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# Balding is much more common among White males

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Balding is much more common among White males than males of other races.

(A) than
(B) than among
(C) than is so of
(D) compared to
(E) in comparison with

Spoiler: :: OE
B, the best choice, correctly uses the idiomatic construction more common among x than among y. In A, the
comparison is not parallel and not clear; one illogical but available reading is that balding is more common
among White males than are males of other races. To be clear, the sentence should read more common
among White males than among .... In C, the phrase is so cannot refer to the process Balding, and more
common among ... than is so lacks parallelism. In D and E, the phrases more common... compared to and
more common ... in comparison with are redundant and unidiomatic. The correct form is more common
than.
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02 Apr 2010, 07:56
156. Balding is much more common among White males than males of other races.

(A) than
(B) than among
(C) than is so of
(D) compared to
(E) in comparison with

A - than does not seem correct due to presence of among

B - seems correct as among is required otherwise we can not use among to compare between two things or items

C - awkard and does not make sense

D - compared to is unidiomatic
E - does not parallel with the given sentence

Hope this helps and I am correct !
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02 Apr 2010, 14:34
I think it's B.

Balding is much more common among White males than among males of other races.
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08 Apr 2010, 22:23
Yeah B in order to compare males with males. The original compares balding to males.
Hopefully the OA is not D.
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23 Feb 2012, 05:14
Nice and Tricky one. This one belongs to the category of parellelism .
Correct Answer Is B . Maintain the parellel structure of the sentence by keeping among with than.
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23 Feb 2012, 11:04
In A

--> Occurrence of Balding among white males
--> males of other races..

Occurrence of Balding among white males is compared with males

B sets the comparison right both grammtically and logically
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