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Qs from 1000 SC
by Gulliver K - Sunday, 20 June 2010, 01:14 PM
 

Pls explain the answers for following:

42. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

47. According to scientists at the University of California, the pattern of changes that have occurred in human DNA over the millennia indicate the possibility that everyone alive today might be descended from a single female ancestor who lived in Africa sometime between 140,000 and 280,000 years ago.

(A) indicate the possibility that everyone alive today might be descended from a single female ancestor who

(B) indicate that everyone alive today might possibly be a descendant of a single female ancestor who had

(C) may indicate that everyone alive today has descended from a single female ancestor who had

(D) indicates that everyone alive today may be a descendant of a single female ancestor who

(E) indicates that everyone alive today might be a descendant from a single female ancestor who

Re: Qs from 1000 SC
by Manu Pathania - Wednesday, 30 June 2010, 02:06 PM
 

42. Answer is C - likely... to plan on practising (is preffered) over likely... in planning to practice (idiomatic error). None of the other options have a better solution than C has.

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43. Answer is D - pattern of changes (is singular) should have indicates (singular) and not indicate (plural). Finally, the more idiomatic expression is - descendant of, not descendant from.

 

Thanks,

Manu