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# Common knoledge tells us that sensible exercise and eating

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Common knoledge tells us that sensible exercise and eating properly will result in better health.

A> eating properly will result
B> proper diet resulted
C> dieting will result
D> proper diet results
E> eating properly results
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11 Nov 2006, 23:12
deep wrote:
Common knoledge tells us that sensible exercise and eating properly will result in better health.

A> eating properly will result
B> proper diet resulted
C> dieting will result
D> proper diet results
E> eating properly results

Highlighted text seem parallel. I would bet on D.

"excerise and proper diet" is seen as a single combination. So "results" is Ok I guess.
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11 Nov 2006, 23:31
I don't like this question or rather the answer choices

it's b/w B and D clearly for parallel nouns exercise and diet, BUT

in B past tense is incorrect

in D we have a sub. clause starting with "that...", meaning "that x AND y", where x and y must be parallel (and they are in B and D only).

the problem is "X AND Y" is a plural subject of this clause, thus SVA problem arises in D should be "result"

there is no way in hell we can make it parallel with TELLS... because common knowledge itself (w/out an action) does not RESULT in better health

thus I have no option for this question
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11 Nov 2006, 23:54
I agree with U2lover totally - kind of frustrating while this appeared on the NOVA prep test 1

their explanation is tells ... results .. are parallel

I am almost convinced to disregard that explanation
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12 Nov 2006, 03:24
X and Y will result... SVA SC

(C) wins here because "dieting" is used as a noun.

Then again, my SC hit rate has been slipping recently
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12 Nov 2006, 03:32
I have to agree to disregard this question. It is just plain ambiguous. I would have opted for B as it is the only one with the proper subject agreement. On the other hand, the past tense is not necessarily warranted with the context but given the better of the evil, I way prefer that to D where you have to subjectively see the two actions as part of a singular noun X AND Y.
There has certainly been some better examples of collective.
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12 Nov 2006, 14:30
GMATT73 wrote:
X and Y will result... SVA SC

(C) wins here because "dieting" is used as a noun.

Then again, my SC hit rate has been slipping recently

I think IMHO you are right. C should be winner.

sensible exercise and diet(ing) will result in better health
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12 Nov 2006, 15:21
wanted to bring up 2 things to your attention regarding C

first, "dieting" is different from "diet" -> one may take "dieting" is as restricting yourself from certain foods as it isn't clear whether the gerund implies an action or a thing (diet)... I battle with these gerunds all the time and love it... where is mailtheguru???

second, "WILL"..., courtersy of MGMAT SC, should only be used when the outcome is 100% certain... do we know that it's certain??? what does one consider proper diet, etc... very ambiguous, so "WILL" changes the meaning of the sentence.... this point is supported by the OA choice D, which I believe is wrong for SVA

hope some of you agree
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