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# Heavy and prolonged use of cocaine can lead to psychological

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Heavy and prolonged use of cocaine can lead to psychological dependence, the symptoms of which are similar to narcotics dependence.

1.
the symptoms of which are similar to narcotics dependence.

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the symptoms of which are similar to those of dependence on narcotics.

3.
which in symptoms are similar to those of dependence on narcotics.

4.
which has the symptoms similar to those of narcotics dependence.

5.
which has symptoms similar to narcotics dependence.

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Re: Heavy and prolonged use of cocaine can lead to psychological  [#permalink]

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21 Oct 2018, 08:08
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Why is option D not correct and OA is B
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21 Oct 2018, 08:57
disenapati wrote:
Heavy and prolonged use of cocaine can lead to psychological dependence, the symptoms of which are similar to narcotics dependence.

1.
the symptoms of which are similar to narcotics dependence.

2.
the symptoms of which are similar to those of dependence on narcotics.

3.
which in symptoms are similar to those of dependence on narcotics.

4.
which has the symptoms similar to those of narcotics dependence.

5.
which has symptoms similar to narcotics dependence.

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Any suggestion please, why B is correct. Chose D on account of parallelism and sentence structure made more sense to me than B..
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21 Oct 2018, 17:20
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Option D is incorrect because "which" is referring back to "psychological dependence". It is not the "psychological dependence" that has the symptoms similar to those of narcotic dependence but rather, it is the cocaine itself. The symptoms of cocaine are similar to the symptoms of dependence on narcotics. Hence, why option B is correct!
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22 Oct 2018, 15:54
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Wouldn't then be symptoms of cocaine=symptoms of narcotics

Dependence changes the meaning here to be narcotics addiction which should be same as addiction of cocaine

Is it not so?

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10 Mar 2019, 03:57
1 is wrong because it does not maintain parallelism, 5 has the same problem. It compares the symptoms of psychological dependence to narcotics dependence itself. 3 is awkwardly worded, as is 4. Thus, 2 is the right option
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disenapati wrote:
Heavy and prolonged use of cocaine can lead to psychological dependence, the symptoms of which are similar to narcotics dependence.

Meaning: Use of cocaine leads to psychological dependence, the symptoms of which(symptoms of use of cocaine) are similar to dependence on Narcotics. The basic issue in the sentence is the incorrect comparison between "Use of Cocaine" and "Narcotics dependance". The options C to E introduce further errors by changing the comparison between cocaine and narcotics to the incorrect comparison between "psychological dependence" and "narcotics dependence". Hence Option C, D and E can be omitted

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1. the symptoms of which are similar to narcotics dependence.

Incorrect Comparison between Cocaine and Narcotics dependance
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2. the symptoms of which are similar to those of dependence on narcotics.

Correct comparison between Cocaine and Narcotics
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3. which in symptoms are similar to those of dependence on narcotics.

incorrect comparison between "psychological dependence" and "dependance on narcotics "
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4. which has symptoms similar to those of narcotics dependence.

incorrect comparison between "psychological dependence" and "narcotics dependance".
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5. which has symptoms similar to narcotics dependence.

incorrect comparison between "psychological dependence" and "narcotics dependance".
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Re: Heavy and prolonged use of cocaine can lead to psychological  [#permalink]

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30 May 2019, 23:33
disenapati wrote:
Heavy and prolonged use of cocaine can lead to psychological dependence, the symptoms of which are similar to narcotics dependence.

1.
the symptoms of which are similar to narcotics dependence. Comparison error systems are compared with ND.

2.
the symptoms of which are similar to those of dependence on narcotics.
Right comparison okay,
RPM which refers to PD. CORRECT
SV is correct , symptoms- are

3.
which in symptoms are similar to those of dependence on narcotics.
RPM number error which refers to PD, singular

4.
which has the symptoms similar to those of narcotics dependence.
Tense error . The general information is presented.

5.
which has symptoms similar to narcotics dependence.
Tense error + comparison error.

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Answer is B. Corrected comparison error from original.

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Re: Heavy and prolonged use of cocaine can lead to psychological   [#permalink] 30 May 2019, 23:33
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