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# Studies show that young people with higher-than-average

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Studies show that young people with higher-than-average blood pressure and their families have a history of high blood pressure are more likely than others to develop a severe form of the condition.
(A) and their families have a history of high blood pressure
(B) whose families have a history of high blood pressure
(C) and a history of high blood pressure runs in the family
(D) whose families have a history of high blood pressure running in them
(E) with a history of high blood pressure running in their family

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30 Oct 2009, 05:28
yeah OA is B please explain
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30 Oct 2009, 05:43
A little explanation, but maybe that won't be enough for you ... i'm not a grammar expert, it's just a feeling.

(A) and their families have a history of high blood pressure (construction is strange. Subject + and their families + Verbe (linked to subject))
(B) whose families have a history of high blood pressure (whose refer to the subject, good construction, not wordy)
(C) and a history of high blood pressure runs in the family (maybe it's correct but I found the construction odd)
(D) whose families have a history of high blood pressure running in them (Bad construction)
(E) with a history of high blood pressure running in their family (Odd...)
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30 Oct 2009, 07:24
(A) and their families have a history of high blood pressure - Meaning is changed
(B) whose families have a history of high blood pressure - Correct
(C) and a history of high blood pressure runs in the family - runs is the wrong tense
(D) whose families have a history of high blood pressure running in them - this construction implies that the history is running in them which is illogical
(E) with a history of high blood pressure running in their family - you can't have with/with "and" is required before to create the parallelism.
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30 Oct 2009, 12:01
Can you please let us know the source of the SC. Also underlying the sentence in the Q would help us

IMO, even with OA B (which looks the best among options), it doesn't look correct:

Studies show that young people with higher-than-average blood pressure whose families have a history of high blood pressure are more likely than others to develop a severe form of the condition.

I feel there should be a comma or "and" to connect the two sections

Studies show that young people with higher-than-average blood pressure, and whose families have a history of high blood pressure, are more likely than others to develop a severe form of the condition.
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21 Apr 2010, 07:03
will go for B for two reasons: sounds better and other choices are awkward.

a. run-on sentence
b. sure, WHOSE looks like modifying HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. But when expressed, it is clearly modifying PEOPLE.
c. sounds like 'a history of high blood' are more likely ....to develop condition.
d. 'history of high blood pressure running' unidiomatic/awkward...'them' referring to what??
e. just plain odd.
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02 May 2010, 05:52
gmattokyo wrote:
Can you please let us know the source of the SC. Also underlying the sentence in the Q would help us

IMO, even with OA B (which looks the best among options), it doesn't look correct:

Studies show that young people with higher-than-average blood pressure whose families have a history of high blood pressure are more likely than others to develop a severe form of the condition.

I feel there should be a comma or "and" to connect the two sections

Studies show that young people with higher-than-average blood pressure, and whose families have a history of high blood pressure, are more likely than others to develop a severe form of the condition.

I also felt as something was missing (either "," or "and"). However, looked like the best option among the others.
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18 May 2010, 23:25
I dont think we need a COMMA before AND. As per your reasoning ", and whose" is incorrectly modifying the young ppl and also we have two clauses while the second has be an dependent clause.

If you read the last non-underlined part, we have a comparison - are more likely than others. For this likely than others, we need the plural subject modified by some characteristics, which is in B.

I think if we have COMMA before and after the entire part in B then that will be correctly modified correct answer:

Studies show that young people with higher-than-average blood pressure, whose families have a history of high blood pressure, are more likely than others to develop a severe form of the condition.

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Can you please let us know the source of the SC. Also underlying the sentence in the Q would help us

IMO, even with OA B (which looks the best among options), it doesn't look correct:

Studies show that young people with higher-than-average blood pressure whose families have a history of high blood pressure are more likely than others to develop a severe form of the condition.

I feel there should be a comma or "and" to connect the two sections

Studies show that young people with higher-than-average blood pressure, and whose families have a history of high blood pressure, are more likely than others to develop a severe form of the condition.

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03 Jul 2010, 11:11
As per my source, OA is E.
I was with B, but, reading again, it seems that in B, the people have more than one family...?
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01 Aug 2010, 07:54
noboru wrote:
As per my source, OA is E.
I was with B, but, reading again, it seems that in B, the people have more than one family...?

Could anybody clarify whether OA is B or E.
According to my source, OA is E. E can be the answer because is ||: people with X and with.

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01 Aug 2010, 11:53
IMO B.. this one is pretty straight forward.

"whose families have a history of high blood pressure" correctly continues the first part of the sentence..
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02 Aug 2010, 02:18
The experts please clarify!! I went for E too but not sure what the OA is?!?!
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11 Mar 2012, 16:17
what is the OA , please explain. I went for B as well

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