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# Some psychiatric studies indicate that among distinguished

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Some psychiatric studies indicate that among distinguished scholars 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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17 Nov 2005, 00:44
'the rates of' in a,b and c appear to be not nescessary
D changes the meaning of the sentence slightly
E seems best to me.
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17 Nov 2005, 00:58
you are correct ywilfred. But why is "the rates of" unecessary? "the rates of manic depression" is different from "manic depression".

Also how is D 's meaning different?
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17 Nov 2005, 02:49
E)...the right idiom is "rates for" and not "rates of". A),B) and C) are out. D) is out b/c "as...when" is wrong. its "as...as". E) uses the right expression "more than".
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17 Nov 2005, 05:46
E for me.

the rate can not be prevalent. So A, B, and C out.

(D) manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times as prevalent when compared to: awkward and ungrammartical

(E) manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times more prevalent than in: The BEST
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17 Nov 2005, 10:06
A, B, C out coz we can use the rate: prevalent
D: should be one more"as" and when compared to: inappropiate conjunction
E as it is
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17 Nov 2005, 10:18
I just read the idiom list "rates of" is unidiomatic

"rates for" is idiomatic

Is "rate of" and "rate for" both idiomatic?
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17 Nov 2005, 22:30
joemama142000 wrote:
you are correct ywilfred. But why is "the rates of" unecessary? "the rates of manic depression" is different from "manic depression". Also how is D 's meaning different?

the comparision is between the scholars' manic depression and major depression and polulation's manic depression and major depression, not the "rates of scholars' manic depression and major depression and population's manic depression and major depression".

D is unidiomatic. the idiom is "as prevalant as....".

joemama142000 wrote:
Some psychiatric studies indicate that among distinguished scholars 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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17 Nov 2005, 22:44
yup the rates of in A and B is redundant.

E is the right choice.
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18 Nov 2005, 00:03
Between B and E, I`ll take E because it is less wordy/redundant.
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18 Nov 2005, 12:11
E

The rate and then 10 to 13 times is not correct. E correctly does the comparision.
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18 Nov 2005, 12:47
The rates con not be prevalent. Eliminate A, B and C. D is not correct because ir doesn't use the correct idiom. therefore E is the best answer.
18 Nov 2005, 12:47
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