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Popular child psychologists have advocated that parents discipline male children similarly to the fashion in which they discipline daughters.

(A) similarly to the fashion in which they discipline
(B) in the same manner that they would use with
(C) like they would handle
(D) as they discipline
(E) as they would
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Popular child psychologists have advocated that parents discipline male children similarly to the fashion in which they discipline daughters.

(A) similarly to the fashion in which they discipline
(B) in the same manner that they would use with
(C) like they would handle
(D) as they discipline
(E) as they would

Hi can you explain the above question ?

Hi mate.

Popular child psychologists have advocated that parents discipline male children similarly to the fashion in which they discipline daughters.

(A) similarly to the fashion in which they discipline
Wrong. comparison "male children" vs "the fashion" (parents discipline X (male children) similarly to Y (the fashion) <== wrong)

(B) in the same manner that they would use with
Wrong. comparison grammar. "in the same X that ...." is wrong. The correct structure should be "in the same manner as ....."

(C) like they would handle
Wrong. "Like" only + noun/noun phrase. [Like + clause] is always wrong.

(D) as they discipline
Wrong.
- If you pick D, you assume EVERY parents have both boy and girl. That's wrong meaning. The correct meaning is that Parents discipline boys as they would (unsure future) discipline girls (if they have).
- Good writing usually avoids repeating main verb (discipline) in one sentence. If the verb is the same, you should omit it, instead you should use auxiliary verb (do/did/will/would).

(E) as they would
Correct.
- (As + clause) is correct grammar.
- E conveys good meaning; in addition, E avoids repeating main verb (discipline). The structure of E is: parents discipline male children as they would (discipline) girls.

Hope it's clear.
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Vithal wrote:
Popular child psychologists have advocated that parents discipline male children similarly to the fashion in which they discipline daughters
A)
B)in the same manner that they would use with
C) like they would handle
D) as they discipline
E) as they would

A, B,C are definitely out - I am interested in discussion between options D and E

(E)? for correct meaning
parents discipline male children as they would (discipline) daughters.

because they(parents) may or may not have daughter. More like hypothetical situation.

(D) cant be correct because it conveys that Parents have daughter.

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14 Dec 2003, 07:35
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D assumes that the parents are already disciplining daughters .. but the 'sense' of the sentence talks about a hypothetical situation about how those same parents who have male children 'would' treat daughters if they were to have them.
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Popular child psychologists have advocated that parents discipline male children similarly to the fashion in which they discipline daughters.

A.

B. in the same manner that they would use with

C. like they would handle

D. as they discipline

E. as they would
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warriorguy wrote:
When we repeat the modal aux verb in the second part of the sentence, shouldn't it be present in the first part as well?

Modal + Verb, Modal

Not necessarily - the rule is that for a parallel structure the repeated words (even a verb) may be omitted from the second element if the meaning is not obscured. In this case the sentence before omission is:

Parents discipline male children as they would discipline daughter.

Since "discipline" is already there in the first element and no ambiguity arises because of its omission in the second part, option E is alright.
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14 Dec 2003, 06:40
yeahhh... I remeber this one. I took D because it seemed to be the most ||. But E is the answer. Can anyone provide a clear explanation?
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14 Dec 2003, 07:58
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D assumes that the parents are already disciplining daughters .. but the 'sense' of the sentence talks about a hypothetical situation about how those same parents who have male children 'would' treat daughters if they were to have them.

give you points for imagination, but your explanation makes little sense.

whats the relationship between the hypothetical situation and
"would" ?

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12 Feb 2005, 22:20
Have just looked at the sticky...this question along with the past 3 that I posted is from Kaplan Verbal workout

Popular child psychologists have advocated that parents discipline male children similarly to the fashion in which they discipline daughters
A)
B)in the same manner that they would use with
C) like they would handle
D) as they discipline
E) as they would

A, B,C are definitely out - I am interested in discussion between options D and E
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21 Feb 2005, 20:12
I also go for E as I believe ellipsis applies here.

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21 Feb 2005, 20:15
OA is E
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21 Feb 2005, 21:02
(E) for me.
(D) sounds like they are disciplining boys at the same time as they discipline girls.
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21 Jun 2006, 21:36
D is the only || choice here, so it is my answer

parents DISCIPLINE male children as they DISCIPLINE daughters
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21 Jun 2006, 22:16
Picking E.
parents discipline male children as they would (discipline) daughters.
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22 Jun 2006, 02:32
^ E ^

D seems to be ||, however, "as" seems ambigious there. It may mean "while" as well. So, I choose E.
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22 Jun 2006, 12:05
E. Subjunctive mood again, but it does NOT sound good without the word 'discipline'!
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22 Jun 2006, 12:17
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Popular child psychologists have advocated that parents discipline male children similarly to the fashion in which they discipline daughters.

A.

B. in the same manner that they would use with

C. like they would handle

D. as they discipline

E. as they would

"advocated that" x to y as x to z

parents (x) discipline (to) make children (y)

as

they (x) would (to) daughters (z)....E, though I think it should be "as they would discipline" daughters.

D implies that parents discipline male children while ie, at the same time, they discipline daughters.
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11 Dec 2006, 10:41
I don't understand the OR (official reasoning) on this. Please explain your answer and why you did not choose the other answers. I'll give the OA and the OR a little later.

Popular child psychologists have advocated that parents discipline male children similarly to the fashion in which they discipline daughters.
A) similarly to the fashion in which they discipline
B) in the same manner that they would use with
C) like they would handle
D) as they would discipline
E) as they would
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11 Dec 2006, 11:18
My answer is E. While D is close, discipline is not required to be repeated again in this case. It is implied in E.
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11 Dec 2006, 15:52
My Answer D too... Others look mostly awkward.. long..
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