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14 Aug 2011, 00:42
Its B ,plz correct me if i am wrong.
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07 Feb 2012, 04:23
Although B is gramatically correct it changes the meaning .I will go with C.
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07 Mar 2012, 04:33
after eliminating I narrowed down to B or C.
Now B sounds grammatically correct but it says that the survivors will treat themselves, which is wrong because someone else (a doctor) will treat the survivors.
So option C, mentioning 'getting treated', should be right.

Can anyone give the OA?
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09 Sep 2012, 01:59
kirankp wrote:
Adult survivors of the child abuse traditionally have had little or no chance that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated.
(A) that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated
(B) to recognize and treat their symptoms.
(C) of getting their symptoms recognized and treated.
(D) of recognizing and treating symptoms.
(E) of getting his or her symptoms recognized and treated.

Answer will be 'C'. 'their' refers to survivors and chance of getting the symptoms is the correct phrase
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09 Sep 2012, 03:11
I was confused with A and C ... Finally chose C but can someone tell me whats wrong in A
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09 Sep 2012, 04:20
abhi398 wrote:
I was confused with A and C ... Finally chose C but can someone tell me whats wrong in A

You have a 'chance of doing something' OR 'There are chances that this might happen'....... Idiomatic phrase
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28 Nov 2012, 03:26
C

B is wrong because "to recognize" is not parallel to "treat" ..is the logic correct?
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28 Nov 2012, 07:18
survivors of the child abuse traditionally have had little or no chance that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated.
(A) that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated more concise choice provided in C, also C uses correct idiom.
(B) to recognize and treat their symptoms. INCORRECT - changes meaning - survivors dont have to recognzed, they nedd symptoms to be recognized by others
(C) of getting their symptoms recognized and treated. CORRECT - correct meaning, uses correct idiom - chance of and more concise than option A
(D) of recognizing and treating symptoms. INCORRECT - changes meaning - survivors don't have to recognize[color=#ff0000], they have to get it recognized
(E) of getting his or her symptoms recognized and treated. INCORRECT - his or her refers to singular subject while the subject is actually plural
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16 Mar 2013, 10:07
“his or her” doesn’t agree with "Adult survivors". Hence E is Out
Symptoms cannot be treated. People can be treated. Hence B and D are out
"little or no chance" clearly makes "could" unnecessary, because "little or no chance" leaves nothing to uncertainty, while "could" introduces probability.

Hi,

is n't " his / her " refers to each one of the adult survivors, which seems to be the real intention of author.

If we use " their " then will it not sounds like " capability of the group (Adults of child abuse) to recognize their symptoms " instead of each one of the members of the groups's capability the recognize his/her symptoms.?
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16 Mar 2013, 10:17
kirankp wrote:
Adult survivors of the child abuse traditionally have had little or no chance that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated.
(A) that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated
(B) to recognize and treat their symptoms.
(C) of getting their symptoms recognized and treated.
(D) of recognizing and treating symptoms.
(E) of getting his or her symptoms recognized and treated.

I think its "E" . They have no chance of getting his / her (each one of their) symptoms recognized and treated. Please correct me if i am wrong.
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Adult survivors of the child abuse traditionally have had little or no chance that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated.
(A) that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated
(B) to recognize and treat their symptoms.
(C) of getting their symptoms recognized and treated.
(D) of recognizing and treating symptoms.
(E) of getting his or her symptoms recognized and treated.

I think its "E" . They have no chance of getting his / her (each one of their) symptoms recognized and treated. Please correct me if i am wrong.

Hi kabilank87,

Note that the pronoun "his/ her" is singular and needs a singular noun to agree with it.

Consider the examples below

The teacher asked each student to submit his/ her assignments --> Correct, his/ her refers to each student

The teacher asked each student to submit their assignments --> Incorrect, "their", a plural, refers to "each", singular

The teacher asked the students to submit their assignments --> Correct, "their" correctly refers to the plural noun "students"

The teacher asked the students to submit his/ her assignments --> Incorrect, "his/ her" is singular and can not refer to the plural "students"

In the question above the subject is "Adult survivors", which is a plural noun, so, the use of "their" is correct and his/ her is incorrect.

