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# According to a survey of graduating medical students

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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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24 Jul 2008, 19:01
'It', in D and E has no clear referent so I guess it is pretty clear that D and E are out.

correct idiom is as + adjective + as ( i.e. as good as etc) likely is an adverb so out.
Now, between A and B, correct idiom is 'in planning to + verb' so B is out.

Ans, IMO is A.

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24 Jul 2008, 19:41
Ans is C for this one. Please search in the forum and you will find all the explanations.

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25 Jul 2008, 06:36
OA is C. Thanks

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25 Jul 2008, 07:32
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
changed the meaning, compare the number of minority graudates to other graduates who plan on practicing

(C) minority graduates are nearly four times as likely as other graduates to plan on practicing
four times as likely as does not mean four time more likely than

(D) it is nearly four times more likely that minority graduates rather than other graduates will plan to practice
Wrong idiom

(E) it is nearly four times as likely for minority graduates than other graduates to plan to practice

Ans (A)

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09 Aug 2008, 03:15
Here the problem in A is the use of are i.e four times as likely as other students and not four times as likely as are other students

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09 Aug 2008, 03:36
IMO (c) is correct. more likely and As likely mean the same and as likely is preferred.

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09 Aug 2008, 19:26
judokan wrote:
saravalli wrote:
OA is C. Thanks

explanation pls?

four times more is redundant actualy u say either
x is four times as likely as y
or
x is more likely than y
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07 Sep 2008, 00:02
spriya wrote:
judokan wrote:
saravalli wrote:
OA is C. Thanks

explanation pls?

four times more is redundant actualy u say either
x is four times as likely as y
or
x is more likely than y

Anyone can confirm that "four times more as likely than" is redundant?

I always think:
"four times more as likely than" means X is 4.1 times, 4.5 times, or 5 times of y
While, "four times as likely as"is exactly 4 times

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