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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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07 May 2010, 05:38
narrowed it to B and C.

Is it (C)? will explain if C is correct
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14 May 2010, 01:17
my 20 cents

"Likely to plan to/on" is idiomatic --> C and E left
"as likely as" is the right form --> C
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14 May 2010, 01:50
yes C for me too ...

"plan to" is the right idiom
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16 May 2010, 04:33
C must be the ans
the biggest problem with D is its poor idiomatic construction. we don't say 'it is X times MORE likely that A will happen, RATHER THAN B'; 'more' is supposed to go with 'THAN', and is incompatible with 'rather than'. the proper construction would be 'it is X times more likely that A will happen than that B will happen.' better than either of these, though, is the more compact form: 'A is X times more likely to happen than is B.'
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24 Apr 2012, 19:47
If we say "X is four times more likely than Y", it means- probability of X= five times probability of Y; Here the intended meaning is that probability of minority students= four times that of other students, hence we've to use- four times as likely as.
This way we can eliminate A, B, D. Again "as likely than" isn't the correct construction, hence E eliminated.
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04 Jun 2012, 01:55
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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

i pick C. "to plan on practicing" is correct idiomatic expression. D and E are out because of wrong construction.
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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 - apart from the highlighted error this sentence incorrectly compares "Minority graduates" (Noun) with "are other graduates" (Clause)
(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 - Correct
(D) it is nearly four times more likely that minority graduates rather than other graduates will plan to practice - Same error as B
(E) it is nearly four times as likely for minority graduates than other graduates to plan to practice - Correct form is "As likely as"

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