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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 properly will result in better health
B. proper diet resulted
C. dieting will result
D. proper diet results
E. Eating properly results

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19 Sep 2004, 02:26
D. proper diet results

Keep things parallel

1) the form
sensible exercise and proper diet

2) the tense
Common knowledge tells us ....
Present tense. So "results" seems the correct tense.

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19 Sep 2004, 02:59
Zem wrote:
Common knowledge tells us that sensible exercise and eating properly will result in better health.

A. eating properly will result in better health
B. proper diet resulted
C. dieting will result
D. proper diet results
E. Eating properly results

my choice D..

But i think choice D will be more correct if
D. proper diet result

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19 Sep 2004, 03:48
I would go with C
A) not parallel --> eating properly is present participle+adverb. We need some noun form to have proper enumeration
B) wrong tense
C) gerund = noun. Pick this
D) wrong conjugation. Should be "result"
E) same as A on top of wrong conjugation
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19 Sep 2004, 15:08
C, gerund is used as noun and compound subject get right verb number- result.
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19 Sep 2004, 15:17
Good catch Paul. I fell for the 'results'...
but i would agree with Paul on this one. Gerund=noun and the plural form of result = result.
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19 Sep 2004, 22:04
OA is D

But actually I dont know why it is not 'result'.

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20 Sep 2004, 02:18
Zem wrote:
OA is D

But actually I dont know why it is not 'result'.

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I have some issues with Nova Press Gmat SCs.
Due to some reason either their SC explanation is not convincing enuf or their SC has typos. I faced a couple of SCs in which the ans was obvious (so far as where GMAT_English is concerned), but the ans was different!

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20 Sep 2004, 03:49
I agree, D is clearly incorrect with this "s".
However Oa said I was right he he he

B seems to be the only other possible correct choice

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