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Black children are three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where no parent has full‐time or year‐round employment.

A. three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where

B. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where

C. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households than white children have been and double as likely to live in a home where

D. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households as white children and twice as likely of living in a home where

E. three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children are and twice more likely to live in a home where
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B is the best choice, even though I was expecting an 'are' before white children!
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My answer would be B. Can someone confirm If it's correct??

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+1 for B. But where is the "are" with the "white children"? Ellipsis?
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Black children are three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where no parent has full‐time or year‐round employment.

A. three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where - the idiom is as likely as OR more likely than

B. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where - Correct

C. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households than white children have been and double as likely to live in a home where - the correct verb form is 'are'. The statement is a general fact.

D. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households as white children and twice as likely of living in a home where - - the idiom is as likely as OR more likely than

E. three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children are and twice more likely to live in a home where - same as A

Although 'are' is missing in B (probably ellipses), it the best choice so far.
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Black children are three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where no parent has full‐time or year‐round employment.

A. three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where

B. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households than white children and twice as likely to live in a home where

C. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households than white children have been and double as likely to live in a home where

D. three times more likely to live in single‐parent households as white children and twice as likely of living in a home where

E. three times as likely to live in single‐parent households than white children are and twice more likely to live in a home where

Error Analysis:

Idiom:
More than is correct.
As shoudn't be used with more.
Option A: Idiomatic error.
Option B: Correct.
Option C:Incorrect comparison. Also usage of double.
Option D: Same as A.
Option E: Same as A.
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New post 16 Sep 2017, 07:53
Isn't three times more likely wrong?
Because in Manhattan SC Guide, its mentioned that use more or less when we need to add to quantities so here the option B will indicate 4 times the likeliness.
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