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32. A study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture showed that if calves exercise and associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do those raised in confinement.

(A) associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do
(B) associated with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight quicker than
(C) associate with other calves, they required less medication and will gain weight quicker than do
(D) associate with other calves, they have required less medication and will gain weight more quickly than do
(E) associate with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight more quickly than

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32. A study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture showed that if calves exercise and associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do those raised in confinement.

(A) associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do
==> associated is not parallel to "exercise"
(B) associated with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight quicker than
==> associated is not parallel to "exercise"
(C) associate with other calves, they required less medication and will gain weight quicker than do
==> "required" and "will gain" is not parallel
(D) associate with other calves, they have required less medication and will gain weight more quickly than do
==> "have required" and "will gain" is not parallel
(E) associate with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight more quickly than
==> exercise is parallel to associate and "require" is parallel to "gain".

Well wanted to post the explanation but gurpreet's post says it all and is enough to understand that it's a parallelism and verb/tense agreement problem.
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07 Mar 2010, 23:53
(A) associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do
(B) associated with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight quicker than
(C) associate with other calves, they required less medication and will gain weight quicker than do
(D) associate with other calves, they have required less medication and will gain weight more quickly than do
(E) associate with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight more quickly than

Prob with A,B,C is gain weight quicker

in D quickly than do is wrong

its E

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A study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture showed that if calves exercise and associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do those raised in confinement.

(A) associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do
(B) associated with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight quicker than
(C) associate with other calves, they required less medication and will gain weight quicker than do
(D) associate with other calves, they have required less medication and will gain weight more quickly than do
(E) associate with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight more quickly than

Hi, I added this Q as other posts don't include OA

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01 Mar 2014, 23:23
IMO E for the below reasons.

A/B. 'exercise' and 'associated' are not parallel
C. 'exercise and associate' are simple present and 'required' is not parallel. Past tense is not correct.
D. 'exercise and associate' are simple present and 'have required' is not parallel. Perfect tense is not required.
E. 'exercise and associate' and 'require' are parallel.

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08 Jul 2015, 03:49
the important thing we learn from this question is that when the main clause is in past tense, the dependent clause normally in the past tense but can be in the present tense.

without knowing that independent clause can be in the present tense, we still can go to the correct answer.

but in many high level og problem above knowledge is tested .

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(A) associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do------exercise and associated is wrong tense combo

(B) associated with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight quicker than --- same as A.

(C) associate with other calves, they required less medication and will gain weight quicker than do ---- They required --- wrong past tense in combination with the future tense -will gain-

(D) associate with other calves, they have required less medication and will gain weight more quickly than do ----- have required and will gain --- wrong tense combination

(E) associate with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight more quickly than ---- perfect tensing; correct choice
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32. A study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture showed that if calves exercise and associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do those raised in confinement.

Let's understand the meaning of the sentence. It talks about some facts, using if-then to present conditions.

A study
commissioned by the Department of Agriculture (noun modifier that modifies a study)
(this is the verb for a study) showed that
(new clause->if-then situation) if calves exercise and associated with other calves,
(then clause) they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do those raised in confinement.

Error analysis:
we have 2 verbs not parallel to each other exercise and associated. Both verbs must be in present simple, because then clause has "will require" verb, which is as well incorrect to present facts.
Comparison error -> X gain quicker than Y. X and Y are not parallel.
Future simple used to present general fact.

(A) associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do
(B) associated with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight quicker than
(C) associate with other calves, they required less medication and will gain weight quicker than do
(D) associate with other calves, they have required less medication and will gain weight more quickly than do
(E) associate with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight more quickly than

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03 Nov 2016, 09:54
exercise - so it should be associate

C, D and E.

E follows correct tense sequence.

Also, since we have less medication, more quickly is preferred over quicker.

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seekmba wrote:
32. A study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture showed that if calves exercise and associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do those raised in confinement.

(A) associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do
(B) associated with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight quicker than
(C) associate with other calves, they required less medication and will gain weight quicker than do
(D) associate with other calves, they have required less medication and will gain weight more quickly than do
(E) associate with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight more quickly than

A study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture showed that if calves exercise and associate with other calves , they (calves) require less medication and gain weight more quickly than those (other calves) raised in confinement.

IMHO (D) for the highlighted errors in the options...
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32. A study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture showed that if calves exercise and associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do those raised in confinement.

(A) associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do
(B) associated with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight quicker than
(C) associate with other calves, they required less medication and will gain weight quicker than do
(D) associate with other calves, they have required less medication and will gain weight more quickly than do
(E) associate with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight more quickly than

A study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture showed that if calves exercise and associate with other calves , they (calves) require less medication and gain weight more quickly than those (other calves) raised in confinement.

IMHO (D) for the highlighted errors in the options...

Hi Abhishek009,

Is that a typo? Going by the coloring, I think you meant option E?

Also, in D, have required and will gain weight seems odd.

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A study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture showed that if calves exercise and associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do those raised in confinement.

(A) associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do - exercise and associated are in different tenses
(B) associated with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight quicker than - exercise and associated are in different tenses
(C) associate with other calves, they required less medication and will gain weight quicker than do - required and will gain are in different tenses
(D) associate with other calves, they have required less medication and will gain weight more quickly than do - have required and will gain are in different tenses
(E) associate with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight more quickly than - Correct

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A study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture showed that if calves exercise and associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do those raised in confinement.

(A) associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do(Parallelism error "calves exercise and associated with")
(B) associated with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight quicker than(Same error as above)
(C) associate with other calves, they required less medication and will gain weight quicker than do(Parallelism error in another part of the sentence "they required less medication and will gain " )
(D) associate with other calves, they have required less medication and will gain weight more quickly than do(same error as above)
(E) associate with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight more quickly than(Best among all)

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Imo E
The verb should be in present tense and it maintains parallelism .
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A study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture showed that if calves exercise and associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do those raised in confinement.

(A) associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do
(B) associated with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight quicker than
(C) associate with other calves, they required less medication and will gain weight quicker than do
(D) associate with other calves, they have required less medication and will gain weight more quickly than do
(E) associate with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight more quickly than
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