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Even though the disease has been eliminated in most of Africa, thousands of Sudanese are still in danger of contracting Guinea worm disease, a sometimes-crippling disease spread by the Dracunculus medinensis virus.

A)are still in danger of contracting
B)are still in danger to contract
C)still have a danger of contracting
D)are still endangered by contraction
E)still have a danger that they will contract


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This question tests the knowledge of the correct idiom "to be in danger of (something)." We don't say that somebody "has a danger" but that somebody "IS in danger of..." Also the expression "to be endangered by contraction" sounds awkward. Thus the only answer that uses the correct idiom is
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Answer A
- (A) is concise and idiomatically correct. The proper form is "in danger of X'ing". The phrases "in danger to X", "have a danger of X'ing", and "have a danger that they will X" are all unidiomatic, so we eliminate (B), (C) and (E).

(D) subtly changes the meaning of the sentence. The original sentence states that thousands of Sudanese are in danger of contracting the disease, meaning that they might contract the disease. (D) suggests that thousands of Sudanese have already contracted the disease, and are thus in danger. This may be true, but it changes the meaning of the original sentence, so we eliminate it.

That leaves (A), which is correct.

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Answer A
- (A) is concise and idiomatically correct. The proper form is "in danger of X'ing". The phrases "in danger to X", "have a danger of X'ing", and "have a danger that they will X" are all unidiomatic, so we eliminate (B), (C) and (E).

(D) subtly changes the meaning of the sentence. The original sentence states that thousands of Sudanese are in danger of contracting the disease, meaning that they might contract the disease. (D) suggests that thousands of Sudanese have already contracted the disease, and are thus in danger. This may be true, but it changes the meaning of the original sentence, so we eliminate it.

That leaves (A), which is correct.



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Question 27 in the Official Guide 11 tests the same idiom.

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Even though the disease has been eliminated in most of Africa, thousands of Sudanese are still in danger of contracting Guinea worm disease, a sometimes-crippling disease spread by the Dracunculus medinensis virus.

A. are still in danger of contracting
B. are still in danger to contract
C. still have a danger of contracting
D. are still endangered by contraction
E. still have a danger that they will contract
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Even though the disease has been eliminated in most of Africa, thousands of Sudanese are still in danger of contracting Guinea worm disease, a sometimes-crippling disease spread by the Dracunculus medinensis virus.

A. are still in danger of contracting
B. are still in danger to contract
C. still have a danger of contracting
D. are still endangered by contraction
E. still have a danger that they will contract

Dear Sager,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

This is a relatively easy SC question. I could see that I would be challenging for a non-native speaker, but for a native speaker this poses little challenge. This is not typical of what appears on the real GMAT.

(A) "are still in danger of [gerund]" is a valid idiomatic construction; it's also elegant, direct, and clear

(B) "in danger to contract" = idiomatically incorrect

(C) "have a danger" = idiomatically incorrect

(D) "are still endangered by contraction Guinea worm disease" = boring punchless phrasing, and doesn't fit with the non-underlined part

(E) "have a danger" = idiomatically incorrect

Clearly, (A) is the answer. Choice (A) is the only one that sounds even vaguely plausible to native ears. This SC questions falls well short of the high standards of the GMAT.

Here's a much higher quality SC practice question:
What the eye sees

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Dear Sager,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

My friend, don't delete this question. I'm sure that, in time, other GC users will search for this question, and they will find the discussion here helpful. Don't worry about it. Leave this thread as is.

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