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Children who watch a great deal of television and their families have a history of near-sightedness will probably require glasses sooner than their peers who are not predisposed to myopia in these ways.

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(B) whose families have a history of near-sightedness
(C) and a history of near-sightedness runs in the family
(D) whose families have a history of near-sightedness running in them
(E) with a history of near-sightedness running in the family
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OA is B. Please explain your answer.

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This is between A and B. B is better because "whose families" is modifying "children" rather then "television".
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relative pronoun "whose" usually refers to animate object which in this case can only be "children". E sounds as if it were the TVs which had families...
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B as well. B maintains the paralletism: WHO and WHOSE
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