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In small doses, carbon monoxide can cause headaches, vertigo, nausea,

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In small doses, carbon monoxide can cause headaches, vertigo, nausea, and in larger doses, the victims can pass out and even die.


A. vertigo, nausea, and in larger doses, the victims can pass out and even die

B. vertigo, nausea, and the victims can pass out and even die in larger doses

C. vertigo, and nausea, and the victims can pass out and even die in larger doses

D. vertigo, and nausea; the victims can pass out and even die in larger doses

E. vertigo, and nausea; in larger doses, the victims can pass out and even die

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IMHO E this one.Usage of AND is the thing being tested.
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In small doses, carbon monoxide can cause headaches, vertigo, nausea, and in larger doses, the victims can pass out and even die.


A. vertigo, nausea, and in larger doses, the victims can pass out and even die

B. vertigo, nausea, and the victims can pass out and even die in larger doses

C. vertigo, and nausea, and the victims can pass out and even die in larger doses

D. vertigo, and nausea; the victims can pass out and even die in larger doses

E. vertigo, and nausea; in larger doses, the victims can pass out and even die


in small dose refers to monocide, so, in larger dose refers to victims and this is not logic. I vote for d. not e.

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A. vertigo, nausea, and in larger doses, the victims can pass out and even die - We require 'and' between 'vertigo' and 'nausea'.

B. vertigo, nausea, and the victims can pass out and even die in larger doses - Same as A

C. vertigo, and nausea, and the victims can pass out and even die in larger doses - Illogical. Victims cannot die in larger doses.

D. vertigo, and nausea; the victims can pass out and even die in larger doses - Same as D.

E. vertigo, and nausea; in larger doses, the victims can pass out and even die - Best of the given choices.

Answer: E
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Could anyone please explain why option C is wrong

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It's similar to 'Mr.X drowned in water'. It's not logical to say that victims can die in larger doses. Victims die when they consume carbon monoxide in larger doses.

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In small doses, carbon monoxide can cause headaches, vertigo, nausea, and in larger doses, the victims can pass out and even die.


A. vertigo, nausea, and in larger doses, the victims can pass out and even die

B. vertigo, nausea, and the victims can pass out and even die in larger doses

C. vertigo, and nausea, and the victims can pass out and even die in larger doses

D. vertigo, and nausea; the victims can pass out and even die in larger doses

E. vertigo, and nausea; in larger doses, the victims can pass out and even die


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Anytime you see a series and with lots of commas and conjunctions, you need to consider carefully if the elements are properly constructed and linked together. Also, whenever you have a choice for the location of a modifier (here the location of “in larger doses”) you need to carefully consider which location conveys a logical meaning.

After a careful comparison of the answer choices, you should see that there are two parts to the sentence: what happens when there are small doses of carbon monoxide, and what happens when there are larger doses. In (A) and (B), there is no “and” between “vertigo” and “nausea.” This creates an illogical series that is not parallel: without the “and” there is no end to the first series and it seems that the second clause in the sentence is somehow the last element in the series. As a result you can eliminate (A) and (B).

In (C), the first series ends correctly with nausea and a new clause begins with a comma followed by “and.” However, this is somewhat confusing because of the comma followed by “and” immediately before it. As a result, the semicolon in (D) and (E) would be the preferred method for linking the two related clauses in this sentence. However, this difference is unimportant because (C) and (D) both incorrectly put “in larger doses” at the end of the clause. By putting the prepositional phrase at the end, it is not parallel to the first element and it seems to be modifying the verb “die” as if somehow “people die in larger doses!” To show that the second part is referencing “carbon monoxide in larger doses” it must come at the beginning of the clause. Correct answer (E) does this correctly by stating: “In small doses, carbon dioxide does this; in larger doses, this can happen.”
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Option E is the best answer. The usage of and, Oxford comma, and the use of semi-colon are the ones being tested upon.
A. vertigo, nausea, and in larger doses, the victims can pass out and even die

B. vertigo, nausea, and the victims can pass out and even die in larger doses: double 'and'. It messes up the meaning of the last sentence.

C. vertigo, and nausea, and the victims can pass out and even die in larger doses: larger doses is applicable to passing out and dying. This is not correctly implied here.

D. vertigo, and nausea; the victims can pass out and even die in larger doses: Same reason as in C

E. vertigo, and nausea; in larger doses, the victims can pass out and even die: Correct.
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The official answer in larger doses is wrong in D as ppl don't die in larger doses.
Why can't same apply to E?
I think E needs to be a little more to the correct side.
Just to make something parallel you cannot compromise meaning.
And if you say meaning is understood then so is the case with D.

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