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# Children who watch a great deal of television and their

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Children who watch a great deal of television and their [#permalink]

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17 Oct 2006, 07:59
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Children who watch a great deal of television and their families have a history of near-sightedness will probably require glasses sooner than their peers who are not predisposed to myopia in these ways.

A. and their families have a history of near-sightedness
B. whose families have a history of near-sightedness
C. and a history of near-sightedness runs in the family
D. whose families have a history of near-sightedness running in them
E. with a history of near-sightedness running in the family

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17 Oct 2006, 09:38
Argh - this is a tough one. My vote is for B. Although E is close?
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17 Oct 2006, 10:25
It would be good learning if all of you justify your answers..

A. appears best
B. 'whose' next to television ...seems illogical.
C. Means ..children watches television and a history ..
D. whose just next to television ...seems illogical
E. 'television with a history of near-sighted' ...seems not correct

By the way What is OA?
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17 Oct 2006, 11:36
Go with 'E'.

Children who watch a great deal of television "-----" will probably require glasses sooner than their peers who are not predisposed to myopia in these ways.

A. and their families have a history of near-sightedness - broken structure with an independent second sentence.

B. whose families have a history of near-sightedness - sounds a disconnect without "and" in between the modifying clauses.

C. and a history of near-sightedness runs in the family - same as 'A'. broken structure with an independent second sentence.

D. whose families have a history of near-sightedness running in them - same as 'B'. sounds a disconnect without "and" in between the modifying clauses.

E. with a history of near-sightedness running in the family - sounds the best.
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17 Oct 2006, 11:45
I think its B

Children who watch a great deal of television and their families have a history of near-sightedness will probably require glasses sooner than their peers who are not predisposed to myopia in these ways.

A. and their families have a history of near-sightedness (watch the tv and families)
B. whose families have a history of near-sightedness
C. and a history of near-sightedness runs in the family (doesn't make sense)
D. whose families have a history of near-sightedness running in them (running in them is awkward and suggests something is actually running)
E. with a history of near-sightedness running in the family (Children who watch a great deal of television with a history of near-sightedness )

B) provides the clearest distinction between watching tv and the genetic disposition
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17 Oct 2006, 11:49
I go with A , tempted by B
B whose has no clear antecedent ( television or children)
E "running" sounds so awkward
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18 Oct 2006, 06:37
E because the rest is akward or modifies television insted of children.
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18 Oct 2006, 06:51
Go with 'E'.

Children who watch a great deal of television "-----" will probably require glasses sooner than their peers who are not predisposed to myopia in these ways.

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18 Oct 2006, 15:48
OA is B.

Sorry about the delay in posting the OA!
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18 Oct 2006, 17:12
how do we decipher that "whose" is referring to children and not television?
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Re: SC - Watching television and near-sightedness in familie [#permalink]

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18 Oct 2006, 20:24
anandsebastin wrote:
Children who watch a great deal of television and their families have a history of near-sightedness will probably require glasses sooner than their peers who are not predisposed to myopia in these ways.

A. and their families have a history of near-sightedness
B. whose families have a history of near-sightedness
C. and a history of near-sightedness runs in the family
D. whose families have a history of near-sightedness running in them
E. with a history of near-sightedness running in the family

Are you sure the and is to be underlined? If it is, B seems to be a clear miosplaced modifier. whose modifies television.
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Re: SC - Watching television and near-sightedness in familie [#permalink]

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18 Oct 2006, 20:27
kripalkavi wrote:
anandsebastin wrote:
Children who watch a great deal of television and their families have a history of near-sightedness will probably require glasses sooner than their peers who are not predisposed to myopia in these ways.

A. and their families have a history of near-sightedness
B. whose families have a history of near-sightedness
C. and a history of near-sightedness runs in the family
D. whose families have a history of near-sightedness running in them
E. with a history of near-sightedness running in the family

Are you sure the and is to be underlined? If it is, B seems to be a clear miosplaced modifier. whose modifies television.

was thinking in the same way. Even E sounds as if, televison has a history (Television with a history)...I guess "and" should not be underlined.
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Re: SC - Watching television and near-sightedness in families [#permalink]

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21 Dec 2008, 12:24
I came across this question Kaplan Cat. I just think it is a bad question - no answers make sense. However, OA is indeed B and question poster made no mistake in underlying the correct part of the sentence.
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Re: SC - Watching television and near-sightedness in families [#permalink]

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28 Dec 2008, 07:56
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As all you explained, B is OA. But, I think there is something wrong here. Using "whose families ... " right after "Television" seems nonsense because the underlined phrase includes "and"...So if using that way, whose here stands for television, which makes sentence nonsene.
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Re: SC - Watching television and near-sightedness in families [#permalink]

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28 Dec 2008, 19:18
anandsebastin wrote:
Children who watch a great deal of television and their families have a history of near-sightedness will probably require glasses sooner than their peers who are not predisposed to myopia in these ways.

A. and their families have a history of near-sightedness
B. whose families have a history of near-sightedness
C. and a history of near-sightedness runs in the family
D. whose families have a history of near-sightedness running in them
E. with a history of near-sightedness running in the family

B. Agree that "and" should not be underlined.
All other than B are awakward, unparalled and ungramatical.

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