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# Despite no proof that the consumption of any particular

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Despite no proof that the consumption of any particular foods reverse hardening of the arteries, studies indicate that refraining from eating certain foods could help reverse blockage of coronary arteries, the blood vessels that feed the heart.

(A) Despite no proof that the consumption of any particular foods reverse hardening of the arteries, studies indicate that refraining from eating certain foods could
(B) Despite no foods having been proved to reverse hardening of the arteries when consumed, studies indicate that refraining from eating certain foods can
(C) Although the consumption of no particular foods have been proved to reverse hardening of the arteries, studies indicate that to refrain from eating certain foods could
(D) Although not proved that the consumption of any foods reverse hardening of the arteries, studies indicate that refraining from eating certain foods can
(E) Although it has not been proved that the consumption of any particular food will reverse hardening of the arteries, studies indicate that refraining from eating certain foods can

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13 Nov 2005, 20:49
"Although + clause" is better than "despite + noun phrase"

I go for (E).
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13 Nov 2005, 23:52
E.
moreever,
no particular foods
any particular foods

in incorrect in other choices
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14 Nov 2005, 00:23
Use of 'could' we can eliminate A & C.

Out of B, D , E
Only E is correct.

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14 Nov 2005, 03:46
initially I was going for C, because it in E sounds ambiguous.

but again could in C is wrong.

so on the exam day I will pick E.
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14 Nov 2005, 14:19
E

Although fits better here and can must be used

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14 Nov 2005, 15:16
One more vote for E.

Althogh is a right conjuction here than Despite. so Down to C D E,

C "consumption of no particular foods have been proved to" -- is wrong cause of "no perticular foods"

D Although not proved that the consumption of any foods reverse hardening --- What is not proved ...? wrong

E best

E

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14 Nov 2005, 19:19
OA is E

great jobs guys

several members pointed out that the use of "could" was not correct, can someone explain why ? Because my pick was A (between A and E)

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HELP ! proved and proven usage ? [#permalink]

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15 Nov 2005, 21:19
Nakib: Could can be used to ask for permission, to make a request and express ability in the past. Here it means capable.

I fail to understand why E is correct bcause the past participle of proove is proven. Am I wrong on this ? can experts reason the difference between proved and proven.

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HELP ! proved and proven usage ?   [#permalink] 15 Nov 2005, 21:19
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