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Question

According to a survey of graduating medical students conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges, minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates in planning to practice in socioeconomically deprived areas.


 

Option A:

minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates in planning to practice

Option B:

minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than other graduates who plan on practicing

Option C:

minority graduates are nearly four times as likely as other graduates to plan on practicing

Option D:

it is nearly four times more likely that minority graduates rather than other graduates will plan to practice

Option E:

it is nearly four times as likely for minority graduates than other graduates to plan to practice

Difficulty Level

Hard

Solution

Option C is the correct answer.


Option Analysis

Concept tested: Comparisons, Modifiers, Pronouns

A) The phrase “..other graduates in planning to practice..” is awkward and is not the preferred construction.

B) This limits the scope of the argument to “graduates who plan on practicing..”

C) Correct Answer

D) Inappropriate usage of the pronoun “it” as the same does not have a clear antecedent.

E) Inappropriate usage of the pronoun “it” as the same does not have a clear antecedent.