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# The federal government requires hospitals to tell a Medicare

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The federal government requires hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their legal right of challenge their discharge if they feel they are being sent home prematurely.

A. hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their

B. hospital to tell Medicare patients that they have a

C. hospitals to tell Medicare patients that there is a

D. that hospitals tell a Medicare patient of their

E. that hospitals tell a Medicare patient that they have a
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28 May 2009, 00:01
Got bit confused on this one. I will select E.

What is the OA?

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28 May 2009, 15:52
nightwing79 wrote:
The federal government requires hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their legal right of challenge their discharge if they feel they are being sent home prematurely.

A. hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their

B. hospital to tell Medicare patients that they have a

C. hospitals to tell Medicare patients that there is a

D. that hospitals tell a Medicare patient of their

E. that hospitals tell a Medicare patient that they have a

B is concise but I feel we need hospitals so I will go with C.

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28 May 2009, 18:56
hemantsood wrote:
E. that hospitals tell a Medicare patient that they have a

B is concise but I feel we need hospitals so I will go with C.

On second look I think you are right, there is pronoun ambiguity in E

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22 Nov 2009, 02:13
the right answer is B, but it's very strange that "federal government requires only one hospitals". However, this is the only way to eliminate the problems with THEIR latter in the sentence.
By the way, THERE IS/ARE often wrong in the GMAT, constructing awkward sentences, according to my experience.
Can any one comment your vision of THERE IS/ARE constructions?

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09 Jun 2010, 07:39
nightwing79 wrote:
The federal government requires hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their legal right of challenge their discharge if they feel they are being sent home prematurely.

A. hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their

B. hospital to tell Medicare patients that they have a

C. hospitals to tell Medicare patients that there is a

D. that hospitals tell a Medicare patient of their

E. that hospitals tell a Medicare patient that they have a

legal right of challenge their discharge if they feel they are being sent home prematurely.

In the sentence they means patients. So E , D and A are out. In C,
hospitals and patients both are plural so they can mean both hospitals and patients. So C also out. But B sounds illogical.

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The post has so many typo's -

Here is the original question -

The federal government requires hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their legal right to challenge their discharge if they feel they are being sent home prematurely.

(A) hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their
(B) hospitals to tell Medicare patients that they have a
(C) hospitals to tell Medicare patients that there is a
(D) that hospitals tell a Medicare patient of their
(E) that hospitals tell a Medicare patient that they have a

Now B is correct

nightwing79 wrote:
The federal government requires hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their legal right of challenge their discharge if they feel they are being sent home prematurely.

A. hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their

B. hospital to tell Medicare patients that they have a

C. hospitals to tell Medicare patients that there is a

D. that hospitals tell a Medicare patient of their

E. that hospitals tell a Medicare patient that they have a

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10 Jun 2010, 02:35
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(A) hospitals to tell a Medicare patient of their
(B) hospitals to tell Medicare patients that they have a
(C) hospitals to tell Medicare patients that there is a
(D) that hospitals tell a Medicare patient of their
(E) that hospitals tell a Medicare patient that they have a
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18 Jun 2010, 06:54
Thank you nusmavrik. That helped clear the confusion. it is clear B.

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03 Jan 2011, 10:26
B is concise and they clearly modifying noun.no issue in s.v.ag. part also

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Re: The federal government requires hospitals to tell a Medicare [#permalink]

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why b correct?
in b can`t we say that.."they" is ambiguous and may refer to either patients or hospitals.

n in c "there" seems to be okay without any ambiguity .

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Re: The federal government requires hospitals to tell a Medicare [#permalink]

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Re: The federal government requires hospitals to tell a Medicare [#permalink]

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11 Jul 2016, 02:35
shreygupta3192 wrote:
why b correct?
in b can`t we say that.."they" is ambiguous and may refer to either patients or hospitals.

n in c "there" seems to be okay without any ambiguity .

Clearly they can either refer to hospitals or to patients.

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