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.
(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
Is there any idiom to use 'likely'?
bet on (C)
(D) ...more likely ...rather than unidiomatic OUT
(E) ...as likely ...than other .... sounds kinda weird ..OUT