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# Several studies have found that the coronary patients who

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Several studies have found that the coronary patients who exercise most actively have half or less than half the chance of dying of a heart attack as those who are sedentary

a) have half or less than half the chance of dying of a heart attack as those who are sedentary

b) have half the chance, or less, of dying of a heart attack than those who are sedentary do

c) have half the chance that they will die of a heart attack, or less, than those who are sedentary do

d) are at least fifty percent less likely to die of a heart attack as those who are sedentary

e) are at least fifty percent less likely than those who are sedentary to die of a heart attack

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Several studies have found that the coronary patients who exercise most actively have half or less than half the chance of dying of a heart attack as those who are sedentary

a) have half or less than half the chance of dying of a heart attack as those who are sedentary

b) have half the chance, or less, of dying of a heart attack than those who are sedentary do

c) have half the chance that they will die of a heart attack, or less, than those who are sedentary do

d) are at least fifty percent less likely to die of a heart attack as those who are sedentary

e) are at least fifty percent less likely than those who are sedentary to die of a heart attack

This kind of SC tests the concise combination of ...as...as ....and less/more ....than ..... The correct combination is: ...at least/ at most .....less/ more .....than ......
So i'm left with D and E. Between the two, E uses the correct structure: ...less .....than .... so E is correct.

Go for E.

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24 Apr 2006, 08:18
Go with E too.
A, B, C are wordy.
D says less... as - incorrect

Oops
seems I submitted the form twice.

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a) 'as those' is wrong. We need 'than those' for comparisons

b) 'who are sedentary do' --> the last 'do' is not nescessary as it results in bad comparison

c) bad comparison. Sounds like comparing chances of survival to number of inactive people.

d) are at least fifty percent less likely to die of a heart attack as those who are sedentary

e) people who are most active .... than those who are sendentary.... --> good comparison

E for me

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29 Apr 2006, 06:47
Laxie nailed it. (E) stands out. "half the chance" is not GMATish.

less...than...

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30 Apr 2006, 11:56
Agree with E, but I like D's construction more. If only it was idiomatic!

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02 May 2006, 20:14
antiant wrote:
Several studies have found that the coronary patients who exercise most actively have half or less than half the chance of dying of a heart attack as those who are sedentary

a) have half or less than half the chance of dying of a heart attack as those who are sedentary

b) have half the chance, or less, of dying of a heart attack than those who are sedentary do

c) have half the chance that they will die of a heart attack, or less, than those who are sedentary do

d) are at least fifty percent less likely to die of a heart attack as those who are sedentary

e) are at least fifty percent less likely than those who are sedentary to die of a heart attack

half the chance?????? so abc out.

between D and E, D has wrong idiom "less ..........as" where as E has correct one "less ....than".

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02 May 2006, 20:24
a) ' as those who are sedentary' --> should be 'than those'
b) "...than those who are sedentary do" --> last 'do' is redundnat
c) awkward sentence
d) 'as those' who are sedentary --> should be 'than those'

E is the best choice.

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14 May 2014, 11:53
a,b,c - study result so need to use "are" not "have".
D.. "as" is wrong as sentence demands "than" to establish comparison.
So IMO E.
Yes E is really awkward but not sure if grammatically incorrect.
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Several studies have found that the coronary patients who [#permalink]

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29 Nov 2016, 10:37
Isn't it "likely to" a correct idiom? Can "likely" stand alone without "to"? I thought "likely" had to be follwed with "to" all the time, like in the example link below ? What makes the answer E more right than D? Can someone please explain?

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Re: Several studies have found that the coronary patients who [#permalink]

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30 Nov 2016, 01:35
In this particular usage, "likely" should be followed by "to." Note that "to" appears in both D and E, just in slightly different spots. D uses the incorrect "less likely to die as," while E uses the correct "less likely than." However, if you skip over that comparison, we still have "less likely to die."

Of course, it's fine to use "likely" without "to" at all, if it is serving as an adjective: "She is a likely candidate for mayor."
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30 Nov 2016, 09:38
Thanks! I can see it now. I guess I was in rush that "to" got unnoticed in option E.

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