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Feminist critics of "double-bind" theory as an explanation for the etiology of schizophrenia have charged that in attributing a psychopathology to the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting, mothers receive an unwarranted portion of blame for their children's distress.

A. in attributing a psychopathology to the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting
B. in attributing the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting as the cause of a psychopathology
C. if a psychopathology is attributed to the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting
D. if the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting is attributed as a cause of a psychopathology
E. in attributing the communication of contradictory messages within the family as a cause for a psychopathology

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If you couldn't understand a damn about what this question means, just ignore those thoughts except to remember that
1. in attributing to is the correct idiom and attributed as is the wrong idiom.
2. Those who attribute that psychopathology is emanating from mothers are those who want to corner and criticize mothers as the transmitters of the disease. It is common sense then that mothers wouldn't be the ones who criticize themselves.


Feminist critics of "double-bind" theory as an explanation for the etiology of schizophrenia have charged that in attributing a psychopathology to the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting, mothers receive an unwarranted portion of the blame for their children's distress.

A- in attributing a psychopathology to the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting -- the modifier ' attributing to' is wrongly modifying mothers - this is wrong. The modifier is, in fact, dangling without a sensible noun to modify

B- in attributing the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting as the cause of a psychopathology -- 'attributing as' is an idiomatic error.

C - if a psychopathology is attributed to the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting ---correct choice.

D - if the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting is attributed as a cause of a psychopathology -- attributed as is the wrong idiom

E - in attributing the communication of contradictory messages within the family as a cause for a psychopathology -- 'attributing as' is the wrong idiom.

If the OA is anything other than C, then something is wrong. May be a typo.

But how about this OG question to munch?
https://gmatclub.com/forum/defense-atto ... 84605.html

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A. in attributing a psychopathology to the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting --- In attributing modifies mothers; wrong
B. in attributing the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting as the cause of a psychopathology --- same problem as in A
C. if a psychopathology is attributed to the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting -------- attributed to is the correct idiom. Hence correct
D. if the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting is attributed as a cause of a psychopathology – attributed as is wrong idiom
E. in attributing the communication of contradictory messages within the family as a cause for a psychopathology---- same problem as in A and B


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I was unable to understand what modifies what here.

Feminist critics of "double-bind" theory as an explanation for the etiology of schizophrenia have charged that in attributing a psychopathology to the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting, mothers receive an unwarranted portion of blame for their children's distress.

Is Mother being modified or is acting as modifier to previous clause.
Kindly throw some light on this.
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I was unable to understand what modifies what here.

Feminist critics of "double-bind" theory as an explanation for the etiology of schizophrenia have charged that in attributing a psychopathology to the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting, mothers receive an unwarranted portion of blame for their children's distress.

Is Mother being modified or is acting as modifier to previous clause.
Kindly throw some light on this.


The underlined portion follows THAT and hence is modifying mother.
Bcoz the modifier is placed before mother, it conveys absurd meaning - How can mothers attribute ?

Hence, only C is correct

Also try the below original GMAT question of which this economist question is a copy version. 8-) 8-)

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If you couldn't understand a damn about what this question means, just ignore those thoughts except to remember that
1. in attributing to is the correct idiom and attributed as is the wrong idiom.
2. Those who attribute that psychopathology is emanating from mothers are those who want to corner and criticize mothers as the transmitters of the disease. It is common sense then that mothers wouldn't be the ones who criticize themselves.


Feminist critics of "double-bind" theory as an explanation for the etiology of schizophrenia have charged that in attributing a psychopathology to the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting, mothers receive an unwarranted portion of the blame for their children's distress.

A- in attributing a psychopathology to the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting -- the modifier ' attributing to' is wrongly modifying mothers - this is wrong. The modifier is, in fact, dangling without a sensible noun to modify

B- in attributing the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting as the cause of a psychopathology -- 'attributing as' is an idiomatic error.

C - if a psychopathology is attributed to the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting ---correct choice.

D - if the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting is attributed as a cause of a psychopathology -- attributed as is the wrong idiom

E - in attributing the communication of contradictory messages within the family as a cause for a psychopathology -- 'attributing as' is the wrong idiom.

If the OA is anything other than C, then something is wrong. May be a typo.

But how about this OG question to munch?
https://gmatclub.com/forum/defense-atto ... 84605.html



I have a doubt here.
In the If--- then construction, if the If clause has a simple past tense verb, then clause should either have simple past tense verb or would right?
Is that not negated here in C?
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Which past tense? You mean is attributed? As far as I see, there is no past tense in C
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If you couldn't understand a damn about what this question means, just ignore those thoughts except to remember that
1. in attributing to is the correct idiom and attributed as is the wrong idiom.
2. Those who attribute that psychopathology is emanating from mothers are those who want to corner and criticize mothers as the transmitters of the disease. It is common sense then that mothers wouldn't be the ones who criticize themselves.


Feminist critics of "double-bind" theory as an explanation for the etiology of schizophrenia have charged that in attributing a psychopathology to the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting, mothers receive an unwarranted portion of the blame for their children's distress.

A- in attributing a psychopathology to the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting -- the modifier ' attributing to' is wrongly modifying mothers - this is wrong. The modifier is, in fact, dangling without a sensible noun to modify

B- in attributing the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting as the cause of a psychopathology -- 'attributing as' is an idiomatic error.

C - if a psychopathology is attributed to the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting ---correct choice.

D - if the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting is attributed as a cause of a psychopathology -- attributed as is the wrong idiom

E - in attributing the communication of contradictory messages within the family as a cause for a psychopathology -- 'attributing as' is the wrong idiom.

If the OA is anything other than C, then something is wrong. May be a typo.

But how about this OG question to munch?
https://gmatclub.com/forum/defense-atto ... 84605.html


Thanks daagh
I am posting my understanding for all members to see, in case I still have gaps.

The Sentence - There's a theory which has critics. These critics as an explanation for the cause of Schizophrenia have said that if a scientific study is attributed to the communication of mixed messages, mothers receive most of the blame for their children's distress.

A - 'in attributing...setting' follows a Subject-Verb-that construction, so we're missing a subject for the modifier.
B - Incorrect idiom.
C - 'Psychopathology' is the subject, and now the sentence means that if a study is attributed to the communication, mothers receive most of the blame.
D - Incorrect idiom
E - Same as B,D and the modifier is missing a subject.

If I'm still missing something, I think I will just revisit this question in 2 days with a fresh mind.
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When you re-visit the question, just only ask who is doing the act of in attributing? Are the mothers attributing to something or are the mothers are being attributed to something?
You know attributing to is a modifier. Whom does that modifier modify?
If you take this grammar route first, then you may perhaps be on the right track.
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attributed to
narrow down to (A) and (C)
(C) is the correct answer because psychopathology is attributed to ... not mothers
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Feminist critics of "double-bind" theory as an explanation for the etiology of schizophrenia have charged that in attributing a psychopathology to the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting, mothers receive an unwarranted portion of blame for their children's distress.

A. in attributing a psychopathology to the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting
B. in attributing the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting as the cause of a psychopathology
C. if a psychopathology is attributed to the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting
D. if the communication of contradictory messages in the family setting is attributed as a cause of a psychopathology
E. in attributing the communication of contradictory messages within the family as a cause for a psychopathology



A. Incorrect, because modifier "attributing" modify mother out here. Mother is not the one who is doing the action of attributing rather she is on receiving end of this act or day its effect.
B. Incorrect, same as A
C.Correct, it conveys the cause and effect correctly out here.
D. Incorrect, changes the meaning
E. Incorrect, same as A
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