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The greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease belongs not to the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother, but the married woman who holds a full-time job while still performing most household tasks at home.

A greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease belongs not to the dynamic executive, male or female, nor

B greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is not risked by the dynamic executive, male or female, or

C one who most risks developing stress-related heart disease is not the dynamic executive, male or female, or

D one who risks the greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is not the dynamic executive, male or female, nor

E one most risking the greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is neither the dynamic executive , male of female, nor

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New post 11 May 2005, 15:47
"C" is best I believe.....not X but Y...only "C" is ||...also D and E uses "most risks the greater chance" which doesn't make sense.

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New post 11 May 2005, 16:49
One more for C
Other than ||ism, A & B can be eliminated for the use of 'greater chance', 'risk' is a better word to use when referring to something like this.

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"C" is best I believe.....not X but Y...only "C" is ||...also D and E uses "most risks the greater chance" which doesn't make sense.

C it is!

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New post 11 May 2005, 17:25
also go with C. however, i do not like "the one..." but to make the sentence parallel C is the only choice.

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New post 11 May 2005, 17:43
C it is...

all others have serious flaws...

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New post 11 May 2005, 17:50
Ok Guys! it seems that everyone here seeming to be concurring on option C But to to tell you all even I picked C and to my astonishment the Ans given was D.

OA: D

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Ok Guys! it seems that everyone here seeming to be concurring on option C But to to tell you all even I picked C and to my astonishment the Ans given was D.

OA: D

:shock: :shock:

I would have to disagree with the OA.
IMO, risk & greater chance are redundant in D & E
One would normally use 'risk' to indicate something unfavorable and use 'chance' to indicate something favorable.

If you get a 7xx in GMAT you have a greater chance of getting into a decent college. - you would not say risk getting into a decent college

If you travel without headlights you risk getting into an accident.

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saurabhmalpani wrote:
Ok Guys! it seems that everyone here seeming to be concurring on option C But to to tell you all even I picked C and to my astonishment the Ans given was D. OA: D. :shock: :shock:


you know saurabh, i had little heasitaion with "the most risks". my doubt was correct...

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New post 11 May 2005, 20:23
Does the OA have to do something with idiomatic correctness. Nor sounds more appropriate.

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It seems to me that the right idiom is not...or...nor,
You can check this on http://www.sentencecorrection.com

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New post 12 May 2005, 06:57
I agree with the OA. Not...nor... is a negative combination used similiarly to neither...nor...

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New post 12 May 2005, 07:16
saurabhmalpani wrote:
Ok Guys! it seems that everyone here seeming to be concurring on option C But to to tell you all even I picked C and to my astonishment the Ans given was D.

OA: D

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late but i am not shocked., I was aiming for D as well. C is very awkward though misleading with the proper use of "neither ...nor".
But not that nor does not always have to be preceeded by neither.

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