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# Adult survivors of child abuse traditionally have had little

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Adult survivors of child abuse traditionally have had little or no chance that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated.
(A) that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated
(B) to recognize and treat their symptoms
(C) of getting their symptoms recognized and treated
(D) of recognizing and treating symptoms
(E) of getting his or her symptoms recognized and treated

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Originally posted by abiswas on 01 Nov 2007, 09:49.
Last edited by abiswas on 01 Nov 2007, 12:40, edited 1 time in total.
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01 Nov 2007, 13:55
abiswas wrote:
Why not E?

E would be true if it is "An adult survivor...". Don't you think so?
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01 Nov 2007, 15:06
I am going with B. Concise and clear. C, D, and E uses of getting their symptoms, GMAT usually does not like these constructions.
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01 Nov 2007, 19:23
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abiswas wrote:
Adult survivors of child abuse traditionally have had little or no chance that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated.
(A) that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated
(B) to recognize and treat their symptoms
(C) of getting their symptoms recognized and treated
(D) of recognizing and treating symptoms
(E) of getting his or her symptoms recognized and treated

C.

A: this should just sound incorrect. But, id advise against using that as a just reason to elim an answer. "that" is incorrect here.
B: B is incorrect because this makes the adults responsible for recognizing and treating their symptoms as opposed to a doctor. Out
D: same problem as B.
E: his or her is not needed here. Only his or her with Idenfinite pronouns.

Ex/ Everyone here needs to eat his or her lunch.
Anyone who wanted cookies raised his or her hand.

Their can be a possesive pronoun for Adult Suvivors.

C is correct b/c, while its possesive (usually some level of ambigiuty), C is less ambigious than several of the other choices. C lets us know that someone else is going to recognize and treat their symptoms.
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01 Nov 2007, 20:21
Yes GMAT BLACKBELT you are right B is wrong. I got it wrong.
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02 Nov 2007, 07:41
OA is C
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04 Jun 2008, 23:29
C

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05 Jun 2008, 06:06
abiswas wrote:
Adult survivors of child abuse traditionally have had little or no chance that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated.
(A) that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated
(B) to recognize and treat their symptoms
(C) of getting their symptoms recognized and treated
(D) of recognizing and treating symptoms
(E) of getting his or her symptoms recognized and treated

IMO C - though i m a little late to say this

E is incorrect here because is the wordier option and GMAT clearly prefers simplicity
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06 Jan 2009, 18:53
Excellent answer. One has to keep on the look out for meaning.
Thanks!!!

GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
abiswas wrote:
Adult survivors of child abuse traditionally have had little or no chance that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated.
(A) that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated
(B) to recognize and treat their symptoms
(C) of getting their symptoms recognized and treated
(D) of recognizing and treating symptoms
(E) of getting his or her symptoms recognized and treated

C.

A: this should just sound incorrect. But, id advise against using that as a just reason to elim an answer. "that" is incorrect here.
B: B is incorrect because this makes the adults responsible for recognizing and treating their symptoms as opposed to a doctor. Out
D: same problem as B.
E: his or her is not needed here. Only his or her with Idenfinite pronouns.

Ex/ Everyone here needs to eat his or her lunch.
Anyone who wanted cookies raised his or her hand.

Their can be a possesive pronoun for Adult Suvivors.

C is correct b/c, while its possesive (usually some level of ambigiuty), C is less ambigious than several of the other choices. C lets us know that someone else is going to recognize and treat their symptoms.
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13 Jan 2009, 21:40
C. The explanation has already been given by GMATBLACKBELT.
+1 for that.
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07 Apr 2009, 09:50
I don't agree with this - this is poorly worded question period. B can be as right as C.

There are many cases that adults recognize their own symptoms and treat them. Just like I always say when I'm sick - "I don't need no doctor". This would make B gramatically correct.

Now, if we're looking for difference in meaning, I have no way to determine what the author is assumming - especially in regards to who is doing the "recognizing and treating". This becomes more of a CR assumption question. If I see this question on the real GMAT, I would be furious.

GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
abiswas wrote:
Adult survivors of child abuse traditionally have had little or no chance that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated.
(A) that they could get their symptoms recognized and treated
(B) to recognize and treat their symptoms
(C) of getting their symptoms recognized and treated
(D) of recognizing and treating symptoms
(E) of getting his or her symptoms recognized and treated

C.

A: this should just sound incorrect. But, id advise against using that as a just reason to elim an answer. "that" is incorrect here.
B: B is incorrect because this makes the adults responsible for recognizing and treating their symptoms as opposed to a doctor. Out
D: same problem as B.
E: his or her is not needed here. Only his or her with Idenfinite pronouns.

Ex/ Everyone here needs to eat his or her lunch.
Anyone who wanted cookies raised his or her hand.

Their can be a possesive pronoun for Adult Suvivors.

C is correct b/c, while its possesive (usually some level of ambigiuty), C is less ambigious than several of the other choices. C lets us know that someone else is going to recognize and treat their symptoms.
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10 Apr 2009, 20:02
bigfernhead wrote:
I don't agree with this - this is poorly worded question period. B can be as right as C.

There are many cases that adults recognize their own symptoms and treat them. Just like I always say when I'm sick - "I don't need no doctor". This would make B gramatically correct.

Now, if we're looking for difference in meaning, I have no way to determine what the author is assumming - especially in regards to who is doing the "recognizing and treating". This becomes more of a CR assumption question. If I see this question on the real GMAT, I would be furious.

True, grammatically correct, but logically it's pure nonsense. Because a person has all the chances to recognize his own problem in this case! It is not possible in any way not to recognize that you are abused. But in problem it says "had little or no chance".
IMHO, I think proper grammar is not only about being syntactically correct, but is also being semantically consistent.
For example: When I came home I took the bear out of the fridge to enjoy it, while watching TV. - syntactically correct.
Now it's obvious I took the beer not the bear. Even though I possibly could take the bear, right?
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11 Apr 2009, 12:01
Like everyone else I would also settle for C. But here is my take why A is incorrect-
Between using proposition and sub sentence, we need proposition. Reason, no extra meaning/spirit is coming from sub sentence. Normally sub sentences+Main sentence combos are used when there is 1 main but incomplete thought, and another supporting thoughts. Here first sentence can be used as complete sentence with complete, then why not use that?
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11 Apr 2009, 18:45
Tough one C)..."chance of" + "plural" (their)

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