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Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will be equally likely to exceed the proposed limit as the current one.

a. equally likely to exceed the proposed limit as

b. equally likely to exceed the proposed limit as they are

c. equally likely that they will exceed the proposed limit as

d. as likely that they will exceed the proposed limit as

e. as likely to exceed the proposed limit as they are

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Phew!! what a question.. I think it is E

idiom is As...As

Drivers will be as likely to exceed the proposed limit as they are [likely to exceed] the current one

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New post 05 Aug 2006, 09:41
imaru wrote:
Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will be equally likely to exceed the proposed limit as the current one.

a. equally likely to exceed the proposed limit as

b. equally likely to exceed the proposed limit as they are

c. equally likely that they will exceed the proposed limit as

d. as likely that they will exceed the proposed limit as

e. as likely to exceed the proposed limit as they are


I second E.

A, b, c: looks like, people are equally likely as monkies. The comparison has to be at the speed-limit level, not at the people level
d: Appls and orranges

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OA is E

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New post 05 Aug 2006, 10:23
dwivedys wrote:
Phew!! what a question.. I think it is E

idiom is As...As

Drivers will be as likely to exceed the proposed limit as they are [likely to exceed] the current one

Likely to exceed is ellipsed.


That exactly how I felt "whew!!" .... its E !! :-)

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