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The American Heart Association has documented that the fatty [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2006, 18:32
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The American Heart Association has documented that the fatty and highly processed foods of the basic American diet, along with the upsurge in smoking among women, were key factors in the increasing proportion of women who died from heart disease beginning in the 1950’s, and warn that recent increases in smoking among teenage girls show that the fashion for healthier living has not entirely reversed the deleterious trends of a half-century ago.


A) were key factors in the increasing proportion of women who died from heart disease beginning in the 1950’s, and warn that

B) that are the key factors in the increasing proportion of women who died from heart disease beginning in the 1950’s, and warn that

C) were key factors in the increasing proportion of women who died from heart disease beginning in the 1950’s, and warns that

D) that is the key factor in the increasing proportion of women who died from heart disease beginning in the 1950’s, and warns that

E) was a key factor in the increasing proportion of women who died from heart disease beginning in the 1950’s, and warns that
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2006, 19:46
C

It shud be WARNS

and multiple factors so were.


Whats the OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2006, 21:51
I think here "the fatty and highly processed foods" is singular subject so

ans is "E"
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2006, 01:10
gmat_crack wrote:
I think here "the fatty and highly processed foods" is singular subject so

ans is "E"


True, but taken in consideration with an upsurge in smoking, the factors must be represented in the plural verb "were."

(C) stands.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2006, 02:26
^ E ^

"The American Heart Association has documented that the fatty and highly processed foods of the basic American diet, along with the upsurge in smoking among women, was.."

>>Foods should be considered singular here.

When we say "along with ..", it does not make the subject plural:

Jane, along with Mary, is drinking coke.

>> Also we need "warns"
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2006, 02:44
selene wrote:
^ E ^

"The American Heart Association has documented that the fatty and highly processed foods of the basic American diet, along with the upsurge in smoking among women, was.."

>>Foods should be considered singular here.

When we say "along with ..", it does not make the subject plural:

Jane, along with Mary, is drinking coke.

>> Also we need "warns"


Nice call Selene. I overlooked the usage of "along."

Should be (E)
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2006, 02:51
sm176811 wrote:
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Diet is singular. Foods are just a constituent of the diet.
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I think [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2006, 05:41
the subject is Foods so that it should be followed by plural.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2006, 09:34
Very good question.

thourgh "and" comes between fatty and highly processed foods it is stil;la singular.

"Along with" also suggests that we need to look for a singular verb.

I will go for E
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2006, 10:06
I think C too.

--The plural subject is "foods".. requres "were", a Plural verb.
-- X, along with Y, was/were --> takes the verb of X because "along with" doesn't form compound subject. Egs:

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-- Also ...American Heart Association .... needs warns.....
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2006, 10:25
It should be "C"

I was almost about to jump to "E" :shock:
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2006, 20:17
giddi77 wrote:
I think C too.

--The plural subject is "foods".. requres "were", a Plural verb.
-- X, along with Y, was/were --> takes the verb of X because "along with" doesn't form compound subject. Egs:

giddi77, along with others, was confused by Prof's question
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-- Also ...American Heart Association .... needs warns.....


Very good question!

Agree with C too. What is the OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2006, 20:28
'C' it is. S/V agreement .

The American Heart Association has documented that the fatty and highly processed foods of the basic American diet, along with the upsurge in smoking among women, were key factors in the increasing proportion of women who died from heart disease beginning in the 1950’s, and warns that recent increases in smoking among teenage girls show that the fashion for healthier living has not entirely reversed the deleterious trends of a half-century ago.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2006, 21:07
OA is C. well explained, so no need of OE.
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