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A. comes from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C that
B. comes from antioxidants—compounds that are also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and they

A&B out comes should be plural

C. come from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and ', and' is incorrect
D. come from antioxidants—compounds that are also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C and that
E. come from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and they ', and they' is incorrect
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Most of the purported health benefits of tea comes from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C that inhibit the formation of plaque along the body’s blood vessels.

A. comes from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C that
B. comes from antioxidants—compounds that are also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and they
C. come from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and
D. come from antioxidants—compounds that are also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C and that
E. come from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and they


A and B are out right away because of the SV agreement error.
now..meaning is:
benefits of tea come from A
A - compounds that are found in X, y, z and that inhibit the formation.
C - benefits come and inhibit. so no.
D - looks good
E - they who? antioxidants? benefits? compounds? vessels? since D looks better, E is out.

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Most of the purported health benefits of tea comes from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C that inhibit the formation of plaque along the body’s blood vessels.

A. comes from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C that
B. comes from antioxidants—compounds that are also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and they
C. come from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and
D. come from antioxidants—compounds that are also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C and that
E. come from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and they


"health benefits" is the subject, so we need a plural verb: come. Thus, we can eliminate A and B. E is out because "they" is ambiguous - can be health benefits or the antioxidants. C is wrong because the 2nd "and" makes it a run-on sentence and changes the meaning. D has no errors.

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New post 23 Sep 2016, 05:03
Isn't compounds Plural?
I thought for Plural, we sould use THOSE and not THAT

In this answer, we have.. compounds that

My undersatnding made me eliminate option D . :shock: :shock:

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Most of the purported health benefits of tea comes from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C that inhibit the formation of plaque along the body’s blood vessels.

A. comes from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C that
B. comes from antioxidants—compounds that are also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and they
C. come from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and
D. come from antioxidants—compounds that are also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C and that
E. come from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and they


A and B are out right away because of the SV agreement error.
now..meaning is:
benefits of tea come from A
A - compounds that are found in X, y, z and that inhibit the formation.
C - benefits come and inhibit. so no.
D - looks good
E - they who? antioxidants? benefits? compounds? vessels? since D looks better, E is out.

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D maintains parallelism -- that and that

Also D sets the information as a subordinate C.

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abhishek03050 wrote:
Isn't compounds Plural?
I thought for Plural, we sould use THOSE and not THAT

In this answer, we have.. compounds that

My undersatnding made me eliminate option D . :shock: :shock:

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raghavs wrote:
Most of the purported health benefits of tea comes from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C that inhibit the formation of plaque along the body’s blood vessels.

A. comes from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C that
B. comes from antioxidants—compounds that are also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and they
C. come from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and
D. come from antioxidants—compounds that are also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C and that
E. come from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and they


A and B are out right away because of the SV agreement error.
now..meaning is:
benefits of tea come from A
A - compounds that are found in X, y, z and that inhibit the formation.
C - benefits come and inhibit. so no.
D - looks good
E - they who? antioxidants? benefits? compounds? vessels? since D looks better, E is out.


"That" as relative pronoun can refer to singular or plural antecedent - OG has plenty of such examples.

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New post 28 Nov 2016, 06:31
Tricky :shock:
I thought of it this way:
Most of them are blah blah
Most of this thing is yada yada
Health benifits is plural
I think I read this sorta thing in the gmatclub grammar book :oops:

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At option D,the relative clause refers to what? The compounds? Isn't that a plural subject? Am I missing any key point here?

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(A) and (B) is wrong because of SV agreement. It should be the plural verb come.
(D) maintains the parallelism ...that.... and that...

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Most of the purported health benefits of tea comes from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C that inhibit the formation of plaque along the body’s blood vessels.

A. comes from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C that - "comes" do not go with plural "benefits
B. comes from antioxidants—compounds that are also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and they - "comes" do not go with plural "benefits
C. come from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and - incorrect as the "and" after vitamin C is placed incorrectly
D. come from antioxidants—compounds that are also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C and that - CORRECT //ism between "that are also.." and "that inhibit" implying correctly that compounds are found in ... and compounds inhibit ...
E. come from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and they - "they" reference not clear and no //is as in option D
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The 2/3 split here is right at the start of the underlined portion: do we need "comes" or "come"? The subject is "most of the purported health benefits," so we need the plural form "come".
We can eliminate E for using the pronoun "they," which could refer to antioxidants, compounds, or health benefits.

D uses parallel construction correctly:
"compounds that (are also found...) and that (inhibit the formation...)"
C does not use parallel form.
Look at choice C in its entirety:

Most of the purported health benefits of tea come from antioxidants--compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and inhibit the formation of plaque along the body's blood vessels.

