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Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2009, 05:24
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Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more due to the fact that their bodies burn
calories too slowly than overeating.


(A) due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating
(B) due to their bodies burning calories too slowly than to eating too much
(C) because their bodies bum calories too slowly than that they are overeaters
(D) because their bodies bum calories too slowly than because they eat too much
(E) because of their bodies burning calories too slowly than because of their eating too much

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E looks parallel and structured.
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Re: Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2014, 02:27
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Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more due to the fact that their bodies burn
calories too slowly than overeating.


(A) due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating
(B) due to their bodies burning calories too slowly than to eating too much
(C) because their bodies bum calories too slowly than that they are overeaters
(D) because their bodies bum calories too slowly than because they eat too much
(E) because of their bodies burning calories too slowly than because of their eating too much

Answer
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E looks parallel and structured.



I don't mean to sound like a douche, but way too many times do I notice people in this forum use words like "looks parallel" or "the gerund is correctly used" or "the past participle is bla bla", and yet the correct answer flies over their heads..

Don't focus too much on technicalities, that's exactly what the GMAT wants you to do, to focus too deeply into technical aspects and miss the bigger picture. ESPECIALLY so for short problems like this one (longer, more convoluted problems need more in depth technical analysis).

If we look at E: "it has more to do with their BODIES burning calories too slow than because of THEIR eating too much" ... What are we comparing? What does the "their" refer to, the eating of the bodies? That makes no sense. No technical analysis needed, it's just seeing a clear picture of the intended meaning of the author.

D tells us that it has more to do with "THEIR (the people) bodies burning calories too slowly than because THEY (the people) eat too much".. THAT'S the correct comparison.

Focus on understanding the intended meaning, and when you get the intended meaning, that's when you can focous on technicalities. Start from step 1 and move up, don't start on step 5.
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Re: Obese [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2009, 05:30
because X than because Y

E - seems wordy

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Re: Obese [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2009, 06:28
Yes, E seems wordy..

D has the good parallel structure.. with because and because and starting with a subject.
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Re: Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 02:17
(E) because of their bodies burning calories too slowly than because of their eating too much


burning is acting as an adjective ( participle ) and eating is acting as a gerund.. hence this is not parallel..

To make burning a gerund, you would need bodies' instead of bodies..

Experts please confirm. .
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Re: Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2013, 06:18
(A) due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating
MORE "due to the fact that X" than "overeating" - is not parallel construction

(B) due to their bodies burning calories too slowly than to eating too much
MORE "due to their bodies" THAN "to eating" - is not parallel in structure

(C) because their bodies bum calories too slowly than that they are overeaters
MORE "because X" THAN "that they" - is not parallel...

(D) because their bodies bum calories too slowly than because they eat too much
(E) because of their bodies burning calories too slowly than because of their eating too much
(E) is wordier than (D). (D) is simple and grammatically correct... Always go for the simple sentence

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Re: Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2013, 05:03
bodies burning calories too slowly than because of their eating too much

We don't need -ING when a simpler sentence exits.

that is it
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Re: Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2013, 11:10
Is it only me or the question says "because their bodies BUM calories too slowly " ?
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