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Any medical test will sometimes fail to detect a condition [#permalink] New post 24 May 2008, 08:51
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Any medical test will sometimes fail to detect a condition when it is present and indicate that there is one when it is not.

(A) a condition when it is present and indicate that there is one
(B) when a condition is present and indicate that there is one
(C) a condition when it is present and indicate that it is present
(D) when a condition is present and indicate its presence
(E) the presence of a condition when it is there and indicate its presence
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Re: SC - medical [#permalink] New post 25 May 2008, 16:29
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Any medical test will sometimes fail to detect a condition when it is present and indicate that there is one when it is not.

(A) a condition when it is present and indicate that there is one
(B) when a condition is present and indicate that there is one
(C) a condition when it is present and indicate that it is present
(D) when a condition is present and indicate its presence
(E) the presence of a condition when it is there and indicate its presence


C

Take a look at the last part of the sentence..."when it is not"
Only C is parallel to this.
The last part of A & B should be: "when there is not"
D & E use "presence" - not parallel.
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Re: SC - medical [#permalink] New post 24 May 2008, 09:08
C for me
Any medical test will sometimes fail to detect a condition when it is present and indicate that there is one when it is not.

(A) a condition when it is present and indicate that there is one
(B) when a condition is present and indicate that there is one
(C) a condition when it is present and indicate that it[refers to condition] is present..
(D) when a condition is present and indicate its presence
(E) the presence of a condition when it is there and indicate its presence->awkward construction
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Re: SC - medical [#permalink] New post 25 May 2008, 21:27
saravalli wrote:
Any medical test will sometimes fail to detect a condition when it is present and indicate that there is one when it is not.

(A) a condition when it is present and indicate that there is one
(B) when a condition is present and indicate that there is one
(C) a condition when it is present and indicate that it is present
(D) when a condition is present and indicate its presence
(E) the presence of a condition when it is there and indicate its presence
, E is not concise

Any medical test will sometimes fail to detect a condition when it is present and indicate that it is present when it is not.
I choose C too. C is only choice makes sentence parallel.
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Re: SC - medical [#permalink] New post 26 May 2008, 02:31
saravalli wrote:
Any medical test will sometimes fail to detect a condition when it is present and indicate that there is one when it is not.

(A) a condition when it is present and indicate that there is one
(B) when a condition is present and indicate that there is one
(C) a condition when it is present and indicate that it is present
(D) when a condition is present and indicate its presence
(E) the presence of a condition when it is there and indicate its presence


I would say E.
It's not C because the "it" is ambiguous; we cannot tell if it refers to the medical test or the condition.
Any medical test will sometimes fail to detect a condition when it is present => what is present? the medical test or the condition?

I think E, although wordy, conserves the parallelism:
"will fail to detect the presence of a condition when it is there and indicate its presence when it is not."
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Re: Any medical test will sometimes fail to detect a condition [#permalink] New post 14 May 2014, 21:29
Answer: C
Pronoun "It" refers to "medical condition".
//ism is maintained.
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Any medical test will sometimes fail to detect a condition when it is present and indicate that there is one when it is not.

(A) a condition when it is present and indicate that there is one -"There is one" - not a proper usage
(B) when a condition is present and indicate that there is one - fail to detect something - when is used to denote a time. fail to detect X when Y happened.
(C) a condition when it is present and indicate that it is present - Correct. it correctly and logically refers to condition.
(D) when a condition is present and indicate its presence - Same issue as point out in B)
(E) the presence of a condition when it is there and indicate its presence - fail to detect a condition and not presence of condition. Somehow I feel presence is redundant.
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Re: SC - medical [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2014, 03:35
THnx.. spot on ..helped much..

bkk145 wrote:
saravalli wrote:
Any medical test will sometimes fail to detect a condition when it is present and indicate that there is one when it is not.

(A) a condition when it is present and indicate that there is one
(B) when a condition is present and indicate that there is one
(C) a condition when it is present and indicate that it is present
(D) when a condition is present and indicate its presence
(E) the presence of a condition when it is there and indicate its presence


C

Take a look at the last part of the sentence..."when it is not"
Only C is parallel to this.
The last part of A & B should be: "when there is not"
D & E use "presence" - not parallel.
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