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A report released by the American Diabetes Asociation maintains that much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes can be attributed to the poor eating and excercise habits of young Americans.

(A) much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes can be attributed
(B) many of the increase in cases of type II diabetes are attributed
(C) they can attribute much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes to
(D) doctors attribute much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes to (E) many of the cases of increased type II diabetes can be attributed
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2005, 16:46
I pick E as well, though A sounded quite good...whats the OA.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2005, 17:16
If there is no typo in D ( double to's at the end) then it is D.

much of the increase is valid when you talk in abstract terms
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2005, 14:04
Hi guys, OA is A.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2005, 17:40
[quote="MA"]Hi guys, OA is A.[/quote

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I wonder what's wrong with D?. To me D sounds the best. A has a passive voice statement which ETS don't like
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2005, 22:27
i am totally with you on this one praveen. i just dont see how it cannot be D. the use of 'doctors' sounds good to me. can anyone explain the OA??
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2005, 06:15
I think D changes the meaning of the sentence. A says that the "report attributes" while D says that the "doctors attribute"
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2005, 07:01
gayathri wrote:
I think D changes the meaning of the sentence. A says that the "report attributes" while D says that the "doctors attribute"


hmm.. actually report can only report what others attribute, report can't really take a decision as such. Hence D would still be right. I am making sense? :cry: :?
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2005, 07:35
Agree with "A". As per the stem, I think we shouldn't assume that "doctors" are attributing, it could be anyone.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2005, 08:24
can anyone explain the difference between A and B, especially the usage of "much of" in this case.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2005, 09:02
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can anyone explain the difference between A and B, especially the usage of "much of" in this case.


My take:

The paragraph is trying to quantify the "increase in cases" and not the absolute number of cases - hence the use of "much of"
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2005, 10:16
If i can only go with my first instinct, I think I will do very well on the verbal...damn...is it me or does everyone has the same issue, usually my first choice are correct, but i just somehow over rule it and try to use some freaky logic or rule that doesnt exist...

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I pick E as well, though A sounded quite good...whats the OA.
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Re: SC [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2005, 10:25
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A report released by the American Diabetes Asociation maintains that much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes can be attributed to the poor eating and excercise habits of young Americans.

(A) much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes can be attributed
(B) many of the increase in cases of type II diabetes are attributed
(C) they can attribute much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes to
(D) doctors attribute much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes to (E) many of the cases of increased type II diabetes can be attributed


IMHO, D is obvious wrong.

in D, a report maintains "doctors attribute" ? it sounds odd to me since you need the data after "maintains", not "doctors."

between D and E, E changes the meaning. D means the cases are increased, but E means type II diabetes are increased.

I will go with A
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2005, 20:48
thanks for all the input on this one. i can see why the OA is A . thnx again guys this was a good discussion. whats the source of the question btw???
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