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Among other things, chronic inflammation in the digestive tract – particularly the small intestine - may interfere with how the body uses the calories in food, storing more of them as fat rather than to burn them for energy.


A. them as fat rather than to burn them

B. them as fat rather than burn them

C. it as fat rather than burning them

D. it as fat rather than burning it

E. them as fat rather then burning it

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D clears all the pronoun errors
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Among other things, chronic inflammation in the digestive tract – particularly the small intestine - may interfere with how the body uses the calories in food, storing more of them as fat rather than to burn them for energy.


A. them as fat rather than to burn them

B. them as fat rather than burn them

C. it as fat rather than burning them

D. it as fat rather than burning it

E. them as fat rather then burning it


B. calories -> plural, therefore 'them' rather than 'it'. We are left with A and B. the 'to' in A disrupts the parallelism. Hence, B
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D clear our parallelism error and pronoun error....

So D is winning choice.
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Calories are plural, so "them" is the right choice. Moreover, "to" in option A is not needed. Therefore, I go with B.
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The plural 'calories' and its appropriate pronoun 'them' are the cue words. B is the answer
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The plural 'calories' and its appropriate pronoun 'them' are the cue words. B is the answer


Hi, daagh

1. We are always taught about parallel construction. Why in this case we have to neglect it?
2. Here is burn in plural, whereas body is singular. Don't you think that burns is more suitable?

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B. Calories is plural, requires them. I feel B is better than A. To burn implies intention, I think, and that doesn't fit.

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Among other things, chronic inflammation in the digestive tract – particularly the small intestine - may interfere with how the body uses the calories in food, storing more of them as fat rather than to burn them for energy.


A. them as fat rather than to burn them

B. them as fat rather than burn them

C. it as fat rather than burning them

D. it as fat rather than burning it

E. them as fat rather then burning it


"them" is used for calories. calories --> Plural. So we will use "them" plural.
"it" is used for singular nouns . Hence eliminate C,D,E.

Parallelism error can be thought of if it is not conveying the meaning.
A is wrong because of "to burn". It is incorrect. It means with intention of burning. Hence A is incorrect.
But It's general phenomenon. Simple Present should be used. "burn" should be used.

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Where is such a choice with burns? Do you want to create a new choice with 'burns'? One shouldn't practice GMAT that way, I feel.
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The plural 'calories' and its appropriate pronoun 'them' are the cue words. B is the answer


Hello daagh,
Why D can't be the answer.
I went for D considering parallelism between storing and burning.
From plural noun perspective it is also wrong.

Confused between B and D.
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The plural 'calories' and its appropriate pronoun 'them' are the cue words. B is the answer


Hello daagh,
Why D can't be the answer.
I went for D considering parallelism between storing and burning.
From plural noun perspective it is also wrong.

Confused between B and D.
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"it" is a singular Pronoun. So it should be used for singular nouns.
Here Noun is "calories", a plural noun. Hence we need plural pronoun too. "them" is the correct usage.

If you have any doubt about what noun should a pronoun replace. Replace pronoun with noun and check if it makes sense.

In this case - storing more of calories as fat rather than to burn calories for energy. It makes perfect sense.

Hence B is right answer.
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How do you reconcile plural calories with the singular pronoun 'it' in D?
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Where is such a choice with burns? Do you want to create a new choice with 'burns'? One shouldn't practice GMAT that way, I feel.


Dear daagh,

I'm asking you because I want to understand your expert's logic. I'm confused here, so someone is needed to fix my understanding of the topic, nothing more nothing less :-)

Option B:
1. Why do you concider "burn" correct if body is singular, and by all rules it "burns"?
2. What is the rule/exception that you use to allow non parallel structure in "rather than"?

Option E:
3. Is that possible that in choice D author of the text is "it" for "food" and "burn" as a synonym of "to digest", making antecedent "it" legitimate?

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Dear experts, mikemcgarry GMATNinja seemingly you are the last resort for finding ultimate truth here
Can you kindly explain in what cases we can neglect parallelism in "rather than" construction? What option would you choose, thank you!
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Bunuel Ninja mike... need some expert help... why would B be a better choice over A? TIA.

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My attempt at explaining how I approached this ? :|

The intended meaning is key!

Here at first glance - chronic inflammation appears to be the main subject. As you continue reading, the author's intention appears to change to focus on burning energy. It's non-sensical to think that chronic inflammation can be used for calories in food or storing them.

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Among other things, chronic inflammation in the digestive tract – particularly the small intestine - may interfere with how the body uses the calories in food, storing more of them as fat rather than to burn them for energy.


A. them as fat rather than to burn them - not parallel

B. them as fat rather than burn them - looks good

C. it as fat rather than burning them - wrong pronoun in # - should be them because the antecedent is calories

D. it as fat rather than burning it- wrong pronoun in # - should be them because the antecedent is calories

E. them as fat rather then burning it needs the plural prounoun "them"
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IMO the answer should be B. Only this option uses 'them' in both cases. Agreed 'storing' is not exactly parallel with 'burn' but that is the best we have got.
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Among other things, chronic inflammation in the digestive tract – particularly the small intestine - may interfere with how the body uses the calories in food, storing more of them as fat rather than to burn them for energy.


A. them as fat rather than to burn them

B. them as fat rather than burn them

C. it as fat rather than burning them

D. it as fat rather than burning it

E. them as fat rather then burning it


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Usually, when you find pronoun decision points in a sentence correction problem, you should start by assessing those. However, in this problem that decision point is quite tricky! When assessing “it” versus “them,” you might think that the pronoun should be plural, as it seems to be referring to calories. But if it is singular, it could also refer to food and this too is logical (in fact you don’t really “store calories as fat” but you do “store food as fat”). Since both seem reasonable, look for other decision points. One important consideration is that you cannot mix and match the pronouns – either both need to be singular or both need to be plural. That allows you to definitely eliminate (C) and (E) as they incorrectly mix and match a singular and plural pronoun. The other critical decision point between (A), (B), and (D) is the “burning” versus “to burn” or “burn.” Checking parallelism, you see that this expression needs to be: “STORING more of it as fat rather than BURNING it for energy.” Comparisons such as this require strict parallelism and (A) and (B) both clearly violate that. While you might be a bit perplexed by the singular pronoun choice in (D), it is the only one that avoids concrete errors of agreement and parallelism. The correct answer is (D).
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