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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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I believe it should be E.

The intention or meaning of the sentence require 'Because' in place of 'Caused by'

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whats the difference between D and E? They both look correct to me. Probably would pick D though..why I dont know
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whats the difference between D and E? They both look correct to me. Probably would pick D though..why I dont know


I think it is always preferable to have subject (here ballet dancers and gymnasts) first, if all the other grammatical aspects are correct in sentence.

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whats the difference between D and E? They both look correct to me. Probably would pick D though..why I dont know



OA: D

D is preferable to E because it has less ambiguity to "they" - they could be referring to habits in E.
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whats the difference between D and E? They both look correct to me. Probably would pick D though..why I dont know



OA: D

D is preferable to E because it has less ambiguity to "they" - they could be referring to habits in E.


yeah for some reason D just looked more GMATish
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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. reference error
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.reference error
C. Because they desire to be as thin as possible, good eating habits are sometimes not maintained by young female ballet dancers and gymnasts.reference error
D. Because they desire to be as thin as possible, young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits. only this one is correct
E. Young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits because they desire to be as thin as possible. reference error

IMHO, (D)
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