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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]  24 May 2005, 17:41
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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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Yes A, to practice sounds better that on practicing
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A is fine.

B - wrong comparison
C - as likely as - wrong - shud be than
D and E - "It" not reqd. Creates confusion
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A or B. A uses the idiom planning to practice correctly.
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"C" for me.....X is four times as likely as Y is correct usage I believe.
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A- Looks good.

B- out. It compares the "graduates" rather than comparing their "planning"
C- out. "plan on" sounds unidiomatic
D- out. Absurd usage - "more likely that "
E- out. sounds unidiomatic "as likely as " should be the correct usage..

So it should be A
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Stuck between C and E.

I go with C because of the "it" in E.

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fresinha12 wrote:
C for me....

I vote for E.

A B C are out "fact/statment" according to ........ not.... minority students according to.....
D and E , D says will, while we are just evaluating a likelihood.
E sounds just right.

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Re: SC-Medical Colleges [#permalink]  30 May 2005, 08:24
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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

B: Wrong because of bad comparsion.
D: changes tense unnecessarily with the introduction of "will"

Nothing wrong with using "it" in D, E. Okay to use "it". Kinda like saying:
It is Sunday. What does "it" refer to? Same analogy for D and E.

A, C, & E all follow the same syntax when the sentence is broken down:

<DC>, IC. I think the only difference is "more likely" Vs "as likely". I think "as likely" is pertinent in this case [my conjecture] because when something is "many fold" [4 times, 5 times, 10 times] one should use "as likely".

Perez, what is the OA and OE?
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who plan on practicing is awkward...and I think who is a little ambiguous.. minority graduates are four times as likely as ... to do something looks correct... C it is..
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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

I go with A....

I was stuck between A and B:

I eliminated C because in C the comparison is set up wrong to me. "four times as likely as..." is wrong because the "as likely as" is usually used when the two things compared are equal and clearly the minority students are "more likely than" the other graduates to spend time in socioeconomically deprived areas.

D is out for me because "more likely that" is incorrect

E is out because of unidiomatic "as likely...than" usage

Between A and B chose A because uses parallelism absent in B "minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates"
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Re: SC-Medical Colleges [#permalink]  30 May 2005, 11:34
I would choose C. The main sentence says minority graduates are likely to plan on practicing in some areas.

A says "minority gradates are likely in planning ... ", which is not good. Also the position of the second "are" is not correct. B says "minority graduates are likely" period, which doesn't make sense at all. C seems to be grammartically correct, in my opinion, but it changed the meaning of the sentence from four times more (five times as many) to four times as many. In D the grammar structure if "more ... than" seems incomplete. E is not good in its use of "for". At least it should not omit the second "for" before "other graduates".

So I'm a little hesitate bt C and D but I'd choose C.
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Correct parallel structure would be

AB are out.
D There is no need of using will. changes meaning
E " as likely for" sounds unidiomatic

Vote for C.

.....as likely as .........to plan on

Is the use of "it" clear here ?
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Honghu, good call on why E could be wrong. I was down to C and E and couldnt figure out what was wrong with either. I went with E. But i see the fallacy in E.

"than" should compare/contrast equal items. Good Catch.

Perez, what is the OA? please post. Makes the discussion worthwhile if we know the OA.
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