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664. 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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Re: depression [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2009, 10:13
IMO E.

In A,B,C rates are compared to rates...however in all these choices this comparison is unclear...also, 'rates of' indicates that the last part should have 'of' instead of 'in' or 'to'.

In D, 'when compared to' is awkward.
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Re: depression [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2009, 21:17
^^ right A, B, C are gone as they compare wrong things ..

but in D and E, D is wrong as in D-
1) "compared to is used" - this is used to compare two dissimilar things .. are almost similar things are being compared.
2) the idiom 'as .. as' is not used properly.
Re: depression   [#permalink] 25 Oct 2009, 21:17
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