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A study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture showed that if calves exercise and associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do those raised in confinement.

(A) associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do
(B) associated with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight quicker than
(C) associate with other calves, they required less medication and will gain weight quicker than do
(D) associate with other calves, they have required less medication and will gain weight more quickly than do
(E) associate with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight more quickly than

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E for me.
We need 'associate' here and also E is more concise and clear.
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A study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture showed that if calves exercise and associate with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight more quickly than those raised in confinement.

Parallelism + Structure

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- more...than structure (underlined)

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Agree with E for parallellism with "associate". Moreover, verb tense differences in C is clumsy.
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(E) uses the simple present tense to state the results of a study which are deemed to be common knowledge. Additionally, it is the only parallel choice.
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OA is E.
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