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Young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits caused by the desire to be as thin as possible.

A. Young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits caused by the desire to be as thin as possible

B. Good eating habits sometimes fail to be maintained by young female ballet dancers and gymnasts caused by desiring to be as thin as possible

C.Because they desire to be as thin as possible, good eating habits are sometimes not maintained by young female ballet dancers and gymnasts

D. Because they desire to be as thin as possible, young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits

E. young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits because they desire to be as thin as possible
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Re: SC Ballet dancers [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2004, 10:28
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Young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits caused by the desire to be as thin as possible.

A. Young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits caused by the desire to be as thin as possible

B. Good eating habits sometimes fail to be maintained by young female ballet dancers and gymnasts caused by desiring to be as thin as possible

C.Because they desire to be as thin as possible, good eating habits are sometimes not maintained by young female ballet dancers and gymnasts

D. Because they desire to be as thin as possible, young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits

E. young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits because they desire to be as thin as possible


Lets ellimniate each choice one by one. A and B uses the passive voice, besides A is awkward. eliminate A and B. C fails the modification test because it means that good eating habits are the ones that desire so eliminate C.
D and E are the only contestants here but D fails because it starts with because. I was told in my early school days never to start a sentence with because. E wins
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2004, 10:34
my vote for A
I think E has the problem with 'they' - 'habits' or 'dancers and gymnasts'
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2004, 10:58
I would choose E as well. Could not really decide between D and E. :(
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2004, 10:59
I would go with (D)

Not very clear what they in the last part of the fragment in choice(E) refers to.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2004, 12:15
I think it is E in ETS's World. Unless "Because" is wrong, there is nothing wrong with D. I think it is very obvous that they referes to the people, not [eating] habits.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2004, 15:08
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Do you mean that because as an introduction for a clause is rarely correct on ets point of view? I first picked D here as "they" in E don't sound crystal clear...
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2004, 15:16
Answer should be D
E has ambiguous referent for "they"
A illogically says that "the desire to be as thin as possible" causes "a failure to maintain good eating habits"
Because can start a sentence as long as it is clear that it is subordinated to some other independent clause. Read on this link:
http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/conj ... tm#because
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2004, 00:23
OA is D. Great explanations Anand and Paul.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2004, 13:39
Thanks Paul for this link. I understand the stuff now.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2004, 05:58
It should be "D", this question falls in the category of "mispalced modifiers".
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