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The environmental protection agency frequently puts [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2006, 07:51
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The environmental protection agency frequently puts mandatory controls on toxic substances that present as little risk as one in a million chances to cause cancer.

a)...
b) as little risk as one chance in a million of causing
c) as little risk as one chance in a million that it will cause
d) a risk as little as one chance in a million for causing
e) a risk as little as one chance in a million for it to cause

pls explain answers

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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2006, 08:10
IMO, we need a noun after "...that present", so 'D' & 'E' only can be correct.

'D' is the best.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2006, 08:40
guys, according to OA. It ain't D.

Give it a few more tries before i release the OA.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2006, 08:47
vic wrote:
guys, according to OA. It ain't D.

Give it a few more tries before i release the OA.


Otherwise, 'C'.

If it is not this then :dunnow (in next posts I'll put 'A' to 'E' one after another as probable answers :wink: )
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2006, 09:45
Nothing wrong with A
My second choice was C
C is out for me cause toxic substances..... it will cause

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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2006, 13:19
I think B. Should it not be "of causing"? The others that use "it" are wrong since "toxic substances" is plural.

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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2006, 14:02
Honestly, i would pick D in the exam..but since you said OA is not D, I'm forced to go with B.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2006, 14:36
I also chose D.

But if this is not OA I will go with A.

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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2006, 16:52
ok guys, OA is B.

This is from gmatprep... therefore no OE.

But personally, I try to explain. You guys let me know what you think of my line of reasoning...

A) wrong idiom. one in a million chances
b) 'little risk' is correct since little is an adjective to describe the level of risk. Secondly, the idiom should be "risk of causing cancer. not "risk for causing cancer"
c) wrong pronoun
d) and e) as explained in b)

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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2006, 18:42
It can't be 'C', 'it' can't refer to plural :no
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2006, 23:45
here's my reasoning..

A- wrong idiom
C- the usage of "it" is wrong- "it" couold also refer to the EPA which doesnt make sense
D- "for causing" is wrong again
E- usage of it.

B reamins and also has the uses the right idiom- "of causing"
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2006, 02:38
I think we can reason it as:

A) risk....to cause
B) risk....of causing
C) risk....that it will cause
D) risk....for causing
E) risk...for it to cause

B seems the best.
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