If we rephrase the sentence as -

Each adult survivor of the child abuse traditionally has had little or no chance of getting his/ her symptoms recognized and treated. --> Correct, singular noun - singular pronoun

Hope this helps,

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16 Mar 2013, 22:25
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kirankp wrote:
Adult survivors of the child abuse traditionally have had little or no chance that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated.
(A) that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated
(B) to recognize and treat their symptoms.
(C) of getting their symptoms recognized and treated.
(D) of recognizing and treating symptoms.
(E) of getting his or her symptoms recognized and treated.

I think its "E" . They have no chance of getting his / her (each one of their) symptoms recognized and treated. Please correct me if i am wrong.

Hi kabilank87,

Note that the pronoun "his/ her" is singular and needs a singular noun to agree with it.

Consider the examples below

The teacher asked each student to submit his/ her assignments --> Correct, his/ her refers to each student

The teacher asked each student to submit their assignments --> Incorrect, "their", a plural, refers to "each", singular

The teacher asked the students to submit their assignments --> Correct, "their" correctly refers to the plural noun "students"

The teacher asked the students to submit his/ her assignments --> Incorrect, "his/ her" is singular and can not refer to the plural "students"

In the question above the subject is "Adult survivors", which is a plural noun, so, the use of "their" is correct and his/ her is incorrect.

If we rephrase the sentence as -

Each adult survivor of the child abuse traditionally has had little or no chance of getting his/ her symptoms recognized and treated. --> Correct, singular noun - singular pronoun

Hope this helps,

Vercules

HI vercules,

Will you please give the correct answer and explanation for the question at the following link ..

verb-tense-participles-149244.html#p1197427

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06 Aug 2013, 11:03
kirankp wrote:
Adult survivors of the child abuse traditionally have had little or no chance that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated.
(A) that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated
(B) to recognize and treat their symptoms.
(C) of getting their symptoms recognized and treated.
(D) of recognizing and treating symptoms.
(E) of getting his or her symptoms recognized and treated.

When we use infinitive I.e. "to recognise" as in option "B" then the subject or the doer must be clear. In this case it is not available. Hence between b and c , c wins,
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17 Aug 2014, 19:57
“his or her” doesn’t agree with "Adult survivors". Hence E is Out
Symptoms cannot be treated. People can be treated. Hence B and D are out
"little or no chance" clearly makes "could" unnecessary, because "little or no chance" leaves nothing to uncertainty, while "could" introduces probability.

I agree B,D, E is out and C is the answer. But why A is incorrect. I found A has no problem, but redundancy.
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26 Aug 2014, 05:11
Idiom - chance of is correct; chance for, chance to, chance that - is incorrect.
A out - Chance that is incorrect.
E out - It refers to Adult survivors - thus plural is required. His or her is singular.
B out - chance to is incorrect
D out - change of meaning. They are getting their symtoms recognized, not recozing it themselves.
C - correctly uses "chances of" idiom. And the use of "their" is plural.
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17 Jun 2015, 15:43
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10 Sep 2015, 10:59
Its always Chance of..
So we'll be left with C,D,E...
If we see it properly their a parallelism D.. makes nonsensical and his or her is not preferred in GMAT.
So we are left with C only
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10 Sep 2015, 18:28
SaraiGMAT wrote:
kirankp wrote:
Adult survivors of child abuse traditionally have had little or no chance that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated.
(A) that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated
(B) to recognize and treat their symptoms.
(C) of getting their symptoms recognized and treated.
(D) of recognizing and treating symptoms.
(E) of getting his or her symptoms recognized and treated.

Hi Guys,

There are a couple of issues here, idioms among them. Your idiomatic uses of "chance" are the following:

Chance that: Ex. There is a chance that it will rain.
Chance of: Ex. There is a chance of rain.
To have a chance of: She has a chance of doing well.
Chance to: Have you had a chance (meaning an opportunity) to look at the file?
There is no idiom "have a chance that." E

A: You can have a "chance of" or a "chance to (meaning an opportunity to), but you cannot "have a chance that".

B. The intended meaning is NOT that people do not have the opportunity to recognize and treat their symptoms.

C. Correct: The people have not had the chance to get (someone) to recognize/treat their symptoms.

D. As others have noted, while there is no grammatical error, the meaning is incorrect, as people do not recognize and treat their own symptoms.

E. As has already been noted, "his" and "her" are singular pronouns, but the referent ("survivors") is plural.

I hope that helped.

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TOO COOL, CAN NOT SAY A WORD FOR THE EXCCELENCE

want to say a little.

the meaing of chance will dicide the idiom used

chance that it is rain is certain. chance here means possibility
my chance of doing/to do , chance here means: opportunity

very hard for us

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