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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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Originally posted by jugolo1 on 20 Nov 2008, 14:14.
Last edited by broall on 07 Mar 2018, 07:55, edited 1 time in total.
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20 Nov 2008, 21:43
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(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 - clumsy
(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

In part one of the sentence we are looking for any particular 'food' that can help...
in the second part we are talking about ceratin 'foods' that could help.
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21 Nov 2008, 14:19
Hi guys,

IMO E

I'd eliminate A and B, because Despite means an objection, obstacle

(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 for me, the word "no" is not properly used
(D) Although not proved that the consumption of any foods reverse hardening of the arteries, studies indicate that refraining from eating certain foods can Althought not proved is wordy
(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 Hold

OA and Source?

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22 Nov 2008, 12:20
IPO => E

My split:

despite is wrong => rule out A)/B)

see here
Despite his poverty, Owen graduated from HBS
=> "despite" will be used in case that there is obstacle, preventing the graduation

"Although" will be used in case that is not related with the obstacles.

C) & D) => change the meaning of the original
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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

The choice is between A and E but E is better cuz it has correct S-V agreement that A lacks.
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14 Jul 2009, 13:26
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 - y wrong
(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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14 Jul 2009, 13:56
I think the answer should be E.

In A, "any particular foods" is wrong. It think it should be any particular food (singular) instead.
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14 Jul 2009, 14:34
sdrandom1 wrote:
I think the answer should be E.

In A, "any particular foods" is wrong. It think it should be any particular food (singular) instead.

I seond the explanation, E wins.
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16 Jul 2009, 04:42
Ans looks like E.What is the OA?
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07 Apr 2010, 10:14
5. 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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07 Apr 2010, 11:37
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 - awkward
(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 - awkward
(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

would also like to know experts opinion.
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07 Apr 2010, 12:51
I went with (E), but my reasoning lied not in can vs. could, but in other structures of the sentences.

I was particularly stuck between choices (A) and (E). I didn't like how the sentence in (E) started with "it" because I don't generally like seeing pronouns sitting somewhere in a sentence with no antecedent. However, when I compared (E) to (A), (A) just sounded weird to me.
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15 Apr 2010, 23:03
IMO E.

Here, we are contrasting two clauses and also we have a misplaced modifier in the sentence. Some Clues:
1. reverse, studies indicate - these indicate that the sentence should be in present tense format so options with COULD (A and C are out).

2. In B, having been is akward and consumed indicates past so no match with the present form of studies indicate. So, out

3. Similarly D is out on the above reasoning.

I hope this helps.
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06 May 2010, 05:53
It's a lengthy text but good one.
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19 Jul 2010, 23:43
Also use the first principle - "SV error" to eliminate than discussing despite / although.

can/ could. B,D and E left
D : SV error
B : "having been" proved to reverse -- passive
E is left
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29 Dec 2010, 04:53
yea. E for me as well. Thanks for the explanation
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07 Jan 2011, 10:23
between A and E but E is better.S.V.AG
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07 Sep 2012, 02:59
jugolo1 wrote:
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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what does IT in option E refer to? I am very confused with the usage of Pronoun "IT"
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07 Sep 2012, 06:08
Guys,

why D is wwrong??

I thought, option E is too wordy...
whts OA?
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07 Sep 2012, 06:56
bhavinshah5685 wrote:
Guys,

why D is wwrong??

I thought, option E is too wordy...
whts OA?

In option D , Although not proved is wordy
But I have a doubt regarding IT in option E. I also marked D
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