A: the more they had a likelihoodthuyduong91vnu wrote:Hi GMATGuruNY,
I have 2 questions for this one:
1, In case we have the first part in the same structure (Adverb + Subject + Verb instead of Adjective + Noun + Modifier), does it reasonable to say "the more they had a likelihood of..." ? I just find this bold expression somewhat strange, is it a right one?
This construction seems strange because it conveys the following incorrect meaning:
They had a likelihood MORE FREQUENTLY.
The intended meaning is not that the likelihood occurred more frequently but that the likelihood was GREATER.
2, OG gave the comment that "would have a likelihood" (C choice) is a redundant expression without any explanation, is it because the meanings of "would" and "likelihood" somewhat overlap?
likelihood + FUTURE TENSE is not viable.
For an explanation, check my two posts here:
https://www.beatthegmat.com/gmat-prep-ex ... 82473.html