"And" must connect like forms. Here, we see "and inhibit," so the "and" must be linking a preceding verb to "inhibit." The only preceding verb is "come." So we get the following: Most of the purported health benefits of tea come from anti-oxidants... and inhibit the formation of plaque. The purported health benefits inhibit the formation of plaque? That doesn't make any sense.

Contrast C with the logic and parallelism of D: compounds that are x and that inhibit y. Now the compounds are inhibiting the formation of plaque. This is logical.

"Found" in C is a participle that functions as an adjective modifying "compounds," whereas "inhibit" is a simple present tense verb of which "compounds" is the subject. (The construction "are found" contains the verb "are" + the participle "found." "And" can't be used to connect two different parts of speech.
(It's worth noting that "found" can also be a simple past tense verb. "Dave found a bug in his cereal." The compounds in the previous example are not the agents of the action in the way that Dave is here.)

D. come from antioxidants—compounds that are also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C and that
E. come from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and they

This is a problem that deals with the structure of the sentence. D is parallel "compounds that modifier and that modifier. E does not have a legit strcuture: "compounds modifier , and they clause
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Most of the purported health benefits of tea comes from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C that inhibit the formation of plaque along the body’s blood vessels.

A. comes from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C that
B. comes from antioxidants—compounds that are also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and they
C. come from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and
D. come from antioxidants—compounds that are also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C and that
E. come from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and they


look at choice E
grammatically, "they" refers to subject of the previous clause by virtue of paralellism. this reference is not logic

even if we substitute "they" with "antioxidants" and we have two independent clause, we have kno reason to make two these clause paralel. in short, two meanings in these two clauses are not parallel. the substitution still makes wrong sentence.

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Most of the purported health benefits of tea comes from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C that inhibit the formation of plaque along the body’s blood vessels.

A. comes from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C that
B. comes from antioxidants—compounds that are also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and they
C. come from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and
D. come from antioxidants—compounds that are also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C and that
E. come from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and they


A and B are out right away because of the SV agreement error.
now..meaning is:
benefits of tea come from A
A - compounds that are found in X, y, z and that inhibit the formation.
C - benefits come and inhibit. so no.
D - looks good
E - they who? antioxidants? benefits? compounds? vessels? since D looks better, E is out.


Hello sayantanc2k GMATNinja

In option C, isn't the subject of the verb "inhibit" referring to "compounds" itself?

The structure I made in my mind is Compounds also found X and inhibit Y

But a few people in this thread have written "inhibit" refers to the main subject "most". I didn't get this. Can you help to identify the error in my thought process?

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The 2/3 split here is right at the start of the underlined portion: do we need "comes" or "come"? The subject is "most of the purported health benefits," so we need the plural form "come".
We can eliminate E for using the pronoun "they," which could refer to antioxidants, compounds, or health benefits.

D uses parallel construction correctly:
"compounds that (are also found...) and that (inhibit the formation...)"
C does not use parallel form.
Look at choice C in its entirety:

Most of the purported health benefits of tea come from antioxidants--compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and inhibit the formation of plaque along the body's blood vessels.

"And" must connect like forms. Here, we see "and inhibit," so the "and" must be linking a preceding verb to "inhibit." The only preceding verb is "come." So we get the following: Most of the purported health benefits of tea come from anti-oxidants... and inhibit the formation of plaque. The purported health benefits inhibit the formation of plaque? That doesn't make any sense.

Contrast C with the logic and parallelism of D: compounds that are x and that inhibit y. Now the compounds are inhibiting the formation of plaque. This is logical.

"Found" in C is a participle that functions as an adjective modifying "compounds," whereas "inhibit" is a simple present tense verb of which "compounds" is the subject. (The construction "are found" contains the verb "are" + the participle "found." "And" can't be used to connect two different parts of speech.
(It's worth noting that "found" can also be a simple past tense verb. "Dave found a bug in his cereal." The compounds in the previous example are not the agents of the action in the way that Dave is here.)

D. come from antioxidants—compounds that are also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C and that
E. come from antioxidants—compounds also found in beta carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C, and they

This is a problem that deals with the structure of the sentence. D is parallel "compounds that modifier and that modifier. E does not have a legit strcuture: "compounds modifier , and they clause


Hi -

If we had a sentence such as the below, would it be the correct choice?

Most of the purported health benefits of tea come from antioxidants—compounds also foundin beta carotene, vitamin E, and
vitamin C, and inhibited the formation of plaque along the body’s blood vessels.

In the above eample both found and inhibited will be a verb-ed modifier

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