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According to a 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 they 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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According to a 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.

* as was the national average to be self-employed
* as the average American to be self-employed
* as the national average that they would be self0employed
* to be self-employed than was the average American.
* that they would be self-employed than was the national average.


B.
need "as", do D, E are out.
A and C compare people to national average, eliminate.

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According to a 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.

* as was the national average to be self-employed
* as the average American to be self-employed
* as the national average that they would be self0employed
* to be self-employed than was the average American.
* that they would be self-employed than was the national average.


B.
need "as", do D, E are out.
A and C compare people to national average, eliminate.


Spoiler!
OA is ///B///

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pi10t wrote:
According to a 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.

* as was the national average to be self-employed
* as the average American to be self-employed
* as the national average that they would be self0employed
* to be self-employed than was the average American.
* that they would be self-employed than was the national average.


A quick question:
Isnt was not needed in option B. I seldom get confused in these type of questions.

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B is the best answer
AC: Comparison issue; can't compare people to averages
DE: Idiom issue for "as...as"
B: seems suspect, because we are comparing a singular noun to plural noun. However, correct according to following explanation.

Explanation:
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/pos ... tml#p45295

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ABD: "likely" + to be
CE: "likely" needs infinitive after it

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