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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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Re: SC comparison [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2008, 14:15
I would say A

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Re: SC comparison [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2008, 06:52
IMO C. Correct idiom: almost 4 times as likely as... to...
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Re: SC comparison [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2008, 09:53
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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

Pls. provide explanation for your answer, tks!


(A) minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates in planning to practice
"minority graduates" not parallel with "are other graduates". are should be removed.
I rewrote the sentence A to make it more clear.
In planning to practice in socioeconomically deprived areas, minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates

(B) minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than other graduates who plan on practicing
here we are comparing " minority graduate" with "other graduates who plan on practicing" that means minority graduate are not practicing
which changes the original meaning.

(D),(E) are clearly out because "it" has no clear referrent?

C is the best pick.
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Re: SC comparison [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2008, 19:00
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lordw wrote:
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

Pls. provide explanation for your answer, tks!


(A) minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates in planning to practice
"minority graduates" not parallel with "are other graduates". are should be removed.
I rewrote the sentence A to make it more clear.
In planning to practice in socioeconomically deprived areas, minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates

(B) minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than other graduates who plan on practicing
here we are comparing " minority graduate" with "other graduates who plan on practicing" that means minority graduate are not practicing
which changes the original meaning.

(D),(E) are clearly out because "it" has no clear referrent?

C is the best pick.


Argree with C

And here is my tip from GmatPrep.

1. more than four times ...is ok, but
2. four times more...than is not OK. "more than" here is redandancy. So A, B, and D out immediately

3. Btw C and E, clearly C wins the games
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Re: According to a survey of graduating medical students [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2013, 09:25
Choice C uses "planning on"
Isn't that idiomatically incorrect ?
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Re: According to a survey of graduating medical students [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2013, 14:28
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Choice C uses "planning on"
Isn't that idiomatically incorrect ?


@12bhang:
Idioms:
Plan to do something
Plan on doing something.


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