combined chances

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combined chances

Post by azz » Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:54 am

a. The chances of event A happening are higher than the combined chances of the other events happening.
b. The chances of event A happening are higher than the combined chances of all the other events happening.

c. The chances of event A happening are higher than the chances of the other events happening combined.
d. The chances of event A happening are higher than the chances of all the other events happening combined.


Which of the above is grammatically correct and meaningful?

The assumption is that we are comparing probabilities of a number of events: A, B, C, D, E,...

The probability of A is higher than the probability of B + the probability of C + the probability of D ....

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Re: combined chances

Post by Alan » Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:08 am

All are possible, but the first pair is stylistically preferable.

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