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Results from numerous studies show that if a diabetic plans his or her diet and exercised with fellow diabetics, they will regain control quicker and stick to weight goals for a longer period of time than do someone who attempts to do so alone.

Plans and Exercised shall be same tense. Eliminate A & D
a diabetic is singular. he or she shall be there in place of they. Eliminate C
Between B & E, differnace is simple peresent tense and simple future tense. We are discussing results (from numerous stidies). Simple present tense is perfect. Eliminate E

Remaining is Option B
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Results from numerous studies show that if a diabetic plans his or her diet and exercised with fellow diabetics, they will regain control quicker and stick to weight goals for a longer period of time than do someone who attempts to do so alone.


A) exercised with fellow diabetics, they will regain control quicker and stick to weight goals for a longer period of time than do

B) exercises with fellow diabetics, he or she regains control more quickly and sticks to weight goals for a longer period of time than

C) exercises with fellow diabetics, they regain control quicker and stick to weight goals for a longer period of time than does

D) exercised with fellow diabetics, he or she had regained control more quickly and had stuck to weight goals for a longer period of time than

E) exercises with fellow diabetics, he or she will regain control quicker and stick to weight goals for a longer period of time than


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Results from numerous studies show that if a diabetic plans his or her diet and exercised with fellow diabetics, they will regain control quicker and stick to weight goals for a longer period of time than do someone who attempts to do so alone.


A) exercised with fellow diabetics, they will regain control quicker and stick to weight goals for a longer period of time than do -> We have "plans" then parallel will be "exercises", not "exercised". Incorrect.

B) exercises with fellow diabetics, he or she regains control more quickly and sticks to weight goals for a longer period of time than -> It is better. we have plans parallel to exercises and regains, sticks and attempts are another parallel set. Let's keep it.

C) exercises with fellow diabetics, they regain control quicker and stick to weight goals for a longer period of time than does -> "they" is incorrect, we have singular subject "his or her".

D) exercised with fellow diabetics, he or she had regained control more quickly and had stuck to weight goals for a longer period of time than -> Same as A.

E) exercises with fellow diabetics, he or she will regain control quicker and stick to weight goals for a longer period of time than -> "will regain and stick" is not parallel to "attempts".

So, I think B. :)
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Results from numerous studies show that if a diabetic plans his or her diet and exercised with fellow diabetics, they will regain control quicker and stick to weight goals for a longer period of time than do someone who attempts to do so alone.


A) exercised with fellow diabetics, they will regain control quicker and stick to weight goals for a longer period of time than do Incorrect

pronoun error - a diabetic singular, they plural

B) exercises with fellow diabetics, he or she regains control more quickly and sticks to weight goals for a longer period of time than Correct

C) exercises with fellow diabetics, they regain control quicker and stick to weight goals for a longer period of time than does Incorrect

pronoun error - a diabetic singular, they plural

D) exercised with fellow diabetics, he or she had regained control more quickly and had stuck to weight goals for a longer period of time than Incorrect

tense error - had uses wrong

E) exercises with fellow diabetics, he or she will regain control quicker and stick to weight goals for a longer period of time than Incorrect

quicker uses wrong, more quickly is correct
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IMO B

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Results from numerous studies show that if a diabetic plans his or her diet and exercised with fellow diabetics, they will regain control quicker and stick to weight goals for a longer period of time than do someone who attempts to do so alone.

There are two pairs of parallelism issues in this sentence:
(1) "plans" and "exercised" are connected by "and". They should have the same tenses. so a simple present tense "exercises" is needed.
(2)"will regain" and "stick" should have the same tense as "do", as the results are compared. "regains" and "sticks" should be used.

Also, the subject is "a diabetic", "he or she" should be used for the singular noun.

A) exercised with fellow diabetics, they will regain control quicker and stick to weight goals for a longer period of time than do
wrong use of "exercised", "they" and "will regain". Eliminate.

B) exercises with fellow diabetics, he or she regains control more quickly and sticks to weight goals for a longer period of time than

C) exercises with fellow diabetics, they regain control quicker and stick to weight goals for a longer period of time than does
wrong use of "they". Eliminate.

D) exercised with fellow diabetics, he or she had regained control more quickly and had stuck to weight goals for a longer period of time than
wrong use of "exercised" and "had regained". Eliminate.

E) exercises with fellow diabetics, he or she will regain control quicker and stick to weight goals for a longer period of time than
wrong use of "will regain". Eliminate.
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IMO B

Exercises should be the correct verb which should go with diabetic hence A,D out. Since the study is already complete and this is a conclusion of a study so will regain is wrong . Hence B is the correct option

A) exercised with fellow diabetics, they will regain control quicker and stick to weight goals for a longer period of time than do

B) exercises with fellow diabetics, he or she regains control more quickly and sticks to weight goals for a longer period of time than

C) exercises with fellow diabetics, they regain control quicker and stick to weight goals for a longer period of time than does

D) exercised with fellow diabetics, he or she had regained control more quickly and had stuck to weight goals for a longer period of time than

E) exercises with fellow diabetics, he or she will regain control quicker and stick to weight goals for a longer period of time than

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