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A report released by the American Diabetes Association maintains that much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes can be attributed to the poor eating and exercise habits of young Americans.


(A) much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes can be attributed

(B) many of the increase in cases of type II diabetes are attributable

(C) they can attribute much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes

(D) doctors attribute much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes

(E) many of the cases of increased type II diabetes can be attributed

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A report released by the American Diabetes Association maintains that much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes can be attributed to the poor eating and exercise habits of young Americans.


(A) much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes can be attributed

(B) many of the increase in cases of type II diabetes are attributable

(C) they can attribute much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes

(D) doctors attribute much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes

(E) many of the cases of increased type II diabetes can be attributed




(A) much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes can be attributed

(B) many of the increase in cases of type II diabetes are attributable Many cannot be used with increase.

(C) they can attribute much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes they has no antecedent, and seems to incorrectly refer to the association.

(D) doctors attribute much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes Changes intended meaning

(E) many of the cases of increased type II diabetes can be attributed Nonsensical


A is the correct answer.
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A report released by the American Diabetes Association maintains that much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes can be attributed to the poor eating and exercise habits of young Americans.


(A) much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes can be attributed

(B) many of the increase in cases of type II diabetes are attributable

(C) they can attribute much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes

(D) doctors attribute much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes

(E) many of the cases of increased type II diabetes can be attributed


B - "many" illogically modifies "increase", which is uncountable
C - pronoun issue "they"
D - doctors attribute? "doctors" is not stated in the first choice. Moreover, there is a meaning error. (SV)
E - The choice changes the meaning of the original sentence.

Hence, A
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A report released by the American Diabetes Association maintains that much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes can be attributed to the poor eating and exercise habits of young Americans.


(A) much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes can be attributed

(B) many of the increase in cases of type II diabetes are attributable

(C) they can attribute much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes

(D) doctors attribute much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes

(E) many of the cases of increased type II diabetes can be attributed


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First of all, much is better than many because an increase isn't countable and therefore requires much. Eliminate (B). Notice that you can't yet eliminate (E) because it changes the subject of many to cases. Since you can count cases, many is correct. Next, the original sentence contains the passive expression can be attributed. (C) makes the expression active but adds the entirely unclear pronoun they. (D) does the same by adding doctors, but the addition alters the meaning of the original sentence; the original sentence doesn't suggest that doctors are the intended subject or that they're actually attributing diabetes to such causes. Therefore, keep the passive expression (it's not always wrong) in order to preserve the meaning of the sentence. Finally, eliminate (E) because cases of increased type II diabetes is not a phrase that uses an idiomatic word order. (A) wins.

An 800 test taker knows that the passive voice is correct when it is impossible or inappropriate to name the subject who performs an action.
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VeritasKarishma Mam I was able to eliminate Option C as they does not have pronoun antecedent. Option D is also incorrect as it changes the intended meaning of the sentence. Doctors are not attributing to poor eating and exercise habits of Young Americans.
Option B is incorrect as increase in cases is uncountable hence many cannot be used.

I am unable to eliminate Option E.

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VeritasKarishma Mam I was able to eliminate Option C as they does not have pronoun antecedent. Option D is also incorrect as it changes the intended meaning of the sentence. Doctors are not attributing to poor eating and exercise habits of Young Americans.
Option B is incorrect as increase in cases is uncountable hence many cannot be used.

I am unable to eliminate Option E.

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What is the intended meaning of the sentence?

A report is released by the ADA which maintains that the increase in number of cases of diabetes is due to bad habits.

(B) many of the increase in cases of type II diabetes are attributable
"increase" will use "much", not many since "increase" is uncountable.

(C) they can attribute much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes
Introduces the pronoun "they" without an antecedent.

(D) doctors attribute much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes
The report says that the increase can be attributed to bad habits, not that the doctors attribute increase to bad habits. These are very different things. A survey of doctors can establish that they attribute increase in number of cases to say A, but the report finds out the reason for increase and attributes the increase to that reason on its own.
So report says that the increase can be attributed to A.

(E) many of the cases of increased type II diabetes can be attributed
"increase" is in the number of cases, not in diabetes. When we use "increased type II diabetes", increase is modifying diabetes which means that diabetes has got more severe. But actually the increase is in the number of cases of diabetes.

Answer (A)
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A report released by the American Diabetes Association maintains that much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes can be attributed to the poor eating and exercise habits of young Americans.


(A) much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes can be attributed . : seems okay, will hold

(B) many of the increase in cases of type II diabetes are attributable

(C) they can attribute much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes
they refers to ??

(D) doctors attribute much of the increase in cases of type II diabetes
Awkward statement.. had to read two times to understand.. so may be wrong idiom


(E) many of the cases of increased type II diabetes can be attributed
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