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# idiom confusion.....

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Senior Manager
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20 Nov 2008, 00:48
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Hi please tell me which is preferred /correct of the two :

"more likely than" AND "as likely as"

Eg. :

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
E. it is nearly four times as likely for minority graduates than other graduates to plan
to practice

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20 Nov 2008, 00:58
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for this one i prefer as likely as
IMO C
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20 Nov 2008, 02:00
"more likely in planning" vs "more likely to plan". The second one is correct and hence C should be the correct answer.

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