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Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than almost any other fruit, making it one of the healthiest widely available fruits on the market.


A. Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than almost any other fruit, making it one of the healthiest widely available fruits

B. Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than almost any other fruit, making them one of the healthiest fruits that is widely available

C. Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than those in almost any other fruit, which makes the acai berry one of the healthiest widely available fruits

D. Because the acai berry’s antioxidants boost immune cell function more effectively than those in almost any other fruit, it is one of the healthiest fruits that is widely available

E. Because the acai berry’s antioxidants boost immune cell function more effectively than the antioxidants found in almost any other fruit, they are one of the healthiest widely available fruits
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OA is D but I believe "it" is used incorrectly in this choice. Any comments?
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In choice D "it" refers back to possessive "berry's". That cannot be correct.
IMO C is the best choice available but even there "which makes" doesn't sound correct. "making the acai berry" is the right way to frame it.
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Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than almost any other fruit, making it one of the healthiest widely available fruits on the market.

Is this really from MGMAT as tagged? No choice is correct.

A. Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than almost any other fruit, making it one of the healthiest widely available fruits--- Faulty comparison of antioxidants with any other fruit.


B. Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than almost any other fruit, making them one of the healthiest fruits that is widely available--- 'them' has no reference; if 'them' is referring to the antioxidants, then it is absurd.

C. Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than those in almost any other fruit, which makes the acai berry one of the healthiest widely available fruits-- No referent for which; it is the boosting that makes the fruit worthwhile.


D. Because the acai berry’s antioxidants boost immune cell function more effectively than those in almost any other fruit, it is one of the healthiest fruits that is widely available-- 1. It cannot refer to the possessive acai berry's 2. We require 'do' after 'than', as 'boost' is the verbal action that is under comparison.

E. Because the acai berry’s antioxidants boost[/color] immune cell function more effectively than the antioxidants found in almost any other fruit, they are one of the healthiest widely available fruits--- No referent for 'they'.

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D is incorrect

acai berry was never mentioned in the earlier part of the sentence, therefore, "it" cannot refer back to the fruit.

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D. Because the acai berry’s antioxidants boost immune cell function more effectively than those in almost any other fruit, it is //one of the healthiest fruits// that ((is)) widely available - how is the usage of singular verb correct for this structure. Only because of this part I eliminated D and went for E.

The correct usage always should be - it is one of the healthiest fruits that are widely available.

For eg. He is one those people who //like// to stay out at night. - correct

He is one those people who ((likes)) to stay out at night. - incorrect.

Please Daagh provide the clarification.



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Doesn't D change the meaning of the question? We are completely removing what recent studies have shown.
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Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than almost any other fruit, making it one of the healthiest widely available fruits on the market.


A. Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than almost any other fruit, making it one of the healthiest widely available fruits

B. Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than almost any other fruit, making them one of the healthiest fruits that is widely available

C. Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than those in almost any other fruit, which makes the acai berry one of the healthiest widely available fruits

D. Because the acai berry’s antioxidants boost immune cell function more effectively than those in almost any other fruit, it is one of the healthiest fruits that is widely available

E. Because the acai berry’s antioxidants boost immune cell function more effectively than the antioxidants found in almost any other fruit, they are one of the healthiest widely available fruits


Not satisfied with the OA. There may be a typo. Possessive noun "acai berry’s antioxidants" can't work as an antecedent to "it".

Also, choice D has eliminated "Recent studies".

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New post 31 Jul 2018, 11:16
There is a similar question in OG 17 where a subject pronoun can refer to possessive noun.
https://gmatclub.com/forum/although-she-was-considered-among-her-contemporaries-to-be-the-better-208881.html
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I agree.
One of the healthiest widely available fruits is acai-- ok
One of the healthiest widely available fruits are acai -- not ok
One of the healthiest widely available fruits that are available - ok
One of the healthiest widely available fruits that is available - not ok
The presence of the relative pronoun 'that' makes the vital difference.
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Ooops! No choice seems correct.

But I learned a lot from this thread.
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Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than almost any other fruit, making it one of the healthiest widely available fruits on the market.

Is this really from MGMAT as tagged? No choice is correct.

A. Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than almost any other fruit, making it one of the healthiest widely available fruits--- Faulty comparison of antioxidants with any other fruit.


B. Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than almost any other fruit, making them one of the healthiest fruits that is widely available--- 'them' has no reference; if 'them' is referring to the antioxidants, then it is absurd.

C. Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than those in almost any other fruit, which makes the acai berry one of the healthiest widely available fruits-- No referent for which; it is the boosting that makes the fruit worthwhile.


D. Because the acai berry’s antioxidants boost immune cell function more effectively than those in almost any other fruit, it is one of the healthiest fruits that is widely available-- 1. It cannot refer to the possessive acai berry's 2. We require 'do' after 'than', as 'boost' is the verbal action that is under comparison.

E. Because the acai berry’s antioxidants boost[/color] immune cell function more effectively than the antioxidants found in almost any other fruit, they are one of the healthiest widely available fruits--- No referent for 'they'.



Hi daagh sir,
Why in Option A we cant assume "antioxidants found in" to be present in the second half of the comparison - concept of ellipsis .
and in that case IMO comparison would be proper.


Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than antioxidants found in almost any other fruit, making it one of the healthiest widely available fruits
Thanks in advance.

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daagh wrote:
Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than almost any other fruit, making it one of the healthiest widely available fruits on the market.

Is this really from MGMAT as tagged? No choice is correct.

A. Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than almost any other fruit, making it one of the healthiest widely available fruits--- Faulty comparison of antioxidants with any other fruit.


B. Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than almost any other fruit, making them one of the healthiest fruits that is widely available--- 'them' has no reference; if 'them' is referring to the antioxidants, then it is absurd.

C. Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than those in almost any other fruit, which makes the acai berry one of the healthiest widely available fruits-- No referent for which; it is the boosting that makes the fruit worthwhile.


D. Because the acai berry’s antioxidants boost immune cell function more effectively than those in almost any other fruit, it is one of the healthiest fruits that is widely available-- 1. It cannot refer to the possessive acai berry's 2. We require 'do' after 'than', as 'boost' is the verbal action that is under comparison.

E. Because the acai berry’s antioxidants boost[/color] immune cell function more effectively than the antioxidants found in almost any other fruit, they are one of the healthiest widely available fruits--- No referent for 'they'.



Hi daagh sir,
Why in Option A we cant assume "antioxidants found in" to be present in the second half of the comparison - concept of ellipsis .
and in that case IMO comparison would be proper.


Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than antioxidants found in almost any other fruit, making it one of the healthiest widely available fruits
Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Tamal



Hope this helps,

because there is verb boost preceded by "than" it should read as

Recent studies have shown that the antioxidants found in the acai berry boost immune cell function more effectively than almost any other fruit does(boost), making it one of the healthiest widely available fruits
and so it is incorrect comparison of antioxidants to any other fruit
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