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# According to a survey of graduating medical students

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According to a survey of graduating medical students [#permalink]  15 Oct 2004, 06:24
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42. According to a survey of graduating medical students conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges, minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates in planning to practice in socioeconomically deprived areas.
(A) minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates in planning to practice
(B) minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than other graduates who plan on practicing
(C) minority graduates are nearly four times as likely as other graduates to plan on practicing
(D) it is nearly four times more likely that minority graduates rather than other graduates will plan to practice
(E) it is nearly four times as likely for minority graduates than other graduates to plan to practice
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A looks correct to me. Will explain if it is correct
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b/w A and B. A for me to. In B it says 'plan on practicing', it should be that they are 'planning to practice'.
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A it is
When there is a relative difference in comparison, we use "more likely than"
ie She is two times more intelligent than he is --> right
ie She is two times as intelligent as he is --> wrong
ie She is as intelligent as he is --> right; this is because we are comparing two equal subjects
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OA is C. Paul can you plz comment. This is Q42 of megabank.
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I don't agree with OA. On top of what I previously explained, "to plan on practicing" in C is clearly wrong and unidiomatic.
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Hi folk,

I take C for this one. The correct answer should be "four times as likely as". I think that's what the question wants to test.
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Paul wrote:
I don't agree with OA. On top of what I previously explained, "to plan on practicing" in C is clearly wrong and unidiomatic.

There was a time I chooce C for this question But I think the answer shd be A because of the idom usage' X more than Y' Beside 'likely to' is correct in A
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