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# According to the National Institutes of Health, much of the

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According to the National Institutes of Health,
much of the sleep-deprived people would benefit
from a short nap during the day.

A) much of the sleep-deprived people
B) much sleep-deprived people
C) many people who are sleep-deprived
D) many sleep-deprived people
E) most of the sleep-deprived people
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06 Apr 2006, 11:13
I narrowed it doen to C and D. Going with D for the active voice.
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06 Apr 2006, 11:34
D as it is active, was thinking of c but sounds verbose and passive
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06 Apr 2006, 20:38
Why not E.....is i coz i goes too far in saying most of d people
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06 Apr 2006, 20:57
Choice (D)- contains 2 adjacent adjectives for the noun "people" I am not sure if that is correct.

Choice (E) is better than the rest. I will go for (E)
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06 Apr 2006, 22:29
On D, the poster above who talked about double adjectives is correct.

It is totally wrong to use two adjectives next ti each other. Only an adverb can modify an adjective (i.e really good, plainly visible, etc).

I'm a bit skeptical about E... The subject 'people' seems so far away and not to mention its placed after 'of the sleep-deprived...' which makes it sound somewhat awkward.

I think I'll go with C on this one. Both the modifer at the beginning of the sentence and the 'who are sleep-deprived' clearly modify 'people'.
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D is simple and clear [#permalink]

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06 Apr 2006, 22:50
C) many people who are sleep-deprived
D) many sleep-deprived people
E) most of the sleep-deprived people

I think D is more economic expression compared with C.
B/W D & E, I think D is better, delivering the original meaning intended in the questioin.

What's OA?
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07 Apr 2006, 21:19
OA is "D"
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Can anybody explain why C, E are wrong? [#permalink]

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08 Apr 2006, 06:45
I chose D b/c it's more concise than C, E. Is this right? Can anybody explain this to me, plz?
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08 Apr 2006, 19:52
I was for E initially. But, D seems to be concise and elegant.
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08 Apr 2006, 22:13
Late but (D).

"sleep deprived people" constitute about 98% of the zombies in my office. But in our case, we would need a three month hibernation to get any sort of benefit...
08 Apr 2006, 22:13
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