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# Some psychiatric studies indicate that among distinguished

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Some psychiatric studies indicate that among distinguished artists the rates of manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times as prevalent as in the population at large.

(A) the rates of manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times as prevalent as in
(B) the rates of manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times more prevalent than in
(C) the rates of manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times more prevalent when compared to
(D) manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times as prevalent when compared to
(E) manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times more prevalent than in

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18 Oct 2004, 09:48
I believe rate cannot be as prevalent as
rate can be more

Also it is not the rate that is more prevalent but the manic depression is.

(E) is the best.
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18 Oct 2004, 14:44
E.

Among artists the rate of depression is higher Vs. Among artists the depression is ...............
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18 Oct 2004, 16:48
Even I got E, but don't know what's wrong in B.

Can some one explain why B is wrong
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18 Oct 2004, 17:48
OA is E

However, I am like Aspire007, I don't get why B is not correct
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19 Oct 2004, 09:11
E doesn't sound right. What is the source of this question?.
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19 Oct 2004, 09:34
As far as I remember this ont is from an ETS paper test, I also picked A in place of E.

I thought it was because rates are not prevalent while diseases are.

Btw any input would be welcome...
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E is perfectly fine
"rates" cannot be "more prevalent than" or "as prevalent as" something else although they can be "greater" or "less" than something else. On that basis, A, B and C are out
As for D, once again, I explained this earlier in another post; when you have a difference in relative values, you can not use "as prevalent as". Instead, you have to use "more prevalent than"
ie X is as prevalent as Y --> ok
ie X is two times as prevalent as Y --> no!
ie X is two times more prevalent than Y is --> ok
On this basis, D is out.
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Great explanation Paul
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20 Oct 2004, 08:25
E doesn't sound right. What is the source of this question?.
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20 Oct 2004, 08:39
I can't tell you exactly, it's coming from 885SC document from Verbal Section. However, I had also other people that have confirmed E so I think it's the right answer Praveen
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20 Oct 2004, 13:55
E doesn't sound right. What is the source of this question?.
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20 Oct 2004, 22:33
hey praveen_rao7 I think there is a problem with your identity on this fourm man, seems there is an automatic message coming back everytime... check out the verbal section in this website , SC885 to find the source...
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05 Aug 2007, 18:34
nice explaination paul. i chose B and was wondering whats wrong with B.
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