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One reason why more young people lose their virginity during the summer than at other times of the year undoubtedly is because school vacations give adolescents more free time.

(A) One reason why more young people lose their virginity during the summer than at other times of the year undoubtedly is because
(B) If young people lose their virginity more during the summer than other seasons, it is undoubtedly because
(C) One undoubtable reason that young people lose their virginity more during the summer than other times is
(D) One reason more young people lose their virginity during the summer than at other times of the year is undoubtedly that
(E) Young people lose their virginity more often during the summer undoubtedly because, for one reason,

Originally posted by IAMARYAL on 15 Jun 2005, 22:52.
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if / then in GMAT is reserved only for conditional sentences so B is out.

Young people can loose their virginity only once they cant loose it more often so E is out.

One Reason why / Because is redundant so A is out.

C construction is ackward. it seems that the reason is 'young people lose their virginity more during the summer '.

Answer is D. Except for because A is a close choice.
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b/w A) and D). i think its D). "reason why" seems to be redundant.
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(A) One reason why more young people lose their virginity during the summer than at other times of the year undoubtedly is because
- I'll take this chioce

(B) If young people lose their virginity more during the summer than other seasons, it is undoubtedly because
- awkward

(C) One un-doubtable reason that young people lose their virginity more during the summer than other times is
- undoubrable reason is not idiomatic

(D) One reason more young people lose their virginity during the summer than at other times of the year is undoubtedly that
- awkward sentence

(E) Young people lose their virginity more often during the summer undoubtedly because, for one reason,
- awkward sentence
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(A) One reason why more young people lose their virginity during the summer than at other times of the year undoubtedly is because
- I'll take this chioce

(B) If young people lose their virginity more during the summer than other seasons, it is undoubtedly because
- awkward

(C) One un-doubtable reason that young people lose their virginity more during the summer than other times is
- undoubrable reason is not idiomatic

(D) One reason more young people lose their virginity during the summer than at other times of the year is undoubtedly that
- awkward sentence

(E) Young people lose their virginity more often during the summer undoubtedly because, for one reason,
- awkward sentence


Hello ywilfred - I agree D is akward but we are trying to choose the best here.

Dont you think 'the reason Why... because ' in A is lot redundant ?

let me know your thoughts
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Eliminate A and E...'reason...because' ...the word because is unnecessary
B changes the meaning
C is awkward
Leaves D...which is my answer
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Anytime you see these words together, the answer choice is WRONG !!


"reason why"
"reason because"
"different than"
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One reason why more young people lose their virginity during the summer than at other times of the year undoubtedly is because school vacations give adolescents more free time.

(A) One reason why more young people lose their virginity during the summer than at other times of the year undoubtedly is because
(B) If young people lose their virginity more during the summer than other seasons, it is undoubtedly because
(C) One undoubtable reason that young people lose their virginity more during the summer than other times is
(D) One reason more young people lose their virginity during the summer than at other times of the year is undoubtedly that
(E) Young people lose their virginity more often during the summer undoubtedly because, for one reason,
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D.

the reason ...that

E changes meaning.


I agree.

and I like duttsit's explanation.

Short, simple, and clear.
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New post 15 Nov 2005, 11:31
reason ...... that is structure.

so D is the right answer.
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New post 15 Nov 2005, 15:45
I would go with C.



is undoubtedly that -- doesn't seems right in D.
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One reason why more young people lose their virginity during the summer than at other times of the year undoubtedly is because school vacations give adolescents more free time.

(A) One reason why more young people lose their virginity during the summer than at other times of the year undoubtedly is because
(B) If young people lose their virginity more during the summer than other seasons, it is undoubtedly because
(C) One undoubtable reason that young people lose their virginity more during the summer than other times is
(D) One reason more young people lose their virginity during the summer than at other times of the year is undoubtedly that
(E) Young people lose their virginity more often during the summer undoubtedly because, for one reason,


I vote for C. It compares "more summer than other times" correctly.
D compares "more young people than other times".
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OA is indeed D!
I took some time to see why E is wrong though! It does change the meaning!
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New post 16 Nov 2005, 11:16
Also agree D is the best.

B, C and E change the meaning.
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One reason why more young people lose their virginity during the summer than at other times of the year undoubtedly is because school vacations give adolescents more free time.
(A) One reason why more young people lose their virginity during the summer than at other times of the year undoubtedly is because
(B) If young people lose their virginity more during the summer than other seasons, it is undoubtedly because
(C) One undoubtable reason that young people lose their virginity more during the summer than other times is
(D) One reason more young people lose their virginity during the summer than at other times of the year is undoubtedly that
(E) Young people lose their virginity more often during the summer undoubtedly because, for one reason

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D?

'One reason ... is that' is correct, 'One reason ... is because' is not.

Another reason could be coz its hotter in summer... :wink:
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A and E are redundant as we have both "because" and "reason" within the same sentence. So, they are out.

B is out because it talks as if there is only one reason. It sounds too certain of itself !! We dont have the meaning "one of the reasons" as in the original sentence.

C is out as the sentence construction is not good. After "is" we need "that" !!
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^ D ^

A and E are redundant as we have both "because" and "reason" within the same sentence. So, they are out.

B is out because it talks as if there is only one reason. It sounds too certain of itself !! We dont have the meaning "one of the reasons" as in the original sentence.

C is out as the sentence construction is not good. After "is" we need "that" !!


D. agree with you...

further, C is out because "other times" should be "any other times".
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^ D ^

A and E are redundant as we have both "because" and "reason" within the same sentence. So, they are out.

B is out because it talks as if there is only one reason. It sounds too certain of itself !! We dont have the meaning "one of the reasons" as in the original sentence.

C is out as the sentence construction is not good. After "is" we need "that" !!


Remembered the redundancy thing from Advanced Grammar Points Sticky....
Nice explaination selene.
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New post 16 May 2006, 21:53
Will go with D.
A/E are redundant as reason and because both are used
In B, if-then is wrongly constructed.
C is awkward.
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