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As well as diabetes and heart disease, obesity can lead to dangerously high levels of low-density lipoproteins, or "bad" cholesterol, in blood and body tissues.

A) As well as diabetes and heart disease, obesity can lead to dangerously
B) In addition to diabetes and heart disease, obesity can lead to dangerous
C) Besides diabetes and heart disease, obesity also can lead to dangerously
D) Obesity can lead not only to diabetes and heart disease but also to dangerously
E) Obesity can lead to not only diabetes and heart disease but also to dangerous

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29 Oct 2008, 15:30
icandy wrote:
As well as diabetes and heart disease, obesity can lead to dangerously high levels of low-density lipoproteins, or "bad" cholesterol, in blood and body tissues.

A) As well as diabetes and heart disease, obesity can lead to dangerously
B) In addition to diabetes and heart disease, obesity can lead to dangerous
C) Besides diabetes and heart disease, obesity also can lead to dangerously misplaced word
D) Obesity can lead not only to diabetes and heart disease but also to dangerously same as E
E) Obesity can lead to not only diabetes and heart disease but also to dangerous not only X but Y where X and Y are parallel

Between A and B , I'll stick with A although its awkward. Between dangerous and dangerously, I think dangerously should be used.
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29 Oct 2008, 15:35
man! i should jump into bed now( 4 am for me ) , not even reading the sentences properly. It should be D . not only A and B but also X and Y is correctly used here .
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29 Oct 2008, 15:44
this is an interesting question. While D looks gramatically correct, it changes the original meaning of the sentence (just as C and E do)-obesity leads to diabetes, heart disease and dangerously high levels of low-density lipoproteins. While A and B says that diabetes, heart disease and obesitry lead to dangerously high levels of low-density lipoproteins. I'd stay with A.
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29 Oct 2008, 15:55
linau1982 wrote:
this is an interesting question. While D looks gramatically correct, it changes the original meaning of the sentence (just as C and E do)-obesity leads to diabetes, heart disease and dangerously high levels of low-density lipoproteins. While A and B says that diabetes, heart disease and obesitry lead to dangerously high levels of low-density lipoproteins. I'd stay with A.

didnt catch that! but i was torn between A and D
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29 Oct 2008, 16:51
linau1982 wrote:
this is an interesting question. While D looks gramatically correct, it changes the original meaning of the sentence (just as C and E do)-obesity leads to diabetes, heart disease and dangerously high levels of low-density lipoproteins. While A and B says that diabetes, heart disease and obesitry lead to dangerously high levels of low-density lipoproteins. I'd stay with A.

Exactly, That is my issue with this Q. I will post the OA's & OE's once we have enough discussion
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30 Oct 2008, 00:20
icandy wrote:
linau1982 wrote:
this is an interesting question. While D looks gramatically correct, it changes the original meaning of the sentence (just as C and E do)-obesity leads to diabetes, heart disease and dangerously high levels of low-density lipoproteins. While A and B says that diabetes, heart disease and obesitry lead to dangerously high levels of low-density lipoproteins. I'd stay with A.

Exactly, That is my issue with this Q. I will post the OA's & OE's once we have enough discussion

I would choose D
For me except A all the remaining sentences have the same meaning. Obesity leads to diabetes, heartdisease and dangerously high ..................
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30 Oct 2008, 01:53
icandy wrote:
As well as diabetes and heart disease, obesity can lead to dangerously high levels of low-density lipoproteins, or "bad" cholesterol, in blood and body tissues.

A) As well as diabetes and heart disease, obesity can lead to dangerously
B) In addition to diabetes and heart disease, obesity can lead to dangerous
C) Besides diabetes and heart disease, obesity also can lead to dangerously
D) Obesity can lead not only to diabetes and heart disease but also to dangerously
E) Obesity can lead to not only diabetes and heart disease but also to dangerous

The original question distorts the meaning of the sentence. Diabetes and heart disease cannot lead to high LDL. Instead, the sentence is trying to convey that it is obesity that leads to diabetes, heart disease as well as high LDL.

Hence, A, B and C are out. Between D and E, D uses the idiom correctly. Hence D.
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30 Oct 2008, 02:31
i have a tie between B and E

It is a modifier question, the hint here is Adverb dangerously, which verb this adverb is modifying, is it lead? Nope.

it is supposed to modify Highlevels, so it should be Adjective.

Interestingly, E is not parellel
Obesity can lead to not only diabetes and heart disease but also to dangerous

so i would go for B.

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30 Oct 2008, 07:45
D.

The message that I believe the author is trying to convey is:
"As well as diabetes and heart disease, obesity can [also] lead to dangerously high levels..."

That's probably not a very good explanation, but that's how I read the sentence
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01 Nov 2008, 13:54
A says that all three things will lead to "high levels of low-density lipoproteins, or "bad" cholesterol" while D says that only obesity leads to all things, which is wrong I guess. therefore I am still with A.

What is OA.
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