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Doctors sometimes insist that their patients’ illnesses are the result of depression, but in ascribing these ailments to a psychological disorder, the patients are in effect told that these illnesses are all in their head.

A. in ascribing these ailments to a psychological disorder
B. if these ailments are ascribed as the cause for a psychological disorder
C. in ascribing a psychological disorder as the cause for these ailments
D. if these ailments are ascribed to a psychological disorder
E. in ascribing a psychological disorder to these ailments
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amol143 wrote:
Doctors sometimes insist that their patients’ illnesses are the result of depression, but in ascribing these ailments to a psychological disorder, the patients are in effect told that these illnesses are all in their head.

A. in ascribing these ailments to a psychological disorder
B. if these ailments are ascribed as the cause for a psychological disorder
C. in ascribing a psychological disorder as the cause for these ailments
D. if these ailments are ascribed to a psychological disorder
E. in ascribing a psychological disorder to these ailments



POE -- D is best here
A , C and E are out --modification error ...Ascribing must point to doctor ..
Between B and D --D is best

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amol143 wrote:
Doctors sometimes insist that their patients’ illnesses are the result of depression, but in ascribing these ailments to a psychological disorder, the patients are in effect told that these illnesses are all in their head.

A. in ascribing these ailments to a psychological disorder
B. if these ailments are ascribed as the cause for a psychological disorder
C. in ascribing a psychological disorder as the cause for these ailments
D. if these ailments are ascribed to a psychological disorder
E. in ascribing a psychological disorder to these ailments


The new idiom out here is "ascribe to".
Reference : http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/ascribe

Based on the error in idiom usage, eliminate choices B and C (ascribe as)

Notice that option E has reversed the sequence.
Doctors attribute ailments to psychological disorder and not the other way around.
Hence, eliminate E based on change in meaning.

Option A uses "in ascribing....blah blah, the patients". The patients never ascribed anything.
Eliminate on the grounds of incorrect modifier usage.

Answer: D

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Straight in: D.
'Ascribe to' is the idiom

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