mohnish104 wrote:

whenever we say three times or two times, do v use more likely or as likely?

whenever we say thrice or twice, do v use more likely or as likely?

Well,

logically, three times

as likely is

not the same as three times

more likely. But

GMATPrep:

A recent review of pay scales indicates

that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times in 1980.

A. that CEO’s now earn an average of 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, compared to a ratio of 42 times

B. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, a ratio that compares to 42 times

C. that, on average, CEO’s now earn 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio

D. CEO’s who now earn on average 419 times more pay than blue-collar workers, as compared to 42 times their pay, the ratio

E. CEO’s now earning an average of 419 times the pay of blue-collar workers, compared to the ratio of 42 times

The correct answer is C, which again changes the meaning since

mathematically, 419 times

more pay is not the same as 419 times

the pay. But looks like GMAT is ok with such ambiguities.

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