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A new study suggests that the conversational pace of everyday life may be so brisk it
hampers the ability of some children for distinguishing discrete sounds and words and,
the result is, to make sense of speech.
A. it hampers the ability of some children for distinguishing discrete sounds and
words and, the result is, to make
B. that it hampers the ability of some children to distinguish discrete sounds and
words and, as a result, to make
C. that it hampers the ability of some children to distinguish discrete sounds and
words and, the result of this, they are unable to make
D. that it hampers the ability of some children to distinguish discrete sounds and
words, and results in not making
E. as to hamper the ability of some children for distinguishing discrete sounds and
words, resulting in being unable to make
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11 Jul 2009, 20:34
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A new study suggests that the conversational pace of everyday life may be so brisk it
hampers the ability of some children for distinguishing discrete sounds and words and,
the result is, to make sense of speech.
A. it hampers the ability of some children for distinguishing discrete sounds and
words and, the result is, to make
B. that it hampers the ability of some children to distinguish discrete sounds and
words and, as a result, to make
C. that it hampers the ability of some children to distinguish discrete sounds and
words and, the result of this, they are unable to make
D. that it hampers the ability of some children to distinguish discrete sounds and
words, and results in not making
E. as to hamper the ability of some children for distinguishing discrete sounds and
words, resulting in being unable to make

I would go for C.
so...that idiom
they represent the children which removes the confusion

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11 Jul 2009, 22:07
C would have been the best option as vannu said above, but the phrase "the result of this" is incomplete. Is that a typo? If not, C is wrong. I would pick D in that case
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11 Jul 2009, 22:44
Another one for D

A 'that is required, eliminate A & E. B sound awkward to me. C sounds too wordy. Leaves D.
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12 Jul 2009, 02:53
What's wrong with B?

B makes sense as the intention is to say that ability is hampered and not completely gone.
Quote:
A new study suggests that the conversational pace of everyday life may be so brisk it
hampers the ability of some children for distinguishing discrete sounds and words and,
the result is, to make
sense of speech.
A. it hampers the ability of some children for distinguishing discrete sounds and
words and, the result is, to make
B. that it hampers the ability of some children to distinguish discrete sounds and
words and, as a result, to make
C. that it hampers the ability of some children to distinguish discrete sounds and
words and, the result of this, they are unable to make
D. that it hampers the ability of some children to distinguish discrete sounds and
words, and results in not making
E. as to hamper the ability of some children for distinguishing discrete sounds and

A,E are gone for idiom: ability to

D has the problem:
the conversational pace of everyday life hampers the ability of children to .. and results in not making sense of speech (of whom children are not implicit in here)
Also the intention is to say hampering the ability not loosing it.

C says they are unable => extreme and changes the meaning

hampering the ability doesn't imply that the person doesn't have the ability.
If original question intend to say that they are unable, then C would be the correct choice.

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12 Jul 2009, 09:58
c is wrong because "to make" is incorrect in C. ".......hampers the ability...., as a result, to make sense of speech"

the last phrase itself doesnt make sense.

And also, if the ability to distinguish sounds and words is hampered, speech will not make sense. To make sense of speech, every requirement must be fulfilled properly. If children distinguish between words and sounds partially, they will still not be able to make sense of speech.
Go with the holistic meaning of the phrase.
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12 Jul 2009, 12:07
B.
to distinguish is needed, B looks the best.
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12 Jul 2009, 12:34
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A new study suggests that the conversational pace of everyday life may be so brisk it
hampers the ability of some children for distinguishing discrete sounds and words and,
the result is, to make sense of speech.
A. it hampers the ability of some children for distinguishing discrete sounds and
words and, the result is, to make
B. that it hampers the ability of some children to distinguish discrete sounds and
words and, as a result, to make
C. that it hampers the ability of some children to distinguish discrete sounds and
words and, the result of this, they are unable to make
D. that it hampers the ability of some children to distinguish discrete sounds and
words, and results in not making
E. as to hamper the ability of some children for distinguishing discrete sounds and
words, resulting in being unable to make

I go with D. ( B and D left but B doesn't sound right to me).

So X that Y is better than So as to Y.
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12 Jul 2009, 13:21
Economist wrote:
B.
to distinguish is needed, B looks the best.

