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# If seriously mentally ill people do not receive medication, they can

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If seriously mentally ill people do not receive medication, they can grow unable to support themselves, become irrational, and perhaps even threatening the safety of themselves or others.

(A) and perhaps even threatening

(B) and may even threaten

(C) and even a possible threat to

(D) as well as possibly threatening

(E) as well as a possible threat to

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07 Sep 2018, 05:32
Bunuel wrote:
If seriously mentally ill people do not receive medication, they can grow unable to support themselves, become irrational, and perhaps even threatening the safety of themselves or others.

(A) and perhaps even threatening

(B) and may even threaten

(C) and even a possible threat to

(D) as well as possibly threatening

(E) as well as a possible threat to

AND is used to connect parallel items, so AND is correct.
As well as is used to connect another item to a list already connected by AND..
For example.. he was a sincere, devoted and dedicated person as well as a thorough gentleman.

PARALLEL items.. here the verbs are parallel and are in simple past - grow, become, so third will be threaten...

B corrects all the errors
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07 Sep 2018, 08:19
Bunuel wrote:
If seriously mentally ill people do not receive medication, they can grow unable to support themselves, become irrational, and perhaps even threatening the safety of themselves or others.

(A) and perhaps even threatening

(B) and may even threaten

(C) and even a possible threat to

(D) as well as possibly threatening

(E) as well as a possible threat to

Must be (B)

If seriously mentally ill people do not receive medication, they can
grow unable to support themselves,
become irrational, and
may even threaten the safety of themselves or others.

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07 Sep 2018, 13:09
Abhishek009 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
If seriously mentally ill people do not receive medication, they can grow unable to support themselves, become irrational, and perhaps even threatening the safety of themselves or others.

(A) and perhaps even threatening

(B) and may even threaten

(C) and even a possible threat to

(D) as well as possibly threatening

(E) as well as a possible threat to

Must be (B)

If seriously mentally ill people do not receive medication, they can
grow unable to support themselves,
become irrational, and
may even threaten the safety of themselves or others.

Even though I agree B is the correct answer, I think if we take "can" common for parallelism, then can+may does not make sense. So the third part fails to be parallel with "can" common. So "can" cannot be be taken common.
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09 Sep 2018, 22:36
Bunuel wrote:
If seriously mentally ill people do not receive medication, they can grow unable to support themselves, become irrational, and perhaps even threatening the safety of themselves or others.

(A) and perhaps even threatening

(B) and may even threaten

(C) and even a possible threat to

(D) as well as possibly threatening

(E) as well as a possible threat to

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

This question has to do with parallel structure. The correct structure is ‘grow’, ‘become’ and ‘threaten’. Only B has this combination.
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