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New post 01 May 2013, 11:19
I found no ambiguity in A.Obesity is a _______ or a condition.What is wrong in this? 'biological disorder posing serious health risks' is just an explanation of the Obesity. I feel,the way you divided the phrase and understood is incorrect. Also, there is no need of 'it' here.Do you think that adding 'it' is going to remove the ambiguity(if at all it exists..i do not think so). Then what will 'it' refer to? Obesity? That is what we are talking about in the sentence with two explanations separated by an (or). For ex.in the sentence: 'They are unable to come to a conclusion whether it is a fruit or flower'. In this, are we using any 'it'. Then why do you want 'it' over here. B- 'related more to' I did not like this. 'more related to' was better.To add to that, it contains 'being'.

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E has more than idiomatic usage problem. But I still feel A has whether .. or.. usage problem. For a whether.. or.. idiomatic usage, one cannot have a phrase parallel to a clause. Either both should be phrases or both should be clauses. That is the reason why "it is" is necessary.

obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks - clause
a condition more related to appearance than to - noun phrase

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Its A.

The construction is parallel and precise. Use of 'To' for comparison is also correct.

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naish wrote:
sudeep wrote:
IMO A

(A) about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition more related to appearance than to - parallel and concise
(B) with respect to obesity being a biological disorder posing serious health risks or if it is related more to appearance than -awkward
(C) over whether or not obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is(not required) a condition more related to appearance than to
(D) about obesity and if it is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition related to appearance more than to
(E) concerning whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is(not required)a condition related to appearance more than


I don't understand why 'it is' is not required.
I chose E over A, only because of the 'it is' in it. The idiomatic 'expression is whether X or Y', where X and Y should be parallel. Just because someone colors two part of a sentence 'blue' does not mean that it is parallel and concise.
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Atleast, bigoyal's reasoning sounds plausible..



E is wrong not because of colored part, it is wrong because idiom" confusion about is wrongly used"

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why E is wrong. E is more paralel than A.

the pattern with whether is not absolutely paralel. is that right?

I think the pattern in A is correct and that in E is in correct.
this is purely a problem of pattern / grammar, not a problem of meaning/logic.
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New post 23 Sep 2017, 08:07
victory47 wrote:
why E is wrong. E is more paralel than A.

the pattern with whether is not absolutely paralel. is that right?

I think the pattern in A is correct and that in E is in correct.
this is purely a problem of pattern / grammar, not a problem of meaning/logic.


The correct usage of IDIOM should be - “related to…than to”

E uses - "related to.... than" which is incorrect
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