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Common knowledge tells us that sensible exercise and eating

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Common knowledge tells us that sensible exercise and eating properly will result in better health.

a. eating properl will result
b. proper diet resulted
c. dieting will result
d. proper diet results
e. eating properly results

its c or d? official ans is d. but how come "results"?
"sensible exercise and proper diet" is plural isn't it?

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New post 02 Dec 2003, 06:58
D is wrong for your reason. AND forms a plural subject and so requires an appropriate verb. All the options with RESULTS are wrong. C is the best.

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New post 02 Dec 2003, 08:41
Hmm... I think D is wrong also. Well at least not convinced so. But if I had to pick one, I'd pick A. Nothing wrong with how it's structured.

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New post 02 Dec 2003, 09:13
i would go for d ,
There seems nothing wrong with D ,

sleeping properly and proper diet, .. whats wrong with this

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D is correct b/c it is parallel:

sensible exercise and proper diet,

A, C, and E are incorrect b/c they are not parallel:

this is not to say that we can't use eating or dieting to start the underlined portion of the sentence, but if we choose to use any of these two, we have to change the first part of the sentence to exercising or sensibly exercising for it to remain PARALLEL....

i think that's what this question is testing, so A, C, and E are out and B is out b/c of "resulted"...we don't want past tense...

my two cents...

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I vote for D too .. but could someone explain the issue with 'results' which is singular .. is that correct? if so then how come?

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Even I am confused now. I thought A is correct as it is.

Is the following considered singular subject....
sensible exercise and proper diet

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B and D are the best, but in this context we can't use the past tense.
D it is...

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New post 03 Dec 2003, 09:06
Two nouns joined by AND require a plural verb to follow.

"Dieting" is a gerund acting as a noun so there is parallelism between sensible exercise and dieting.

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So does it mean that D is wrong then? What is the official answer? explanation?

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http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=U ... nsible+%22

This question is all over the web, but it looks not to have come from ETS or Kaplan (who generally do a good job writing questions), but rather from some guy's website.

We need an answer that is parallel, in the present tense, and uses the plural form "result". None of the choices give it to us.

The question is garbage, the answer is garbage.

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New post 03 Dec 2003, 09:39
I like your explanation the best :roll: :)

If someone has this from one of the official sources (ETS, PR, Kaplan etc) drop in a message here.

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