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Several recent studies suggest that a child born into a family whose members have allergies will probably themselves develop allergies following the onset of a minor viral infection.

(A) a child born into a family whose members have allergies will probably themselves develop allergies
(B) children born into families whose members have allergies will probably themselves develop allergies
(C) a child born into a family the members of which have allergies will probably develop an allergy
(D) in those families where members have allergies, children will probably develop allergies themselves
(E) children born into a family in which there are allergies will themselves probably develop an allergy
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26 Jan 2006, 21:47
(B) looks best here. "Themselves" clearly refers to the children because other family members already have allergies.
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26 Jan 2006, 22:23
Now I have allergy

Well, I think "B" is correct but....I go for "C".

What's wrong with 'C'? Any solid reason?
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27 Jan 2006, 00:25
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Now I have allergy

Well, I think "B" is correct but....I go for "C".

What's wrong with 'C'? Any solid reason?

Sorry Vivek, I didn't mean to cause any allergies. I got this one right but by POE. And as experts here have noted that is better to get a wrong answer for a correct reason than to get a correct answer for wrong reason.

I think in C, the meaning of original sentence is distorted by "an allergy"
a child born into a family the members of which have allergies will probably develop an allergy --> Doesn't it mean that the child develops a particular (known) allergy?

Need some help from SC gurus such as TeHCM, Matt, psd.....
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27 Jan 2006, 00:38
B.

C doesn't sound right to me, family the members of which.....isn't clear whether which refers to the members or the family....my 2 Cents.
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27 Jan 2006, 01:52
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B.

C doesn't sound right to me, family the members of which.....isn't clear whether which refers to the members or the family....my 2 Cents.

lhotseface,

a child born into a family the members of which have allergies will probably develop an allergy

Is the correct form. "which" correctly refers to "family" & not to "members".
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27 Jan 2006, 01:56
You are right.

Take 2 : Don't we need "that" instead of "which" in B. If we remove the non-restrictive clause introduced by "which", the statement is in trouble.

vivek123 wrote:
lhotseface wrote:
B.

C doesn't sound right to me, family the members of which.....isn't clear whether which refers to the members or the family....my 2 Cents.

lhotseface,

a child born into a family the members of which have allergies will probably develop an allergy

Is the correct form. "which" correctly refers to "family" & not to "members".
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27 Jan 2006, 01:59
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vivek123 wrote:
Now I have allergy

Well, I think "B" is correct but....I go for "C".

What's wrong with 'C'? Any solid reason?

Sorry Vivek, I didn't mean to cause any allergies. I got this one right but by POE. And as experts here have noted that is better to get a wrong answer for a correct reason than to get a correct answer for wrong reason.

I think in C, the meaning of original sentence is distorted by "an allergy"
a child born into a family the members of which have allergies will probably develop an allergy --> Doesn't it mean that the child develops a particular (known) allergy?

Need some help from SC gurus such as TeHCM, Matt, psd.....

Yeah , that makes sense Girish, very well caught.
Three cheers to you!
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27 Jan 2006, 04:39
lhotseface wrote:
You are right.

Take 2 : Don't we need "that" instead of "which" in B. If we remove the non-restrictive clause introduced by "which", the statement is in trouble.

vivek123 wrote:
lhotseface wrote:
B.

C doesn't sound right to me, family the members of which.....isn't clear whether which refers to the members or the family....my 2 Cents.

lhotseface,

a child born into a family the members of which have allergies will probably develop an allergy

Is the correct form. "which" correctly refers to "family" & not to "members".

No, it shouldn't be, "which" or "that" will not make any difference in this case. "which" is non-restrictive OR portrays less important information but still points to "family", & in this case we can't say it is pointing to different family!

Anyway, nice discussion
Others feel free to add. Actually, nowadays we are lacking hot discussions, which lead to lot of learning!
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27 Jan 2006, 08:54
B is simple, best and also talks in general abour children families members
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27 Jan 2006, 13:12
giddi77 wrote:
Several recent studies suggest that a child born into a family whose members have allergies will probably themselves develop allergies following the onset of a minor viral infection.

(A) a child born into a family whose members have allergies will probably themselves develop allergies
(B) children born into families whose members have allergies will probably themselves develop allergies
(C) a child born into a family the members of which have allergies will probably develop an allergy
(D) in those families where members have allergies, children will probably develop allergies themselves
(E) children born into a family in which there are allergies will themselves probably develop an allergy

The marked parts have the same meaning and function. C is just wordier.

I agree with B
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27 Jan 2006, 23:10
vivek123 wrote:
giddi77 wrote:
vivek123 wrote:
Now I have allergy

Well, I think "B" is correct but....I go for "C".

What's wrong with 'C'? Any solid reason?

Sorry Vivek, I didn't mean to cause any allergies. I got this one right but by POE. And as experts here have noted that is better to get a wrong answer for a correct reason than to get a correct answer for wrong reason.

I think in C, the meaning of original sentence is distorted by "an allergy"
a child born into a family the members of which have allergies will probably develop an allergy --> Doesn't it mean that the child develops a particular (known) allergy?

Need some help from SC gurus such as TeHCM, Matt, psd.....

Yeah , that makes sense Girish, very well caught.
Three cheers to you!

Thanks Vivek! It should be three cheers to GMATClub and all of the experts like you who have shared their wisdom here and made learning the SC concepts so much fun!
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