' is referring to what?
E same as D
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Re: as/more likely [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2009, 05:21
WhyabloodyMBA wrote:
According to a recent study, the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children as to receive it from them.
(A) the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children as
(B) the elderly in the United States are four times as likely to give regular financial aid to their children as it is for them
(C) the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children than
(D) it is four times more likely for the elderly in the United Statesto give regular financial aid to their children than they are
(E) it is four times as likely that the elderly in the United States will give their children regular financial aid as they are


wats d diff betwn 'as likely' and 'more likely' and wats d correct idiom pertaining to them.. as in ...'more likely to/than'..?



and by the way can you please underline the testing part? it makes easy for us..
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Re: as/more likely [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2009, 07:35
ugimba wrote:
WhyabloodyMBA wrote:
According to a recent study, the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children as to receive it from them.
(A) the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children as
(B) the elderly in the United States are four times as likely to give regular financial aid to their children as it is for them
(C) the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children than
(D) it is four times more likely for the elderly in the United Statesto give regular financial aid to their children than they are
(E) it is four times as likely that the elderly in the United States will give their children regular financial aid as they are


wats d diff betwn 'as likely' and 'more likely' and wats d correct idiom pertaining to them.. as in ...'more likely to/than'..?


IMO C ... more X than Y

A is wrong for wrong idiom. ( more X as Y ??)
B unnecessary 'it' twice

D 'it' is referring to what?
E same as D




'it' could be a placeholder IT, which doesnt has an antecedent.... or is it that only in particular cases this 'placeholder IT' is used.


ugimba wrote:
WhyabloodyMBA wrote:
According to a recent study, the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children as to receive it from them.
(A) the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children as
(B) the elderly in the United States are four times as likely to give regular financial aid to their children as it is for them
(C) the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children than
(D) it is four times more likely for the elderly in the United Statesto give regular financial aid to their children than they are
(E) it is four times as likely that the elderly in the United States will give their children regular financial aid as they are


wats d diff betwn 'as likely' and 'more likely' and wats d correct idiom pertaining to them.. as in ...'more likely to/than'..?



and by the way can you please underline the testing part? it makes easy for us..


des wer few of ma new posts, so just missed out to underline, will do so hereafter.
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Re: as/more likely [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2009, 08:21
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ugimba wrote:
WhyabloodyMBA wrote:
According to a recent study, the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children as to receive it from them.
(A) the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children as
(B) the elderly in the United States are four times as likely to give regular financial aid to their children as it is for them
(C) the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children than
(D) it is four times more likely for the elderly in the United Statesto give regular financial aid to their children than they are
(E) it is four times as likely that the elderly in the United States will give their children regular financial aid as they are


wats d diff betwn 'as likely' and 'more likely' and wats d correct idiom pertaining to them.. as in ...'more likely to/than'..?


IMO C ... more X than Y

A is wrong for wrong idiom. ( more X as Y ??)
B unnecessary 'it' twice

D 'it' is referring to what?
E same as D



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'it' could be a placeholder IT, which doesnt has an antecedent.... or is it that only in particular cases this 'placeholder IT' is used.


you are correct. 'it' can be used as place holder. I too was not too confident making that option wrong by just 'it' but some how this sentence was not as good as option C ..
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Re: as/more likely [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2010, 08:56
C for me.

more likely X than Y

more likely [to give] than [to receive] --> is idiomatic
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Re: as/more likely [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2010, 18:11
c...explanation same as seekmba
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Re: as/more likely [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2010, 02:04
(A) the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children as
(B) the elderly in the United States are four times as likely to give regular financial aid to their children as it is for them
(C) the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children than
(D) it is four times more likely for the elderly in the United Statesto give regular financial aid to their children than they are
(E) it is four times as likely that the elderly in the United States will give their children regular financial aid as they are

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Re: as/more likely [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2010, 06:17
Is it C? Considering the responses I think C is the right choice, but can u share the OA please.
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Re: as/more likely [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2010, 08:47
IMO C.
"as to' is incorrect according to me and in C its nicely replaced by than
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Re: According to a recent study, the elderly in the United [#permalink] New post 01 May 2013, 08:51
Even though 'as likely as' expression is correct, the original sentence is trying to say something like 4 times more likely than, so only C reflects the intended meaning. Also C is concise while other choices are wordy.
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