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19 Aug 2003, 20:53
hi! can someone tell me what is the correct way of analysing these questions?

a)Many athletes develop poor fundamentals when trying to compensate
from an injury, but they can correct these fundamentals with
hard work and dedication.

1) but they can correct these fundamentals
2) but are correctable
3) but they can correct them
4) which can be corrected
5) but these fundamentals can be corrected

b)When dramatic news headlines cause children to become anxious, psychologists advise parents to discuss the dusturbing event with them,
putting the news coverage into perspective,avoid overreacting,and to turn into a counselor or clergy member if a child shows signs of long-lasting distress.

1)putting the news coverage into perspective, avoid
2)putting the news coverage into perspective, to avoid
3)putting the news coverage into perspective, avoiding
4)put the news coverage into perspective, avoiding
5)put the news coverage into perspective, to avoid

c) Some psychiatric students indicate that among distinguished artists the rates of manic depression and major-depression are ten to thirteen times as prevalent as in the population at large.
1)
2) the rates of manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times more prevalent than in
3) the rates of manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times more prevalent when compared to
4) manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times as prevalent when compared to
5) manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times more prevalent than in

i thought b's answer is 5 but im wrong.im totally blown out

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20 Aug 2003, 00:33
doloris

a) 3
b) 3
c) 5

right?

As for b). I am not a guru in grammar, therefore my explanation will be very simple.
"putting the news coverage into perspective, avoiding" is a modifier of "psychologists advise parents to discuss the dusturbing event with them"
Therefore, we have to use both "putting" and "avoidng" with "-ing" eding.
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20 Aug 2003, 03:34
doloris wrote:
hi! can someone tell me what is the correct way of analysing these questions?

a)Many athletes develop poor fundamentals when trying to compensate
from an injury, but they can correct these fundamentals with
hard work and dedication.

1) but they can correct these fundamentals
2) but are correctable
3) but they can correct them
4) which can be corrected
5) but these fundamentals can be corrected

b)When dramatic news headlines cause children to become anxious, psychologists advise parents to discuss the dusturbing event with them,
putting the news coverage into perspective,avoid overreacting,and to turn into a counselor or clergy member if a child shows signs of long-lasting distress.

1)putting the news coverage into perspective, avoid
2)putting the news coverage into perspective, to avoid
3)putting the news coverage into perspective, avoiding
4)put the news coverage into perspective, avoiding
5)put the news coverage into perspective, to avoid

c) Some psychiatric students indicate that among distinguished artists the rates of manic depression and major-depression are ten to thirteen times as prevalent as in the population at large.
1)
2) the rates of manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times more prevalent than in
3) the rates of manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times more prevalent when compared to
4) manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times as prevalent when compared to
5) manic depression and major depression are ten to thirteen times more prevalent than in

i thought b's answer is 5 but im wrong.im totally blown out

IMO:

a 1
b 2
c 5
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20 Aug 2003, 06:14
can you elaborate a little as i am unable to follow

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20 Aug 2003, 07:05
What is wrong with 3 in question a? "them" couldn't be referring to anything alse than fundamentals...

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20 Aug 2003, 07:42
agree with MartinMag

AkamaiBrah, pls, explain
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31 Aug 2003, 12:02
Kaplan's stuff?

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05 Sep 2003, 10:55
MartinMag wrote:
What is wrong with 3 in question a? "them" couldn't be referring to anything alse than fundamentals...

They = athletes
Them = fundamentals (acceptable in talking terms because it's intuitive)
BUT
Them = athletes (grammatically)

And since, ETS wants grammatically correct answer, you have to specifically say fundamentals.

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24 Sep 2008, 06:19
i would go with 5

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24 Sep 2008, 14:13
b)2
How do you put the news coverage in perspective? By discussing the news with the children. Therefore, this is extension of a single sentence-"to put the ....in perspective (by) discussing.......children" to avoid overreacting and to........
Note that there is uniformity with respect to using "to".
Therefore it should be 2.

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24 Sep 2008, 14:13
b)2
How do you put the news coverage in perspective? By discussing the news with the children. Therefore, this is extension of a single sentence-"to put the ....in perspective (by) discussing.......children" to avoid overreacting and to........
Note that there is uniformity with respect to using "to".
Therefore it should be 2.

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