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according to a survey of graduating medical students conducted by the association of american medical colleges, <u> minority graduaates are nearly 4 times more likely than are other graduates in planning to practice</u> in socieconomically deprived areas

a. same
b. minority graduates are nearly 4 times moe likley than other grads who plan on practicing
c. minority gradutes 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 gradutes 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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02 Sep 2004, 20:10
I think it is C. Correct comparison, and correct idiom
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02 Sep 2004, 21:01
i chose c . oa is A... i think oa maybe wrong.. any thoughts?
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03 Sep 2004, 00:38
After quite some thinking I chose A.

C) four times as likely as ?not idiomatic, if you could use somehow four time as many as it would be idiomatic,
D) it is four times more likely then other graduates will plan to practice ?doesn?t make sense
E) as likely than ?not idiomatic
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03 Sep 2004, 00:43
I too chose C.

An excellent article related to this topic:
http://www.theslot.com/times.html
03 Sep 2004, 00:43
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