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# According to the editor of Elle magazine, wearing the same clothes as

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According to the editor of Elle magazine, wearing the same clothes as are worn on undersized models will lead to a fashion failure for the plus-size woman, who should shop at stores such as Lane Bryant that have clothing that will flatter her shape.

(A) wearing the same clothes as are worn on undersized models will lead to a fashion failure for the plus-size woman, who

(B) it will lead to a fashion failure for the plus-size woman to wear the same clothes as on the undersized models; they

(C) fashion failure will result from wearing the same clothes as undersized models to the plus-size woman, who

(D) fashion failure for the plus-size woman will result from wearing the same clothes as on the undersized models; they

(E) the plus-size woman wearing the same clothes as are worn on undersized models will lead to fashion failure; they

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10 Oct 2018, 04:26
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A) wearing the same clothes as are worn on undersized models will lead to a fashion failure for the plus-size woman, who

(B) it will lead to a fashion failure for the plus-size woman to wear the same clothes as on the undersized models; they. They could refer to undersized

(C) fashion failure will result from wearing the same clothes as undersized models to the plus-size woman, who

(D) fashion failure for the plus-size woman will result from wearing the same clothes as on the undersized models; they

(E) the plus-size woman wearing the same clothes as are worn on undersized models will lead to fashion failure; they

The non-underlined portion elaborates on the plus-size woman. So anything that could refer to the undersized models is out.

B,D,E is out for that reason.

C changes the order and hence changes the meaning.

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11 Oct 2018, 03:33
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According to the editor of Elle magazine, wearing the same clothes as are worn on undersized models will lead to a fashion failure for the plus-size woman, who should shop at stores such as Lane Bryant that have clothing that will flatter her shape.

(A) wearing the same clothes as are worn on undersized models will lead to a fashion failure for the plus-size woman, who

(B) it will lead to a fashion failure for the plus-size woman to wear the same clothes as on the undersized models; they

(C) fashion failure will result from wearing the same clothes as undersized models to the plus-size woman, who

(D) fashion failure for the plus-size woman will result from wearing the same clothes as on the undersized models; they

(E) the plus-size woman wearing the same clothes as are worn on undersized models will lead to fashion failure; they

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

It is not ‘the undersized models’, specific examples of undersized models, that the sentence is considering. Rather it is undersized models in general. Eliminate B and D. The ‘they’ in B, D and E is incorrect. Although it seems the pronoun should refer to the plus-sized woman, grammatically it could refer to the undersized models. In any case, if it refers to the plus-sizes woman the sentence mentions it should be singular. This can also be seen from the use or ‘her’ later in the sentence. The word order in C is incorrect. The phrases ‘fashion failure will result’ and ‘to the plus-size woman’ are divided by too many words. The pronoun ‘for’ is more appropriate than ‘to’. Choice A is the correct answer.
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11 Oct 2018, 16:58
Bunuel wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
According to the editor of Elle magazine, wearing the same clothes as are worn on undersized models will lead to a fashion failure for the plus-size woman, who should shop at stores such as Lane Bryant that have clothing that will flatter her shape.

(A) wearing the same clothes as are worn on undersized models will lead to a fashion failure for the plus-size woman, who

(B) it will lead to a fashion failure for the plus-size woman to wear the same clothes as on the undersized models; they

(C) fashion failure will result from wearing the same clothes as undersized models to the plus-size woman, who

(D) fashion failure for the plus-size woman will result from wearing the same clothes as on the undersized models; they

(E) the plus-size woman wearing the same clothes as are worn on undersized models will lead to fashion failure; they

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

It is not ‘the undersized models’, specific examples of undersized models, that the sentence is considering. Rather it is undersized models in general. Eliminate B and D. The ‘they’ in B, D and E is incorrect. Although it seems the pronoun should refer to the plus-sized woman, grammatically it could refer to the undersized models. In any case, if it refers to the plus-sizes woman the sentence mentions it should be singular. This can also be seen from the use or ‘her’ later in the sentence. The word order in C is incorrect. The phrases ‘fashion failure will result’ and ‘to the plus-size woman’ are divided by too many words. The pronoun ‘for’ is more appropriate than ‘to’. Choice A is the correct answer.

Is really 'for' considered pronoun?

'for' is preposition. Either Bunuel typed it incorrectly or the source does so.
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