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# 286. They are inoculated?

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28 Feb 2008, 00:56
286.Even today, a century after Pasteur developed the first vaccine, rabies almost always kills its victims unless inoculated in the earliest stages of the disease.

(A) its victims unless inoculated
(B) its victims unless they are inoculated
(C) its victims unless inoculation is done
(D) the victims unless there is an inoculation
(E) the victims unless inoculated

Friends, may you convince me why B is correct? They in B does not make me persuaded. Thanks!
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28 Feb 2008, 01:13
A) its victims unless inoculated -> who is inoculated? eliminate it
(B) its victims unless they are inoculated-> they points to the victims, sounds good, hold it
(C) its victims unless inoculation is done->awkward usage of unless
(D) the victims unless there is an inoculation-> awkward there usage
(E) the victims unless inoculated-> same as a, usage of "the", which victims and who is inoculated.

Thus B
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28 Feb 2008, 16:52
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286.Even today, a century after Pasteur developed the first vaccine, rabies almost always kills its victims unless inoculated in the earliest stages of the disease.

(A) its victims unless inoculated
(B) its victims unless they are inoculated
(C) its victims unless inoculation is done
(D) the victims unless there is an inoculation
(E) the victims unless inoculated

I will also go with b..as "they" is used only for the subject and here the subject is "rabies' ( rabies virus should be innoculated ). Option A is misleading because it gives an idea that victims are inoculated. C,D,E are straight incorrect.

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28 Feb 2008, 22:32
I agree with Das.

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29 Feb 2008, 00:27
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Sentence has clause issue:

Unless is a subordinate conjunction and it requires Subject and Verb
(A) its victims unless inoculated [inoculated who? – eliminate it]
(B) its victims unless they are inoculated [They represents “victims” – Hold it]
(C) its victims unless inoculation is done [ Same as A]
(D) the victims unless there is an inoculation [there refers what?]
(E) the victims unless inoculated [Same as A]

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29 Feb 2008, 09:42
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hanumayamma,

I like you breakdown of the sentence. I am at the level where I know most of the main grammar rules, but in this problem, I got the right answer, but not from your explanation. I need to get to that level in 2 weeks !!

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02 Mar 2008, 05:21
In for B.

But wait for hanumayamma input !!!!

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03 Mar 2008, 22:11
Sorry for late response -

Unless – sub ordinate conjunction and modifies victims and provides information “inoculated in the earliest stages of the disease”.

Other choices has either verb [A, C, E] or expletive construction issues.

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03 Mar 2008, 22:15
sondenso wrote:
286.Even today, a century after Pasteur developed the first vaccine, rabies almost always kills its victims unless inoculated in the earliest stages of the disease.

(A) its victims unless inoculated
(B) its victims unless they are inoculated
(C) its victims unless inoculation is done
(D) the victims unless there is an inoculation
(E) the victims unless inoculated

Friends, may you convince me why B is correct? They in B does not make me persuaded. Thanks!

B was clear.
One more take.."there is" is often wordy in gmat.

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whenever words such as unless/without are used, the sentence can be expressed as conditional statement. for this, the clause following 'unless' is the main clause and must have a subject or a verb and clause before that must be negated.

with unless: rabies almost always kills its victims unless inoculated in the earliest stages of the disease.
in conditional: if rabbies does not kill its victims, they(the victims) have been inoculated at the earliest stage of the disease.
hence, unless needs a subject. B is clear winner

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22 Jan 2011, 08:42
B for me too.

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13 Oct 2014, 17:59
Even today, a century after Pasteur developed the first vaccine, rabies almost always kills its victims unless inoculated in the earliest stages of the disease.

(A) its victims unless inoculated
(B) its victims unless they are inoculated
(C) its victims unless inoculation is done
(D) the victims unless there is an inoculation
(E) the victims unless inoculated

Shouldn't it be rabies almost kill their victims since rabies is a plural noun?

Last edited by carcass on 14 Oct 2014, 04:26, edited 1 time in total.
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14 Oct 2014, 07:41
eggplantpower wrote:
Even today, a century after Pasteur developed the first vaccine, rabies almost always kills its victims unless inoculated in the earliest stages of the disease.

(A) its victims unless inoculated
(B) its victims unless they are inoculated
(C) its victims unless inoculation is done
(D) the victims unless there is an inoculation
(E) the victims unless inoculated

Shouldn't it be rabies almost kill their victims since rabies is a plural noun?

The non-underlined portion uses singular verb "kills", indicating that the sentence takes "rabies" as a singular noun and not plural.

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