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According to a survey of graduating university students conducted by the International Association of Rose Vendors, MBA graduates are nearly five times more likely than are other graduates in planning to present roses to their partners on Valentine’s Day.

(A) MBA graduates are nearly five times more likely than are other graduates in planning to present
(B) MBA graduates are nearly five times more likely than other graduates who plan on presenting
(C) MBA graduates are nearly five times as likely as other graduates to plan on presenting
(D) it is nearly five times more likely that MBA graduates rather than other graduates will plan to present
(E) it is nearly five times as likely for MBA graduates than other graduates to plan to present
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According to a survey of graduating university students conducted by the International Association of Rose Vendors, MBA graduates are nearly five times more likely than are other graduates in planning to present roses to their partners on Valentine’s Day.
(A) MBA graduates are nearly five times more likely than are other graduates in planning to present-
Incorrect comparison as this option compares a Noun "MBA graduates" with a clause "Are other graduates". Moreover use of comparison indicator More .....than is inappropriate in this sentence.

(B) MBA graduates are nearly five times more likely than other graduates who plan on presenting-
Use of comparison indicator More .....than is inappropriate in this sentence. Moreover the sentence means that MBA graduates are 5 times more likely than Other Graduates. because "who plan on.......day" is a modifier.

(C) MBA graduates are nearly five times as likely as other graduates to plan on presenting - CORRECT

(D) it is nearly five times more likely that MBA graduates rather than other graduates will plan to present-
Use of incomplete comparison indicator "More" is incorrect in this sentence. Moreover two markers are used (More, Rather Than)

(E) it is nearly five times as likely for MBA graduates than other graduates to plan to present -
Correct comparison marker is "as likely ......as" (as far as this option is concerned) instead of "As likely..than"

So the Correct answer has to be C.

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Re: According to a survey of graduating-Valentine's Day Question [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 08:09
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Yes, i will also go with C

A) than are is incorrect
B) This choice lacks verb and hence does not form a sentence.
C) To plan on presenting…. Correct structure
D) rather may be problamatic here. Incorrect structure. Correct structure is five time as likely for x as for y to present .......
E) incorrect comparison five times as likely for x than y correct usage is five times as likely for x as for y

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Re: According to a survey of graduating-Valentine's Day Question [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 14:26
In my opinion C is the right answer.
A > more likely than are other graduates (wrong)
B >is wrong because of "who plan on presenting". This make the comparison improper.
C >correct. X (is/are) as likely as Y to plan on presenting. This is the right construction
D&E > "it is nearly five times more likely". Wrong construction.
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Re: According to a survey of graduating-Valentine's Day Question [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2013, 03:23
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Updating the post with OA and OE.
Vercules wrote:
According to a survey of graduating university students conducted by the International Association of Rose Vendors, MBA graduates are nearly five times more likely than are other graduates in planning to present roses to their partners on Valentine’s Day.



The question is about comparisons and grammatically both "more likely than" and "as likely as" will be correct.
The correct idiom is "A is more likely than B to plan/ do etc. (something)", "in planning" is incorrect

If a choice would have been correct if it were " MBA graduates are five times more likely than other graduates to plan on presenting"


(A) MBA graduates are nearly five times more likely than are other graduates in planning to present

"in planning is" unidiomatic and "MBA graduates" are incorrectly being compared with "are other graduates"

(B) MBA graduates are nearly five times more likely than other graduates who plan on presenting

again incorrect comparison is being made between "MBA graduates" and "other graduates who plan". The relative clause starting with "who" is only modifying "other graduates" and not "MBA graduates".

(C) MBA graduates are nearly five times as likely as other graduates to plan on presenting

This choice is correct; the meaning is clear and the construction is idiomatic and concise.

(D) it is nearly five times more likely that MBA graduates rather than other graduates will plan to present

"it' is an ambiguous pronoun; moreover, only one of "more likely" and "rather than" is required; this creates redundancy.

(E) it is nearly five times as likely for MBA graduates than other graduates to plan to present

This choice has the same error as choice (D). "to plan to present" is less preferred than "to plan on presenting" and the comparison "as likely --- than" is incorrect.
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Re: According to a survey of graduating university students [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2013, 22:45
I understand that noun is being compared with a clause which is wrong.
But can someone explain me what is the wrong usage of comparison indicator More .....than in the option A.
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