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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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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

OA -
[Reveal] Spoiler:
B


I forced myself to pick an answer within a minute, and it was wrong as I couldn't really get around this question except for eliminating C,D.
Anyone who's been able to break this question down?
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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

OA -
[Reveal] Spoiler:
B


Not convinced with OA ...

i think attributing A to B is correct idiom.

Experts please advice abhimahna daagh

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Updated OA. It's
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The OA, changed?

Anyway, if someone can break this question down, it would be awesome!
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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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C

IMO:
B , D , E is wrong, attribute A to B is correct idiom ..
between A and C ..
I picked C ...
A seems as mothers themselves are attributing...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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thanks daagh for the explanation,,,,

the question hinges mainly on meaning and the correct usage of idiom,,
i picked C

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I agree with daagh Sir.

Attribute as is a wrong idiom. So, we can reject B, D and E.

Now, out of A and C, A has the problem of dangling modifier. So, out.

Only option left is C.
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daagh wrote:
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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 now attributing to are a modifier. Whom does that modifier modify?
If you take this grammar route first, then you may perhaps be on the right track.


Thank You!
Did this question again today, and now I get the meaning and why C is correct.
A is basically saying that the mothers were attributing and that is absurd. B and E the same + they also have an idiom error.
'that' after the verb requires us to have a new subject - verb pairing, and the adverbial modifier 'in attributing...' makes mothers the subject.

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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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C


Go with C
this question is replica of on OG question. In attributing violent behaviour to some drug...... please see the explanation there

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