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# In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human

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In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommended that adults perform 2.5 or even more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's risk of coronary heart disease.

A. 2.5 or even more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's

B. more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's

C. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce their

D. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce his

E. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's

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18 Jun 2018, 07:46
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In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommended that adults perform 2.5 or even more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's risk of coronary heart disease.

A. 2.5 or even more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's

B. more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's

C. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce their

D. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce his

E. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's

Imo E

"2.5 or even more than 2.5 hours is redundant " in the original choice so drop A and B (B changes meaning though)
We have to use correct pronoun for one so C and D are out
E corrects these errors
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In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommended that adults perform 2.5 or even more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's risk of coronary heart disease.

A. 2.5 or even more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's

B. more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's

C. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce their

D. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce his

E. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's

IMO ans is E.
A. Incorrect: '2.5 or even more than 2.5 hours' is wordy
B. Incorrect: 'more than 2.5 hours' changes meaning
C. Incorrect: pronoun error 'their'
D. Incorrect: pronoun error 'his'
E. Correct: 'at least 2.5 hours' is concise and no pronoun error, 'one's' is correctly used pronoun for 'one'.
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18 Jun 2018, 08:36
One ----> One's , must be (E)
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18 Jun 2018, 09:43
"at least 2.5 hours"
one reduce their
one reduce his
one reduce one's
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20 Jun 2018, 05:07
option E is correct.

This answer choice corrects the redundancy of the phrase 2.5 or more than 2.5 while adhering to the rule: the pronoun one agrees with itself only.
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26 Jun 2018, 17:32
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In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommended that adults perform 2.5 or even more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's risk of coronary heart disease.

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A. 2.5 or even more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's
Here the element "2.50 or even more than 2.50 hours" is wordy. We can define it concisely by using "at least 2.50 hours". So rejected.

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B. more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's
Here the intended meaning is distorted. The main sentence tells that adults need at least 2.50 hours, but this choice tells that adults need more than 2.50 hours. Rejected.

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C. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce their
Here the redundancy error has been corrected, but we have a wrong pronoun here i.e. "their". A plural pronoun(their) can't define a singular noun(one). Rejected.

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D. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce his
Here we have a pronoun error. His can't define the noun "one" as it's gender biased.

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E. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's
This option seems perfectly fine.

So the correct answer is E.
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03 Feb 2019, 09:56
Thanks for posting this! Can someone explain why it is reduce and not reduces? I've been trying to find a grammatic rule that explains this, but no luck so far. Is it because it refers to adults? So in that case, should I always check what one is replacing in order to determine the verb form? Thanks in advance!
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22 May 2019, 00:05
linda22 wrote:
Thanks for posting this! Can someone explain why it is reduce and not reduces? I've been trying to find a grammatic rule that explains this, but no luck so far. Is it because it refers to adults? So in that case, should I always check what one is replacing in order to determine the verb form? Thanks in advance!

My thoughts exactly....Can an expert respond please
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22 May 2019, 00:11
kwesibabban wrote:
linda22 wrote:
Thanks for posting this! Can someone explain why it is reduce and not reduces? I've been trying to find a grammatic rule that explains this, but no luck so far. Is it because it refers to adults? So in that case, should I always check what one is replacing in order to determine the verb form? Thanks in advance!

My thoughts exactly....Can an expert respond please

O I think I figured it out. Recommended is taking the command subjunctive form here
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22 May 2019, 11:08
Hi, I am not able to figure out what is wrong with option B? Someone has mentioned that it changes the meaning. How?
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22 May 2019, 11:17
Bombsante wrote:
Hi, I am not able to figure out what is wrong with option B? Someone has mentioned that it changes the meaning. How?

Lets use mathematical signs for the options -

B. Aerobic exercise per week > 2.5 hours

E. Aerobic exercise per week ≤ 2.5 hours

Try with the other options, along with grammatical usage, it will be of great help in getting the meaning crystal clear.
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