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41. According to a study published by Dr. Myrna Weissman, only one percent of Americans born before 1905 had suffered major depression by the age of seventy-five; of those born since 1955, six percent had become depressed by age twenty-four.

(A) only one percent of Americans born before 1905 had suffered major depression by the age of seventy-five; of those born since 1955, six percent had become depressed by age twenty-four
(B) only one percent of Americans born before 1905 suffer major depression by the age of seventy-five; if they are born since 1955, six percent become depressed by age twenty-four
(C) of Americans born before 1905, only one percent of them have suffered major depression by age seventy-five, but six percent of those born since 1955 do by the age of twenty-four
(D) major depression is suffered by the age of seventy-five by only one percent of Americans born before 1905, and by age twenty-four by the six percent born since 1955
(E) Americans born before 1905 suffer major depression by the age of seventy-five only one percent of the time, but six percent of those born since 1955 did so by age twenty-four

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15 Mar 2007, 09:41
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I found A to be perfect... do let me know the OA

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[quote="venkeeei"]41. According to a study published by Dr. Myrna Weissman, only one percent of Americans born before 1905 had suffered major depression by the age of seventy-five; of those born since 1955, six percent had become depressed by age twenty-four.

(A) only one percent of Americans born before 1905 had suffered major depression by the age of seventy-five; of those born since 1955, six percent had become depressed by age twenty-four -

seems to be the correct answer

(B) only one percent of Americans born before 1905 suffer major depression by the age of seventy-five; if they are born since 1955, six percent become depressed by age twenty-four

If they are born since 1955 is not correct as they cannot reborn

(C) of Americans born before 1905, only one percent of them have suffered major depression by age seventy-five, but six percent of those born since 1955 do by the age of twenty-four

Tense is not matching

(D) major depression is suffered by the age of seventy-five by only one percent of Americans born before 1905, and by age twenty-four by the six percent born since 1955

Passive voice

(E) Americans born before 1905 suffer major depression by the age of seventy-five only one percent of the time, but six percent of those born since 1955 did so by age twenty-four

absurd

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41. According to a study published by Dr. Myrna Weissman, only one percent of Americans born before 1905 had suffered major depression by the age of seventy-five; of those born since 1955, six percent had become depressed by age twenty-four.

(A) only one percent of Americans born before 1905 had suffered major depression by the age of seventy-five; of those born since 1955, six percent had become depressed by age twenty-four
(B) only one percent of Americans born before 1905 suffer major depression by the age of seventy-five; if they are born since 1955, six percent become depressed by age twenty-four
(C) of Americans born before 1905, only one percent of them have suffered major depression by age seventy-five, but six percent of those born since 1955 do by the age of twenty-four
(D) major depression is suffered by the age of seventy-five by only one percent of Americans born before 1905, and by age twenty-four by the six percent born since 1955
(E) Americans born before 1905 suffer major depression by the age of seventy-five only one percent of the time, but six percent of those born since 1955 did so by age twenty-four

A: Past perfect here is not needed, but its not incorrect either.
BCE have tense errors with "suffer"
D is a terrible awkward sentence.

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19 May 2008, 21:33
Cout me in, I hate past perfect in A. I eliminate A right away when see "past perfect". But after the go over other choice. No choice better than A. And a clue in A persuade me that "past perfect" is needed. - "born before 1955"
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19 May 2008, 21:43
A.

I don't know if this ever happens to any of you guys, but sometimes I read entire SC question thinking it is a RC. And when I try to read the answers, I realize it's really a SC...

But in this case, it works out well, since I don't see anything wrong in A,

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19 May 2008, 22:38
venkeeei wrote:
41. According to a study published by Dr. Myrna Weissman, only one percent of Americans born before 1905 had suffered major depression by the age of seventy-five; of those born since 1955, six percent had become depressed by age twenty-four.

(A) only one percent of Americans born before 1905 had suffered major depression by the age of seventy-five; of those born since 1955, six percent had become depressed by age twenty-four
(B) only one percent of Americans born before 1905 suffer major depression by the age of seventy-five; if they are born since 1955, six percent become depressed by age twenty-four
(C) of Americans born before 1905, only one percent of them have suffered major depression by age seventy-five, but six percent of those born since 1955 do by the age of twenty-four
(D) major depression is suffered by the age of seventy-five by only one percent of Americans born before 1905, and by age twenty-four by the six percent born since 1955
(E) Americans born before 1905 suffer major depression by the age of seventy-five only one percent of the time, but six percent of those born since 1955 did so by age twenty-four

Do not find any flaws in A. I choose A although it is not the perfect.

