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Acc. to the enrollment statistics published by U.S medical schools, the number of female medical students is equivalent to the number of male medical students currently enrolled in medical schools.

A)the number of female medical students is equivalent to the number of male medical students currently enrolled in medical schools
B)as many females as male students are currently enrolled in medical schools
C)the number of female students is as many as that of male students currently enrolled in medical schools
D)as great as the number of female is the number of male students currently enrolled in medical school
E)female and male students are currently enrolled in equal numbers in medical school.

Plz explain....
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03 May 2006, 11:46
Here we are comparing the number of male and female students, so it have to be C
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03 May 2006, 11:50
itishaj wrote:
Acc. to the enrollment statistics published by U.S medical schools, the number of female medical students is equivalent to the number of male medical students currently enrolled in medical schools.

A)the number of female medical students is equivalent to the number of male medical students currently enrolled in medical schools
B)as many females as male students are currently enrolled in medical schools
C)the number of female students is as many as that of male students currently enrolled in medical schools
D)as great as the number of female is the number of male students currently enrolled in medical school
E)female and male students are currently enrolled in equal numbers in medical school.

Plz explain....

A) 'is equivalent to' is not suitable for countable things
B) 'as many females as male students' is awkward
C) 'as many as that ' wordy
D) Yoda style

so E

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03 May 2006, 11:52
C is out , because the number cannot be as many, it is a singular noun
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03 May 2006, 21:22
E ...would've chosen D if it had as many female students as male students..
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03 May 2006, 21:40
B â€“ Females and male students incorrect Parallelism
C â€“ Changes the meaning. It says as many as not equal to
D â€“ awkward.
E- short concise and to the point.
Will go with E
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03 May 2006, 21:51
doesn't 'enroll in equal numbers' sound awkward?

I'll go with B...idiom: "as....as"..short/concise
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03 May 2006, 22:03
I think there is nothing won with the original sentence? so it is A
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03 May 2006, 22:08
Is it a typing error???

E)female and male students are currently enrolled in equal numbers in medical school.

Shouldn't it be schools.
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04 May 2006, 00:28
TeHCM wrote:
doesn't 'enroll in equal numbers' sound awkward?

I'll go with B...idiom: "as....as"..short/concise

B doesnt seeem to compare male students to female students.It seems that the male students enrolled r being compared to females enrolled...I understand that the meaning of both is same..but at the first look it seems that this option has ||ism error.
Also plz explain what is wrong with E...m stuck b/w B n E
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04 May 2006, 02:21
B)as many females as male students are currently enrolled in medical schools - it should be as many female students as male students
C)the number of female students is as many as that of male students currently enrolled in medical schools - the number is as many awkward
D)as great as the number of female is the number of male students currently enrolled in medical school - number as great awkward
E)female and male students are currently enrolled in equal numbers in medical school. - Statistics deals with numbers. According to statistics, the number ... makes more sense.

Hence go with A.
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04 May 2006, 11:00
E seems okie.

A) the number of female medical students
and the number of male medical students
B) females is not accepted.
C) "the number of female students" ........ as many as??? i am not sure...
D) "as great as" not correct.
E) female and male students are currently enrolled in equal numbers in medical school. okie.....

double post. okie. cool.....
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13 Jun 2006, 00:18
Should be A)

E is out because it is not comparing the "number" of students.

Do you have the answer? thanks.
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13 Jun 2006, 00:50
'A' - equivalent by itself should be used as an adjective. Therefore 'A' is incorrect.

'E' is a clear winner here.

Acc. to the enrollment statistics published by U.S medical schools is a dependent clause therefore we need a independent clause next to , which is satisfied in 'E'

C, d & B I believe are already out of the race...
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13 Jun 2006, 03:14
I think it is ^ B ^

In A, C and D, we compare the female students with the male students who are enrolled this year. However, both female and male students are enrolled this year !!

Also in C "the number .. as many as" is wrong. It should be " as much as ".

We are left with B and E. In E "enrolled in equal numbers" sounds awkward as if the students came in equally numbered groups and enrolled.

B seems to be the best choice
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13 Jun 2006, 03:25
(A) '...female students is...' is incorrect. Should be in plural form - 'are'.
(B) 'females' and 'male students' not appropriate - Parallelism.
(C) 'as many as that of' - incorrect sentence construction.
(D) '...as great as...' - Self explanatory (No Comments )
(E) Sound the best in the lot.
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13 Jun 2006, 06:17
itishaj wrote:
Acc. to the enrollment statistics published by U.S medical schools, the number of female medical students is equivalent to the number of male medical students currently enrolled in medical schools.

A)the number of female medical students is equivalent to the number of male medical students currently enrolled in medical schools
B)as many females as male students are currently enrolled in medical schools
C)the number of female students is as many as that of male students currently enrolled in medical schools
D)as great as the number of female is the number of male students currently enrolled in medical school
E)female and male students are currently enrolled in equal numbers in medical school.

Plz explain....

A - use of equivalent wrong, should be equal as we are dealing with numbers
B - comparing females to male students, not ||
C - as many as - prefer equal as we are comparing numbers
D - as great as - awkward
E - uses equal - OK

Will go with E on this one
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13 Jun 2006, 08:11
(A) avoids any ambiguity. Sticking with the original sentence on this one.
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13 Jun 2006, 09:29
B)as many females as male students are currently enrolled in medical schools

The other options are vague and A doesn't make sense..
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