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A study done on children under the age of twelve showed that 15 percent of them experienced night terrors but for children whose parents had also experienced such terrors in childhood it was more likely that they would perceive their behaviour as fundamentally different from their peers.

(A) for children whose parents had also experienced such terrors in childhood it was more likely that they would perceive their behaviour as fundamentally different from their peers

(B) for children whose parents also experienced such terrors in childhood, they were more likely than other children prone to night terrors to perceive their behaviour as fundamentally different from their peers'

(C) when children had parents who had also experienced such terrors in childhood it was more likely for them to be perceiving their behaviour as different from that of their peers'

(D) that children whose parents had also experienced such terrors in childhood were more likely than other children prone to night terrors to perceive their behaviour as fundamentally different from their peers'

(E) that when children had parents who had also experienced such terrors in childhood they were more likely to be perceiving behavior that differed from their peers
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How to use but-

1. Clause + COMMA + BUT + Clause, where the clauses are independent.

On the basis of this, the options A and B can be eliminated.

2.The pronoun "they" has more than one antecedents.

A and E can be eliminated for ambiguous "they".


3. A clause cannot be antecedent of "it".

It was more likely....

What does "it" refer to?

"15 percent of them experienced night terrors" is the logical antecedent of "it". Here, a clause has been used as an antecedent of it.

We can eliminate A and C.

Answer is D.

It was a tricky question, not an easy one.
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Re: A study done on children under the age of twelve showed that [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2013, 03:54
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The question doesn't make sense....the answer says children's experienced nightmares regarding children's parents. there is definite flaw
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Are we sure that the underlying part starts from the word "but" ? I really don't think so...it doesn't make any sense at all.
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Re: A study done on children under the age of twelve showed that [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2014, 11:31
This question is really 900++

I really didnt get it.
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Re: A study done on children under the age of twelve showed that [#permalink] New post 19 May 2014, 15:27
I don't get this question at all. It seems awkward

OE or experts opinion please?

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Re: A study done on children under the age of twelve showed that [#permalink] New post 19 May 2014, 15:46
I think you typed the question in wrong.
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Re: A study done on children under the age of twelve showed that [#permalink] New post 26 May 2014, 08:32
OceanAve wrote:
I think you typed the question in wrong.


OK then lets all ask Honchos to type the freaking question correctly aight?

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Re: A study done on children under the age of twelve showed that [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2014, 00:57
PiyushK wrote:
This question is really 900++

I really didnt get it.



LOL ... :lol: :lol: :lol: 900 ++
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Re: A study done on children under the age of twelve showed that [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2014, 11:03
what sort of usage is "but that"?
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A study done on children under the age of twelve showed that [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2014, 05:49
It took me 2.45 mins to understand and answer this question :D

A) 1) Pronoun “they” is ambiguously used to refer to children or parents. 2) Lack of “;” between 2 independent clauses: “A study...” and “it was more likely…” 3) the use of “it was more likely that” change the meaning of the sentence  Incorrect
B) 1) The lack of comma prior to “but” indicates that the portion relating to “but” will not be an independent clause. If there is another clause, “;” or other conjunction should be used to connect the first non-underlined clause and the second underlined clause. However, the underlined portion relating to but is a clause and connected to the first clause by a comma.  Incorrect sentence structure.
C) 1) Incorrect structure: clause 1 but when S + V (when S+V = an independent clause). However, “but” in the non-underlined portion is not preceded by a comma. Thus, an independent clause cannot immediately follow “but”. 2) “that of their peers' ” = double possessive. 3) the use of “it was more likely that” change the meaning of the sentence  Incorrect
D) Correctly describes two results of the study: A study… showed that X but that Y. Pronoun “they” correctly refers to children. Correct comparison  Correct.
E) 1) Pronoun “they” is ambiguous. 2) Wrong comparison: 3) “behavior” is compared with “their peers”. 4) “to perceive” is prefer to “to be perceiving”  Incorrect

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Re: A study done on children under the age of twelve showed that [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2015, 14:00
honchos wrote:
Discussion:
How to use but-

1. Clause + COMMA + BUT + Clause, where the clauses are independent.

On the basis of this, the options A and B can be eliminated.

2.The pronoun "they" has more than one antecedents.

A and E can be eliminated for ambiguous "they".


3. A clause cannot be antecedent of "it".

It was more likely....

What does "it" refer to?

"15 percent of them experienced night terrors" is the logical antecedent of "it". Here, a clause has been used as an antecedent of it.

We can eliminate A and C.

Answer is D.

It was a tricky question, not an easy one.


I think there is a problem with the question because the first option does not match the underlined part. Answer choice D now reads:

A study done on children under the age of twelve showed that 15 percent of them experienced night terrors that children whose parents had also experienced such terrors in childhood were more likely than other children prone to night terrors to perceive their behaviour as fundamentally different from their peers'
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