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03 Jan 2009, 22:22
Young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits caused by the desire to be as thin as possible.
(A) Young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits caused by the desire to be as thin as possible.
(B) Good eating habits sometimes fail to be maintained by young female ballet dancers and gymnasts caused by desiring to be as thin as possible.
(C) Because they desire to be as thin as possible, good eating habits are sometimes not maintained by young female ballet dancers and gymnasts.
(D) Because they desire to be as thin as possible, young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits.
(E) Young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits because they desire to be as thin as possible
I always got these type of qs wrong can some one explain?
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03 Jan 2009, 23:28
Easy (D)
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04 Jan 2009, 04:34
vivektripathi wrote:
Young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits caused by the desire to be as thin as possible.
(A) Young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits caused by the desire to be as thin as possible.
(B) Good eating habits sometimes fail to be maintained by young female ballet dancers and gymnasts caused by desiring to be as thin as possible.
(C) Because they desire to be as thin as possible, good eating habits are sometimes not maintained by young female ballet dancers and gymnasts.
(D) Because they desire to be as thin as possible, young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits.
(E) Young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits because they desire to be as thin as possible
I always got these type of qs wrong can some one explain?

1. A means that : the desire (to be as thin as possible) causes the habits, making A sound awkard, A out

2. "to be maintained" wordy, and "desiring" should be "the desire", anyway B out immediately

3. C means that "habits" desire to be as thin as possible, awkard, C out

4. "they" in E can refer to both "habits" and "dancers and gymnasts", E out

D remains
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04 Jan 2009, 05:21
I think E should be right ...
as Subject (Young female ballet dancers and gymnasts ) comes in first part of the sentence ..

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04 Jan 2009, 06:20
A

if u see D and E are the same... so both ruled out
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04 Jan 2009, 13:45
tenaman10 wrote:
I think E should be right ...
as Subject (Young female ballet dancers and gymnasts ) comes in first part of the sentence ..

I see what you are saying, but D seems to be better as it eliminates the pronoun reference ambiguity. You probably might be thinking that "they" appears in all the choices and probably is non controversial.

What is the source of this Q?
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05 Jan 2009, 07:27
tenaman10 wrote:
I think E should be right ...
as Subject (Young female ballet dancers and gymnasts ) comes in first part of the sentence ..

I think both D and E are good ans. The only different is the sequence of the expression . Preposing the reason will make the sentence more clear and logic , because it is in accordance with the event-sequence . So D is the best .
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05 Jan 2009, 09:04
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05 Jan 2009, 16:35
I had D, but I changed my answer to A. I felt "they" was just too ambiguous, even A doesn't really sound the best either.
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05 Jan 2009, 16:49
I had D, but I changed my answer to A. I felt "they" was just too ambiguous, even A doesn't really sound the best either.

BFN,

A is clearly wrong as caused by takes a noun.
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06 Jan 2009, 07:54
I should have never taken a month off from the GMATs

icandy wrote:
I had D, but I changed my answer to A. I felt "they" was just too ambiguous, even A doesn't really sound the best either.

BFN,

A is clearly wrong as caused by takes a noun.
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06 Jan 2009, 13:29
what is the OA
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11 Jan 2009, 12:48
isn't "the desire" noun?
icandy wrote:
I had D, but I changed my answer to A. I felt "they" was just too ambiguous, even A doesn't really sound the best either.

BFN,

A is clearly wrong as caused by takes a noun.

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