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44. The Environmental Protection Agency frequently puts mandatory controls on toxic substances that present as little risk as one in a million chances to cause cancer.

A. as little risk as one in a million chances to cause
B. as little risk as one chance in a million of causing
C. as little risk as one chance in a million that it will cause
D. a risk as little as one chance in a million for causing
E. a risk as little as one chance in a million for it to cause

Do you have any tip for too similar choice? My eyes seem blind when I see this!
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16 May 2008, 02:42
Right away, E and D are out of question. C is also wrong, because as.. as is the correct structure. So, either A or B is the correct answer. B is better, since risk of...
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16 May 2008, 12:45
Stuck between A and B.
'one in a million chances' vs 'one chance in a million' ?
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16 May 2008, 13:14
i think the idiom is risk to ..cause blah.

A is best..
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16 May 2008, 14:38
between A and B

I go with B because "chances" does not agree with the singular "one in a million"
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16 May 2008, 15:41
Unable to find fault in A. Answer A

Could some one please explain whats wrong with D
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16 May 2008, 15:54
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Unable to find fault in A. Answer A

Could some one please explain whats wrong with D

I think "a risk" makes risk to cause cancer countable. eg 1 risk to cause cancer, 2 risks to cause cancer etc, which is illogical in this sentence.
also the construction of putting "as little as" after risk is awkward
disclaimer: the above is only a thought and this explanation is risky
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16 May 2008, 16:04
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I think "a risk" makes risk to cause cancer countable. eg 1 risk to cause cancer, 2 risks to cause cancer etc, which is illogical in this sentence.
also the construction of putting "as little as" after risk is awkward
disclaimer: the above is only a thought and this explanation is risky

Still I am confused. But I am now clear with countable variables. +1 to you.
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16 May 2008, 18:26
God, only two persons choose correct choice, but no reason. The remaining all are lured to anything! The same to me! So tricky!
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16 May 2008, 19:17
I am going with B as well. With that hint you dropped above, Sondenso is it safe to assume that B is the answer? Can't wait too long mate.. Come on.. Post the OA..
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16 May 2008, 19:21
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44. The Environmental Protection Agency frequently puts mandatory controls on toxic substances that present as little risk as one in a million chances to cause cancer.

A. as little risk as one in a million chances to cause
B. as little risk as one chance in a million of causing
C. as little risk as one chance in a million that it will cause
D. a risk as little as one chance in a million for causing
E. a risk as little as one chance in a million for it to cause

Do you have any tip for too similar choice? My eyes seem blind when I see this!

I dont think "litte risk ...to cause" is the right idiom. ( But I may be wrong )
So that leaves out A and E.
C is too wordy and "it" refers to the EPA. So C is out.

Out of B and D, I think "chance of causing" is better than "chance for causing"
So B.

Now what is the OA sodenso?
You are keeping us all waiting.
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16 May 2008, 19:32
wizardofwashington wrote:
Come on.. Post the OA

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Now what is the OA sodenso?
You are keeping us all waiting

Haha, OA is B!

anyway, geta..., I find something interesting in your reasoning!
getafixdruid wrote:
I dont think "litte risk ...to cause" is the right idiom. ( But I may be wrong )
So that leaves out A and E.

Assume that you are not wrong, but you still leaves A and E. you do reason that "little risk...to cause" is the right idiom!
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27 Jan 2009, 10:56
Anyone have another better explanation?
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27 Jan 2009, 13:58
Anyone have another better explanation?

Risk of causing -- correct idiom
risk for causing / risk to cause -- not idiomatic

Also
C,E -- "it" has no clear referrant. It can refer to one chance/Enviroment agencey.
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28 Jan 2009, 23:51
I got rid off C & E

D also got out for "for"

Between A & B, I just could not choose.

I picked A but apparently it is wrong.

Are you guys sure that risk of is the only correct idiom under all circumstances?
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29 Jan 2009, 12:19
Re: SC. Environmental Protection   [#permalink] 29 Jan 2009, 12:19
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