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Despite the money that has been invested by industry in the attempt to persuade Americans that highly processed foods are the best foods, the populace stubbornly clings to the belief that such foods are neither particularly healthy or tasty.

(A) are neither particularly healthy or tasty.
(B) are neither particularly healthful nor tasty.
(C) are not particularly health or tasty.
(D) are not particularly healthful or tasteful.
(E) are not very healthy nor tasty.

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24 Nov 2007, 04:19
A

I am giving it a try but not sure about it.

B, C, and E, are either awkward or not parallel, so eliminate them.

Between A and D, albeit later looks parallel, but healthful and tasteful dont go with the sentence.

Even in A neither.....or is used rather than neither .... nor... but I hardly have any choice left to choose.... So in real GMAT my answer will be A.

Its a good question.... anxious to see other responses

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24 Nov 2007, 04:30
Beyond700 wrote:
Despite the money that has been invested by industry in the attempt to persuade Americans that highly processed foods are the best foods, the populace stubbornly clings to the belief that such foods are neither particularly healthy or tasty.

(A) are neither particularly healthy or tasty.
(B) are neither particularly healthful nor tasty.
(C) are not particularly health or tasty.
(D) are not particularly healthful or tasteful.
(E) are not very healthy nor tasty.

Beyond700, are you sure that there is no typo in (C)? (C) makes sense if it means: are not particularly healthy or tasty.

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24 Nov 2007, 06:02
Vote for (B) should be neither.. nor + healthy

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24 Nov 2007, 13:01
eyunni wrote:
Beyond700 wrote:
Despite the money that has been invested by industry in the attempt to persuade Americans that highly processed foods are the best foods, the populace stubbornly clings to the belief that such foods are neither particularly healthy or tasty.

(A) are neither particularly healthy or tasty.
(B) are neither particularly healthful nor tasty.
(C) are not particularly health or tasty.
(D) are not particularly healthful or tasteful.
(E) are not very healthy nor tasty.

Beyond700, are you sure that there is no typo in (C)? (C) makes sense if it means: are not particularly healthy or tasty.

I learnt something today:
Difference between Healthy or Healthful:

In formal English, things are healthful (i.e., good for one's health). People or other creatures are healthy (i.e., in a state of good health).

Incorrect: Eat a healthy breakfast.
Correct: Eat a healthful breakfast.
Correct: You look healthy today.

I infer that we use 'healthy' for living things. Please correct me if I am wrong. However, in current usage, both are accepted.

Difference between tasty and tasteful:

The word "tasty" is generally used when one is talking about food. When you say that something is "tasty" what you mean is that it smells and tastes good; it is appetizing. Here are a few examples.

*The pizza is very tasty.
*The food that was served at the party was very tasty.

The word "tasteful", on the other hand, is not used in the context of food. . When you say that something is tasteful what you are implying is that it is very elegant or attractive. It is in good taste. This is a word that is normally used when referring to the manner in which something has been furnished or decorated. Here are a few examples.

*The hotel has been tastefully furnished.
*Though Mary spent a lot of money, she has a tastefully decorated home.

source: "The Hindu" newspaper (online edition, education section).

(B) it should be.

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24 Nov 2007, 15:01
Beyond700 wrote:
Despite the money that has been invested by industry in the attempt to persuade Americans that highly processed foods are the best foods, the populace stubbornly clings to the belief that such foods are neither particularly healthy or tasty.

(A) are neither particularly healthy or tasty.
(B) are neither particularly healthful nor tasty.
(C) are not particularly health or tasty.
(D) are not particularly healthful or tasteful.
(E) are not very healthy nor tasty.

B

You need neither + nor,

B is the only answuer that express that food is NEITHER healthful NOR testy

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24 Nov 2007, 16:45
eyunni wrote:
eyunni wrote:
Beyond700 wrote:
Despite the money that has been invested by industry in the attempt to persuade Americans that highly processed foods are the best foods, the populace stubbornly clings to the belief that such foods are neither particularly healthy or tasty.

(A) are neither particularly healthy or tasty.
(B) are neither particularly healthful nor tasty.
(C) are not particularly health or tasty.
(D) are not particularly healthful or tasteful.
(E) are not very healthy nor tasty.

