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# Some patients who do not respond therapies of depression may

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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
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26 Oct 2010, 14:40
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should be A

Parallel A -- having, for example, been prescribed a drug as a dosage too low to be effective or having been

a drug prescription can not be ineffective B -- having, for example, a drug prescription that was ineffective because the dosage was too low, or being

as, ....., having too low of a dosage - you can't have dosage, you have dose C -- as, for example, having too low of a dosage of prescribed drug for it to be effective, or being

in GMAT, when has to refer to a specific time, not an instance D -- when they have, for example, been prescribed too low a drug dosage for it to be effective, or were

in GMAT, when has to refer to a specific time, not an instance E -- for example, when they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been
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08 Nov 2009, 07:33
A -- having, for example been prescribed a drug as a dosage too low to be effective or having been ...PARALLEL AND PARTICIPLE PHRASE CONTUNING THE COMMA..CORRECT
B -- having, for example, a drug prescription that was ineffective because the dosage was too low, or being
BEING is ICORRRECT..HAS TO BE PAST PERFECT CO
C -- as, for example, having too low of a dosage of prescribed drug for it to be effective, or being
D -- when they have, for example, been prescribed too low a drug dosage for it to be effective, or were
WHEN CANNO START A SETNCE ATER COMMA
E -- for example, when they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been
UNPARALLEL
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05 Jan 2010, 07:21
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skg wrote:
Some patients who do not respond therapies of depression may simply have received inadequate treatment, having, for example been prescribed a drug as a dosage too low to be effective or having been taken off a drug too soon.

A -- having, for example been prescribed a drug as 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( DRUG PRESCRIPTION WAS INEFFECTIVE: NOT RIGHT)
C -- as, for example, having too low of a dosage of prescribed drug for it to be effective, or being
D -- when they have, for example, been prescribed too low a drug dosage for it to be effective, or were ( I DONT THINK " WERE" IS CORRECT IN THIS STATEMENT)
E -- for example, when they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been( AGAIN LOW DOSAGE DRUG PRESCRIPTION: NOT RIGHT

I am finding difficult to differentiate between A and C

Hi "being" is always considered as a wrong statement in GMAT....so you can eliminate B and C straight away.

ans: A

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Though I'd go for A...here's something slightly off-track...

I think Option D would be correct if the sentence had been - Some patients...may simply have received inadequate treatment when they were prescribed a drug dosage too low to be effective or, were taken off a drug too soon.

What do you think...I'd want to get my concepts right here ...esp. the usage of 'were' for Option D.
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26 Oct 2010, 00:05
weird sentence

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 [highlight]taken off a drug[/highlight]too soon.
A.[highlight]having, for example, been prescribed a drug[/highlight][strike]at a dosage too low to be effective[/strike] [highlight]or having been[/highlight] - only this is parallel
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
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26 Oct 2010, 02:15
I chose the wrong answer because I thought there is no comma in A after FOR EXAMPLE, hence it has to be wrong.
When I checked the questions in GMAT PREP, there was a comma.
So moderators please correct the question and add comma after FOR EXAMPLE in A.
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10 Aug 2011, 15:00
Way too many typos for this question to be good for studying.

Some patients who do not respond therapies of depression may simply have received inadequate treatment, having, for example, been prescribed a drug as a dosage too low to be effective or having been taken off a drug too soon.

The correct problem stem should change "as" to "at". I discarded A and didn't like any other options due to the typo.
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Some patients who do not respond therapies of depression may simply have received inadequate treatment, having, for example, been prescribed a drug as a dosage too low to be effective or having been taken off a drug too soon.

A -- having, for example, been prescribed a drug as 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 prescribed drug for it to be effective, or being
D -- when they have, for example, been prescribed too low a drug dosage for it to be effective, or were
E -- for example, when they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been

Hi All,
Cant vouch for "A" becasue i'm not sure what does it mean by "[highlight]a drug as a dosage too low[/highlight]"? I agree we've parallelism in Option A.
How about Option "E" ? I understand "When" is incorrect but will "E" be better option if we replace
"When" with "Either" -
for example, [highlight]when[/highlight]they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been
for example, [highlight]EITHER[/highlight]they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been

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Some patients who do not respond therapies of depression may simply have received inadequate treatment, having, for example, been prescribed a drug as a dosage too low to be effective or having been taken off a drug too soon.

A -- having, for example, been prescribed a drug as 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
C -- as, for example, having too low of a dosage of prescribed drug for it to be effetive, or being
D -- when they have, for example, been prescribed too low a drug dosage for it to be effective, or were
E -- for example, when they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been
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A -- having, for example, been prescribed a drug as 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 prescribed drug for it to be effective, or being
D -- when they have, for example, been prescribed too low a drug dosage for it to be effective, or were - not parallel been prescribed or been
E -- for example, when they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been- not parallel
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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.

Parallelism .

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

Hope it is clear...
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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.

Here's my two cents.

