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A controversial study suggests that the violent behavior and poor judgment displayed by some teenagers who play several hours of video games a day are due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain rather than the absorption of any specifically violent content.


(A) day are due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain

(B) day is due to damage to the development of the frontal lobe region of the brain

(C) day are damaged due to the development of the brain’s frontal lobe

(D) day, due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain,

(E) day is due to damage to the brain’s developmental frontal lobe region


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Originally posted by souvik101990 on 10 Sep 2017, 12:21.
Last edited by Bunuel on 02 Nov 2018, 04:22, edited 1 time in total.
Renamed the topic and edited the question.
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What, video games cause brain damage?!? I mean, I’m not a gamer at all – but really? Not buying that at all.

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(A) day are due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain

“Day are due” sounds funny, so let’s make sure we’re clear about the subject-verb business in this sentence. “Violent behavior and poor judgment… are due to…” So we’re OK there.

We’re also OK with the “due to”, since the phrase “due to developmental damage” modifies a pair of nouns, “violent behavior and poor judgment.” Not that it matters: all five answer choices include “due to”, so it's basically irrelevant, anyway. Keep (A).

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(B) day is due to damage to the development of the frontal lobe region of the brain

Here’s the subject-verb error we were looking for in (A): “Violent behavior and poor judgment… is due to…” (B) is gone.

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(C) day are damaged due to the development of the brain’s frontal lobe

This doesn’t look very different than (A), but it is. Now this is saying that “the violent behavior and poor judgment… are damaged due to the development of the brain’s frontal lobe.” Ha. That’s almost funny. (C) is out.

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(D) day, due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain,

(D) is missing a pretty important verb. “…the violent behavior and poor judgment” really needs a verb. I can’t make much sense of this sentence if “due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain” is just a modifier wedged between commas. It’s not clear what the “due to” phrase is trying to modify – and a verb would be really, really helpful. (A) is much clearer, and we can eliminate (D).

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(E) day is due to damage to the brain’s developmental frontal lobe region

Same subject-verb error as in (B). (E) is out, and (A) is correct.
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A controversial study suggests that the violent behavior and poor judgment displayed by some teenagers who play several hours of video games a day are due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain rather than the absorption of any specifically violent content.

(A) day are due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain
(B) day is due to damage to the development of the frontal lobe region of the brain
(C) day are damaged due to the development of the brain’s frontal lobe
(D) day, due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain,
(E) day is due to damage to the brain’s developmental frontal lobe region

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I will go with A.

1. "the violent behavior and poor judgment" is the list - plural. A and B - plural. So B and E are out.
2. In option D there is no verb at all, so we just do not have the correct sentence. Out.
3. In C "are damaged due to the development of the brain’s frontal lobe"has a strange meaning: the frontal lobe developed ---> behaviour, that has already been violent, and judjment, that has already been poor, became damaged. Really does not make sense.

4. A. "are due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain". Makes perfect sense. The damage progressed --->we got violent behaviour and poor judgment.
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A controversial study suggests that the violent behavior and poor judgment displayed by some teenagers who play several hours of video games a day are due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain rather than the absorption of any specifically violent content.

(A) day are due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain - Correct
(B) day is due to damage to the development of the frontal lobe region of the brain - Subject verb agreement issue - Violent behavior and poor judgment need are
(C) day are damaged due to the development of the brain’s frontal lobe - illogical meaning
(D) day, due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain, - missing verb
(E) day is due to damage to the brain’s developmental frontal lobe region - Subject verb agreement issue - same as B

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A controversial study suggests that the violent behavior and poor judgment displayed by some teenagers who play several hours of video games a day are due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain rather than the absorption of any specifically violent content.

(A) day are due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain
[ Behaviour & Judgement refers to -> are (plural form); the characteristics are due to damage developed in the brain ]

(B) dayis due to damage to the development of the frontal lobe region of the brain

(C) day are damaged due to the development of the brain’s frontal lobe

(D) day, due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain,

(E) day is due to damage to the brain’s developmental frontal lobe region

Option-A is the right answer. Took around 1:42 mins
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