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Eating saltwater fish may significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and also aid for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis and asthma, according to three research studies published in the Journal of Medicine.

(A) significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and also aid for
(B) be significant in reducing the risk of heart attacks and aid for
(C) significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and aid
(D) cause a significant reduction in the risk of heart attacks and aid to
(E) significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks as well as aiding

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25 Jun 2007, 09:53
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Eating saltwater fish may significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and also aid for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis and asthma, according to three research studies published in the Journal of Medicine.

A) significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and also aid for
B)be significant in reducing the risk of heart attacks and aid for
C)significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and aid for
D)cause a significant reduction in the risk of heart attacks and aid to
E) significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks as well as aiding

aid for, aid to, aiding <-- what's correct here?

I think it's D. Although a bit wordy, it correctly conveys the message:

Eating saltwater fish may cause

1)a significant reduction in the risk of heart attacks
and
2)aid to sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis and asthma.
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25 Jun 2007, 11:20
ill go with E

all the other choices make the sentence seem that eating saltwater fish reduces the risk of aid

makes no sense.. E fixes that problem
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25 Jun 2007, 11:33
A) significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and also aid for
B)be significant in reducing the risk of heart attacks and aid for
C)significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and aid (there is no 'for' in this sentence, that's a typo, OA is C)
D)cause a significant reduction in the risk of heart attacks and aid to
E) significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks as well as aiding
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25 Jun 2007, 21:48
None of the choices makes sense. Is there a typo???
Please check the source from where the question was posted.
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25 Jun 2007, 21:58
I think it should be D too cause of the other answer choices its the only one that makes some sense
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Eating saltwater fish may significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and also aid for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis and asthma, according to three research studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

(A) significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and also aid for
(B) be significant in reducing the risk of heart attacks and aid for
(C) significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and aid
(D) cause a significant reduction in the risk of heart attacks and aid to
(E) significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks as well as aiding

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11 Jul 2007, 08:44
I am between A and C. C does seems shorter, but I am not sure if you eliminate the word for, will it change the meaning of the sentence? I will probably choose A.
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11 Jul 2007, 09:37
I think i have seen this one but we probably dont have 'may' underlined or do we? If it is underlined then C,D and E are automatically elliminated.

So, everything as it is then the answer must be A because B wouldn't make sense.

Assuming 'may' is NOT underlined then, I believe OA may be D?

Eating sw fish may cause a significant reduction in...and (a significant) aid to sufferers of X.

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11 Jul 2007, 09:37
I'm not satisfied with any, but will go with C .
ont you think 'reduces' should be used instead of 'reduce ' in C. Anyway, if were to pick one answer, i would still go with C
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I'm not satisfied with any, but will go with C .
ont you think 'reduces' should be used instead of 'reduce ' in C. Anyway, if were to pick one answer, i would still go with C

There is no ambuguity in C.
Underlining in the question is Wrong.
If you look at the Option A, it states "significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and also aid for".
So "may" should not be underlined in the question.
"may" will require plural verb so C is Right.

Eating saltwater fish may significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and aid sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis and asthma, according to three research studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

So C has:
- proper S-V agreement
- Parallelism
- Correct Idiom "aid + person/thing"

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It looks like choice is betwen A and C.
I will go with C, see below

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272. Eating saltwater fish may significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and also aid for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis and asthma, according to three research studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
(A) significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and also aid for ---"also" is redundant, "for" makes sentence structure unparallel
(B) be significant in reducing the risk of heart attacks and aid for
(C) significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and aid ---Perfect and Correct
(D) cause a significant reduction in the risk of heart attacks and aid to
(E) significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks as well as aiding

There were previous posts on this question but there were inherent typos in those threads. I reposted this question for further clarification.
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It has to be C
You cannot "aid for sufferers", so A & B are out bc 'aid' is an active verb in this case.
You cannot "aid to sufferers" so bye-bye D.
And E has agreement issues btw "reduce" and "as well as aiding"
C it is by POE and by the fact that reduce and aid both act as active verbs in their respective clauses.
BTW, because may is part of the actual sentence, it should be "may significantly reduce" and not "may significantly reduces", to answer trahul4's question.
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12 Jul 2007, 02:29
yes if may is part of the sentence then usage of reduce is correct.
But if may is not used, then i believe we should use reduces.. any comments ?
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Eating saltwater fish may significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and also aid for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis and asthma, according to three research studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

(A) significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and also aid for
(B) be significant in reducing the risk of heart attacks and aid for
(C) significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and aid
(D) cause a significant reduction in the risk of heart attacks and aid to
(E) significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks as well as aiding
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05 Nov 2008, 23:19
C.

"aid" requires direct object. Hence, "for" is not required. Apart from this issue, A is ok. C addresses this issue in A.
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OA is c
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It is C and OA is also C
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Option (C) is the correct answer

Understanding the difference between "Aid for" and "Aid to" is required

Aid for - Provide aid in doing something
Aid to - Give aid to somebody
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+1 C

Parallelism: reduce...AND...aid. Both must be working verbs.
When aid acts as a working verb, the correct idiom is "aid (object)"

We don't need "aid for".
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