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Re: Recent studies suggest that an intake of vitamin E in excess of that f [#permalink]

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New post 27 Jul 2014, 23:43
OA is A (Source : MGMAT)
Actual Sentence says that Intake of Vitamin E MAY Actually increase the risk.
B - changes the meaning by saying that Intake Vitamin E Actually increase risk.(it makes the case more certain by removing MAY.)

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New post 03 Sep 2015, 03:27
A) Recent studies suggest that an intake of vitamin E in excess of that found naturally in a balanced diet may actually increase the risk of developing certain illnesses --- suggest and may increase are redundant

B) Recent studies suggest that taking vitamin E in excess of that found naturally in a balanced diet actually increases the risk of developing certain illnesses – correct choice

C) Certain illnesses may be at a higher risk of development if vitamin E is taken in excess of a balanced diet, according to recent studies ---changes the meaning ; says the Vitamin is taken in excess of a balanced diet rather that found naturally in a balanced diet.

D) According to recent studies, the intake of vitamin E, if in excess of that found naturally in a balanced diet, may actually increase developing certain illnesses – Changed meaning: it will increase the risk of development of certain diseases and not increase developing certain illness.

E) Vitamin E, recent studies suggest, if in excess of that found naturally in a balanced diet, may actually increase the development risk of certain illnesses – suggest and may increase redundancy

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Option A it is ...Can you specify the source ?


Absolutely no idea about the source but (A) can be a possible answer !!

A. .....may actually increase........... = Possibility

B. ....actually increases......... = Certainty

Hence IMHO (A) , because it refers to a possibility..
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The OA tells us it is A, but this is incorrect. In the non-underlined portion of the sentence, the pronoun "it", clearly referring to Vitamin E, cannot refer to a noun within a modifier.

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Need clarification on 2 observation in Option A.
- Subject Verb agreement: singular subject "intake" is mapped to plural verb "increase".
- Pronoun: Pronoun "that" should refer to Vitamin E, which is present in the prepositional phrase.

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i have one doubt about A. since "intake" is acting as subject so verb "increase" should be followed by "s". so why A is correct?

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i have one doubt about A. since "intake" is acting as subject so verb "increase" should be followed by "s". so why A is correct?


Increase is preceded by helping verb "May" . The complete sentence (without modifiers) reads as intake may actually increase ......the presence of may commands a plural form of the verb.

Hope its clear.

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Abhishek009 wrote:
spetznaz wrote:
Option A it is ...Can you specify the source ?


Absolutely no idea about the source but (A) can be a possible answer !!

A. .....may actually increase........... = Possibility

B. ....actually increases......... = Certainty

Hence IMHO (A) , because it refers to a possibility..



isn't an intake singular?

an intake of Vit E ...... increase

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Can someone answer "what is increase in option A? (verb.?)" If it is a verb, what is the subject of it.?

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Recent studies suggest that an intake of vitamin E in excess of that found naturally in a balanced diet may actually increase the risk of developing certain illnesses, despite the claims of thousands of people who swear by it as a dietary supplement.

(A) Recent studies suggest that an intake of vitamin E in excess of that found naturally in a balanced diet may actually increase the risk of developing certain illnesses

(B) Recent studies suggest that taking vitamin E in excess of that found naturally in a balanced diet actually increases the risk of developing certain illnesses

(C) Certain illnesses may be at a higher risk of development if vitamin E is taken in excess of a balanced diet, according to recent studies

(D) According to recent studies, the intake of vitamin E, if in excess of that found naturally in a balanced diet, may actually increase developing certain illnesses

(E) Vitamin E, recent studies suggest, if in excess of that found naturally in a balanced diet, may actually increase the development risk of certain illnesses


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The original sentence is clear, and is phrased in the most economical way.

(A) CORRECT. This choice is correct as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) The phrase “actually increases” has a stronger meaning than the author intended - that high vitamin E consumption “may actually increase” certain risks.

(C) The phrasing of “certain illnesses may be at a higher risk” is awkward and has an unintended meaning. It is not the illnesses that are at higher risk, but rather people who consume too much vitamin E. In addition, the placement of the modifying phrase “according to recent studies” is awkward, seemingly referring to a “balanced diet” when it should be modifying vitamin E intake. Finally, “if vitamin E is taken in excess of a balanced diet” should read “if vitamin E is taken in excess of that (vitamin E) found naturally in a balanced diet.”

(D) “The intake of vitamin E…may actually increase developing certain illnesses” is awkward and has an unintended meaning. It would be more accurate to state that excess intake of vitamin E may increase the risk of developing certain illnesses. Even if this choice had the correct meaning, the choice of words would still have been faulty: it should read “increase the development of certain illnesses” not “increase developing certain illnesses.”

(E) “Vitamin E…may actually increase the development risk of certain illnesses” is awkward and has an unintended meaning. It would be more accurate to state that excess intake of vitamin E may actually increase the risk. Additionally, “the development risk of certain illnesses” is misleading; it should be “the risk of (a person) developing certain illnesses.”
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I elim A b/c suggest and may i thought was redundant. does anyone know whether that's not true or why it's acceptable?

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Recent studies suggest that an intake of vitamin E in excess of that found naturally in a balanced diet may actually increase the risk of developing certain illnesses, despite the claims of thousands of people who swear by it as a dietary supplement.

(A) Recent studies suggest that an intake of vitamin E in excess of that found naturally in a balanced diet may actually increase the risk of developing certain illnesses -Correct

(B) Recent studies suggest that taking vitamin E in excess of that found naturally in a balanced diet actually increases the risk of developing certain illnesses -"That" doesn't have noun reference; changes the meaning

(C) Certain illnesses may be at a higher risk of development if vitamin E is taken in excess of a balanced diet, according to recent studies -awkward

(D) According to recent studies, the intake of vitamin E, if in excess of that found naturally in a balanced diet, may actually increase developing certain illnesses -developing?

(E) Vitamin E, recent studies suggest, if in excess of that found naturally in a balanced diet, may actually increase the development risk of certain illnesses -nonsensical
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