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If recent scientific evidence is to be believed, vaccinating children who are younger than those vaccinated in elementary school programs will create a healthy community in pre-school, which should accordingly decrease disease in the community at large.

a. vaccinating children who are younger than those vaccinated in elementary school programs will create a healthy community in a pre-school, which

b. it will create a healthier community for pre-schools to vaccinate children who are younger than those vaccinated in elementary school programs; they

c. healthier pre-school community will be created from vaccinating younger children than elementary school programs, which

d. healthier community in any pre-school will be created from vaccinating younger children than those in elementary school programs; that

e. pre-school program vaccinating younger children than those in elementary school programs will create a healthy community; they

Can someone take a look at this question?

Per Princeton Review, the answer is A. My answer is D, because I thought "which" has to modify the noun that's adjacent to "which". In this sentence, "which" doesn't modify "pre-school"

I think the answer should be D. "That" is a ambiguous, but I thought it's a better choice than A.
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If recent scientific evidence is to be believed, vaccinating children who are younger than those vaccinated in elementary school programs will create a healthy community in pre-school, which should accordingly decrease disease in the community at large.

a. vaccinating children who are younger than those vaccinated in elementary school programs will create a healthy community in a pre-school, which

b. it will create a healthier community for pre-schools to vaccinate children who are younger than those vaccinated in elementary school programs; they

c. healthier pre-school community will be created from vaccinating younger children than elementary school programs, which

d. healthier community in any pre-school will be created from vaccinating younger children than those in elementary school programs; that

e. pre-school program vaccinating younger children than those in elementary school programs will create a healthy community; they


in B what does it refer to also they in end of the sentence , as per the meaning of the sentence should refer to school which is singular
in C comparison is illogical we are comparing vaccination of younger children with school program
in D also comparison is faulty as we are comparing vaccinating with children in school programs
in E also comparison falls apart same as D also the usage of they at the end is pronoun error

A is the best answer
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Isn't the "which" in A) ambiguous? It refers to "vaccinating children" but it could refer to "pre-school" as well.
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Isn't the "which" in A) ambiguous? It refers to "vaccinating children" but it could refer to "pre-school" as well.


Hey Masterscorp ,

First of all, we can never use "which" for humans.

Hence, which in A is not referring to children.

"Which" in A is referring to "healthy community in pre-school".

Does that make sense?
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Hello Abhimahna,

In opt a 'which' should refer to pre school as 'which' modifies the closest noun.
Pls clarify.
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Hello Abhimahna,

In opt a 'which' should refer to pre school as 'which' modifies the closest noun.
Pls clarify.


Hello GYANENDRA88 ,

I was expecting this question from someone and here it came. :)

You need to understand that "which" should refer to closest noun and must be logically correct as well. It is not just closest noun rule.

So, as per the meaning Pre School couldn't decrease the disease while a healthy community can.

Hence, which MUST refer to healthy community to make the sentence logically correct.

Does that make sense?
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GYANENDRA88 wrote:
Hello Abhimahna,

In opt a 'which' should refer to pre school as 'which' modifies the closest noun.
Pls clarify.


Hello GYANENDRA88 ,

I was expecting this question from someone and here it came. :)

You need to understand that "which" should refer to closest noun and must be logically correct as well. It is not just closest noun rule.

So, as per the meaning Pre School couldn't decrease the disease while a healthy community can.

Hence, which MUST refer to healthy community to make the sentence logically correct.

Does that make sense?


I'm not sure that's the case. "Which" should refer to "Programs". Vaccination Programs are what's making the community healthy. However, "Which" can also refer to School, since "which" can be both plural and singular. And last clause use subjunctive mood, so the verb is in plural form (even for singular subject). That's why I also think "which" is ambiguous.

I've read in few different places that "which" has to be adjacent to what' it's modifying.

If you look at choice E, it uses "They" instead of "which", which is also ambiguous, but better than "which" since "they" does not have to modify a noun adjacent to it.
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If recent scientific evidence is to be believed, vaccinating children who are younger than those vaccinated in elementary school programs will create a healthy community in pre-school, which should accordingly decrease disease in the community at large.

a. vaccinating children who are younger than those vaccinated in elementary school programs will create a healthy community in a pre-school, which

b. it will create a healthier community for pre-schools to vaccinate children who are younger than those vaccinated in elementary school programs; they

c. healthier pre-school community will be created from vaccinating younger children than elementary school programs, which

d. healthier community in any pre-school will be created from vaccinating younger children than those in elementary school programs; that

e. pre-school program vaccinating younger children than those in elementary school programs will create a healthy community; they


in B what does it refer to also they in end of the sentence , as per the meaning of the sentence should refer to school which is singular
in C comparison is illogical we are comparing vaccination of younger children with school program
in D also comparison is faulty as we are comparing vaccinating with children in school programs
in E also comparison falls apart same as D also the usage of they at the end is pronoun error

A is the best answer


You are right! If, E compares "pre-school program" to "those" in elementary program. I'm not even sure what "those" is referring to.
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can anyone explain whats wrong with this sentence ?

d. healthier community in any pre-school will be created from vaccinating younger children than those in elementary school programs; that
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can anyone explain whats wrong with this sentence ?

d. healthier community in any pre-school will be created from vaccinating younger children than those in elementary school programs; that


Hey renjana ,

D is a blunder here. Let me make the sentence by adding D in it.

If recent scientific evidence is to be believed, healthier community in any pre-school will be created from vaccinating younger children than those in elementary school programs; that should accordingly decrease disease in the community at large.

1. Usage of comparison the above sentence is wrong. What are you comparing? community in pre-school with community in elementary school. If so, "those" is incorrect.
2. Remember, after a semi colon you should have an Independent clause. "That" usage is acting as a restrictive modifier and this is making the entire clause dependent. This is not allowed.

Does that make sense?
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