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According to a survey of graduating medical students conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges, minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates in planning to practice in socioeconomically deprived areas.
(A) minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates in planning to practice
(B) minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than other graduates who plan on practicing
(C) minority graduates are nearly four times as likely as other graduates to plan on practicing
(D) it is nearly four times more likely that minority graduates rather than other graduates will plan to practice
(E) it is nearly four times as likely for minority graduates than other graduates to plan to practice

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09 Jul 2006, 14:14
C

There are two things here.

1. "as likely as" is better than "more likely than". atleast here.
2. plan on practicing is the correct idiom. "as likely to plan" is better than "more likely in planning"
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09 Jul 2006, 22:10
Will go with C.

The correct comparison would be four times as likely as.
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09 Jul 2006, 22:38
ps_dahiya wrote:
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There are two things here.

1. "as likely as" is better than "more likely than". atleast here.
2. plan on practicing is the correct idiom. "as likely to plan" is better than "more likely in planning"

Correct.

I chose C because of "as likely as" construction.
Moreover "plan on practicing" is a correct idiom.

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10 Jul 2006, 00:31
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ps_dahiya wrote:
C

There are two things here.

1. "as likely as" is better than "more likely than". atleast here.
2. plan on practicing is the correct idiom. "as likely to plan" is better than "more likely in planning"

Correct.

I chose C because of "as likely as" construction.
Moreover "plan on practicing" is a correct idiom.

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C.. but for a different reason.. X are 4 times as likely as Y TO DO SOMETHING.. not DOING .. So the correct verb here is "plan" not "planning"
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10 Jul 2006, 03:33
i also went with C.... But would like to understand where to use

"as likely as" and where to use "more likely than"

Can anyone throw some light....
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10 Jul 2006, 05:57
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According to a survey of graduating medical students conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges, minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates in planning to practice in socioeconomically deprived areas.
(A) minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates in planning to practice
(B) minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than other graduates who plan on practicing
(C) minority graduates are nearly four times as likely as other graduates to plan on practicing
(D) it is nearly four times more likely that minority graduates rather than other graduates will plan to practice
(E) it is nearly four times as likely for minority graduates than other graduates to plan to practice

A vs C

The problem with A is that it is not ||.

The first part is ...."minority graduates.....more likely than...... noun"

As you can see in answer choice A, the second phrase starts off with "are".

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12 Jul 2006, 00:45
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C

There are two things here.

1. "as likely as" is better than "more likely than". atleast here.
2. plan on practicing is the correct idiom. "as likely to plan" is better than "more likely in planning"

i also went with C.... But would like to understand where to use

"as likely as" and where to use "more likely than"

Can anyone throw some light....
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12 Jul 2006, 11:03
I choose A, but after reading other explanations, it appears to be wrong.
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12 Jul 2006, 11:10
biggamejames wrote:
mailtheguru wrote:
According to a survey of graduating medical students conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges, minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates in planning to practice in socioeconomically deprived areas.
(A) minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates in planning to practice
(B) minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than other graduates who plan on practicing
(C) minority graduates are nearly four times as likely as other graduates to plan on practicing
(D) it is nearly four times more likely that minority graduates rather than other graduates will plan to practice
(E) it is nearly four times as likely for minority graduates than other graduates to plan to practice

A vs C

The problem with A is that it is not ||.

The first part is ...."minority graduates.....more likely than...... noun"

As you can see in answer choice A, the second phrase starts off with "are".

I think this is not a parallelism problem
because both
are correct.
Re: SC "Planning to practice" vs "Plan on Pr   [#permalink] 12 Jul 2006, 11:10
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