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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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11 Nov 2008, 14:15
saravalli wrote:
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

B - I am suspicious of "themselves". What does "themselves" exactly refer to? children or members? not sure.

What is the structure of C? Should go for C.
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11 Nov 2008, 14:37
i will go for B tough C is close but structure of C is not appealing to me :

(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 (direct )
(C) a child born into a family the members of which have allergies will probably develop an allergy (family the member looks like a fragmented sentence to me )
(D) in those families where members have allergies, children will probably develop allergies themselves ("here born into" is missing)
(E) children born into a family in which there are allergies will themselves probably develop an allergy (all children having one allergy ???)
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11 Nov 2008, 22:43
C. Positioning of "themselves" in A and B does not look right.
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12 Nov 2008, 09:20
Hey pal,

this is intresting question. curious to know the OA!!!!!!!!!!!
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12 Nov 2008, 13:28
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Hey pal,

this is intresting question. curious to know the OA!!!!!!!!!!!

sorry. OA is B.
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13 Nov 2008, 10:30
(C) a child born into a family the members of which have allergies will probably develop an allergy
'family the members of which'? is wordy., 'family whose members ' should be enough.

From the search I found the following explanation.

I think in C, the meaning of original sentence is distorted by "an allergy"
a child born into a family the members of which have allergies will probably develop an allergy --> Doesn't it mean that the child develops a particular (known) allergy?
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13 Nov 2008, 13:27
(A) a child born into a family whose members have allergies will probably themselves develop allergies [ Pronoun Number issue]
(B) children born into families whose members have allergies will probably themselves develop allergies [Hold]
(C) a child born into a family the members of which have allergies will probably develop an allergy [The members of which – awkward]
(D) in those families where members have allergies, children will probably develop allergies themselves [ in those families – eliminate it]
(E) children born into a family in which there are allergies will themselves probably develop an allergy [family in which – awkward]

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13 Nov 2008, 16:08
saravalli wrote:
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

A) S-V disagreement

B) hold it

C) members of which is awkward and breaks the plural tense at the end by using allergy.

D) Cuts the relation between a family and its children, whose children? Also use of where is incorrect

E) Families themselves will not have allergies. their members will.

B remains
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14 Nov 2008, 14:23
saravalli wrote:
(C) a child born into a family the members of which have allergies will probably develop an allergy
'family the members of which'? is wordy., 'family whose members ' should be enough.

From the search I found the following explanation.

I think in C, the meaning of original sentence is distorted by "an allergy"
a child born into a family the members of which have allergies will probably develop an allergy --> Doesn't it mean that the child develops a particular (known) allergy?

Thanks to GMATTIGER as well I really did not suspect themselves. I should have.
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14 Nov 2008, 20:43
Yes B it is, 'the members of which' is wordy for GMAT.
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