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New post 12 Aug 2013, 06:07
IMO B,

A & B are in contention.

I think first part of A is a fragment(lacks a verb). Hence B should be the correct answer.

Look forward to suggestions.



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B has a SVA error. It should be "was suggested" and not "were suggested".
Moreover to your point with A, modifiers may or may not have a verb.
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Since I got it wrong, I need a discussion on the major contenders.


In addition to the reduction in saturated fats suggested by the guidelines, the members of the council on
health and nutrition are now recommending a diet high in soluble fiber.



A)In addition to the reduction in saturated fats suggested by the guidelines, the members
of the council on health and nutrition are now recommending a diet high in soluble
fiber.==>
CORRECT.
B)In addition to the reduction in saturated fats that were suggested by the guidelines,
the members of the council on health and nutrition now recommend a diet high in
soluble fiber.
WRONG.
REDUCTION = SINGULAR ...WERE= PLURAL ==>Sub - verb disagreement.
C)The members of the council on health and nutrition are now recommending a diet high
in soluble fiber added to the reduction in saturated fats that were suggested by the
guidelines.
WRONG.
-ADDED =>verb-ed modifier modifying closest noun...==>fiber added to reduction==>wrong.(modifier error)
D)Added to the reduction in saturated fats suggested by the guidelines, the members of
the council on health and nutrition are now recommending a diet high in soluble fiber.
WRONG.(this was the next contender IMO)
what is added ? ==>WRONG modification.
E)Added to reduction in saturated fats which had been suggested by the guidelines, the
members of the council on health and nutrition are now recommending a diet high in
soluble fiber.
WRONG.
-What is ADDED? same as D
-WRONG use of PAST PERFECT as no double past is present.
-no comma before WHICH (No official question has such construction).

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In addition to the reduction in saturated fats suggested by the guidelines, the members
of the council on health and nutrition are now recommending a diet high in soluble
fiber.

Agree with the explanation, but how can we get rid of the modifier error in answer choice A.
How can reduction in saturated fats be logically parallel to the members of the council?
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Marcab wrote:
In addition to the reduction in saturated fats suggested by the guidelines, the members
of the council on health and nutrition are now recommending a diet high in soluble
fiber.

Agree with the explanation, but how can we get rid of the modifier error in answer choice A.
How can reduction in saturated fats be logically parallel to the members of the council?


I think this construction is correct.

IN ADDITION TO X, the members ...are now recommending Y.
here X AND Y ARE parallel..as both are NOUNS phrase

See one analogous sentence.:
In addition to the recipe ingredients, you'll need the following..XYZ.

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can an expert please help on why A is preferred to B?

I thought "were" in B was fine as 'that' touches 'fats', meaning it should read 'fats that (plural) were"
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can an expert please help on why A is preferred to B?

I thought "were" in B was fine as 'that' touches 'fats', meaning it should read 'fats that (plural) were"


Not an expert ,but will try to help u out

Logic of the sentence says :

"Reduction of saturated fats" was suggested by guidelines
not
Saturated fats itself
So we have SV issue in B .
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New post 05 Sep 2017, 19:59
Thanks for your explanation! I thought that the "that" via the touch rule takes the tense of the word before it, but it seems i'm wrong. Do you know how to differentiate between using the touch rule and cutting the middlemen to find the subj (in this case the middlemen is "of saturated fats"

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mdacosta wrote:
can an expert please help on why A is preferred to B?

I thought "were" in B was fine as 'that' touches 'fats', meaning it should read 'fats that (plural) were"


Not an expert ,but will try to help u out

Logic of the sentence says :

"Reduction of saturated fats" was suggested by guidelines
not
Saturated fats itself
So we have SV issue in B .
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