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# According to government health statistics, Americans born

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21 Dec 2008, 00:43
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According to government health statistics,
Americans born before 1925 develop obesity
by the age of 65 only 8 percent of the time,
but 35 percent of those born since 1950 did
so by age 35.
A. Americans born before 1925 develop
obesity by the age of 65 only 8 percent of
the time, but 35 percent of those born
since 1950 did so by age 35.
B. Only 8 percent of Americans born before
1925 developed obesity by the age of 65; if
they are born since 1950, 35 percent
develop obesity by the age 35.
C. Only 8 percent of Americans born before
1925 developed obesity by the age of 65;
of those born since 1950, 35 percent
developed obesity by the age of 35.
D. Obesity develops by the age of 65 in only
8 percent of Americans born before 1925,
and by 35 by the 35 percent born since
1950.
E. Of Americans born before 1925, only
8 percent of them have developed obesity
by the age of 65, but 35 percent of those
born since 1950 do by the age of 35.

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21 Dec 2008, 11:51
IMO c ... Its parallel, And semicolon correctly seperates two independent clauses.

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21 Dec 2008, 12:25
I think it is C too.

A has more than one issue

(1) Modifier issue. What is according to government health statistics?? Not Americans the percentage should be used.

(2) both events should be in simple past and parallel.

(3) the sentence as it is "only 8 % of the time" and does not bode well with the second part " 35% of X "

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22 Dec 2008, 10:13
OA is C

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Re: SC-Americans   [#permalink] 22 Dec 2008, 10:13
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