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Doctors at the CDC have hypothesized that with the current dietetic and lifestyle trends in America one in three people should develop diabetes from poor eating habits and a lack of exercise, while in sub-Saharan Africa and other developing nations one in twenty people can be expected to befall a similar fate.

(A) one in three people should develop diabetes from poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(B) one out of every three people should develop diabetes as a result of poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(C) one in three people will develop diabetes as a result of poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(D) one out of every three people will develop diabetes from poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(E) one in three people will develop diabetes by eating poorly and not exercising enough

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10 Oct 2008, 02:50
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Doctors at the CDC have hypothesized that with the current dietetic and lifestyle trends in America one in three people should develop diabetes from poor eating habits and a lack of exercise, while in sub-Saharan Africa and other developing nations one in twenty people can be expected to befall a similar fate.

(A) one in three people should develop diabetes from poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(B) one out of every three people should develop diabetes as a result of poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(C) one in three people will develop diabetes as a result of poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(D) one out of every three people will develop diabetes from poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(E) one in three people will develop diabetes by eating poorly and not exercising enough

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B?

No, you missed something important. Look at the last sentence that is non underlined. It says:

"while in sub-Saharan Africa and other developing nations one in twenty people can be expected to befall a similar fate."

So for parallelism, you need the "one in something." So actually, you should have your answer choices narrowed to A, C, and E. But that's what you've eliminated..
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A for me. It uses correct idiom "develop from".
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10 Oct 2008, 03:58
Because as a result of makes the statement more clear instead of from poor eating habbits and others get eliminated because of what you have mentioned earlier about drawing a parallel between the 2 sentences.

What is the OA ?
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10 Oct 2008, 08:44
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Doctors at the CDC have hypothesized that with the current dietetic and lifestyle trends in America one in three people should develop diabetes from poor eating habits and a lack of exercise, while in sub-Saharan Africa and other developing nations one in twenty people can be expected to befall a similar fate.

(A) one in three people should develop diabetes from poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(B) one out of every three people should develop diabetes as a result of poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(C) one in three people will develop diabetes as a result of poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(D) one out of every three people will develop diabetes from poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(E) one in three people will develop diabetes by eating poorly and not exercising enough

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This is a hypothesis . So I guess we should not use "should" as we have in A and B

In D we have "one out of" which does not parallel with "one in twenty"

C sounds parallel. E is also close.

"as a result of" sounds better. So I pick C
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Doctors at the CDC have hypothesized that with the current dietetic and lifestyle trends in America one in three people should develop diabetes from poor eating habits and a lack of exercise, while in sub-Saharan Africa and other developing nations one in twenty people can be expected to befall a similar fate.

(A) one in three people should develop diabetes from poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(B) one out of every three people should develop diabetes as a result of poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(C) one in three people will develop diabetes as a result of poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(D) one out of every three people will develop diabetes from poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(E) one in three people will develop diabetes by eating poorly and not exercising enough

regards,

This is a hypothesis . So I guess we should not use "should" as we have in A and B

In D we have "one out of" which does not parallel with "one in twenty"

C sounds parallel. E is also close.

"as a result of" sounds better. So I pick C

OA is C. Can you please explain why "should" is bad to use? I still didn't get that.
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11 Oct 2008, 03:50
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tarek99 wrote:
Doctors at the CDC have hypothesized that with the current dietetic and lifestyle trends in America one in three people should develop diabetes from poor eating habits and a lack of exercise, while in sub-Saharan Africa and other developing nations one in twenty people can be expected to befall a similar fate.

(A) one in three people should develop diabetes from poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(B) one out of every three people should develop diabetes as a result of poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(C) one in three people will develop diabetes as a result of poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(D) one out of every three people will develop diabetes from poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(E) one in three people will develop diabetes by eating poorly and not exercising enough

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This is a hypothesis . So I guess we should not use "should" as we have in A and B

In D we have "one out of" which does not parallel with "one in twenty"

C sounds parallel. E is also close.

"as a result of" sounds better. So I pick C

OA is C. Can you please explain why "should" is bad to use? I still didn't get that.
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Just my 2 cents on should vs will/would
Hypothesis is more like a prediction, If you do X , Y will happen ; Stimulus X will lead to result Y

Should is used in requests , obligations .

I think the only exception is usage of Should inplace of IF in If .... then clause .
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11 Oct 2008, 05:13
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OA is C. Can you please explain why "should" is bad to use? I still didn't get that.
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As pointed out above by Nihit .A hypothesis cannot say "This SHOULD happen".
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11 Oct 2008, 05:41
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Doctors at the CDC have hypothesized that with the current dietetic and lifestyle trends in America one in three people should develop diabetes from poor eating habits and a lack of exercise, while in sub-Saharan Africa and other developing nations one in twenty people can be expected to befall a similar fate.

(A) one in three people should develop diabetes from poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(B) one out of every three people should develop diabetes as a result of poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(C) one in three people will develop diabetes as a result of poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(D) one out of every three people will develop diabetes from poor eating habits and a lack of exercise
(E) one in three people will develop diabetes by eating poorly and not exercising enough

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I had marked D simply because i did not like developed as a result of a lack of exercise !!! develop diabetes from a lack of exercise !!

but this funda was pathetic at my end

I was pretty clear about the usage of the WILL since the prediction will always use WILL and obligation uses SHOULD .
HE SHOULD DO SO.
HE WILL DO SO .

here first says he should do but may or may not do so.
second one says he will definitely do so.

hence OA as C is acceptable !!!
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