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Disorders [#permalink] New post 04 May 2005, 10:35
Several years ago the diet industry introduced a variety of appetite suppressants, but some of these drugs caused (stomach disorders severe enough to have them) banned by the Food and Drug Administration.

(A) stomach disorders severe enough to have them
(B) stomach disorders that were severe enough so they were
(C) stomach disorders of such severity so as to be
(D) such severe stomach disorders that they were
(E) such severe stomach disorders as to be
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 [#permalink] New post 04 May 2005, 10:42
I go with D
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 [#permalink] New post 04 May 2005, 10:53
DLMD - Letters with Explanations is like body without soul :- ) (I mean useless) :)
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 [#permalink] New post 04 May 2005, 16:19
between C and E, i pick E
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 [#permalink] New post 04 May 2005, 16:26
Ans D
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 [#permalink] New post 04 May 2005, 16:53
I will go with 'C'
A, B & C can be eliminated because them/they refers to disorders & sounds like stomach disorders were banned.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 May 2005, 16:54
A, B : Out : enough
C: wrong Idiom : such so as..
E : wrong : such as is used to provide as example

(D) Remains.
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Re: Disorders [#permalink] New post 04 May 2005, 16:57
D by POE.
A-them has no clear antecedent.
B- passive.
C-unidiomatic.
D. seems correct. such that? and also in passive.
E. such as to be-incorrect idiom.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 May 2005, 17:18
jpv/MA, Doesn't 'they' in D refer to 'disorders'
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 [#permalink] New post 04 May 2005, 17:22
I think "they" in B and D doesn't have a clear referent and that's why i eliminated them
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 [#permalink] New post 04 May 2005, 19:02
rthothad wrote:
jpv/MA, Doesn't 'they' in D refer to 'disorders'


I think "they" refering to "stomach disorder" does not make sense.

but some of these drugs caused such severe stomach disorders that they (stomach disorders) were banned by the Food and Drug Administration.

Clearly, No body will accept this. I think Pronoun reference problem appears when there is a CLEAR ambiguity in reference.

Correct me if I am wrong.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 May 2005, 20:32
D definitely sounds better than all the other choices, but the use of "them" does not convince me. To what does it refer: the drugs or the disorders? For this reason I choose E, notwithstanding its other imperfections.
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Re: Disorders [#permalink] New post 04 May 2005, 23:42
(A) for me. 'Them' is a pronoun that refers to a plural antecendent. It clearly refers to the appetite suppressants. Diet industry (Industry here) is a singular noun and IMO, can't take 'them' as its antecedent.

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 [#permalink] New post 04 May 2005, 23:51
1 more for D
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Re: Disorders [#permalink] New post 05 May 2005, 00:32
I forgot that 'them' can't be used for inanimate objects, e.g. drugs. So, i change my position to (D).
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 [#permalink] New post 05 May 2005, 01:00
Unarguably D.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 May 2005, 07:37
jpv wrote:
rthothad wrote:
jpv/MA, Doesn't 'they' in D refer to 'disorders'


I think "they" refering to "stomach disorder" does not make sense.

but some of these drugs caused such severe stomach disorders that they (stomach disorders) were banned by the Food and Drug Administration.

Clearly, No body will accept this. I think Pronoun reference problem appears when there is a CLEAR ambiguity in reference.

Correct me if I am wrong.

jpv, I do not know, I am confused with these pronoun agreements, if OA is D we will have to hope we don't get such questions on GMAT, if it is not I will have to stick to my convictions, let us wait & see.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 May 2005, 07:41
I think in ETS way "D" is wrong...."that" introduces a restrictive clause and refers directly to "disorders", which "they" shud refer to as well. I think "E" is best of the lot. Altho I am not sure whether "such ...as ...to" is wrong usage in "E". :?
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