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For decades Surgeon Generals have warned that smoking increases the risk of lung diseases, including lung cancer and emphysema, and can complicate pregnancy, and increases the risk of low birth weight.


(A) can complicate pregnancy, and increases the risk of low birth weight

(B) can complicate pregnancy, and increases low birth weight risks

(C) can complicate pregnancy, increasing the risks of low birth weight

(D) can complicate pregnancy by increasing the risks of low birth weight

(E) complicating pregnancy by increasing the risks of low birth weight

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For decades Surgeon Generals have warned that smoking increases the risk of lung diseases, including lung cancer and emphysema, and can complicate pregnancy, and increases the risk of low birth weight.


(A) can complicate pregnancy, and increases the risk of low birth weight

(B) can complicate pregnancy, and increases low birth weight risks

(C) can complicate pregnancy, increasing the risks of low birth weight

(D) can complicate pregnancy by increasing the risks of low birth weight

(E) complicating pregnancy by increasing the risks of low birth weight
Increasing must modify the previous clause...and i am in between C and D....my take is C...because of parallelism. .but not sure about D..can any one explain..

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For decades Surgeon Generals have warned that smoking increases the risk of lung diseases, including lung cancer and emphysema, and can complicate pregnancy, and increases the risk of low birth weight.


(A) can complicate pregnancy, and increases the risk of low birth weight

(B) can complicate pregnancy, and increases low birth weight risks

(C) can complicate pregnancy, increasing the risks of low birth weight

(D) can complicate pregnancy by increasing the risks of low birth weight

(E) complicating pregnancy by increasing the risks of low birth weight
Increasing must modify the previous clause...and i am in between C and D....my take is C...because of parallelism. .but not sure about D..can any one explain..

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I also had to juggle between C and D but ended up with C because of its meaning.
A complicated pregnancy will lead to low birth weight and not a low birth weight will lead to complicated pregnancy.

I believe it to be true because of the above reason. May be I am wrong.
Lets wait for the OA and OE.
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chetan2u can you please help between c and d
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For decades Surgeon Generals have warned that smoking increases the risk of lung diseases, including lung cancer and emphysema, and can complicate pregnancy, and increases the risk of low birth weight.


(A) can complicate pregnancy, and increases the risk of low birth weight

(B) can complicate pregnancy, and increases low birth weight risks

(C) can complicate pregnancy, increasing the risks of low birth weight

(D) can complicate pregnancy by increasing the risks of low birth weight

(E) complicating pregnancy by increasing the risks of low birth weight



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Between C and D , the answer should be C
increasing is correctly modifying the preceding clause.
Moreover in D
Surgeon Generals have warned that that smoking can complicate pregnancy by increasing the risks of low birth weight
smoking doesn't take any action by itself.
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C over D.
C specifies causality.
In D, increased risks lead to complications or complications lead to increased risks. This is not clear. In C, however, complications lead to increased risks.

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Option C answer

Eliminate A B and E over parallelism error

D changes the intended meaning of sentence smoking complicates pregnancy which increase risk of low birth weight
Not smoking can complicates pregnancy by increasing risk of low birth

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+1 for D.

(A) can complicate pregnancy, and increases the risk of low birth weight --> Not parallel

(B) can complicate pregnancy, and increases low birth weight risks --> Not parallel

(C) can complicate pregnancy, increasing the risks of low birth weight --> Incorrect, " increasing the risks of low birth weight " modifies both the elements " smoking increases the risk of lung diseases, and complicate pregnancy", whereas in ideal case it should only modify the latter.

(D) can complicate pregnancy by increasing the risks of low birth weight --> Correct, maintains parallelism and rectifies modifier error unlike option C

(E) complicating pregnancy by increasing the risks of low birth weight --> Not parallel

Hence, D.
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+1 for D.

(A) can complicate pregnancy, and increases the risk of low birth weight --> Not parallel

(B) can complicate pregnancy, and increases low birth weight risks --> Not parallel

(C) can complicate pregnancy, increasing the risks of low birth weight --> Incorrect, " increasing the risks of low birth weight " modifies both the elements " smoking increases the risk of lung diseases, and complicate pregnancy", whereas in ideal case it should only modify the latter.

(D) can complicate pregnancy by increasing the risks of low birth weight --> Correct, maintains parallelism and rectifies modifier error unlike option C

(E) complicating pregnancy by increasing the risks of low birth weight --> Not parallel

Hence, D.


I also went with D over C. In option C "increasing the risk of low birth weight" modifies "problems with lungs", meaning that "problems with lungs" can lead to risk of low birth weight. So option D is better
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For decades Surgeon Generals have warned that smoking increases the risk of lung diseases, including lung cancer and emphysema, and can complicate pregnancy, and increases the risk of low birth weight.


(A) can complicate pregnancy, and increases the risk of low birth weight

(B) can complicate pregnancy, and increases low birth weight risks

(C) can complicate pregnancy, increasing the risks of low birth weight

(D) can complicate pregnancy by increasing the risks of low birth weight

(E) complicating pregnancy by increasing the risks of low birth weight


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The original sentence has an unnecessary and before can complicate, but its larger problem is that the final item, increases the risk of low birth weight, should be subordinated to the previous, can complicate pregnancy, since the two problems are related. Choices (C), (D), and (E) all subordinate the final section by using a participle (increasing). (C) loses out in comparison to (D) and (E) since increasing is less clear than by increasing. (D) is better than (E). (E) wrongly subordinates can complicate pregnancy by replacing it with complicating pregnancy. The change makes no sense because, by subordinating this phrase to the previous one, (E) suggests that pregnancy complications are a type of lung disease. (D) it is.
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For decades Surgeon Generals have warned that smoking increases the risk of lung diseases, including lung cancer and emphysema, and can complicate pregnancy, and increases the risk of low birth weight.


(A) can complicate pregnancy, and increases the risk of low birth weight

(B) can complicate pregnancy, and increases low birth weight risks

(C) can complicate pregnancy, increasing the risks of low birth weight

(D) can complicate pregnancy by increasing the risks of low birth weight

(E) complicating pregnancy by increasing the risks of low birth weight


KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:



The original sentence has an unnecessary and before can complicate, but its larger problem is that the final item, increases the risk of low birth weight, should be subordinated to the previous, can complicate pregnancy, since the two problems are related. Choices (C), (D), and (E) all subordinate the final section by using a participle (increasing). (C) loses out in comparison to (D) and (E) since increasing is less clear than by increasing. (D) is better than (E). (E) wrongly subordinates can complicate pregnancy by replacing it with complicating pregnancy. The change makes no sense because, by subordinating this phrase to the previous one, (E) suggests that pregnancy complications are a type of lung disease. (D) it is.


Disagree with Kaplan. In my opinion, in terms of what would you like to say, both C and D are correct. In C - smoking can complicate pregnancy, increasing the risks..., meaning, complicated pregnancy is the cause of increasing risks. Which makes sense
In D - increasing risks is the (possible) cause of complicated pregnancy. In some way, it sounds awkward, but it also makes sense
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C vs D

C is more appropriate than D

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