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Despite no proof that the consumption of any particular foods reverse

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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.

One error is enough.

(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
Consumption is singular. So it must be "reverses".

(B) Despite no foods having been proved to reverse hardening of the arteries when consumed, studies indicate that refraining from eating certain foods can
Change in meaning. Food does not serve to reverse. It is consumption that serves to reverse.

(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
Consumption is singular. So it must be "has been proved".

(D) Although not proved that the consumption of any foods reverse hardening of the arteries, studies indicate that refraining from eating certain foods can
Same mistake as in A

(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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Understanding that the subject = "the consumption" helps a LOT with this. Since "consumption" is singular, we can make the following moves

(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
(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

B is illogical as it is "despite the lack of proof" not despite "no foods having been proved"


E is correct
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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-----any particular foods is wrong

(B) Despite no foods having been proved to reverse hardening of the arteries when consumed, studies indicate that refraining from eating certain foods can----- FOODS is wrong, having been should not be used

(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-----FOODS is wrong, FOOD must be 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----- SAME as C


(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------ E is the right answer
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at first, we look at meaning problem and when there are 2 remaining choices, we look for minor grammatical error such as agreement. this order of working on sc is good because we can realize meaning error at first with ease . minor grammatical errors are easy to explain but hard to realize. only when 2 choices are left, we can realize minor grammatical errors by checking word by word in the answer choices.

using above order, i can eliminate choice B,C and D. when faced with choice A and E, I find agreement error by checking word by word.
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New post 02 Aug 2019, 19:51
normaly, the big errors such as meaning errors and structure errors are detected before minor grammartical error such as agreement or plural/singular . the reason for this is that when we read we focus on understanding the meaning of the sentence first and we realize the structure error and meaning error first.

minor grammatical errors such as agreement is easy to explain but hard to realize and hard to avoid when you make a long sentence. so, the process of solving gmat sc is the same as process of writing. we find out meaning and structure erros first and then when there are 2 remaining choices are left we find grammatical error such as agreement by checking word be word the two answer choices.

we do the same process when we write. after writing a good sentence with clear meaing and good structure, we reread to check minir grammatical error such as agreement and edit it.

so the order of solving gmat sc is
looking for meaning errors, focusing on meaning. here you also realize structure error
when there are 2 choices remains, look for minor gramatical error.
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