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Although people in France consume fatty foods at a rate comparable to the United States, their death rates from heart disease are far lower in France.

(A) people in France consume fatty foods at a rate comparable to the United States, their
(B) people in France and the United States consume fatty foods at about the same rate, the
(C) fatty foods are consumed by people in France at a comparable rate to the United States’s, their
(D) the rate of fatty foods consumed in France and the United States is about the same, the
(E) the rate of people consuming fatty foods is about the same in France and the United States, the
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Although people in France consume fatty foods at a rate comparable to the United States, their death rates from heart disease are far lower in France.

A. people in France consume fatty foods at a rate comparable to the United States, their
B. people in France and the United States consume fatty foods at about the same rate, the
C. fatty foods are consumed by people in France at a comparable rate to the United States’s, their
D. the rate of fatty foods consumed in France and the United States is about the same, the
E. the rate of people consuming fatty foods is about the same in France and the United States, the


I say D. But its btwn D or E. I think we can elim anything with the use of "their" (AC) and elim B b/c we are comparing rates not people.

I think its D over E b/c the rate of people compared to the death rate

vs. the rate of fatty foods consumed vs. the death rates


D just seems more logical.

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A - bad comparison.
B - suggests they eat at the same pace, and not consume in the same quantity
C - 'their' points to the wrong precedent
E - 'rate of people' is awkward

D is best.

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Between B and D, I pciked B.
I feel D would have been better like
"the rate of fatty foods consumed is about the same in France and the United States , the
What is the OA for this?

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Although people in France consume fatty foods at a rate comparable to the United States, their death rates from heart disease are far lower in France.

A. people in France consume fatty foods at a rate comparable to the United States, their (wrong compaerison=>OUT)
B. people in France and the United States consume fatty foods at about the same rate, the (OK)
C. fatty foods are consumed by people in France at a comparable rate to the United States’s, their (awkward and passive construction=>OUT)
D. the rate of fatty foods consumed in France and the United States is about the same, the (how it can be the rate of fatty foods??? The rate of consumption is right, so=>OUT)
E. the rate of people consuming fatty foods is about the same in France and the United States, the (the same as D=>OUT)

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I'm going for B. Would like to see the OA. :-D

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Thanks Guys.
I had picked D as the asnwer.

OA is B.

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I think it's B

Although people in France consume fatty foods at a rate comparable to the United States, their death rates from heart disease are far lower in France.

A. people in France consume fatty foods at a rate comparable to the United States, their (wrong compaerison=>OUT)
B. people in France and the United States consume fatty foods at about the same rate, the (OK)
C. fatty foods are consumed by people in France at a comparable rate to the United States’s, their (awkward and passive construction=>OUT)
D. the rate of fatty foods consumed in France and the United States is about the same, the (how it can be the rate of fatty foods??? The rate of consumption is right, so=>OUT)
E. the rate of people consuming fatty foods is about the same in France and the United States, the (the same as D=>OUT)


I too was thinking the answer is D. coz of the construction Although the rate.... the rate. but after reading the first half again .... 'the rate ..... consumed' doesnt sound right. so i guess B is the only option.
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Although people in France consume fatty foods at a rate comparable to the United States, their death rates from heart disease are far lower in France.

A. people in France consume fatty foods at a rate comparable to the United States, their
B. people in France and the United States consume fatty foods at about the same rate, the
C. fatty foods are consumed by people in France at a comparable rate to the United States’s, their
D. the rate of fatty foods consumed in France and the United States is about the same, the
E. the rate of people consuming fatty foods is about the same in France and the United States, the

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Although people in France consume fatty foods at a rate comparable to the United States, their death rates from heart disease are far lower in France.

people in France consume fatty foods at a rate comparable to the United States, their
people in France and the United States consume fatty foods at about the same rate, the
fatty foods are consumed by people in France at a comparable rate to the United States’s, their
the rate of fatty foods consumed in France and the United States is about the same, the
the rate of people consuming fatty foods is about the same in France and the United States, the


only D has correct comparision and parallelism.

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sanoasis wrote:
Although people in France consume fatty foods at a rate comparable to the United States, their death rates from heart disease are far lower in France.

people in France consume fatty foods at a rate comparable to the United States, their
people in France and the United States consume fatty foods at about the same rate, the
fatty foods are consumed by people in France at a comparable rate to the United States’s, their
the rate of fatty foods consumed in France and the United States is about the same, the
the rate of people consuming fatty foods is about the same in France and the United States, the


only D has correct comparision and parallelism.


If "in France and the United States " not correct in B, why you think it would be correct in D?
I would prefer B, since D is using passive voice. Option B is in active voice and the meaning is clear.
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ugimba wrote:
sanoasis wrote:
Although people in France consume fatty foods at a rate comparable to the United States, their death rates from heart disease are far lower in France.

people in France consume fatty foods at a rate comparable to the United States, their
people in France and the United States consume fatty foods at about the same rate, the
fatty foods are consumed by people in France at a comparable rate to the United States’s, their
the rate of fatty foods consumed in France and the United States is about the same, the
the rate of people consuming fatty foods is about the same in France and the United States, the


only D has correct comparision and parallelism.


If "in France and the United States " not correct in B, why you think it would be correct in D?
I would prefer B, since D is using passive voice. Option B is in active voice and the meaning is clear.


comparing 'rate(s)' make it parallel. in B, you are comparing people with rates..

Yes, I agree with you on my mistake in eliminating B ... but I still feel B is not correct.

lets hope to see OE for this one.

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can you post the OA please? and post the OE also if you have it..

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Between B and D. B sounds clear and concise.

In D, we are talking about the rate of the food consumed (passive) and by whom ( which is mentioned in B) makes B a better choice than D.

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did someone get a chance to post the OA and OE for this?

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IMO B
It was between B & D and I choose B.
I have few doubts here:
Is the rate of fatty foods consumed in France equivalent to the rate of consumption of fatty foods in France / the rate of fatty foods consumption in France I am more familiar with the latter.

As some one said B is wrong based on ||ims. Could someone please modify B and post probable parallel formation of it.

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the correct idiom is ' the rate of' >>which means the frequency or speed of...

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I am new to this, so i am happy if anyone can correct me.

In B, People in France is only comparable to people in United States. United States don't comsume fatty food, but the ppl do.

And why "the rate" in D is not plural?

I prefer D.

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france-52828.html?highlight=fatty+foods

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I went for B, very glad that it's correct :-D
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