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Millions of people in the United States are affected by eating disorders, more than 90% of those afflicted are adolescents or young women.

a. eating disorders, more than 90%
b. eating disorders; more than 90%
c. eating disorders, of which more than 90%
d. eating disorders. Ninety percent more
e. eating disorders, over 90%

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Millions of people in the United States are affected by eating disorders, more than 90% of those afflicted are adolescents or young women.

a. eating disorders, more than 90%(correct)
b. eating disorders; more than 90%( semicolon should be used for two Independent Clauses)
c. eating disorders, of which more than 90%(of which also refers to affected,those also refers to adolescent s)
d. eating disorders. Ninety percent more(for comparison than is required)
e. eating disorders, over 90%(more than is preferred)

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Meaning: Millions of people in the United States are affected by eating disorders. More than 90% of those afflicted are adolescents or young women.
Clearly, these are 2 independent clauses and have to be separated by a semicolon. Eliminate Options A,C,E.
Also, in option C, usage of which and those are redundant as both refers to people affected by eating disorders.
In option E: More than 90% is preferred for comparison over over 90%.
In option D, usage of ninety percent more is not precise and changes the intended meaning. Moreover more than is the correct idiom.
IMO: Option B
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IMO A
Because a ; is used to connect sentences which are somewhat related. since the relation here is quite direct, A is the best choice.
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IMO B, both parts are related. The first presents a situation and the second presents an insight to the first.
A - run on sentence
C - Incorrect usage of which
D - Fails to convey the intended meaning that both these parts are related
E - run on sentence.
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IMO B, both parts are related. The first presents a situation and the second presents an insight to the first.
A - run on sentence
C - Incorrect usage of which
D - Fails to convey the intended meaning that both these parts are related
E - run on sentence.


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Millions of people in the United States are affected by eating disorders, more than 90% of those afflicted are adolescents or young women.



a. eating disorders, more than 90% - Run on
b. eating disorders; more than 90% - Correct
c. eating disorders, of which more than 90% - Redundant
d. eating disorders. Ninety percent more - Should be More than 90%
e. eating disorders, over 90% - Run on
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Millions of people in the United States are affected by eating disorders, more than 90% of those afflicted are adolescents or young women.

a. eating disorders, more than 90%
b. eating disorders; more than 90%
c. eating disorders, of which more than 90%
d. eating disorders. Ninety percent more
e. eating disorders, over 90%

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b. Choice a is a run-on sentence, which choice b corrects by changing the comma to a semicolon. Choice c creates a wordy and awkward sentence. Choice d changes the meaning of the sentence and makes it unclear—90% more of what? Choice e is also a run-on.
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Millions of people in the United States are affected by eating disorders, more than 90% of those afflicted are adolescents or young women.

a. eating disorders, more than 90%
This question tests the rule which states that two independent clauses (ICs) must be separated by a semicolon. The original sentence has two ICs i. Millions are affected and more than 90% are afflicted. The use of comma to separate these two ICs makes this option incorrect.

b. eating disorders; more than 90%
This option correctly uses semicolon to separate two ICs. Keep it for now.

c. eating disorders, of which more than 90%
1. The use of comma to separate these two ICs makes this option incorrect
2. The use of 'of which' and 'of those' is redundant and awkward

d. eating disorders. Ninety percent more
The use of 'Ninety percent more' changes the meaning. E.g. if 100 people in the US are affected by ED then as per the original sentence 90 are adolescents/young, whereas this option states that 190 are affected by ED.

e. eating disorders, over 90%
The use of comma to separate these two ICs makes this option incorrect

Correct Answer - Option B
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