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# The average weight gain for babies born in the United States

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The average weight gain for babies born in the United States is 2.1 pounds per week, therefore if a child weighing 12 pounds at birth weighs 13.5 pounds after one month, it has been below average.

(A) if a child weighing 12 pounds at birth weighs 13.5 pounds after one month, it has been below average
(B) a child weighing 12 pounds at birth weighs 13.5 pounds after one month, if its weight gain has been below average
(C) if a child weighing 12 pounds at birth weighs 13.5 pounds after one month, the child weight gain was below average
(D) a child weighing 12 pounds at birth weighs 13.5 pounds after one month, if it has had below average weight gain
(E) if a child weighing 12 pounds at birth weighs 13.5 pounds after one month, the child weight gain has been below average
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08 Oct 2005, 02:50
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The average weight gain for babies born in the United States is 2.1 pounds per week, therefore if a child weighing 12 pounds at birth weighs 13.5 pounds after one month, it has been below average.

(A) if a child weighing 12 pounds at birth weighs 13.5 pounds after one month, it has been below average
(B) a child weighing 12 pounds at birth weighs 13.5 pounds after one month, if its weight gain has been below average
(C) if a child weighing 12 pounds at birth weighs 13.5 pounds after one month, the child weight gain was below average
(D) a child weighing 12 pounds at birth weighs 13.5 pounds after one month, if it has had below average weight gain
(E) if a child weighing 12 pounds at birth weighs 13.5 pounds after one month, the child weight gain has been below average

it modifies the pronoun the child weight gain, thus B, C and E left.
For B, I think the if clause should be " a child weighing....." as it sounds more logical . If we say "if its weight gain has been below average" , it sounds like the child's weight must exactly increase to 13.5 pounds.
C is out due to wrong tense of "be"
E is my choice.
Re: SC Pronouns   [#permalink] 08 Oct 2005, 02:50
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