For this particular question, it is essential to understand the meaning first.

1. Some patients don't respond to therapies for depression
2. The reason may be the inadequate treatment
3. low dosage prescription
4. took off a drug

Some patients who do not respond to therapies for depression may simply have received inadequate treatment,

'may have received' is the present perfect tense. The changes in the treatment has recently happened. In order to throw good examples, the examples must have been changed recently to reflect the present perfect tense.

(A) having, for example, been prescribed a drug at a dosage too low to be effective or having been
sounds little wordy but correct

(B) having, for example, a drug prescription that was ineffective because the dosage was too low, or being
meaning is changed. sounds like the patient intended to hold onto an ineffective drug.

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

'as' is referring to the treatment. No sense

(D) when they have, for example, been prescribed too low a drug dosage to be effective, or were
lack of parallelism

(E) for example, when they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been
'for example' sounds like modifying the treatment.

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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
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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. Parallelism: modifier // modifier.

B. having, for example, a drug prescription that was ineffective because the dosage was too low, or being
Wrong. Not parallel.
Note: "being" used as modifier --> always wrong in GMAT. If "being" is used as verb (passive continuous), it may be correct.

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

D. when they have, for example, been prescribed too low a drug dosage to be effective, or were
Wrong. Verb tense problem. "have been prescribed" & "were taken off" are NOT parallel.
"When" is not necessary.

E. for example, when they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been
Wrong. Not parallel.

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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.
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Some patients who do not respond therapies of depression may simply have received inadequate treatment, having, for example, been prescribed a drug as a dosage too low to be effective or having been taken off a drug too soon.

A -- having, for example, been prescribed a drug as 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 prescribed drug for it to be effective, or being
D -- when they have, for example, been prescribed too low a drug dosage for it to be effective, or were
E -- for example, when they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been

underlined portion shall provide an example or explanation to the first argument that patients have received inadequate treatment.
Lets park decision on A after first reading.
B – prescription that was ineffective makes wrong sense. It shall be a drug which was ineffective. Hence a meaning error.
C – ‘it’ pronoun is ambiguious. We are not sure if it modifies ‘dosage’ or a ‘drug’.
D – it uses another clause. First clause is not properly connected with new clause by using ‘comma + when’ connector. Additionally, it makes parallelism error – they have been.... or (they) were...
E – same as in option D. Parallelism error – they have ... or been ... Additionally, this option uses ‘with’ to modify prescription (ie. Noun). It is wrong usage of with. Here with has not been used as a preposition. Further, the meaning conveys that prescripiton – too low to be effective (meaning error).
Hence, option A is the best choice. It uses correct parallelism – having been ... or having been.

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I ruled out A as:
I thought since the sentence is giving two examples 'having been prescribed ..' and 'having been taken off...' both should follow after 'for example'. So it should look like - "for example, having been prescribed a drug as a dosage too low to be effective or having been"

How can I make myself familiar with this kind of structure.

Is E incorrect because -
'have a drug prescription (simple present/active)' and 'have been taken off (present perfect/passive) are not parallel. Which one is a bigger deal tense or voice change?

Is this an OG problem?

Experts pls help
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I ruled out A as:
I thought since the sentence is giving two examples 'having been prescribed ..' and 'having been taken off...' both should follow after 'for example'. So it should look like - "for example, having been prescribed a drug as a dosage too low to be effective or having been"

How can I make myself familiar with this kind of structure.

Hi Nina1987, for example is basically used as a Parenthetical Expression here. Such constructs give a slight pause/interrupt the main clause. Some example:

Usain Bolt, by all measures, is the best sprinter the world has ever seen.

Peter, in all likelihood, will join Wharton.

I believe this is the reason why you chose E, because all other options use Parenthetical Expression.

Quote:
Is E incorrect because -
'have a drug prescription (simple present/active)' and 'have been taken off (present perfect/passive) are not parallel. Which one is a bigger deal tense or voice change?

Neither tense nor voice is a big deal, in the sense that different parts of the sentence can be in different tense/voice. It depends on the context. An easy way to eliminate E is because it seems to suggest that prescription has a low dosage (while in reality, drug has a low dosage).
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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 parallalism
B. having, for example, a drug prescription that was ineffective because the dosage was too low, or being. How can a drug prescription be ineffective? Also, 'being' is generally wrong on GMAT
C. as, for example, having too low of a dosage of a prescribed drug for it to be effective, or being as having X is not parallel with as having y. Also, 'being' is generally wrong on GMAT
D. when they have, for example, been prescribed too low a drug dosage to be effective, or were or preceeded by ',' must be followed by an independent sentence
E. for example, when they have a drug prescription with a dosage too low to be effective, or been or preceeded by ',' must be followed by an independent sentence

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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

The second part of the sentence is a modifier that is modifying the entire clause and not just inadequate treatment. So we definitely need a ing modifier

C D E out

Between A and B

Parallelism wins.

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