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Some patients who do not respond therapies of depression may [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2009, 03:39
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Some patients who do not respond therapies of depression may simply have received inadequate treatment, having, for example been prescribed a drug as a dosage too low to be effective or having been taken off a drug too soon.

(A) having, for example been prescribed a drug as a dosage too low to be effective or having been
(B) having, for example, a drug prescription that was ineffective because the dosage was too low, or being
(C) as, for example, having too low of a dosage of prescribed drug for it to be effective, or being
(D) when they have, for example, been prescribed too low a drug dosage for it to be effective, or were
(E) for example, when they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been



Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows.

A.that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows in cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from

B. that lives only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and has coloring completely different from that of

C. living only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from

D.that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from that of

E.living only in cypress groves, depending almost wholly on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and having coloring completely different than
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Re: patients who do not respond therapies & Sparrows [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2009, 08:01
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Some patients who do not respond therapies of depression may simply have received inadequate treatment, having, for example been prescribed a drug as a dosage too low to be effective or having been taken off a drug too soon.

(A) having, for example been prescribed a drug as a dosage too low to be effective or having been
(B) having, for example, a drug prescription that was ineffective because the dosage was too low, or being
(C) as, for example, having too low of a dosage of prescribed drug for it to be effective, or being
(D) when they have, for example, been prescribed too low a drug dosage for it to be effective, or were
(E) for example, when they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been

Well, first I believe there should be a "to" after respond..."who do not respond TO therapies of depression"

OK, I see this question with the main sentence on the left side, separated by a comma after "treatment"..the two phrases beginning with "having" are ING verbs, which, by definition, describe the subject of the sentence: "patients"..does this make sense in terms of the meaning of the sentence? yes.

You can flip the sentence for B like this:
"Having a drug prescription that was ineffective because the dosage was too low, or being taken off a drug too soon, ----some patients ... blah blah blah

both phrases: "having a drug prescription" and "being taken off" both describe "some patients"

the problem with A is that it is in passive voice form..also, some of the wording later on in that answer choice like "as a dosage too low" is awkward...so B is better
B is the answer.
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Researchers have discovered a new species of sparrow that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from all other sparrows.

A.that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows in cypress trees and whose coloring is completely different from

B. that lives only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and has coloring completely different from that of

C. living only in cypress groves, is almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from

D.that lives only in cypress groves, almost wholly dependent on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and whose coloring is completely different from that of

E.living only in cypress groves, depending almost wholly on the berries of a certain type of vine that grows on cypress trees, and having coloring completely different than

This is a laundry list and only answer E is consistent with the "ing" verbs "living" "depending" "having coloring"

so answer is E
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Re: patients who do not respond therapies & Sparrows [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2009, 23:13
Not sure abt first one . Cud be B or C.
Second one shud be B
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Re: patients who do not respond therapies & Sparrows [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2009, 23:49
In 2nd one B IMO, b/c the verb tenses are parallel: lives, is dependent, and has coloring. Besides, the correct idiom is "different from" not 'different than' as it is in given in E
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Re: patients who do not respond therapies & Sparrows [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2009, 07:58
Imo b and b

Can some one plz explain - Like in 2 E, can we use 'been' separately. I've Never encountered this before?
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Re: patients who do not respond therapies & Sparrows [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2009, 01:42
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Some patients who do not respond to therapies of depression may simply have received inadequate treatment, having, for example been prescribed a drug as a dosage too low to be effective or having been taken off a drug too soon.

(A) having, for example been prescribed a drug as a dosage too low to be effective or having been
(B) having, for example, a drug prescription that was ineffective because the dosage was too low, or being
(C) as, for example, having too low of a dosage of prescribed drug for it to be effective, or being
(D) when they have, for example, been prescribed too low a drug dosage for it to be effective, or were
(E) for example, when they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been



Can I suggest that one question at a time be posted - it is easier on the eye.

I actually had E for this. It seems OA is A.

(A) having, for example been prescribed a drug as a dosage too low to be effective or having been
this seems to be the OA - I believe it would have been better if "for example" had come before "having" nevertheless there does seem to be adequate //ism here. Also perhaps the statement should be about a dosage that is too low? rather than a drug prescription that is ineffective - it may be argued that receiving an ineffective prescription is not in adequate treatment. Actually that's true too low a drug usage complies more with low dosage.
(B) having, for example, a drug prescription that was ineffective because the dosage was too low, or being
I generally am wary of being and initially had decided that having was incorrect
(C) as, for example, having too low of a dosage of prescribed drug for it to be effective, or being
as for example is incorrect
(D) when they have, for example, been prescribed too low a drug dosage for it to be effective, or were
"when they have" and "were"
(E) for example, when they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been
as mentioned, I initially thought this was right but on second look - it should be "have been" and perhaps "when" is incorrect as well

also the query is around a treatment - and therefore arguably there has to be some degree of delivery of something (e.g been prescribed) there is no suggestion in B,C,E of there really being a delivery of service of any kind - perhaps the subjenctive tone should be maintained?
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Re: patients who do not respond therapies & Sparrows [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2009, 14:43
The sentence is correct as is. Rest of the options have the following flaws:

(B) having, for example, a drug prescription that was ineffective because the dosage was too low, or being
Lack of a participle - having a drug prescription is inappropriate in this context . Also the usage of being is inappropriate.
(C) as, for example, having too low of a dosage of prescribed drug for it to be effective, or being
no pronoun qualification for it, once again being is used
(D) when they have, for example, been prescribed too low a drug dosage for it to be effective, or were
usage of when is wrong - when should always refer to a timeframe
(E) for example, when they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been
once again- usage of when is wrong
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Re: patients who do not respond therapies & Sparrows [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2009, 15:51
1st one is confusing and for 2nd - B , OA please
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