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# Black children are three times as likely to live in single

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Black children are three times as likely to live in single [#permalink]  08 Oct 2012, 03:23
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Black children are three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where no parent has full‐time or year‐round employment.
A. three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where
B. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where
C. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households than white children have been and double as likely to live in a home where
D. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households as white children and twice as likely of living in a home where
E. three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children are and twice more likely to live in a home where
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Last edited by getgyan on 08 Oct 2012, 19:36, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Black children are three times as likely to live [#permalink]  08 Oct 2012, 03:50
getgyan wrote:
Black children are three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where no parent has full‐time or year‐round employment.
A. three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where
B. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where - Correct Answer
C. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households than white children have been and double as likely to live in a home where - use of have been is correct in this comparison with 'are" - use of double here is wrong - eliminate
D. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households as white children and twice as likely of living in a home where - it should be more than
E. three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children are and twice more likely to live in a home where - it should be as likely as

+1 B

I have a confusion here-

how do we choose as likely as or more likely - i assume it all means the same..if not please explain
2. should we have a verb after than "are" may be?
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Re: Black children are three times as likely to live [#permalink]  08 Oct 2012, 06:46
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yashii9 wrote:
getgyan wrote:
Black children are three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where no parent has full‐time or year‐round employment.
A. three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where
B. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where - Correct Answer
C. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households than white children have been and double as likely to live in a home where - use of have been is correct in this comparison with 'are" - use of double here is wrong - eliminate
D. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households as white children and twice as likely of living in a home where - it should be more than
E. three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children are and twice more likely to live in a home where - it should be as likely as

+1 B

I have a confusion here-

how do we choose as likely as or more likely - i assume it all means the same..if not please explain
2. should we have a verb after than "are" may be?

Hi Yashi,

I will try to explain this with an example (as per my understanding).

X is as likely to pass the exam as Y is ---- in this example both X and Y have same chances of passing the exam,

X is more likely to pass the exam than Y is ---- in this example x has more probability of passing the exam than Y is

Also as per my understanding the answer should B in this case here.

Pls correct me if i'm missing some pt here .

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Re: Black children are three times as likely to live [#permalink]  08 Oct 2012, 09:42
jsahni123 wrote:
yashii9 wrote:
getgyan wrote:
Black children are three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where no parent has full‐time or year‐round employment.
A. three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where
B. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where - Correct Answer
C. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households than white children have been and double as likely to live in a home where - use of have been is correct in this comparison with 'are" - use of double here is wrong - eliminate
D. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households as white children and twice as likely of living in a home where - it should be more than
E. three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children are and twice more likely to live in a home where - it should be as likely as

+1 B

I have a confusion here-

how do we choose as likely as or more likely - i assume it all means the same..if not please explain
2. should we have a verb after than "are" may be?

Hi Yashi,

I will try to explain this with an example (as per my understanding).

X is as likely to pass the exam as Y is ---- in this example both X and Y have same chances of passing the exam,

X is more likely to pass the exam than Y is ---- in this example x has more probability of passing the exam than Y is

Also as per my understanding the answer should B in this case here.

Pls correct me if i'm missing some pt here .

Thanks
Jatin

which is correct- or are both fine??

i am more likely to pass exams than she is
i am more likely to pass exams than her

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Re: Black children are three times as likely to live [#permalink]  08 Oct 2012, 09:51
Black children are three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where no parent has full‐time or year‐round employment.
A. three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where
B. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where
C. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households than white children have been and double as likely to live in a home where
D. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households as white children and twice as likely of living in a home where
E. three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children are and twice more likely to live in a home where

The idiom being tested here is X is more likely than Y.

Only B and C remains. In C , double is incorrectly used. B wins.
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Re: Black children are three times as likely to live [#permalink]  08 Oct 2012, 18:30
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which is correct- or are both fine??

i am more likely to pass exams than she is
i am more likely to pass exams than her

Hi Yashii,

I think if i would have to pick one of these sentences , i would prefer

i am more likely to pass exams than she is

But what bothers me in this sentence is that in the first part before the comparison keyword "than" i do not see the verb of the clause "i am more likely to pass exams".

Can some expert pls pitch in here

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Re: Black children are three times as likely to live [#permalink]  08 Oct 2012, 20:10
yashii9 wrote:
which is correct- or are both fine??

i am more likely to pass exams than she is
i am more likely to pass exams than her

Hi Yashii

First of all, when you reply to a post please delete the irrelevant content. It unnecessarily makes the post long.

Secondly, both the sentences are correct. It is more of a personal choice. " I am more likely to pass exams than her" is considered informal.

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