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SC [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2012, 18:21
A controversial study suggests that the violent behavior displayed by some teenagers who play several hours of video games a day is due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain rather than the absorption of any specifically violent content.

A. is due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain
B. are due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain
C. is due to damage to the developmental frontal lobe region of the brain
D. are due to developmental damages to the brain’s frontal lobe
E. is due to developmental damages to the brain’s frontal lobe region

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Re: SC [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2012, 11:16
After garbage collection it reads:

A study suggests that the behavior is due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain.

A. is due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain
B. are due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain
C. is due to damage to the developmental frontal lobe region of the brain
D. are due to developmental damages to the brain’s frontal lobe
E. is due to developmental damages to the brain’s frontal lobe region

The subject is 'behavior' which is singular. Therefore the linking verb must also be singular, which eliminates answers B and D immediately.
C: 'developmental' modifies the wrong word, so incorrect
E: 'damages' should not be plural
Correct as written. 'A'
Re: SC   [#permalink] 06 Nov 2012, 11:16
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