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Some psychiatric studies indicate that among distinguished artists the rates of manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times as prevalent as in the population at large.
(A) the rates of manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times as prevalent as in
(B) the rates of manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times more prevalent than in
(C) the rates of manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times more prevalent when compared to
(D) manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times as prevalent when compared to
(E) manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times more prevalent than in
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 18:36
I wil go with E.

sentence looks okay without "the rates of"
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Re: SC [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2006, 23:27
E uses correct idiom 'more ..than' and doesn't have 'rates of ..'

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Some psychiatric studies indicate that among distinguished artists the rates of manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times as prevalent as in the population at large.
(A) the rates of manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times as prevalent as in
(B) the rates of manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times more prevalent than in
(C) the rates of manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times more prevalent when compared to
(D) manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times as prevalent when compared to
(E) manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times more prevalent than in
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2006, 11:58
B or E.
To me they both look good. The use of 'rates..' may be bit excessive in B.

So, E.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2006, 09:57
rate cannot indicate quantity.(unless it refers to the price of the object).

rate must refer to a 'speed of change'

The passage compares quantities, not the speed of change of them.

E correctly compares the quantities. I like E.
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