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Although in some women, new studies indicate that abnormally low levels of the light-sensitive hormone melatonin in them may contribute to premenstrual depression, doctors are hesitant to recommend light therapy until additional studies have been completed.

Although in some women, new studies indicate that abnormally low levels of the light-sensitive hormone melatonin in them
Although new studies indicate that levels of the abnormally low light-sensitive hormone melatonin in some women
Although new studies in some women indicate that abnormally low levels of the light-sensitive hormone melatonin
Despite the fact that new studies are indicating abnormally low levels of melatonin, a light-sensitive hormone in some women that
Despite new studies that indicate that in some women, abnormally low levels of melatonin, a light-sensitive hormone,
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Re: SC - 700 level - hormone [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2011, 15:03
will go with B most concise and easy to understand.

C is not right saying 'new studies in some women'. Use of although is comparison between 2 clauses..
A is not right 'although in some women'... there is no requirement of using 'women' and then 'them'
D 'the fact' is lengthy.
E - 'despite new studies that indicate that' is again awkward..
Moreover in D and E - splitting the phrases by commas is not required.

i am not sure of the split between 'although' and 'despite' here..
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Re: SC - 700 level - hormone [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2011, 18:13
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B is wrong. levels of the abnormally low light-sensitive hormone melatonin does not make any sense. It should have been worded like abnormally low levels of the light-sensitive hormone melatonin

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Re: SC - 700 level - hormone [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2011, 23:09
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A Although in some women, new studies indicate that abnormally low levels of the light-sensitive hormone melatonin in them- in them- having said already[color=#0000FF] ‘in some women’,in them’ is redundant[/color]

B. Although new studies indicate that levels of the abnormally low light-sensitive hormone melatonin in some women –meaning distorted altogether. What level causes depression wheter high or low is not indicated; in addition, that melatonin is abnormally low light sensitive is not provided in the text. Text talks only about levels of light sensitive melatonin.


C. Although new studies in some women indicate that abnormally low levels of the light-sensitive hormone melatonin – new studies[b] in some women [/b]is wrong word order; this implies that the study was confined to in some women only.


D. Despite the fact that new studies are indicating abnormally low levels of melatonin, a light-sensitive hormone in some women that – D is a bunch of aberrations. First,despite the fact is unnecessary; second are indicating is an inappropriate tense for a generalization; third the light–sensitive hormone in some women means that the hormone is light -sensitive in some women while it is different in others.
E. Despite new studies that indicate that in some women, abnormally low levels of melatonin, a light-sensitive hormone, -- I will rather go with this. Seems error free.
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Re: SC - 700 level - hormone [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2011, 23:28
B cannot be the answer - the point is abnormally low levels and NOT levels of the abnormally low

E for me. Verified it is the OA
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Re: SC - 700 level - hormone [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2011, 00:13
I left with B and E

and took B but i am not sure.

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Re: SC - 700 level - hormone [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2011, 09:26
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Hi all,

Had a pm asking if there was a way to verify if this q is from MGMAT -- Stacey checked the CAT db, question bank, and SC strategy guide, and was not able to find it in any of those items. bschool83, did you find it in a MGMAT resource we missed?
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Re: SC - 700 level - hormone [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2011, 11:16
B it is for me.. Waiting for the OA.
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Re: SC - 700 level - hormone [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2011, 11:39
I'll go with E,

B seems to be changing the meaning
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Re: SC - 700 level - hormone [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2011, 14:58
I initially picked B. But, reading carefully B & E, E seems to be the right choice.

B distorts the meaning.
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Re: SC - 700 level - hormone [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2011, 16:07
This is actually a simple question, once you see the pattern and understand the context.

A good strategic approach would be:
1. 3/2 split: although vs. despite
Although is usually followed by a clause; Although [it made sense to pursue X], [Y felt like a better choice].
Despite is usually followed by a verb or a noun. e.g. despite [X] being a more sensible choice, we chose [Y].

2. Subject: GMAT prefers concise sentences (or, prefers simple sentences over compound sentences any day. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE watch out for that)

From the non-underlined part of the sentence, it is clear that 'doctors' is the subject of the sentence. Hence the underlined part should not have a subject. Eliminate A, B, and C.

D is not parallel.

E is simple, correctly uses 'despite', and the correct choice.
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Re: SC - 700 level - hormone [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2011, 08:32
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Three things are itching my brain on what bschool83 has said.

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1. Despite is usually followed by a verb or a noun. E.g. despite [X] being a more sensible choice, we chose [Y]


I know ‘despite’ being a preposition entails a noun or noun phrase after it, which incidentally may contain a verb. However, the noun phrase carries the verb and not the preposition. However, can somebody cite an instance of despite being followed by a verb?

2. Subject: GMAT prefers concise sentences (or, prefers simple sentences over compound sentences any day. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE watch out for that)

When GMAT is said to prefer simple sentences over compound sentences, does it mean that it prefers straight sentences or it prefers those sentences, which have a single subject and a single verb, technically called the simple sentences?

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.. ‘From the non-underlined part of the sentence, it is clear that 'doctors' is the subject of the sentence. Hence the underlined part should not have a subject. Eliminate A, B, and C.



Chocie E contains such nouns as new studies ,low levels of melatonin, a light-sensitive hormone - or they called subjects or how else are they to be called?

Or am I missing something?

Thanks in advance for a revealing reply.
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