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02 Jun 2008, 22:56
A sounds perfect

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03 Jun 2008, 01:35
Can somebody explain why Past Perfect tense is correct in A?
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walker wrote:
Can somebody explain why Past Perfect tense is correct in A?

because people born before 1905 are probably dead by now

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walker wrote:
Can somebody explain why Past Perfect tense is correct in A?

only one percent of Americans born before 1905 had suffered major depression by the age of seventy-five; of those born since 1955, six percent had become depressed by age twenty-four

Past perfect tense is used to indicate that one action occurred before another action in the past.

---"Americans born before 1905"---1905----"had suffered major Depression by age seventy-fvie" ---1980
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17 Jun 2008, 06:29
x2suresh wrote:
walker wrote:
Can somebody explain why Past Perfect tense is correct in A?

only one percent of Americans born before 1905 had suffered major depression by the age of seventy-five; of those born since 1955, six percent had become depressed by age twenty-four

Past perfect tense is used to indicate that one action occurred before another action in the past.

---"Americans born before 1905"---1905----"had suffered major Depression by age seventy-fvie" ---1980

Don't we use the past perfect when there are two verbs in the past tense and one is before the other? IN this sentence, which verb is the later action?

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17 Jun 2008, 15:56
I agree Past Perfect is not required here...but by POE, A seems to stand out...

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29 Jun 2008, 01:00
(A) only one percent of Americans born before 1905 had suffered major depression by the age of seventy-five; of those born since 1955, six percent had become depressed by age twenty-four

THis SC has 2 independent clauses.

1st IC :......only one percent of Americans born before 1905 had suffered major depression by the age of seventy-five
2nd IC:of those born since 1955, six percent had become depressed by age twenty-four

Logically, born -earlier action
suffered -later action
According to Manhattan SC book, the "past perfect" is associated with the "earlier action"

Answer choice A violates this rule. Any thoughts?

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29 Jun 2008, 01:09
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(A) only one percent of Americans born before 1905 had suffered major depression by the age of seventy-five; of those born since 1955, six percent had become depressed by age twenty-four

THis SC has 2 independent clauses.

1st IC :......only one percent of Americans born before 1905 had suffered major depression by the age of seventy-five
2nd IC:of those born since 1955, six percent had become depressed by age twenty-four

Logically, born -earlier action
suffered -later action
According to Manhattan SC book, the "past perfect" is associated with the "earlier action"

Answer choice A violates this rule. Any thoughts?

Hmm...I completely ignored the fact that "published " is the main verb
Published -later action
suffered - earlier action

Now it makes sense.

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29 Jun 2008, 08:06
I would agree the past perfect tense is somewhat deceptive here. Without POE I would not have said A is the correct choice.

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29 Jun 2008, 10:10
A is the best amongst the worst. Honestly speaking am not convinced on the pastperfect tense used in A, although, others are blattantly wrong .

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31 Oct 2009, 08:33
Hi,

I find the use of "Those" uncorrect...
1st sentence is talking about a % of people...
2nd sentence is talking about people... not really % of people

for me this is awkward.

What do you think about it?

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05 Nov 2009, 17:39
According to a study published by Dr. Myrna Weissman, only one percent of Americans born before 1905 had suffered major depression by the age of seventy-five; of those born since 1955, six percent had become depressed by age twenty-four.

(A) only one percent of Americans born before 1905 had suffered major depression by the age of seventy-five; of those born since 1955, six percent had become depressed by age twenty-four

(B) only one percent of Americans born before 1905 suffer major depression by the age of seventy-five; if they are born since 1955, six percent become depressed by age twenty-four

(C) of Americans born before 1905, only one percent of them have suffered major depression by age seventy-five, but six percent of those born since 1955 do by the age of twenty-four

(D) major depression is suffered by the age of seventy-five by only one percent of Americans born before 1905, and by age twenty-four by the six percent born since 1955（A）

(E) Americans born before 1905 suffer major depression by the age of seventy-five only one percent of the time, but six percent of those born since 1955 did so by age twenty-four

I agree with A
B : six percent of what !!!, and "they" seems to refer to the wrong subject
C : ... of them is redundant
D : change the meaning - it seems that major depression is suffered by the Americans of those stated ages
E : change the meaning - only one percent of the tim

By the way - OA is A (source : 1000SC)

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