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Although swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer's legs or feet, they can usually be avoided if the swimmer avoids overexertion and performs stretching exercises before entering the pool.

Although swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer's legs or feet, they
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Swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer's legs or feet, which
The fact that swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer's legs or feet
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02 Aug 2011, 16:33
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Although swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer's legs or feet, they
Cramps in a swimmer's legs or feet caused by swimming
Swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer's legs or feet, which
The fact that swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer's legs or feet
Swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer's legs or feet, although they
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02 Aug 2011, 17:39
+1 for B.

There is no need of "although" here.

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02 Aug 2011, 18:59
will go with B too, its best of all other choices.
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02 Aug 2011, 19:23
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Although swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer's legs or feet, they can usually be avoided if the swimmer avoids overexertion and performs stretching exercises before entering the pool.

Although swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer's legs or feet, they [ They can refer to legs/feet or cramps so no clear antecedent]
Cramps in a swimmer's legs or feet caused by swimming
Swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer's legs or feet, which [ which refer to noun that it follow, here it refer to feet]
The fact that swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer's legs or feet [ fact can not be avoided]
Swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer's legs or feet, although they [ They can refer to legs/feet or cramps so no clear antecedent]

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03 Aug 2011, 03:02
+1 B

Clean and concise.
D is wordy.
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03 Aug 2011, 10:18
Another +1 for B

Cramps is the subject which need to be avoided
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04 Aug 2011, 09:25
What can be avoided? Cramps....

Cramps is the subject, and " in a swimmer's legs or feet caused by swimming" is the modifier.

B has the correct modifier usage.
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07 Aug 2011, 09:01
I have a small/stupid doubt ..

What does caused modifies in option B?? Isnt it modifying feet ??

M i really overthinking here ??? GMAT on coming wednesday .. Yikess.. scary scenario ..
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07 Aug 2011, 09:19
When you read the statement.... you must immediately ask... What can be avoided? Swimming/legs/cramps/feet

I think without doubt it is cramps. Therefore Cramps are the subject, and the modifier should only modify Cramps.
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22 Aug 2011, 11:58
b --> +1 agree with rphadus explanation
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23 Aug 2011, 00:34
B Changes Tense
+1 for C , because "cramps in a swimmer's legs or feet" is a Noun Idea for this "which can modify either Feet or Cramps"
What is OA?
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30 Aug 2011, 15:10
OA is B
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