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If FDA doesnot relax some of its regulations governing the testing of experimental drugs, tens of thousands of US citizens are sure to die as a result of certain diseases before an effective treatement is found and made generally available.

It follows logically from the statement above that if the FDA does relax some of its regulations governing the testing of experimental drugs, then tens of thousands of US citizens

(A) Will not die of certain diseases
(B) Will definitely die of certain diseases
(C) May still die of certain diseases
(D) Will not probably die of certain diseases
(E) Will probably die of certain diseases

This one is similar to the one discussed recently here: http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=14540

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02 Mar 2005, 22:16
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If FDA doesnot relax some of its regulations governing the testing of experimental drugs, tens of thousands of US citizens are sure to die as a result of certain diseases before an effective treatement is found and made generally available.

It follows logically from the statement above that if the FDA does relax some of its regulations governing the testing of experimental drugs, then tens of thousands of US citizens

(A) Will not die of certain diseases
(B) Will definitely die of certain diseases
(C) May not probably die of certain diseases
(D) Will not probably die of certain diseases
(E) Will probably die of certain diseases

This one is similar to the one discussed recently here: http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=14540

B/W C and D, I go with C.

What's the difference b/w C and D.

Such kind of questions are really weird. Could somebody explain more?
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02 Mar 2005, 22:22
If FDA does not relax some of its regulations: citizens are sure to die
If FDA does relax some of it regulatiosn: not sure if citizens are sure to die.

(C) it is.

(D) sounds like the same thing. but may not generates more doubt than will not
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02 Mar 2005, 22:28
sorry guys, I have updated the answer options as under:

(A) Will not die of certain diseases
(B) Will definitely die of certain diseases
(C) May still die of certain diseases
(D) Will not probably die of certain diseases
(E) Will probably die of certain diseases
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02 Mar 2005, 22:29
then i guess (D) would be a better choice
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03 Mar 2005, 09:01
I'd prefer if (C) says "may or may not die", but I'll still choose C as it is now. A and B are definitely out. C and D still have strong slants toward one direction or the other.
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03 Mar 2005, 09:31
"C"...."may die" shud mean....may or may not die...."D" is definitely out
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03 Mar 2005, 09:39
C) !

if "FDA doesnt relax..." then "...thousands of US...are sure to die" => if not X then Y <> if X then not Y; it is still possible that US citizens will die despite the fact that the FDA wil relax its regulation, hence C)
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04 Mar 2005, 21:46
still cannot understand what's the difference B/W C and D.

Anybody explain more?

THX.
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05 Mar 2005, 04:27
I go with C.

CR answer choices that are too extreme or side with one particular outcome should be ruled out as its often introduced to lead the test taker away from the correct answer.

A) Will not die of certain diseases
Extreme choice

(B) Will definitely die of certain diseases
Again an extreme choice

(C) May still die of certain diseases
This is it. May happen.

(D) Will not probably die of certain diseases
Subtle extreme, which sides to a probable outcome of no deaths.

(E) Will probably die of certain diseases
Again a subtle extreme, which sides to a probable outcome of possbile deaths.

Hope I am clear.
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05 Mar 2005, 04:27
chunjuwu wrote:
still cannot understand what's the difference B/W C and D.

Anybody explain more?

THX.

I think it's quite simple: if you don't have any information, then you can't assume that event B is more likely to happen than A, so the most general choice is "may or may not".
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05 Mar 2005, 07:31
chunjuwu wrote:
still cannot understand what's the difference B/W C and D. Anybody explain more? THX.

the question is about dying of people from certain dieases.

(C) more emphasizes on the possibility of still dying of the the people from the disease where as D emphasizes more on the possibility of not dying of the people from the certain diseases.,
05 Mar 2005, 07:31
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