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According to a panel of health officials, there has been a great deal of confusion in the medical profession about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risk or a condition more related to appearance than to health.

A) about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risk or a condition more related to appearance than to
B) with respect to obesity being a biological disorder posing serious health risks or if it is related to appearance than
C) over whether or not obesity is biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is a condition more related to appearance than to
D) about obesity and if it is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition related to appearance more than to
E) concerning whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is a condition related to appearance more than.
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08 Mar 2011, 22:35
pronoun ambiguity "it" eliminates all but A.
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08 Mar 2011, 23:27
C is wrong in using 'whether or not....or...'
D is wrong because it alters the intent- seems to say there is confusion about obesity in general, and if it is a biological disorder etc..
B and E use it redundantly..
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08 Mar 2011, 23:31
rajeshaaidu wrote:
According to a panel of health officials, there has been a great deal of confusion in the medical profession about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risk or a condition more related to appearance than to health.

A) about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risk or a condition more related to appearance than to
B) with respect to obesity being a biological disorder posing serious health risks or if it is related to appearance than
C) over whether or not obesity is biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is a condition more related to appearance than to
D) about obesity and if it is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition related to appearance more than to
E) concerning whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is a condition related to appearance more than.

would you mind providing the official answer ?
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09 Mar 2011, 00:42
OA is D. Can somebody explain the answer.
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09 Mar 2011, 01:07
What is the source of this question?

D should not be the answer, because of multiple reasons:

1. There is no confusion about obesity (as suggested in D), but about a particular aspect of obesity (classification)

2. if should almost always be used on GMAT only for straight conditionals (example: if it rains, I will take an umbrella). This sentence is not a conditional and hence, whether is more suited.

3. It is not clear with more modifies in D. In the original sentence, more is clearly modifying related, and there is no reason why this should change.
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What is the source of this question?

D should not be the answer, because of multiple reasons:

1. There is no confusion about obesity (as suggested in D), but about a particular aspect of obesity (classification)

2. if should almost always be used on GMAT only for straight conditionals (example: if it rains, I will take an umbrella). This sentence is not a conditional and hence, whether is more suited.

3. It is not clear with more modifies in D. In the original sentence, more is clearly modifying related, and there is no reason why this should change.

As usual doubtful questions use to come from SC-1000 series. I have got this from the forum given below and I seriously doubt the answers of these questions. I have tried to bring to the notice of the people but most of the people told that these are great question. I am sure that these questions are filled with error. I have got many dubious answers in this series but I can't post all of them because I can't copy them. Till now I have pasted 3 out of 35 that I have gone throuh and there was a general concensus that OA was wrong.
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09 Mar 2011, 04:20
I don't agree with C. A looks better.
Can some instructor look into the issue?
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12 Mar 2011, 07:21
rajeshaaidu wrote:
According to a panel of health officials, there has been a great deal of confusion in the medical profession about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risk or a condition more related to appearance than to health.

A) about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risk or a condition more related to appearance than to
B) with respect to obesity being a biological disorder posing serious health risks or if it is related to appearance than
C) over whether or not obesity is biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is a condition more related to appearance than to
D) about obesity and if it is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition related to appearance more than to
E) concerning whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is a condition related to appearance more than.

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