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# Some patients who do not respond therapies of depression may

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30 Apr 2017, 07:11
I think the question is testing verb tense as well:

Original sentence says 'may simply have received inadequate treatment' : this means that the patients are still receiving(or were receiving when the author wrote this statement) inadequate treatment for depression, and the sentence then goes on to give examples of the type of treatments they may have received. Therefore, the example must contain 'have been' to specify that the treatments were given before the author wrote this statement, and continued to the time the author wrote this statement.

There are 3 tenses in this statement and continuity must be maintained for clear structure. The answer then is clearly A

Please correct me if I am wrong.
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Some patients who do not respond to therapies for depression may simply have received inadequate treatment, having, for example, been prescribed a drug at a dosage too low to be effective or having been taken off a drug too soon.

A. having, for example, been prescribed a drug at a dosage too low to be effective or having been - Correct
B. having, for example, a drug prescription that was ineffective because the dosage was too low, or being - usage of being ; "having" + "was ineffective" doesn't make sense.

"having" adopts the same timeframe as the rest of the sentence -- which is the present (we can discern this by noticing that the sentence is talking about patients who do not respond). however, "was ineffective" seems to suggest that the prescription was ineffective sometime in the past.
taken together, these two contexts seem to indicate that the patient is, for some reason, holding onto an old prescription that was ineffective.
C. as, for example, having too low of a dosage of a prescribed drug for it to be effective, or being - usage of being ; the intended message is that the patient may have been prescribed a dosage that is too low.
"having too low a dosage of a prescribed drug" does not suggest that the prescription is too low; rather, it suggests that the patient simply doesn't have enough of the drug in his or her possession.
D. when they have, for example, been prescribed too low a drug dosage to be effective, or were - parallelism issue -- have been and were
E. for example, when they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been - parallelism issue

Usage of when in D and E-
"when" doesn't really work, because the sentence is talking about the things that are actually examples of inappropriate treatment.
if i write X happened when Y happened, then X can't be the same thing as Y.

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19 Jun 2018, 01:59
i see only one error in choice B. "the dose is too low" . what dose, dose of what. this is unclear meaning and so, is a mistake.
i do not find any other error
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25 Dec 2018, 08:12
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Some patients who do not respond to therapies for depression may simply have received inadequate treatment, having, for example, been prescribed a drug at a dosage too low to be effective or having been taken off a drug too soon.

A. having, for example, been prescribed a drug at a dosage too low to be effective or having been
B. having, for example, a drug prescription that was ineffective because the dosage was too low, or being
C. as, for example, having too low of a dosage of a prescribed drug for it to be effective, or being
D. when they have, for example, been prescribed too low a drug dosage to be effective, or were
E. for example, when they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been

A. having, for example, been prescribed a drug at a dosage too low to be effective or having been -Correct
B. having, for example, a drug prescription that was ineffective because the dosage was too low, or being - changes the meaning and having & being not parallel
C. as, for example, having too low of a dosage of a prescribed drug for it to be effective, or being - work/ awkward - doesn't make sense
D. when they have, for example, been prescribed too low a drug dosage to be effective, or were - When is an issue here. In GMAT when is only referred to a time
E. for example, when they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been - When is an issue here. In GMAT when is only referred to a time
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21 Feb 2019, 09:31
execnitinsharma wrote:
Here is my explanation with some additional concepts:

A. having, for example, been prescribed a drug at a dosage too low to be effective or having been

Statements beginning with 'having' are tricky and you have to be extra careful using them. Generally these statements refer to an event that has happened prior to another event mentioned in the sentence. Now lets move on to the first answer choice: the 2 events 'drug prescription' and 'patients being taken off a drug too soon' happened before the event 'when some patients did not respond to therapies for depression';

Therefore you can also read the sentence as Having, for example, been prescribed a drug at a dosage too low to be effective or having been taken off a drug too soon, Some patients who do not respond to therapies for depression may simply have received inadequate treatment.

So this answer choice looks good to me. Moreover the parallelism between 'having' clauses maintains the sanctity of the answer choice. Additionally, also remember that a verb form of a word is always preferred over the noun form or adjective form. Therefore, 'prescribe' as a verb is preferred over 'prescription' as a noun or 'prescribed' as an adjective.

B. having, for example, a drug prescription that was ineffective because the dosage was too low, or being

Problem with this statement is that there is no parallelism between clauses beginning with 'having' and 'being'; also refer the usage of being as mentioned here by eGMAT http://gmatclub.com/forum/correct-usage-of-being-123156.html

C. as, for example, having too low of a dosage of a prescribed drug for it to be effective, or being

Again the same problem as that of option B. Moreover the problem is compounded with the use of 'as having'...wierd!!

D. when they have, for example, been prescribed too low a drug dosage to be effective, or were

Always be careful when you see 'when' , for 'when' should preferably refer to some event in time. Here there is none!! In addition to that, the parallelism between 'when' and 'were' is WRONG.

E. for example, when they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been

Similar explanation as that of D, additionally look at the weird parallelism between the two clauses.

I hope my explanation helped.

The explanation is absolutely helpful.
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