Beyond700, are you sure that there is no typo in (C)? (C) makes sense if it means: are not particularly healthy or tasty.

I learnt something today:
Difference between Healthy or Healthful:

In formal English, things are healthful (i.e., good for one's health). People or other creatures are healthy (i.e., in a state of good health).

Incorrect: Eat a healthy breakfast.
Correct: Eat a healthful breakfast.
Correct: You look healthy today.

I infer that we use 'healthy' for living things. Please correct me if I am wrong. However, in current usage, both are accepted.

Difference between tasty and tasteful:

The word "tasty" is generally used when one is talking about food. When you say that something is "tasty" what you mean is that it smells and tastes good; it is appetizing. Here are a few examples.

*The pizza is very tasty.
*The food that was served at the party was very tasty.

The word "tasteful", on the other hand, is not used in the context of food. . When you say that something is tasteful what you are implying is that it is very elegant or attractive. It is in good taste. This is a word that is normally used when referring to the manner in which something has been furnished or decorated. Here are a few examples.

*The hotel has been tastefully furnished.
*Though Mary spent a lot of money, she has a tastefully decorated home.

source: "The Hindu" newspaper (online edition, education section).

(B) it should be.

Wonderful. This is what I learnt yesterday... and I thought I will share the same with you all...

OA - 'B' for reasons above

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25 Nov 2007, 01:37
I learnt something today:
Difference between Healthy or Healthful:

In formal English, things are healthful (i.e., good for one's health). People or other creatures are healthy (i.e., in a state of good health).

Incorrect: Eat a healthy breakfast.
Correct: Eat a healthful breakfast.
Correct: You look healthy today.

I infer that we use 'healthy' for living things. Please correct me if I am wrong. However, in current usage, both are accepted.

Difference between tasty and tasteful:

The word "tasty" is generally used when one is talking about food. When you say that something is "tasty" what you mean is that it smells and tastes good; it is appetizing. Here are a few examples.

*The pizza is very tasty.
*The food that was served at the party was very tasty.

The word "tasteful", on the other hand, is not used in the context of food. . When you say that something is tasteful what you are implying is that it is very elegant or attractive. It is in good taste. This is a word that is normally used when referring to the manner in which something has been furnished or decorated. Here are a few examples.

*The hotel has been tastefully furnished.
*Though Mary spent a lot of money, she has a tastefully decorated home.

source: "The Hindu" newspaper (online edition, education section).

(B) it should be.[/quote]

Thank eyunni, wonderful explanation!!!

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27 Nov 2007, 08:52
Beyond700 wrote:
Despite the money that has been invested by industry in the attempt to persuade Americans that highly processed foods are the best foods, the populace stubbornly clings to the belief that such foods are neither particularly healthy or tasty.

(A) are neither particularly healthy or tasty.
(B) are neither particularly healthful nor tasty.
(C) are not particularly health or tasty.
(D) are not particularly healthful or tasteful.
(E) are not very healthy nor tasty.

E.

Niether X nor Y is correct.

Not X nor Y is correct.

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27 Nov 2007, 08:55
GK_Gmat wrote:
Beyond700 wrote:
Despite the money that has been invested by industry in the attempt to persuade Americans that highly processed foods are the best foods, the populace stubbornly clings to the belief that such foods are neither particularly healthy or tasty.

(A) are neither particularly healthy or tasty.
(B) are neither particularly healthful nor tasty.
(C) are not particularly health or tasty.
(D) are not particularly healthful or tasteful.
(E) are not very healthy nor tasty.

E.

Niether X nor Y is correct.

Not X nor Y is correct.

Wow! Just read about the healthy and healthful stuff.

Well not x nor y still is still correct! Healthy in E is incorrect now!

What's the source of this question?

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27 Nov 2007, 20:03
The idioms are neither...nor, and either...or. You can't mix them together - that's incorrect. B it is. Eyunni gave an excellent explanation for the secondary issue in the sentence - the difference and usage of "healthy" and "healthful", and "tasty" and "tasteful" - so I have nothing to add there!
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