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Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will
be equally likely to exceed the proposed speed
limit as
the current one.
A. equally likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as
B. equally likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are
C. equally likely that they will exceed the proposed speed limit as
D. as likely that they will exceed the proposed speed limit as
E. as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are.

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 [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2006, 22:05
I think 'they are' needed at the end.
as they are (likely to exceed) the current one

What is wrong with B?
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I think 'they are' needed at the end.
as they are (likely to exceed) the current one

What is wrong with B?


We need parallelism.... as......as

I choose E
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2006, 00:56
anindyat wrote:
I think 'they are' needed at the end.
as they are (likely to exceed) the current one

What is wrong with B?


"they" can refer to police officials and drivers. No?
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2006, 21:18
Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will be
E. as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are (to exceed) the current one.
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Re: SC : Traffic Satety [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2006, 04:58
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Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will
be equally likely to exceed the proposed speed
limit as
the current one.
A. equally likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as
B. equally likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are
C. equally likely that they will exceed the proposed speed limit as
D. as likely that they will exceed the proposed speed limit as
E. as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are.


Weird one for me. At first glance, A seems to be fine, but consider this:
A is equally likely to drive fast as B. So, what is being compared to what? So, it cannot be A.

B and E deserve closer scrutiny ( use of "likely to exceed"). Because of the "will be" preceding the underlined portion, I like B better.

My answer choice is B
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Re: SC : Traffic Satety [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2006, 06:12
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Allen760 wrote:
Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will
be equally likely to exceed the proposed speed
limit as
the current one.
A. equally likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as
B. equally likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are
C. equally likely that they will exceed the proposed speed limit as
D. as likely that they will exceed the proposed speed limit as
E. as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are.


Weird one for me. At first glance, A seems to be fine, but consider this:
A is equally likely to drive fast as B. So, what is being compared to what? So, it cannot be A.

B and E deserve closer scrutiny ( use of "likely to exceed"). Because of the "will be" preceding the underlined portion, I like B better.

My answer choice is B


Go for E as well. It's a clear AS AS comparison case.

In my experience i have never seen equally likely being used as an Adverb of comparison (AS - AS construction is used for example as an adverb of comparison)

Equally Likely is used as an adjective - A dice is equally likely to throw any number from 1 to 6.

All events are equally likely.

Equally likely is never used to express a "degree of sameness" between two sets of things but is used more in a collective sense to describe the probability of an event.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2006, 09:07
Between B and E.
E is better. they is ambigious in B.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2006, 10:42
I am inclined towards B, but somehow the sentence seems a bit odd -

Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will be as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are the current one.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2006, 20:19
I am going for E..
correct construct is as likely......as
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Re: Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will be [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2013, 12:22
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Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will
be equally likely to exceed the proposed speed
limit as
the current one.
A. equally likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as
B. equally likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are
C. equally likely that they will exceed the proposed speed limit as
D. as likely that they will exceed the proposed speed limit as
E. as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are.


Thanks VerbalBot for digging up the topic. My take on this question is

The original sentence is unidiomatic, the correct idiom is equally likely to X or Y
not equally likely to X as Y, so this eliminates A, B and C

Options D and E use elliptical construct so we can expand the sentences as
D. drivers will be as likely that they will exceed the proposed speed limit as [they will exceed] the current one.

In this sentence incorrect idiom as likely that X as Y is used. Also "they will", which is introduced because of the word "that", is redundant and makes the comparison awkward, as we are already talking about the drivers and the pronoun they is not required here.

E. drivers will be as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are [to exceed] the current one.
This sentence uses the correct idiom as likely to X as to Y and correctly compares the likelihood of the drivers to exceed proposed speed limit as they exceed the current one.

So the correct answer is E.
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Re: Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will be [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2013, 12:35
IMO E
parallelism.... and comparing like events.. in the sense we are trying to compare the acts of drivers in two different cases.. all other talk about the act of drivers to the old speed limit
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Re: Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will be [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2014, 10:29
Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will be as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are. the current one

As per my understanding are is not appropriate verb in the end: are or were represents continuous actions such as exceeding, driving etc. I think do is required instead of are in option E.

Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will be as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they do. the current one.

Experts what do you think ?
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Re: Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will be [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2014, 07:13
Allen760 wrote:
Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will
be equally likely to exceed the proposed speed
limit as
the current one.
A. equally likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as
B. equally likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are
C. equally likely that they will exceed the proposed speed limit as
D. as likely that they will exceed the proposed speed limit as
E. as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are.


E

What's important here is to understand what the question is testing us on: comparative items and meaning
The 1st thing to realize is that they are comparing an action done by the drivers vs. a previous action performed by the same group. Therefore, as...as.... works best in this situation as it requires the use of 2 clauses (subject + verbs).

That brings us to choices D & E.
D needs a helping verb to ensure that we are appropriately comparing the right items. For example, in D, it is possibility to take this as the drivers will exceed (believe) the proposed speed limit as the current one --> this just does not make since.

In E - the clarity of "they are" helps to reduce this ambiguity.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will be [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2014, 21:05
as they are the current one. Does this make sense? Please help. I chose option D
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