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The greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease belongs not to the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother, but the married woman who holds a full-time job while still performing most household tasks at home.


A. greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease belongs not to the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother,

B. greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is not risked by the dynamic executive, male or female, or the single mother,

C. one who most risks developing stress-related heart disease is not the dynamic executive, male or female, or the single mother

D. one who risks the greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is not the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother

E. one most risking the greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is neither the dynamic executive, male nor female, nor the single mother


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The greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease belongs not to the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother, but the married woman who holds a full-time job while still performing most household tasks at home.


A. greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease belongs not to the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother,

B. greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is not risked by the dynamic executive, male or female, or the single mother,

C. one who most risks developing stress-related heart disease is not the dynamic executive, male or female, or the single mother

D. one who risks the greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is not the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother

E. one most risking the greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is neither the dynamic executive, male nor female, nor the single mother

Here The is used and 'the' is always followed by superlative, so use of greater(comparitive form) is incorrect, ruling out options A,B,D
E is out because of use of nor instead of 'or' in male nor female
Answer is C
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IMO C

A. Neither ...nor...is the correct idiom usage
B. Subject: greater chance Verb: is not risked. WRONG
C. Correct; or is used to show parallelism
D. Again same as A,
E. Same as B
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The greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease belongs not to the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother, but the married woman who holds a full-time job while still performing most household tasks at home.


A. greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease belongs not to the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother,

B. greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is not risked by the dynamic executive, male or female, or the single mother,

C. one who most risks developing stress-related heart disease is not the dynamic executive, male or female, or the single mother

D. one who risks the greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is not the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother

E. one most risking the greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is neither the dynamic executive, male nor female, nor the single mother


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The one who most risks developing stress-related heart disease is
    not the dynamic executive, male or female, or the single mother
    but the married woman
who holds a full-time job while still performing most household tasks at home.

Answer must be (C) for correct Idiomatic usage Not X but Y, further (C) uses correct parallelism structure....
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Can we cross-out all options except C as they lack the use of 'than' when using the comparative form '-er' ?
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The greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease belongs not to the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother, but the married woman who holds a full-time job while still performing most household tasks at home.


A. greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease belongs not to the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother,

B. greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is not risked by the dynamic executive, male or female, or the single mother,

C. one who most risks developing stress-related heart disease is not the dynamic executive, male or female, or the single mother

D. one who risks the greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is not the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother

E. one most risking the greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is neither the dynamic executive, male nor female, nor the single mother


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Diction,proper usage.

A: You don't say "chance of developing stress-related heart disease" belongs to x y or z, especially when are other better options available. You are not showing ownership here, to show that x belongs to y.INCORRECT.

B. greater chance and risk has almost similar meaning, both convey degree of something, hence using both of these is redundant.INCORRECT.

C. Best option. Keep.CORRECT.

D." risks" and " greater chance" are redundant IMO, also sentence is wordy compared to C. "Nor" is incorrect without neither.INCORRECT.

E. " Neither - Nor - Nor " improper. C is certainly better than E. INCORRECT.

Ans-C

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A. greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease belongs not to the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother, - When we use coordinating conjunction pairs (such as Not X... But Y), the clauses taken by the conjunction words must have a similar structure. Here, the clause commanded by the conjunction ''but'' does not have the preposition ''to''.

B. greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is not risked by the dynamic executive, male or female, or the single mother,
- When we use coordinating conjunction pairs (such as Not X... But Y), the clauses taken by the conjunction words must have a similar structure. Here, Here, the word that follows the conjunction ''not'' is a verb, whereas the word that follows the conjunction ''but'' is an article..

C. one who most risks developing stress-related heart disease is not the dynamic executive, male or female, or the single mother - has no error. Hence, (C) is the right answer choice


D. one who risks the greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is not the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother
- ''nor'' is not preceded by ''neither''

E. one most risking the greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is neither the dynamic executive, male nor female, nor the single mother
- the terms highlighted by 'nor' are not equivalent - some contain the article ''the'' while others do not.
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The greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease belongs not to the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother, but the married woman who holds a full-time job while still performing most household tasks at home.


A. greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease belongs not to the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother, -- correct idiom should have been "not to X, but to Y"

B. greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is not risked by the dynamic executive, male or female, or the single mother, -- unnecessary passive construct in underlined part

C. one who most risks developing stress-related heart disease is not the dynamic executive, male or female, or the single mother -- CORRECT, "not" is commonly applied as negation component. "one who most risks.." correctly describes women.

D. one who risks the greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is not the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother -- "risk the chance" doesn't make sense. "not X nor Y" is not correct idiom

E. one most risking the greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is neither the dynamic executive, male nor female, nor the single mother -- too many "nor"s and same error as D

So, the answer is C
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The greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease belongs not to the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother, but the married woman who holds a full-time job while still performing most household tasks at home.

* Subject Verb Pair [ [u]"greater chance belongs" - not make sense[/u] ; " who holds" ] - incorrect
* Tense Form [ present tense] - conveys intended meaning
* If then conditional - not used
* Subjunctive verb - not used
* Pronoun [ "who" has antecedent ]
* Modifier [ "who holds" correctly modifies "married woman"]
* Parallelism [ "to the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother" not parallel to "the married woman"] - parallelism error
* Comparison - not used
* Idioms ["nor" ....."but" .....] - idiomatic error


A. greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease belongs not to the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother,

1. subject verb pair " greater chance - belongs " - not make sense
2. idiomatic error - "nor"

- Incorrect

B. greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is not risked by the dynamic executive, male or female, or the single mother,

- Passive verb usage makes incorrect.

C. one who most risks developing stress-related heart disease is not the dynamic executive, male or female, or the single mother

1. Removes the subject verb error
2. using "or" removes the idiomatic error

- Corrects

D. one who risks the greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is not the dynamic executive, male or female, nor the single mother

- Idiomatic error ;"not.....nor....". Hence incorrect

E. one most risking the greater chance of developing stress-related heart disease is neither the dynamic executive, male nor female, nor the single mother

- Multiple usage of "nor" makes incorrect.


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