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# Any medical test will sometimes fail to detect a condition

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Any medical test will sometimes fail to detect a condition when it is present and indicate that there is one when it is not

(A) a condition when it is present and indicate that there is one
(B) when a condition is present and indicate that there is one
(C) a condition when it is present and indicate that it is present
(D) when a condition is present and indicate its presence
(E) the presence of a condition when it is there and indicate its presence
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23 Nov 2006, 02:24
tennis_ball wrote:
I for E though for parallelism.

what does "it" refers to in E? Is the reference clear?
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24 Nov 2006, 06:14
OA is C

E is wrong coz "presence" / "when it is there" is redundant. One already describe the other + the final "it" has no referent.
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24 Nov 2006, 08:06
Hang Tuah wrote:
Any medical test will sometimes fail to detect a condition when it is present and indicate that there is one when it is not

(A) a condition when it is present and indicate that there is one
(B) when a condition is present and indicate that there is one
(C) a condition when it is present and indicate that it is present
(D) when a condition is present and indicate its presence
(E) the presence of a condition when it is there and indicate its presence

No reference to the last it (not underlined section)

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