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Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will be equally likely

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I chose D why is it wrong. it is parallel right ? Can someone explain to me



Hello Anazeer,

I will be glad to help you resolve your doubt. :-)

Choice D is incorrect because it has a pronoun redundancy error, which makes the sentence quite awkward. To understand the same, let’s consider the following portion of the choice:

◦that drivers will be as likely
◦ that they will exceed the proposed speed limit…


In the above construction, the pronoun they refers to drivers. So, we end up with something like this: …that drivers will be as likely that drivers will exceed the proposed speed limit… Clearly, the above portion is not written well; it does not make sense to have the pronoun they, which stands for the noun drivers. Let’s understand this error a bit more with the help of an example. Consider the following sentence:

a.Teachers predict that students are as likely that they will not obey the new guidelines as they are the current ones.

There is no need to have a that construction after likely in the above sentence since it forces the use of a noun/pronoun later. Instead, whatever the students are likely to do, can be written in the following way:

b.Teachers predict that students are as likely to not obey the new guidelines as they are the current ones.

Hope this helps. :-)
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Can anyone explain when to use "As likely" and when to use "Equally Likely"
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Anazeer wrote:
I chose D why is it wrong. it is parallel right ? Can someone explain to me



Hello Anazeer,

I will be glad to help you resolve your doubt. :-)

Choice D is incorrect because it has a pronoun redundancy error, which makes the sentence quite awkward. To understand the same, let’s consider the following portion of the choice:

◦that drivers will be as likely
◦ that they will exceed the proposed speed limit…


In the above construction, the pronoun they refers to drivers. So, we end up with something like this: …that drivers will be as likely that drivers will exceed the proposed speed limit… Clearly, the above portion is not written well; it does not make sense to have the pronoun they, which stands for the noun drivers. Let’s understand this error a bit more with the help of an example. Consider the following sentence:

a.Teachers predict that students are as likely that they will not obey the new guidelines as they are the current ones.

There is no need to have a that construction after likely in the above sentence since it forces the use of a noun/pronoun later. Instead, whatever the students are likely to do, can be written in the following way:

b.Teachers predict that students are as likely to not obey the new guidelines as they are the current ones.

Hope this helps. :-)
Thanks.
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Is it ok if we re-write option D as follows:

Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will be as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as the current one
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cases, I got this correct in re-attempt by trusting my intuition.

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


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(E) as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are

The sentence is testing comparison but seems to AVOID USING MAIN VERB
(to exceed) in OA. I can't seem to understand why?

The sentence says that traffic safety officials predict that drivers are likely to exceed proposed speed limit in future as they are currently exceeding present specified speed limits.

In A - It is incorrect because drivers are compared with speed limits.

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(B) equally likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are

Quote:
(C) equally likely that they will exceed the proposed speed limit as


Is EQUALLY LIKELY correct usage here as well in B and C?

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(D) as likely that they will exceed the proposed speed limit as

In D, we have again comparison issue.
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Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will
be equally likely to exceed the proposed speed
limit as the current one.

A. equally likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as
-- We need to have a pronoun for "drivers" before "as the current one"
B. equally likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are
-- Solved the issue, But the correct idiom is "As likely to do x as y". Let's look for better choice.
C. equally likely that they will exceed the proposed speed limit as
-- We need to have a pronoun for "drivers" before "as the current one"
D. as likely that they will exceed the proposed speed limit as
-- We need to have a pronoun for "drivers" before "as the current one"
E. as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are.
-- This is the correct choice.
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Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will
be equally likely to exceed the proposed speed
limit as
the current one.
A. equally likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as
B. equally likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are
C. equally likely that they will exceed the proposed speed limit as
D. as likely that they will exceed the proposed speed limit as
E. as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are.


e is best but contain a problem
first, there is nothing similar to " are current one" in the first part of comparison. so, the sentence is not paralel

second, "likely" is cut off after "they are". but why "they are " is not cut off. this is not logic

in short, the pattern in choice E is not paralel and wrong. og problem contain a similar sentence.
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Anazeer wrote:
I chose D why is it wrong. it is parallel right ? Can someone explain to me



Hello Anazeer,

I will be glad to help you resolve your doubt. :-)

Choice D is incorrect because it has a pronoun redundancy error, which makes the sentence quite awkward. To understand the same, let’s consider the following portion of the choice:

◦that drivers will be as likely
◦ that they will exceed the proposed speed limit…


In the above construction, the pronoun they refers to drivers. So, we end up with something like this: …that drivers will be as likely that drivers will exceed the proposed speed limit… Clearly, the above portion is not written well; it does not make sense to have the pronoun they, which stands for the noun drivers. Let’s understand this error a bit more with the help of an example. Consider the following sentence:

a.Teachers predict that students are as likely that they will not obey the new guidelines as they are the current ones.

There is no need to have a that construction after likely in the above sentence since it forces the use of a noun/pronoun later. Instead, whatever the students are likely to do, can be written in the following way:

b.Teachers predict that students are as likely to not obey the new guidelines as they are the current ones.

Hope this helps. :-)
Thanks.
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Is it ok if we re-write option D as follows:

Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will be as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as the current one
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In A, B and C, equally...as is unidiomatic.

Correct: X and Y are equally qualified.
Correct: X is as qualified as Y.
Incorrect: X is equally qualified as Y.

Eliminate A, B and C.

In D, drivers will be AS likely THAT is unidiomatic.
The required idiom in D is drivers will be AS likely TO.
Eliminate D.


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[Tense Shift

If the verb tense changes from the first to the second half of the sentence, then the verb must not be omitted in the second half.


There is an exception to this rule.

Forms of to be include the following:
infinitive = to be.
simple past singular = was.
simple past plural = were.

OAs in the OGs:
Its numbers are now five times greater than when the use of DDT was sharply restricted.
Heating-oil prices are expected to be higher this year than last
.

Implied comparisons:
Its numbers are now five times greater than [its numbers were] when the use of DDT was sharply restricted.
Heating-oil prices are expected to be higher this year than [heating-oil prices were] last [year].

In each case, the words in brackets are omitted, but their presence is implied.

As indicated by the verbs in red:
Both the antecedent verb in the first clause and the omitted verb in brackets are forms of to be.
The omitted verb in brackets is in the simple past tense.

As indicated by the modifiers in blue:
In each sentence, both clauses conclude with an adverb that refers to time.

The OAs above indicate that an omitted verb in the second clause may be in a different tense from the antecedent verb in the first clause if:
Both verbs are forms of to be.
The omitted verb is in the simple past tense.
Both clauses conclude with an adverb that refers to time.
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E correct answer

Error in D as + clause .. as + noun phrase = wrong
E = as + clause ... as+clause.
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as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are (to exceed) the current one.
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