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Psychological studies have found that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and unable to sit still for very long.

(A) that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and
(B) that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and are
(C) children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and they are
(D) children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, and inattentive, and they are
(E) that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, they are inattentive, and are
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Psychological studies have found that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and unable to sit still for very long.


(A) that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and
children are:
1. difficult to teach
2. inattentive
3. and unable to sit
the verbs are parallel. this sentence is correct as it is.

(B) that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and are
and are introduces a new clause that doesn't have a subject. incorrect.

(C) children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and they are
need that after found

(D) children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, and inattentive, and they are
same as in C.

(E) that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, they are inattentive, and are
independent clauses are connected with only a comma. 3rd clause and are unable doesn't have a subject.
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New post 22 Jan 2016, 13:26
Confused with the OA
Although when viewing from Parallelism side A fits in best
But it doesn't give intended meaning.
Psychological studies have found that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and unable to sit still for very long.
or we can write this as

Psychological studies have found that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, are difficult to inattentive, and are difficult to unable to sit still for very long.

Experts please help if there is something I am missing
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New post 22 Jan 2016, 15:16
As I have learnt that sometimes we need to repeat the VERB if the sequential list going too far from the SUBJECT as in this question.
But, When does that SOMETIMES come--- NO idea.. :(

Experts,
Can you please tell... what the point of reasoning in eliminating B..??
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As I have learnt that sometimes we need to repeat the VERB if the sequential list going too far from the SUBJECT as in this question.
But, When does that SOMETIMES come--- NO idea.. :(

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Can you please tell... what the point of reasoning in eliminating B..??


Hi,
this Q is correct in parallelism and meaning too..
lets see what are the parallel items here.
that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are
a)difficult to teach,
b)inattentive,
c)and unable to sit still for very long...

so the sentence may read as..
that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, are inattentive, and are unable to sit still for very long...
and it is perfectly fine the way it is...
all three tell us about the children affected by ADD and , therefore are parallel and logical
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We can use ‘to’ for
1. Infinitives ---- to+ verb (to attend, to teach)
2. prepositional phrases -- to + noun ( to Delhi, to the school) But can we use to for adjectives, such as ---difficult to inattentive, and are difficult to unable to sit? No. This is not permissible.

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B will effectively mean:
that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, are inattentive, and are are unable to; see the double are after and. As per the tenets of //ism, you can use ‘are’ for the first one and skip for the other two or use ‘are’ for all the three each. B is selectively missing the ‘are’ only for the middle one and therefore, incorrect.
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AVRonaldo wrote:
Psychological studies have found that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and unable to sit still for very long.

(A) that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and
(B) that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and are
(C) children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and they are
(D) children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, and inattentive, and they are
(E) that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, they are inattentive, and are



studies found that - that is required , rule out C & D - Studies were not conducted to find children.
Among A , B and E - are - || structure required mentioning characteristics - difficult to teach , are inattentive and are unable to sit still for very long.
A is correct , Both B and E have list with parallel element not similar construct issue.
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Psychological studies have found that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and unable to sit still for very long.

(A) that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and - all looks good to me!
(B) that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and are - "difficult", "inattentive" and "are unable" are not parallel
(C) children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and they are - again, parallelism
(D) children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, and inattentive, and they are - parallelism!
(E) that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, they are inattentive, and are - parallelism!

Really easy one if you quickly realise that there is parallelism going on.
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Correct Answer: A

In this sentence, the subject, "the children", is described with a series of three adjectival phrases that require parallel construction: "difficult to teach", "inattentive", and "unable to sit for very long". Answer choice A, the correct response, is the only one that maintains the consistent, parallel, participial phrase construction. Answer choice B would be correct if the third element were "inattentive", not 'are inattentive'. Because answer choice C lacks a preceding "that", the meaning of the sentence is distorted, implying that the studies found the children themselves rather than their attributes. Answer choice D is wrong for the same reason. Answer choice E is not parallel.
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AVRonaldo wrote:
Psychological studies have found that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and unable to sit still for very long.

(A) that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and
(B) that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and are
(C) children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, inattentive, and they are
(D) children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, and inattentive, and they are
(E) that children who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are difficult to teach, they are inattentive, and are



shortest way to look at this problem
found that is correct use here in this question. C, D are wrong
E: are difficult to teach, they are inattentive, and are unable ... not parallel so wrong
B: difficult to teach, inattentive, and are this are is a verb that is placed incorrectly here between action verbs, so not good parallelism .
A : has all the action verbs parallel.

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