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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
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Where is E? (I assume E is not correct :lol:)

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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)
b) as little risk as one chance in a million chances of causing
c) as little risk as one chance in a million chances that will cause
d) a risk as little as one chance in a million for causing

Gentlemen, does anybody know the rule when a word must be within "as__word___as"? Tks Lw

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lordw wrote:
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)
b) as little risk as one chance in a million chances of causing
c) as little risk as one chance in a million chances that will cause
d) a risk as little as one chance in a million for causing

Gentlemen, does anybody know the rule when a word must be within "as__word___as"? Tks Lw


I will go with B.

"risk of causing" -- > correct idiom.
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OA is B.
Besides the idiom risk of causing anybody knows the rule for "as__as"'
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lordw wrote:
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)
b) as little risk as one chance in a million chances of causing
c) as little risk as one chance in a million chances that will cause
d) a risk as little as one chance in a million for causing

Gentlemen, does anybody know the rule when a word must be within "as__word___as"? Tks Lw


I will go with B.

"risk of causing" -- > correct idiom.


HI x2suresh, I understand that "risk of causing" is the right idiom, but doesn't "one chance in a million chances" sound funky? It seems repetitive.

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x2suresh wrote:
lordw wrote:
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)
b) as little risk as one chance in a million chances of causing
c) as little risk as one chance in a million chances that will cause
d) a risk as little as one chance in a million for causing

Gentlemen, does anybody know the rule when a word must be within "as__word___as"? Tks Lw


I will go with B.

"risk of causing" -- > correct idiom.


Where did you find this.. never heard of this idiom. Can you share the list :)

thanks in advacne

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one chance in a million chances is correct, just wordy. from the answer choices it seems to be the best fit, being that it uses the correct idiom where the others do not, with risk of causing

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nitindas.. it is better you kindly use the search feature of this forum, before posting a question.. typing few words from the question is more than enough to get results,

click here for explanations,
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Correct idioms are: RISK OF CAUSING and ONE CHANCE IN A MILLION

IMO B.

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B; idiom chance of

but if A had of causing cancer, i would have stuck to it...
dont like the wordiness in one chance in a million chances...
as little risk as one in a million chances is better

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Is "a risk as little as" different from "as little risk as" ?

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[quote="tejal777"]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

BTW A and B. The correct idiom her is the risk of

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D is incorrect because "risk for" is unidiomatic.

"risk of" is the correct idiom....Hence B

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I am with A .. "one in a million chances" is the correct idiom.. i remember seeing this idiom in the GMATClub Idioms Test as well..

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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

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How do I know the correct usage of idiom - "as little as"?
I mean - risk - should be placed before the idiom - "risk as little as one chance"
or after - "as little risk" ?

I assume it related to the comparison - we need to compare risk to once chance in a million.

Please help.

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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 - one chance in a million looks better than one in a million chances; moreover chance to refers to opportunity; chance of refers to probability which is the correct usage here
B. as little risk as one chance in a million of causing - Looks good
C. as little risk as one chance in a million that it will cause - awkward
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

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I guess the answer is B, as..as and once chance in million of causing (Idiom)

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tiruraju - Thanks for the explanation. Now it's clear.
I didn't realize the difference between chance of and chance to (probability)...
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tejal777 wrote:
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

Is' nt "one in a million" the correct usage?/I chose A. Can somebody please elaborate this gprep question?



The answer is B because "risk of causing" is the correct idiom. "One in a million chances" is correct usage and is succinct but "the risk to cause" is the incorrect idiom, therefore you have to use option B with the correct risk of causing idiom and the slightly wordy "one chance in a million chances".

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