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Few people realize that the chance of accidental injury or death may be as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than in a plane or on the road.

(A) may be as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than

(B) is at least as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than

(C) might be so great or greater in the “safety” of their own home as

(D) may be at least as great in the “safety” of their own homes as

(E) can be at least so great in the “safety” of their own home as


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Few people realize that the chance of accidental injury or death may be as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than in a plane or on the road.

(A) may be as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than ---idiom as great should be completed with another as --(as great as) --

(B) is at least as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than-- same error as in A.

(C) might be so great or greater in the “safety” of their own home as ---their home is wrong; It means that all of them have only one home together

(D) may be at least as great in the “safety” of their own homes as---correct choice that maintains the idiomatic 'as great as' structure. The phrase 'at least a great as' takes into account 'greater than'

(E) can be at least so great in the “safety” of their own home as ---- same error as in C
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Few people realize that the chance of accidental injury or death may be as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than in a plane or on the road.

(A) may be as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than as great or greater is not the correct form. at least as great is a better worded option.

(B) is at least as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than Same as A

(C) might be so great or greater in the “safety” of their own home as Same as A

(D) may be at least as great in the “safety” of their own homes as Correct choice

(E) can be at least so great in the “safety” of their own home as as great as correct idiom not so great as.


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+1 for D for above stated reason.
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Few people realize that the chance of accidental injury or death may be as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than in a plane or on the road.


IMO D.

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(A) may be as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than
"As great as" is the correct idiom. Incorrect



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(B) is at least as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than
"As great as" is the correct idiom. Incorrect


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(C) might be so great or greater in the “safety” of their own home as
"As great as" is the correct idiom. Incorrect


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(D) may be at least as great in the “safety” of their own homes as
"As great as" is the correct idiom. This is correct


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(E) can be at least so great in the “safety” of their own home as
"As great as" is the correct idiom. Incorrect

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I was able to reject A,B and C because of idiom error
Left with D and E I find D better
But why is E wrong what's the error?
daagh sir can you please brief why E is wrong
I read your explaination but haven't understand
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Few people realize that the chance of accidental injury or death may be as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than in a plane or on the road.

(A) may be as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than

(B) is at least as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than

(C) might be so great or greater in the “safety” of their own home as

(D) may be at least as great in the “safety” of their own homes as

(E) can be at least so great in the “safety” of their own home as


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As X, as Y is correct idiomatic usage, correct Answer must hence be (D)
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Few people realize that the chance of accidental injury or death may be as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than in a plane or on the road.

(A) may be as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than

(B) is at least as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than

(C) might be so great or greater in the “safety” of their own home as

(D) may be at least as great in the “safety” of their own homes as

(E) can be at least so great in the “safety” of their own home as


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• In choices A and B, as great or greater . . . than is incorrect:
-- greater takes than, but
-- as great must be completed by as

• The statement in B is also redundant in that the notion of greater is contained in at least as great,
and may be would be better than is for expressing a distinct possibility.

The person who wrote this explanation must have had a miserable time with inequalities.
Since when did "equal to" logically entail "greater than"?
I am splitting hairs, but turnabout is fair play.
Sometimes OEs are great and sometimes they are not. We're tilting to the right side of that sentence here.
Ignore this part of the explanation. Eliminate B because "as great" requires "as," NOT "than"


• In choice C, might expresses too much doubt
so in place of as is unidiomatic
home should be homes to agree with people
and greater . . . . as is erroneous

• Choice D is best.

• In choice E, so and home are faulty.


CORRECT IDIOMS are
• as great as
• greater than


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i have a doubt here. in opted option B, as i thought 'chance' and 'may be ' would lead to redundancy . i came across one question where one option was rejected as it had 'possibility' and 'may be'. could anyone clarify this doubt.
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(A) may be as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than

(B) is at least as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than

(C) might be so great or greater in the “safety” of their own home as

(D) may be at least as great in the “safety” of their own homes as

(E) can be at least so great in the “safety” of their own home as

A - correct idiom is "as .. as", in this sentence "as... than", which is incorrect
B - Incorrect idiom usage "as... than"
C - distort the meaning with the usage of so..as, wordy --> so great or greater
E - Same as C

Hence, D is the answer.
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Few people realize that the chance of accidental injury or death may be as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than in a plane or on the road.

(B) is at least as great or greater in the “safety” of their own homes than

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i have a doubt here. in opted option B, as i thought 'chance' and 'may be ' would lead to redundancy . i came across one question where one option was rejected as it had 'possibility' and 'may be'. could anyone clarify this doubt.


brs1cob , sorry, I missed your question.

In this case, the words "chance" and "may be" are complementary; they fit together better than "chance" and "is."
This question discusses a noun, "chance of accidental injury."
The odds of getting hurt at home are a distinct possibility.
May = a distinct possibility.
It's okay to use follow up words that are consistent with the tone and logic of earlier parts.

Weather forecaster: There is a good chance of a heat wave. Temperatures may break 100° F for the next few days.

Did you see something such as the sentence here, MAYBE?? Or here?

I would have to see the sentence that you mention or a similar sentence.
Redundancy is context-dependent, except in certain areas.
"Close proximity"
"To such a great degree"
"Recommended that he should . . . [recommended implies "should"]"

In this case, both "chance" and "may" are speculative. The words are consistent, not redundant.

If you can find an example of the sentence and the rule you saw, your question will be easier to answer. :)
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