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# According to a recent study, the elderly in the United

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38.According to a recent study, the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children as to receive it from them.
(A) the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children as
(B) the elderly in the United States are four times as likely to give regular financial aid to their children as it is for them
(C) the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children than
(D) it is four times more likely for the elderly in the United States to give regular financial aid to their children than they are
(E) it is four times as likely that the elderly in the United States will give their children regular financial aid as they are
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25 May 2005, 12:57
C.

Is the correct idiom 'more likely than' or 'as likely as' ?

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25 May 2005, 13:14
Folaa3 wrote:
C.

Is the correct idiom 'more likely than' or 'as likely as' ?

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I vote for E .

A B C looks as if the "elderly according to a recent study". should be "statement/fact according to a recent study"

D and E , E is more idiomatic.

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25 May 2005, 20:20
I will go with C. more likely to X than to Y

agree with idiom.

another idiom is more ......... than, which only C has.
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30 May 2005, 09:41
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38.According to a recent study, the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children as to receive it from them.
(A) the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children as
(B) the elderly in the United States are four times as likely to give regular financial aid to their children as it is for them
(C) the elderly in the United States are four times more likely to give regular financial aid to their children than
(D) it is four times more likely for the elderly in the United States to give regular financial aid to their children than they are
(E) it is four times as likely that the elderly in the United States will give their children regular financial aid as they are

What is the OA? I guess my theory about "more likely Vs as likely" was blown away [http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=16653].

I chose C coz its obvious why A and B are wrong.
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30 May 2005, 10:11
whats wrong with D?

I am having a bad day with SC.....
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30 May 2005, 10:40
Will go with C. Correct idiom..
In D.. "or elderly... than they are" .. is not parallel..
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03 Jun 2005, 08:45
fresinha12 wrote:
whats wrong with D?

I am having a bad day with SC.....

D and E are wrong coz the noun that follows the phrase "According to a recent study" doesnt modify it properly. If the phrase was turned to a "DC" then D and E might be better choices. But even them the "pronouns" in the IC could cause more confusion.
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03 Jun 2005, 08:45
OA please? Please post OA to the questions that you post. Not knowing the OA doesnt benefit anyone.
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04 Jun 2005, 09:57
OA please. This is getting frustrating. People posting questions and not posting the OA.
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