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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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because sc tests meaning, the new words can be problematic to non native.

gmat can use hard structure and long sentences to test meaning because ability to read long sentences is considered verbal one, but if new words are tested, non native is at disadvantage.
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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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because sc tests meaning, the new words can be problematic to non native.

gmat can use hard structure and long sentences to test meaning because ability to read long sentences is considered verbal one, but if new words are tested, non native is at disadvantage.


Actually you could simply replace the words with easy words you do understand. Just make sure you replace nouns with nouns and keep the right plural/singular. Sometimes I do that in my mind to make it easier. It makes no sense to try to understand all the difficult words which maybe even native people do not properly understand. :)
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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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I chose the correct option and on going with my POE i came across one different aspect which would like to clarify.

In A - That is a marker for a clause to begin with and in A it does not have a verb as all are in the form of GERUND.
and as this is not the case here, After that, it is acting as an modifier which modifies Mother.

Now it seems that Mother's Attribute the psychopathology.

Please can you help me with my analysis and what is the intended meaning of the sentence.
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