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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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04 Feb 2006, 17:03
This is the hard one for me.
I'm not sure but I would pick C because of "when compared to".
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04 Feb 2006, 17:10
E

I believe the correct idiom is "rates for" not "rates of"...however I think the use of "rates" here is redundant thus A, B, C are out.

D is out because "as...when" is incorrect, it should be "as...as"
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04 Feb 2006, 19:06
giddi77 wrote:
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

I vote for A.
Correct idiom. ..rate of in the context sounds fine too
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04 Feb 2006, 19:10
giddi77 wrote:
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

Change my vote to E. .....another one of those SCs that takes more that 2 min to even understand the choices!

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04 Feb 2006, 22:00
This is a hard call between B and E. E is more concise, but lacks "rates of." B correctly uses "rates of" but doesn`t maintain parallelism.

(E) by elimination guess.
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05 Feb 2006, 16:54
Yes OA is E!

Agree with TeHCM/MATT/believe2. Between B and E, I would also say it's a close call.

My thiniking is:

rates of X & Y are prevalent in Z --> awkward

X & Y are prevalent
in Z --> sounds better

Is this explanation correct?
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05 Feb 2006, 17:18
Late, but will go for E,

for,

- rate for is correct idiom, so An, B, C out.
- as ... as is correct idiom so D is out
- more ... than is correct idiom, so E
05 Feb 2006, 17:18
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