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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.

(A) Although swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer’s legs or feet, they
(B) Cramps in a swimmer’s legs or feet caused by swimming
(C) Swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer’s legs or feet, which
(D) The fact that swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer’s legs or feet
(E) Swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer’s legs or feet, although they
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(A) is incorrect because the pronoun “they” here is ambiguous; “they” could refer to “cramps,” “legs,” or “feet.”
(B) is correct because it avoids pronoun reference problems and makes it clear that “cramps” can be avoided.
(C) Although here the ambiguous pronoun is “which”, What does “which” refer to in choice: the legs or feet, the cramps, or the entire preceding clause?
(D) is also wrong; a fact cannot be avoided. (Side note: Watch out for the phrase, "the fact that" in general on the GMAT SC.)
(E) is wrong, again, because of pronoun error.

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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.

(A) Although swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer’s legs or feet, they
(B) Cramps in a swimmer’s legs or feet caused by swimming
(C) Swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer’s legs or feet, which
(D) The fact that swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer’s legs or feet
(E) Swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer’s legs or feet, although they





(A) Although swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer’s legs or feet, they
they --ambiguous
(B) Cramps in a swimmer’s legs or feet caused by swimming
correct !
(C) Swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer’s legs or feet, which
which incorrectly refers to the feet
(D) The fact that swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer’s legs or feet
It is not a fact but an observation
(E) Swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer’s legs or feet, although they
same as A

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options A,C and E have pronoun error
option D has incorrect usage of ' the fact ... cannot be avoided'
correct usage occurs in option B with a clear indication of intended meaning

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New post 01 Nov 2017, 06:51
Hi Experts,

I have question for choice C.

(C) Swimming can cause cramps in a swimmer’s legs or feet, which can usually be avoided if the swimmer avoids overexertion and performs stretching exercises before entering the pool.

is n't "in a swimmer's legs or feet" a prepositional phrase and with exception of touch rule (vital modifier can be placed before non-vital modifier"), can't "which" refer to "cramps"?

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