Source: Official Guide for GMAT Review 2016 Sentence Correction; #35

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# Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will be

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

### 2 Explanations

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Split #1: Comparison. We must compare "drivers" to other drivers, not to the speed limit. (A) (C) and (D) are incorrect.
Split #2: Idiom. The correct idiom is "as likely to do X as to do Y." (B) is incorrect, leaving us with (E).

Jan 8, 2017 • Comment

Summer Li

But, in choice E, the sentence is:
Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will be as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are the current one.
it is so weird that "as they are the current one", I think there is some grammar mistake with it, since they are not the current one, they are exceeding the current one...

Nov 7, 2017 • Reply

Hi Summer,

Here's (E):

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

This says that drivers will be equally likely to do two things:

1. Exceed the proposed speed limit
2. Exceed the current speed limit

Nov 9, 2017 • Reply

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Praveenkumar Kumar

Can you please submit an explanation for this question's answer? Its really confusing.

Jan 7, 2017 • Comment