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# If Dr. Wade was right, any apparent connection of the eating

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30 Mar 2017, 00:10
KARISHMA315, the idea is that the clauses should match. "Should Dr. Wade have been right" introduces a conditional that should be followed by "any connection . . would have been coincidental" (if we're talking about a past connection) or "would be coincidental" (if we're talking about a current/future connection).
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12 Jun 2017, 04:56
A) If Dr. Wade was right, any apparent connection of the eating of -- "eating of" kills it
B) Should Dr. Wade be right, any apparent connection of eating -- "should" is wrong
C) IF Dr. Wade is right, any connection that is apparent between eating of -- "eating of" kills it
D) If Dr. Wade is right, any apparent connection between eating -- CORRECT
E) Should Dr.Wade have been right, any connection apparent between eating. - "should" is wrong
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31 Jul 2017, 19:03
Hi Experts GMATNinja mikemcgarry

Is below idiom usage correct:
connection with x and y
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14 Aug 2017, 20:52
gmataquaguy wrote:
If Dr. Wade was right, any apparent connection of the eating of highly processed foods and excelling at sports is purely coincidental.

A) If Dr. Wade was right, any apparent connection of the eating of
B) Should Dr. Wade be right, any apparent connection of eating
C) IF Dr. Wade is right, any connection that is apparent between eating of
D) If Dr. Wade is right, any apparent connection between eating
E) Should Dr.Wade have been right, any connection apparent between eating.

the correct idiom is "between x and y"

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04 Mar 2018, 20:25
Hi Experts, sayantanc2k, GMATNinja

My understanding is that "should" is always wrong in the conditional usage. So, B and E can be marked incorrect right away. Is that the correct reasoning? OG doesn't say that the use of "should" is incorrect in B and E, but it says that the use of "is" with 'should be right (choice B)' or 'should have been right (choice E)' is incorrect. Can you please explain? Thank you very much!
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05 Jun 2018, 21:24
Hi

"3. Connection between X and Y: X = eating of highly processed food, Y = excelling at sport. X is a complex gerund whereas Y is a simple gerund. A complex gerund cannot be parallel to a simple gerund."

isn't excelling at sports is also a complex gerund?

sayantanc2k wrote:
can any one explain why c is wrong. it corrects the Dr wade WAS to IS. secondly use proper idiom between thirdly the parallelism is ok "eating of" and "excelling at". and fourth "connection this is apparent" is also fine and is equal to "apparent connection"

Three reasons that C is wrong:

1. The intended meaning is "connection between X and Y", and not "apparent between X and Y".
2. "Connection that is apparent" is more wordy than "apparent connection".
3. Connection between X and Y: X = eating of highly processed food, Y = excelling at sport. X is a complex gerund whereas Y is a simple gerund. A complex gerund cannot be parallel to a simple gerund.

The difference between a simple gerund and comlex gerund is difficult to detect: Thumb rule - a complex gerund generally has a preposition after it, a definite article before it or both.

The hoisting of national flag: compound gerund.
Hoisting national flag: simple gerund.

Whereas the complex gerunds can be parallel to "action nouns", the simple gerunds can be parallel to "concrete" nouns. However these two groups cannot be parallel to each other.

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12 Jun 2018, 20:50
sdlife wrote:
Hi Experts, sayantanc2k, GMATNinja

My understanding is that "should" is always wrong in the conditional usage. So, B and E can be marked incorrect right away. Is that the correct reasoning? OG doesn't say that the use of "should" is incorrect in B and E, but it says that the use of "is" with 'should be right (choice B)' or 'should have been right (choice E)' is incorrect. Can you please explain? Thank you very much!

Though I am not an expert, I will try to answer the questions.

1. Yes, "Should" implies "Obligation", thus is incorrect in conditional usage.
2. I have below observations regarding option B and E.
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(B) Should Dr. Wade be right, any apparent connection of eating

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(E) Should Dr.Wade have been right, any connection apparent between eating.
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12 Jun 2018, 20:53
GMATNinja,

I am unable to identify the parallel structure from below-

1.Eating of highly processed foods and excelling at sports
2.Eating highly processed foods and excelling at sports
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