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635. 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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Re: Sc-Allergy [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2007, 17:15
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635. 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


A->child,themselves:mismatch
C->"the members of which" makes the sentence wordy
D->"where members have allergies"sounds awkward
E->members have allergies not families

I choose B
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Re: Sc-Allergy [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2007, 20:42
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nitinneha wrote:
635. 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


A->child,themselves:mismatch
C->"the members of which" makes the sentence wordy
D->"where members have allergies"sounds awkward
E->members have allergies not families

I choose B


Correct. Also, D misses out on the meaning that children born in those families will develop the allergies.
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