What was i thinking?? B should be the best option.

"... hampers the ability to distinguish...., and as a result, to make sense..."

ie, it hampers ability to X and to Y

very confusing because of the middlemen.
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12 Jul 2009, 13:46
Guys...i am also feeling C... it is lenghty, but also clear.

Whats the OA ?
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13 Jul 2009, 20:31
A new study suggests that the conversational pace of everyday life may be so brisk it
hampers the ability of some children for distinguishing discrete sounds and words and,
the result is, to make sense of speech.
A. it hampers the ability of some children for distinguishing discrete sounds and
words and, the result is, to make ((for distinguishing is incorrect idiom))
B. that it hampers the ability of some children to distinguish discrete sounds and
words and, as a result, to make (and..to make is awkard)
C. that it hampers the ability of some children to distinguish discrete sounds and
words and, the result of this, they are unable to make (best answer also, some children to distinguish…they are unable to.)
D. that it hampers the ability of some children to distinguish discrete sounds and
words, and results in not making – (ignore the middle phrases, conversational pace of everyday life results in not making – what ????, the children should not be able to..)
E. as to hamper the ability of some children for distinguishing discrete sounds and
words, resulting in being unable to make (for distinguishing is incorrect idiom)
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14 Jul 2009, 14:19
I would go with B
ability to correct idiom

A and E out
C wordy and pronoun referent problems, as a result is much better than the result of this
D violates parallelism
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04 Feb 2012, 15:04
I took B because the other choices contained flaws.

However, I have a gerneral question about the use of "it". I thought that "it" could possibly refer to study instead of pace. Is this ruled out by "that", which introduces a realtive clause? I know it is not asked in the question but in other SC problems there are a lot of unclear referent issues...
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I took B because the other choices contained flaws.

However, I have a gerneral question about the use of "it". I thought that "it" could possibly refer to study instead of pace. Is this ruled out by "that", which introduces a realtive clause? I know it is not asked in the question but in other SC problems there are a lot of unclear referent issues...

You can accept certain ambiguity in pronouns. They should be your last split when you eliminate the choices, except if there is a non-sense pronoun.

Also, notice that "it" is parallel with "conversacional pace". Both are subjects in their clauses.
When that happens, there is less ambiguity. But the sentences must be parallel.

+1 B
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23 Sep 2012, 05:16
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What's wrong with B?

B makes sense as the intention is to say that ability is hampered and not completely gone.
Quote:
A new study suggests that the conversational pace of everyday life may be so brisk it
hampers the ability of some children for distinguishing discrete sounds and words and,
the result is, to make
sense of speech.
A. it hampers the ability of some children for distinguishing discrete sounds and
words and, the result is, to make
B. that it hampers the ability of some children to distinguish discrete sounds and
words and, as a result, to make
C. that it hampers the ability of some children to distinguish discrete sounds and
words and, the result of this, they are unable to make
D. that it hampers the ability of some children to distinguish discrete sounds and
words, and results in not making
E. as to hamper the ability of some children for distinguishing discrete sounds and

A,E are gone for idiom: ability to

D has the problem:
the conversational pace of everyday life hampers the ability of children to .. and results in not making sense of speech (of whom children are not implicit in here)
Also the intention is to say hampering the ability not loosing it.

C says they are unable => extreme and changes the meaning

hampering the ability doesn't imply that the person doesn't have the ability.
If original question intend to say that they are unable, then C would be the correct choice.

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Why is it wrong to say: conversational pace "hampers" X and "results" in Y

Do you mean that the pace itself doesn't result in Y but it only hampers X? Is that why D is wrong?
Does the sentence actually should mean: the pace hampers the ability to X and, as a result, to Y?

Another question:
Should it not be: "the pace hampers the ability to X, and to Y" instead of "the pace hampers the ability to X and, to Y" (as in option B)

I somehow mess everytime in sentences carrying "as a result/results/resulting in". I seem to agree with the explanation after selecting the wrong choice though. Do you have a tip or two to share here?

Thanks a lot.
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23 Sep 2012, 09:57
D says: ...conversational pace...results in not making sense of speech.

The correct answer says: ...conversational pace...hampers the ability of some children...to make sense of speech.
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OA is B, because it maintains the ||-ism
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Is "so...as to" the right idiom in choic E?

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