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# Several recent studies suggest that a child born into a

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635. Several recent studies suggest that a child born into a family whose members have allergies will probably themselves develop allergies following the onset of a minor viral infection.

(A) a child born into a family whose members have allergies will probably themselves develop allergies
(B) children born into families whose members have allergies will probably themselves develop allergies
(C) a child born into a family the members of which have allergies will probably develop an allergy
(D) in those families where members have allergies, children will probably develop allergies themselves
(E) children born into a family in which there are allergies will themselves probably develop an allergy

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27 Feb 2008, 15:07
B for 'children' , 'families' and 'themselves
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27 Feb 2008, 15:19
What is wrong with C? Please, explain in detail
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635. Several recent studies suggest that a child born into a family whose members have allergies will probably themselves develop allergies following the onset of a minor viral infection.

(A) a child born into a family whose members have allergies will probably themselves develop allergies
(B) children born into families whose members have allergies will probably themselves develop allergies
(C) a child born into a family the members of which have allergies will probably develop an allergy
(D) in those families where members have allergies, children will probably develop allergies themselves
(E) children born into a family in which there are allergies will themselves probably develop an allergy

nothing to subordinate or connect the part in red
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27 Feb 2008, 15:35
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nothing to subordinate or connect the part in red

Thanks!
OA is B
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13 Mar 2008, 06:35
how come "themselves" is not confusing in option B? what's wrong with E and how can we be certain that "themselves" has a clear referant and is not describing either families or allergies?
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13 Mar 2008, 08:06
C is wrong because of the which I believe, in my opinion when referring to people it should be who or whose correct me if I am wrong.

Also which is almost always preceded by a comma

E is wrong because a family which there are allergies

kind of ambigious, we are trying to say families who have allergies not familes where there are allergies, what does that mean? do they have allergies or are allergies just around them?
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Hi,

Whats wrong with A?
It´s very similar to B...

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06 May 2010, 02:40
Pronoun Antecedent agreement.

B.
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06 May 2010, 03:13
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Pronoun Antecedent agreement.

B.

You mean that the problem with A is that "themselves" is refering to "a child", and that does not match so is incorrect?
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06 May 2010, 06:56
yes...themselves with child is incorrect.

should be (B).
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23 Dec 2010, 11:06
what is wrong with D....???...I find D to be more appropriate because "probably" is modifying "develop" and therefore is adjacent to it which is not the case in B . Can someone explain...??
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26 Dec 2010, 14:10
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what is wrong with D....???...I find D to be more appropriate because "probably" is modifying "develop" and therefore is adjacent to it which is not the case in B . Can someone explain...??

In D "where" is not a good modifier of families.

In B, couldnt i "themselves" refer to either children or members? could anybody clarify?

And what's wrong with C? I dont see any problem saying "a family the members of which bla bla bla".

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children born into families whose members have allergies will probably themselves develop allergies
child or family will not match with themselves which is plural..
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