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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. as little risk as one in a million chances to cause
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
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25 Aug 2008, 11:34
Where is E? (I assume E is not correct )

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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 chances of causing
c) as little risk as one chance in a million chances that will cause
d) a risk as little as one chance in a million for causing

Gentlemen, does anybody know the rule when a word must be within "as__word___as"? Tks Lw

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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 chances of causing
c) as little risk as one chance in a million chances that will cause
d) a risk as little as one chance in a million for causing

Gentlemen, does anybody know the rule when a word must be within "as__word___as"? Tks Lw

I will go with B.

"risk of causing" -- > correct idiom.
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25 Aug 2008, 12:09
OA is B.
Besides the idiom risk of causing anybody knows the rule for "as__as"'
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25 Aug 2008, 15:00
x2suresh wrote:
lordw wrote:
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 chances of causing
c) as little risk as one chance in a million chances that will cause
d) a risk as little as one chance in a million for causing

Gentlemen, does anybody know the rule when a word must be within "as__word___as"? Tks Lw

I will go with B.

"risk of causing" -- > correct idiom.

HI x2suresh, I understand that "risk of causing" is the right idiom, but doesn't "one chance in a million chances" sound funky? It seems repetitive.
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26 Aug 2008, 10:38
x2suresh wrote:
lordw wrote:
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 chances of causing
c) as little risk as one chance in a million chances that will cause
d) a risk as little as one chance in a million for causing

Gentlemen, does anybody know the rule when a word must be within "as__word___as"? Tks Lw

I will go with B.

"risk of causing" -- > correct idiom.

Where did you find this.. never heard of this idiom. Can you share the list

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26 Aug 2008, 16:21
one chance in a million chances is correct, just wordy. from the answer choices it seems to be the best fit, being that it uses the correct idiom where the others do not, with risk of causing
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28 Oct 2009, 20:36
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) as little risk as one in a million chances to cause

(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

Is' nt "one in a million" the correct usage?/I chose A. Can somebody please elaborate this gprep question?
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Correct idioms are: RISK OF CAUSING and ONE CHANCE IN A MILLION

IMO B.
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08 Jan 2010, 11:36
B; idiom chance of

but if A had of causing cancer, i would have stuck to it...
dont like the wordiness in one chance in a million chances...
as little risk as one in a million chances is better
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13 May 2010, 02:47
Is "a risk as little as" different from "as little risk as" ?
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13 May 2010, 04:03
[quote="tejal777"]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) as little risk as one in a million chances to cause

(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

BTW A and B. The correct idiom her is the risk of
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27 Jul 2010, 06:29
D is incorrect because "risk for" is unidiomatic.

"risk of" is the correct idiom....Hence B
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27 Jul 2010, 07:51
I am with A .. "one in a million chances" is the correct idiom.. i remember seeing this idiom in the GMATClub Idioms Test as well..
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15 Nov 2010, 17:34
tejal777 wrote:
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) as little risk as one in a million chances to cause

(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

Is' nt "one in a million" the correct usage?/I chose A. Can somebody please elaborate this gprep question?

The answer is B because "risk of causing" is the correct idiom. "One in a million chances" is correct usage and is succinct but "the risk to cause" is the incorrect idiom, therefore you have to use option B with the correct risk of causing idiom and the slightly wordy "one chance in a million chances".
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16 Nov 2010, 02:56
I chose D. Turns out the answer is B but I'm not too happy with this answer. This is a very confusing question.
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19 Nov 2010, 04:46
Actually here as ... as shud refer risk. not chance.
so 'as little risk as' is right over 'risk as little as one chance'.
and between B and C ....B is obvious.
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One is a million chance and risk of are the correct idioms.
Hence B.
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11 Dec 2013, 17:12
So besides "for causing", is the former part of choice D correct? "Present a risk as little as one chance in a million.."
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12 Dec 2013, 02:14
I chose C.

Shouldn't "...present.." and "...that will cause..." be parallel?
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