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Migraine [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2004, 11:57
Migraine, the most debilitating common form of headache, afflicts perhaps 18 million Americans, who collectively lose 64 million workdays a year, and they cost the nation $50 billion in medical expenses and lost work time.
(A) year, and they cost the nation $50 billion in medical expenses and lost
(B) year and thus cost the nation $50 billion in medical expenses and lost
(C) year, so as to cost the nation $50 billion in medical expenses and lost
(D) year that costs the nation $50 billion in lost medical expenses and
(E) year, which thus cost the nation $50 billion in lost medical expenses and

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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2004, 12:13
ans wud be ...

A for me...

basically what helps in $50 billion in medical expenses and los time is the ''work days'' and not the migraine....

and only A helps us get that clear....

B ) shows that migraine causes the expenses ( which it does NOT ) AND EVEN iF IT DID SO the verb should be ''costs'' and not cost...

c), ''SO AS TO '' DOES NOT SUIT WELL...

D) and E are on their way out 'cos of the ''lost medical expense''

hope that Helps !

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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2004, 12:29
I disagree with A.

I can't understand who "they" is referring to here.

I am leaning towards B.

"thus" forms a conclusion saying that for such and such reasons so and so happened. It is not exactly saying that migraine costs the nation 50billion$.


DE are out because "that" and "which" refer to "year".
C for the same reason as enigmatic stated.

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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2004, 12:31
Migraine ............ afflicts ......... Americans, who collectively lose 64 million workdays a year, and the lost workdays (thus) cost the nation $50 billion in medical expenses and lost work time.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2004, 13:48
I will go with B..same reasoning with ashkg
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2004, 20:35
1 min an B
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2004, 21:15
B.

no fault with B.

A - more than "and" is needed for the conjuction here.
C - so as to - is clearly wrong
D - "thus" is okay but "lost medical expenses" is wrong, they are not lost, they are incurred.
E - "which thus" is wrong.

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