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New post 05 Dec 2013, 03:55
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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New post 03 Jul 2015, 14:02
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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