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26 Jul 2017, 03:19
I chose D why is it wrong. it is parallel right ? Can someone explain to me
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26 Jul 2017, 04:33
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Anazeer wrote:
I chose D why is it wrong. it is parallel right ? Can someone explain to me

Hello Anazeer,

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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26 Jul 2017, 07:35
Thanks a lot Shraddha It really helped me understand better
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31 Jul 2017, 21:54
Can anyone explain when to use "As likely" and when to use "Equally Likely"
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26 Sep 2017, 06:41
Marcab wrote:
"as" is used to compare clauses not verbs.
A clause is a group of words that containg among them a subject and a verb.
In the question mentioned, the not underlined portion is a noun phrase. So if we have to use "as" then make this particular noun phrase a clause by adding a verb.
On the reasons mentioned above, ACD are eliminated.
In B, I don't think that a sole "as" can withstand the pressure of comparing.Henceforth, as likely as is preferrable.
Hope that helps.
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Perfect explaination!
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05 Mar 2018, 08:11
egmat wrote:
Anazeer wrote:
I chose D why is it wrong. it is parallel right ? Can someone explain to me

Hello Anazeer,

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.

egmat

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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10 Mar 2018, 07:43
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I am completely bogged down by question and in one of rare
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

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(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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