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Scientific evidence suggests that the benefits arising from consumption of alcohol are greatest with alcohol that is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis than when it is consumed on binges.

(A) with alcohol that is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis than when it is consumed
(B) with taking alcohol with meals on a moderate, regular basis as opposed to its consumption
(C) when alcohol is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis, rather than consuming it
(D) when alcohol is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis rather than consumed
(E) when alcohol, taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis, and not consumed

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I narrowed it down to C and D. A,B uses with E changes meaning.. I'm more inclined to D as I see the structure when alcohol is taken rather than when alcohol is consumed Can someone provide a detailed analysis! Thanks
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Scientific evidence suggests that the benefits arising from consumption of alcohol are greatest with alcohol that is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis than when it is consumed on binges.

(A) with alcohol that is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis than when it is consumed
(B) with taking alcohol with meals on a moderate, regular basis as opposed to its consumption
(C) when alcohol is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis, rather than consuming it
(D) when alcohol is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis rather than consumed
(E) when alcohol, taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis, and not consumed

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I narrowed it down to C and D. A,B uses with E changes meaning.. I'm more inclined to D as I see the structure when alcohol is taken rather than when alcohol is consumed Can someone provide a detailed analysis! Thanks

hi ,
i think there is a parallelism error in option C

alcohol consumption greatest beneficial when
alcohol is taken with meals on ......
rather than when...consuming it on binge(very fast pace)==>this part has error..because of presence of IT in between....

taken with meals ON.......rather than when consumed ON==>THIS SHOWS THE CORRECT PARALLELISM as in option D.

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I narrowed it down to C and D. A,B uses with E changes meaning.. I'm more inclined to D as I see the structure when alcohol is taken rather than when alcohol is consumed Can someone provide a detailed analysis! Thanks

Scientific evidence suggests that the benefits arising from consumption of alcohol are greatest with alcohol that is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis than when it is consumed on binges.

Well the first split is "with" VS "when". As we are talking about a thing that happens when something else also happens, "when" is correct.

I would not say that E changes the meaning, I would say that E is not a complete sentence:
(E) when alcohol (, taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis,-modifier-) and not consumed
taken is a modifier and the sentence looks like : when alcohol and not consumed. Clearly wrong

(C) when alcohol is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis, rather than consuming it
(D) when alcohol is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis rather than consumed
consumed or consuming it? You very rarely can determine the correct verb just by looking at it, you have to take a broader look.
Both setences have "taken", so the verb that follows "rather" must mantain the parallelism. D hence is correct
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24 Jun 2013, 10:00
@fozzzy: Answer should be D. The keyword checked here is X rather than Y.
Instead of with, when will be used which leads us to options C, D and E

Option C: taken Rather than consuming -> not parallel
Option D: taken rather than consumed ->parallel ->correct answer
Option E: not a complete sentence

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25 Jun 2013, 09:33
With C, the sentence would be:

Scientific evidence suggests that the benefits arising from consumption of alcohol are greatest when alcohol is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis, rather than consuming it on binges.

The idiom used is clearly ..when alcohol is X rather than Y... So, the structure in C is:

When alcohol is:
a) taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis
rather than
b) consuming it on binges.

In other words:
a) When alcohol is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis
rather than
b) When alcohol is consuming it on binges.

Alcohol is consuming it on binges? Clearly incorrect for multiple reasons:
a) Alcohol is not consuming anything; in fact Alcohol is being consumed.
b) it is clearly intended to refer to alcohol. Hence, Alcohol is consuming alcohol on binges is clearly incorrect.
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fozzzy wrote:
Scientific evidence suggests that the benefits arising from consumption of alcohol are greatest with alcohol that is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis than when it is consumed on binges.

(A) with alcohol that is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis than when it is consumed
(B) with taking alcohol with meals on a moderate, regular basis as opposed to its consumption
(C) when alcohol is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis, rather than consuming it
(D) when alcohol is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis rather than consumed
(E) when alcohol, taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis, and not consumed

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I narrowed it down to C and D. A,B uses with E changes meaning.. I'm more inclined to D as I see the structure when alcohol is taken rather than when alcohol is consumed Can someone provide a detailed analysis! Thanks

Ans D, X rather than Y is correct. Choice A usage of with is wrong.

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Scientific evidence suggests that the benefits arising from consumption of alcohol are greatest with alcohol that is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis than when it is consumed on binges.

(C) when alcohol is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis, rather than consuming it : Not parallel, one verb ; another is participle
(D) when alcohol is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis rather than consumed

Scientific evidence suggests that the benefits arising from consumption of alcohol are greatest with alcohol that is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis rather than alcohol that isconsumed

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Scientific evidence suggests that the benefits arising from consumption of alcohol are greatest with alcohol that is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis than when it is consumed on binges.

(A) with alcohol that is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis than when it is consumed
(B) with taking alcohol with meals on a moderate, regular basis as opposed to its consumption
(C) when alcohol is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis, rather than consuming it
(D) when alcohol is taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis rather than consumed
(E) when alcohol, taken with meals on a moderate, regular basis, and not consumed

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I narrowed it down to C and D. A,B uses with E changes meaning.. I'm more inclined to D as I see the structure when alcohol is taken rather than when alcohol is consumed Can someone provide a detailed analysis! Thanks

in b
with+noun is used to show how the main clause is done. with+doing +main clause dose not exist in english.
as opposed to" need two things in parallel forms. there is no such parallel forms. so, this point is wrong in b.

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The correct usage of Rather than is -

1. rather than + verb
2. rather than + noun

rather than consumed = Correct as Consumed here acts as a Verb

So, The OA (D) is correct in all respect ...
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