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# Migraine

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13 Jul 2004, 12:57
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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13 Jul 2004, 13:13
ans wud be ...

A for me...

basically what helps in $50 billion in medical expenses and los time is the ''work days'' and not the migraine.... and only A helps us get that clear.... B ) shows that migraine causes the expenses ( which it does NOT ) AND EVEN iF IT DID SO the verb should be ''costs'' and not cost... c), ''SO AS TO '' DOES NOT SUIT WELL... D) and E are on their way out 'cos of the ''lost medical expense'' hope that Helps ! Have fun _________________ the whole worldmakes way for the man who knows wer he's going... good luck Senior Manager Joined: 21 Mar 2004 Posts: 444 Location: Cary,NC Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 48 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 13 Jul 2004, 13:29 I disagree with A. I can't understand who "they" is referring to here. I am leaning towards B. "thus" forms a conclusion saying that for such and such reasons so and so happened. It is not exactly saying that migraine costs the nation 50billion$.

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

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13 Jul 2004, 13:31
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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13 Jul 2004, 14:48
I will go with B..same reasoning with ashkg
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13 Jul 2004, 21:35
1 min an B
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13 Jul 2004, 22:15
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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