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Although aspirin irritates the stomach, it can be avoided if the aspirin tablet is given a coating that will not dissolve until the tablet reaches the intestine.

(A) Although aspirin irritates the stomach, it
(B) The irritation of the stomach caused by aspirin
(C) The fact that aspirin causes irritation of the stomach
(D) Aspirin causes stomach irritation, although it
(E) Aspirin irritates the stomach, which

Shouldn't it be E??
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I would choose (B).

(A) you can eliminate because "it" refers to either the aspirin or the stomach-- neither of which is an "avoidable" object. Similarly, in (D) it is unclear whether or not "it" refers to either the aspirin or the irritation. Assuming it does refer to the irritation, it's still awkward and wordy with the unnecessary "although".

(C) is wrong because the "fact" is also not an "avoidable" object.

(E) is incorrect, because "which" modifies the noun immediately preceding it-- "stomach" which is incorrect. Stomach is not an "avoidable" object.

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tejal777 wrote:
Guys whats wrong with D?

In the first clause Aspirin is the subject. The "it" in the second clause should refer to the subject in the first clause, which is aspirin. Using this knowledge, D makes no sense.

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E it is

Problem with E is "which". Here, "which" is referring to stomach.

"which can be avoided". This implies that "which" should refer to "irritation" because "irritation" can be avoided. But "irritation" is not given in E.

In E, if we assume that "which" is refering to the fact that aspirin irritates the stomach, then words "the fact that...." should have been there in the answer choice. The same is used in option C. But this usage is very wordy and again makes the meaning of the sentence weird.

In my view, B is the best option.
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Although (B) is PASSIVE, it does not present any referent ambiguity; it is succinct,
clear and thus the best answer.
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10 Sep 2010, 07:25
Isn't it in D refer to irritation?
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10 Sep 2010, 08:52
lgon wrote:
Although aspirin irritates the stomach, it can be avoided if the aspirin tablet is given a coating that will not dissolve until the tablet reaches the intestine.

(A) Although aspirin irritates the stomach, it
(B) The irritation of the stomach caused by aspirin
(C) The fact that aspirin causes irritation of the stomach
(D) Aspirin causes stomach irritation, although it
(E) Aspirin irritates the stomach, which

Shouldn't it be E??

Question is around modifiers
A says aspirin can be avoided
B looks good
C says the fact can be avoided
D is concise but unclear, as the 'it' could refer to aspirin
E says the stomach can be avoided

B correctly states that the irritation can be avoided and puts 'stomach' properly in a prep phrase and modifies irritation with the phrase 'caused by aspirin'.

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10 Sep 2010, 11:38
B it is as it clarifies the subject... rather than a vague "it"....

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10 Sep 2010, 12:16
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Isn't it in D refer to irritation?

The intended meaning is to avoid the irritation caused by taking aspirin.
So, there is ambiguity and (D) is thus wrong.
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10 Sep 2010, 13:29
i have read that the which clause can modify a noun phrase and not only a noun.So I chose E.
I am kinda confused about the use of the which clause now
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Although aspirin irritates the stomach, it can be avoided if the aspirin tablet is given a coating that will not dissolve until the tablet reaches the intestine.

(A) Although aspirin irritates the stomach, it
(B) The irritation of the stomach caused by aspirin
(C) The fact that aspirin causes irritation of the stomach
(D) Aspirin causes stomach irritation, although it
(E) Aspirin irritates the stomach, which

first of all we have to find out what can be avoided if aspirin tablet is given a coating that will not dissolve....
Its the irritation. So it should come as a subject or if we use any clause, it should refer the irritation.
A- it does not refer the irritation. Actually we dont know what it refers
C- Here its Fact can avoided ...TOTALLY WRONG
D- we don't know what it is referring. either aspirin or irritation
E- which is not referring to irritation

B - The subject is irritation that can be avoided .. CORRECT

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10 Sep 2010, 16:05
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Although aspirin irritates the stomach, it can be avoided if the aspirin tablet is given a coating that will not dissolve until the tablet reaches the intestine.

(A) Although aspirin irritates the stomach, it
==> It is ambiguous.
(B) The irritation of the stomach caused by aspirin
==> Correct because of the clarity provided by the complete.
(C) The fact that aspirin causes irritation of the stomach
==> The use of Fact is wrong
(D) Aspirin causes stomach irritation, although it
==> Again use of irritation is ambiguous.
(E) Aspirin irritates the stomach, which
==> "Which" refers to the last part of the statement i.e. "irritation of the stomach". Hence wrong.

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Hey Munda,

Yes, which can modify either a noun:

The house, which I love, is on fire.

Or a noun phrase:

The beautiful house on the hill, which I love, is on fire.

IT CANNOT, however, MODIFY A CLAUSE (a phrase that has a verb and noun in it).

(E) Aspirin irritates the stomach, which

"Aspirin irritates the stomach" is a clause, not a noun or a noun phrase. "Which" here can only be modifying "stomach." This makes little sense in light of the rest of the sentence.

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10 Sep 2010, 21:23
B

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13 Sep 2010, 09:18
a> wrong because of misplaced modifier
c>not necessery a fact
d>wrong use of idiom
e>which is not proper

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13 Sep 2010, 11:36
Y cant "it" in D refer to the irritation?
I chose 'D' because of the above point and avoided B because it is passive.
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13 Sep 2010, 12:37
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Hey Munda,

Yes, which can modify either a noun:

The house, which I love, is on fire.

Or a noun phrase:

The beautiful house on the hill, which I love, is on fire.

IT CANNOT, however, MODIFY A CLAUSE (a phrase that has a verb and noun in it).

(E) Aspirin irritates the stomach, which

"Aspirin irritates the stomach" is a clause, not a noun or a noun phrase. "Which" here can only be modifying "stomach." This makes little sense in light of the rest of the sentence.

Hope that helps!

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15 Sep 2010, 03:44
I have selected D.

I have eliminated A, C, E and have to choose between B and D. At the first look, B appeared to be passive and D looked fine to me.

Thanks to all for clarifying why D is wrong.

Tommy, could you also please comment on B and D options?
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20 Sep 2010, 14:41
Does not seem as if in B the aspirin causes an stomach?
The irritation of [the stomach (caused by aspirin)] bla bla bla

Please clarify. What am I missing?
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14 Sep 2011, 05:26
A – “it” unclear
B – works best
C – wrong subject
D - “it” unclear
E – stomach, which => not talking about the irritation.

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