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# Migraine, the most debilitating common form of headache,

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505. Migraine, the most debilitating common form of headache, afflicts perhaps 18 million Americans, who collectively lose 64 million workdays a year, and they cost the nation $50 billion in medical expenses and lost work time. (A) year, and they cost the nation$50 billion in medical expenses and lost
(B) year and thus cost the nation $50 billion in medical expenses and lost (C) year, so as to cost the nation$50 billion in medical expenses and lost
(D) year that costs the nation $50 billion in lost medical expenses and (E) year, which thus cost the nation$50 billion in lost medical expenses and
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20 Jun 2005, 18:49
HIMALAYA wrote:
B.........

Shouldnt you get "costs" here? Migarine is singular right?

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24 Jun 2005, 21:17
The OA is B.
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25 Jun 2005, 22:10
gmat2me2 wrote:
HIMALAYA wrote:
B.........

Shouldnt you get "costs" here? Migarine is singular right?

Migraine doesn't cost the nation, it is the people with it who cost the nation.

This is a bad pronoun situation.

A is wrong.
C is wrong (so as to just sounds weird)
D "that"? What is "that"?
E "which thus"

B is my choice.
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gmat2me2 wrote:
HIMALAYA wrote:
B.........

Shouldnt you get "costs" here? Migarine is singular right?

the subject of cost is who, which refers to 18 million americans. lets read the sentense like this:

Migraine, (the most debilitating common form of headache), afflicts perhaps 18 million Americans, (who collectively lose 64 million workdays a year year and (who) thus cost the nation \$50 billion in medical expenses and lost work time).
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# Migraine, the most debilitating common form of headache,

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