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The federal government requires hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their legal right of challenge their discharge if they feel they are being sent home prematurely.

A. hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their

B. hospital to tell Medicare patients that they have a

C. hospitals to tell Medicare patients that there is a

D. that hospitals tell a Medicare patient of their

E. that hospitals tell a Medicare patient that they have a
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The post has so many typo's -

Here is the original question -

The federal government requires hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their legal right to challenge their discharge if they feel they are being sent home prematurely.

(A) hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their
(B) hospitals to tell Medicare patients that they have a
(C) hospitals to tell Medicare patients that there is a
(D) that hospitals tell a Medicare patient of their
(E) that hospitals tell a Medicare patient that they have a

Now B is correct :lol:

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The federal government requires hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their legal right of challenge their discharge if they feel they are being sent home prematurely.

A. hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their

B. hospital to tell Medicare patients that they have a

C. hospitals to tell Medicare patients that there is a

D. that hospitals tell a Medicare patient of their

E. that hospitals tell a Medicare patient that they have a

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(A) hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their
(B) hospitals to tell Medicare patients that they have a
(C) hospitals to tell Medicare patients that there is a
(D) that hospitals tell a Medicare patient of their
(E) that hospitals tell a Medicare patient that they have a
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Got bit confused on this one. I will select E.

What is the OA?
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New post 28 May 2009, 16:52
nightwing79 wrote:
The federal government requires hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their legal right of challenge their discharge if they feel they are being sent home prematurely.

A. hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their

B. hospital to tell Medicare patients that they have a

C. hospitals to tell Medicare patients that there is a

D. that hospitals tell a Medicare patient of their

E. that hospitals tell a Medicare patient that they have a


B is concise but I feel we need hospitals so I will go with C.
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New post 28 May 2009, 19:56
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E. that hospitals tell a Medicare patient that they have a

B is concise but I feel we need hospitals so I will go with C.



On second look I think you are right, there is pronoun ambiguity in E
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New post 22 Nov 2009, 03:13
the right answer is B, but it's very strange that "federal government requires only one hospitals". However, this is the only way to eliminate the problems with THEIR latter in the sentence.
By the way, THERE IS/ARE often wrong in the GMAT, constructing awkward sentences, according to my experience.
Can any one comment your vision of THERE IS/ARE constructions?

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nightwing79 wrote:
The federal government requires hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their legal right of challenge their discharge if they feel they are being sent home prematurely.

A. hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their

B. hospital to tell Medicare patients that they have a

C. hospitals to tell Medicare patients that there is a

D. that hospitals tell a Medicare patient of their

E. that hospitals tell a Medicare patient that they have a


legal right of challenge their discharge if they feel they are being sent home prematurely.

In the sentence they means patients. So E , D and A are out. In C,
hospitals and patients both are plural so they can mean both hospitals and patients. So C also out. But B sounds illogical.

B is the answer.
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Thank you nusmavrik. That helped clear the confusion. it is clear B.
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New post 03 Jan 2011, 11:26
B is concise and they clearly modifying noun.no issue in s.v.ag. part also
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why b correct?
in b can`t we say that.."they" is ambiguous and may refer to either patients or hospitals.

n in c "there" seems to be okay without any ambiguity .
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Re: The federal government requires hospitals to tell a Medicare [#permalink]

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shreygupta3192 wrote:
why b correct?
in b can`t we say that.."they" is ambiguous and may refer to either patients or hospitals.

n in c "there" seems to be okay without any ambiguity .


Clearly they can either refer to hospitals or to patients.


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