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Dietary restrictions don't always help in losing weight; abstaining from your favorite foods were found to generate increased cravings to which you eventually yield.

a. were found to generate increased cravings
b. have found to be generating increased cravings
c. has been found to generate an increase in cravings
d. has been found to generate increased cravings
e. has been found to generate increasing cravings

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Correct answer : d

Why is option c incorrect?
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option c according to me is not incorrect. but correct answer is d. could you please explain why that is so?
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Little wordy in comparison to D, hence C is not preferred

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Is there any other explanation? Why is D right and C wrong?
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Is there any other explanation? Why is D right and C wrong?



C slightly alters meaning. It says you will yield to the increase in pressure when you abstain from food.

D says you will yield to the increased pressure. Hence, the better choice between the two IMO.


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C implies several episodes of abstaining food will add up to increased cravings. This does not make logical sense since the sentence is trying to make more of an immediate causal-effect relationship (i.e. every time someone abstains from food, increase cravings occur).
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Dietary restrictions don't always help in losing weight; abstaining from your favorite foods were found to generate increased cravings to which you eventually yield.

a. were found to generate increased cravings
b. have found to be generating increased cravings
c. has been found to generate an increase in cravings
d. has been found to generate increased cravings
e. has been found to generate increasing cravings

Hence - D
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can someone explain why D is better than C in terms of grammar rules and meaning?
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can someone explain why D is better than C in terms of grammar rules and meaning?


The article "an" is used before singular countable nouns which have vowel sounds(a,e,i,o,u).
"cravings" is a plural non-countable noun.
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The article "an" is used before singular countable nouns which have vowel sounds(a,e,i,o,u).
"cravings" is a plural non-countable noun.[/quote]

Could you explain which rule is this?
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I would be maxing out my expert replies today. But I really need to understand the difference between c and d. Is there any reason other than wordiness?

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Hi KungFuGmat,

Let me try,

c. has been found to generate an increase in cravings -
d. has been found to generate increased cravings

Dietary restrictions don't always help in losing weight; abstaining from your favorite foods were found to generate increased cravings to which you eventually yield.

abstaining from favourite foods causes something - what ? - cravings - but what kind of - Increased carvings but as per C it seems 'abstaining from favourite foods causes an increase- this is absurd.


so D is your answer.

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why "increased" is preferred over "increasing"?
What is the source of this question?

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I would be maxing out my expert replies today. But I really need to understand the difference between c and d. Is there any reason other than wordiness?

@GMATNinja please come to the rescue!

Just a friendly reminder to please please please include the source whenever you post a question on the forums!

This question does not look remotely legitimate to me, and I'm 99.99% certain that it's not an official question. So please don't lose any sleep over this -- it isn't worth any of your time at all.

(Sorry KungFuGmat, this is probably the lamest "rescue" ever!)
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