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# According to 1996 study published in the Journal of Human

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According to 1996 study published in the Journal of Human [#permalink]

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26 Jul 2008, 04:03
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According to 1996 study published in the Journal of Human Resources , Americans of Middle Eastern descent were twice as likely as was the national average to be self employed

A) as was the national average to be self employed
B) as the average American to be self employed
C) as the national average that would be self employed
D) to be self-employed than was the average American
E) that they would be self-employed than was the national average.

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26 Jul 2008, 08:34
IMO B.

Correct Idiom as...as, so D and E incorrect.

This is a completed event so use of would is wrong in C.

A is incorrect because of incorrect comparison. There is no need to introduce "was".
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26 Jul 2008, 11:49
nmohindru wrote:
According to 1996 study published in the Journal of Human Resources , Americans of Middle Eastern descent were twice as likely as was the national average to be self employed

A) as was the national average to be self employed
B) as the average American to be self employed
C) as the national average that would be self employed
D) to be self-employed than was the average American
E) that they would be self-employed than was the national average.

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D,E are out..as likely as.. correct idiom
A -- was is not required. also comparing "Americans" with "national average"---> (average of what... dogs, people... buildings..etc.)
C is also out.. (average of what... dogs, people... etc.)

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Re: SC- National average   [#permalink] 26 Jul 2008, 11:49
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