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# Ashton Embry's extensive research into the causes of

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Updated on: 08 Apr 2014, 14:12
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Ashton Embry's extensive research into the causes of Multiple Sclerosis and the Vitamin D connection have led him to a larger interest in Vitamin D and its effects on all aspects of human health.

A) causes of Multiple Sclerosis and the Vitamin D connection have led him to a larger interest in Vitamin D
B) cause of Multiple Sclerosis and the Vitamin D connection has led him to a larger interest in Vitamin D
C) causes of Multiple Sclerosis as well as the Vitamin D connection has led him to a larger interest in Vitamin D, including
D) cause of Multiple Sclerosis and the Vitamin D connections has led him to an interest in this vitamin
E) causes of Multiple Sclerosis and the Vitamin D connection has led him to a larger interest in this vitamin

Originally posted by goodyear2013 on 07 Apr 2014, 09:50.
Last edited by carcass on 08 Apr 2014, 14:12, edited 1 time in total.
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26 Jun 2015, 16:58
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This is nothing like a real SC problem. Is this really even from the Economist?

Things you're unlikely to see in a GMAT SC problem:

1) Major grammatical splits (cause/causes) with no hints on how to resolve them. How are we supposed to know whether he researched more than one cause?
2) References to outside knowledge that we're just supposed to "get." We can figure that "The Vitamin D connection" is supposed to mean the connection between Vitamin D and MS, but that isn't made explicit in the sentence. (Also, if you capitalized "Connection," wouldn't "Multiple Sclerosis and the Vitamin D Connection" look like the name of a band?)
3) Answers that are wrong simply because they repeat a noun instead of using a pronoun. There is nothing grammatically incorrect about repeating a noun.

Don't spend time trying to figure out whether it should be "cause" or "causes." In fact, skip this problem entirely and master the OG!
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Updated on: 26 Jun 2015, 12:37
I choose the wrong option, after looking carefully I saw " research ---- has led him to a larger" so- has. Between D and E -- larger is missing in D. E is the answer.

Originally posted by Turkish on 26 Jun 2015, 10:32.
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26 Jun 2015, 11:39
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A) causes of Multiple Sclerosis and the Vitamin D connection have led him to a larger interest in Vitamin D
1) "extensive research...have" Incorrect SV pair
2) repetition of Vitamin D, when a pronoun can be used for the 2nd instance
B) cause of Multiple Sclerosis and the Vitamin D connection has led him to a larger interest in Vitamin D
Repetition of Vitamin D, when a pronoun can be used for the 2nd instance
C) causes of Multiple Sclerosis as well as the Vitamin D connection has led him to a larger interest in Vitamin D, including
1) "as well as" is a wrong compounding word. "and" is preferred.
2) "including and its effects" is a wrong construction as it does not explain "including" what?

D) cause of Multiple Sclerosis and the Vitamin D connections has led him to an interest in this vitamin
"larger" is missing.
E) causes of Multiple Sclerosis and the Vitamin D connection has led him to a larger interest in this vitamin
CORRECT

Although I got the correct answer, I was staring at cause/causes split for a good amount of time. If someone can clarify when should they be used, it would be really helpful.
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02 Jul 2015, 13:10
DmitryFarber wrote:
This is nothing like a real SC problem. Is this really even from the Economist?

Things you're unlikely to see in a GMAT SC problem:

1) Major grammatical splits (cause/causes) with no hints on how to resolve them. How are we supposed to know whether he researched more than one cause?
2) References to outside knowledge that we're just supposed to "get." We can figure that "The Vitamin D connection" is supposed to mean the connection between Vitamin D and MS, but that isn't made explicit in the sentence. (Also, if you capitalized "Connection," wouldn't "Multiple Sclerosis and the Vitamin D Connection" look like the name of a band?)
3) Answers that are wrong simply because they repeat a noun instead of using a pronoun. There is nothing grammatically incorrect about repeating a noun.

Don't spend time trying to figure out whether it should be "cause" or "causes." In fact, skip this problem entirely and master the OG!

I absolutely agree. Plus don't you think the supposedly right answer, which says this vitamin,but this has no clear antecedent. The only thing this can refer to is "the Vitamin D connection" but that is illogical.
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16 Aug 2017, 04:41
I will go with option B. I think he researched the cause of disease. And has.
Correct me if I'm wrong.
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