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# A study done on children under the age of twelve showed that

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29 Oct 2011, 04:41
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A study done on children under the age of twelve showed that 15 percent of them experienced night terrors but for children whose parents had also experienced such terrors in childhood it was more likely that they would perceive their behavior as fundamentally different from their peers.

(A) for children whose parents had also experienced such terrors in childhood it was more likely that they would perceive their behavior as fundamentally different from their peers

(B) for children whose parents also experienced such terrors in childhood, they were more likely than other children prone to night terrors to perceive their behavior as fundamentally different from their peers'

(C) when children had parents who had also experienced such terrors in childhood it was more likely for them to be perceiving their behavior as different from that of their peers'

(D) that children whose parents had also experienced such terrors in childhood were more likely than other children prone to night terrors to perceive their behavior as fundamentally different from their peers'

(E) that when children had parents who had also experienced such terrors in childhood they were more likely to be perceiving behavior that differed from their peers

IMO D. D correctly addresses parallelism and meaning issues in the sentence.

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31 Oct 2011, 23:41
I got it wrong.. Can someone please explain why D?

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22 Nov 2011, 18:31
+1 D

that... // that....: parallelism
"more" requires "than"
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22 Nov 2011, 19:21
+1 for D.

A tough question.

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13 May 2012, 10:50
this one the structure can easily missed "showed that...but that...."

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13 May 2012, 14:19
that was a tough one. I chose B but now agree with D though because of parallelisms.
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01 Oct 2012, 15:43
I was struck between B and D. that in D didn't make much sense to to me. However it wins because it correctly uses Had, since parents experienced it before children.

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01 Oct 2012, 20:10
puneetj wrote:
A study done on children under the age of twelve showed that 15 percent of them experienced night terrors but for children whose parents had also experienced such terrors in childhood it was more likely that they would perceive their behavior as fundamentally different from their peers.

(A) for children whose parents had also experienced such terrors in childhood it was more likely that they would perceive their behavior as fundamentally different from their peers

(B) for children whose parents also experienced such terrors in childhood, they were more likely than other children prone to night terrors to perceive their behavior as fundamentally different from their peers'

(C) when children had parents who had also experienced such terrors in childhood it was more likely for them to be perceiving their behavior as different from that of their peers'

(D) that children whose parents had also experienced such terrors in childhood were more likely than other children prone to night terrors to perceive their behavior as fundamentally different from their peers'

(E) that when children had parents who had also experienced such terrors in childhood they were more likely to be perceiving behavior that differed from their peers

D. For your comparison, it took me 1 minute 10 sec to get this. You can immediately eliminate answer choices A, B, and C for failing to maintain parallelism. The correct answer choice should have the structure "A study on....showed X but Y." Y must start with the same word as with X. This leaves D and E. E can be eliminated because it sounds awkward and has verb tense errors.

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