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# A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that

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A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that women who ate nuts more than five times a week were about one third less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease as those who ate no nuts at all.

a) as those who ate

b) as women who ate

c) as those eating

d) than women eating

e) than were those who ate

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02 Oct 2006, 22:36
Need less likely...than, so A and B are out.
C and D are out for verb tense inconsistency (eating)
So E by POE
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$uckafr33 wrote: A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that women who ate nuts more than five times a week were about one third less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease as those who ate no nuts at all. a) as those who ate b) as women who ate c) as those eating d) than women eating e) than were those who ate Answer to follow... It is comparing...so "than" should be used... Out of D and E,, the verb in E makes sense.. _________________ ARISE AWAKE AND REST NOT UNTIL THE GOAL IS ACHIEVED Intern Joined: 21 Mar 2006 Posts: 22 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0 Re: A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that [#permalink] ### Show Tags 03 Oct 2006, 00:46 1 This post was BOOKMARKED kripalkavi wrote: Need less likely...than, so A and B are out. C and D are out for verb tense inconsistency (eating) So E by POE agree with logic above between D and E- 'who ate' is the key for E cheers Director Joined: 06 Feb 2006 Posts: 898 Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 112 [0], given: 0 Re: A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that [#permalink] ### Show Tags 03 Oct 2006, 01:05 E.... all the above comments for E + parallelism... ...that women who ate nuts more than five times a week were....than were those... Intern Joined: 21 Mar 2006 Posts: 22 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0 Re: A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that [#permalink] ### Show Tags 03 Oct 2006, 01:10 SimaQ wrote: E.... all the above comments for E + parallelism... ...that women who ate nuts more than five times a week were....than were those... yes - you right although- the on the way to broke this question dont need that simply- its comparison question- ' more than'....'likely' which gives you D or E. and then between D and E- you see parallelism for 'who ate' so E VP Joined: 21 Aug 2006 Posts: 1019 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 0 Re: A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that [#permalink] ### Show Tags 03 Oct 2006, 05:03 1. parallelism in past tesne 2. likely..than E is my answer. _________________ The path is long, but self-surrender makes it short; the way is difficult, but perfect trust makes it easy. Current Student Joined: 29 Jan 2005 Posts: 5218 Followers: 26 Kudos [?]: 404 [0], given: 0 Re: A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that [#permalink] ### Show Tags 03 Oct 2006, 06:54 Two critical elements in this sentence: women who....than those who... more than... Manager Joined: 05 Jun 2012 Posts: 111 Schools: IIMA Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 66 Re: A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that [#permalink] ### Show Tags 13 Oct 2014, 01:16 To answer this question, look at non underlined part 'less' :-A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that women who ate nuts more than five times a week were about one third less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease Less than is idiom : so between D and E E is better since women who ate nuts less than women who ate (will be right comparison) Hope this helps:) _________________ If you are not over prepared then you are under prepared !!! Manager Joined: 11 Aug 2011 Posts: 195 Location: United States Concentration: Economics, Finance GMAT Date: 10-16-2013 GPA: 3 WE: Analyst (Computer Software) Followers: 12 Kudos [?]: 309 [0], given: 886 Re: A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Jun 2015, 11:35 This is a comparison question and here we have used more. More is used with than and hence options A,B and C go out. Option D is incorrect because it does not maintain parallelism. Women who ate not|| to women eating and hence ruled out. Option E maintains parallelism and also uses the correct idiom and hence is correct. _________________ Kudos me if you like my post !!!! Math Forum Moderator Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator Joined: 11 Jun 2011 Posts: 2692 Location: India GPA: 3.5 WE: Business Development (Commercial Banking) Followers: 111 Kudos [?]: 861 [0], given: 324 Re: A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Jun 2015, 12:22$uckafr33 wrote:
A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that women who ate nuts more than five times a week were about one third less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease as those who ate no nuts at all.

A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that women who ate nuts more than five times a week were about one third less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease as those who ate no nuts at all.

less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease - Correct idiomatic usage is Less X than Y

a) as those who ate - Incorrect

b) as women who ate - Incorrect

c) as those eating - Incorrect

d) than women eating - Incorrect

e) than were those who ate - Lets look further

A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that women who ate nuts more than five times a week were about one third less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease than were those who ate no nuts at all.

Henc IMO (E) due to correct idiom less X than Y and Parallalism....
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