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# The human growth hormone, made by the pituitary gland, is

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The human growth hormone, made by the pituitary gland, is secreted during sleep in higher concentrations than when awake.
(A) during sleep in higher concentrations than when awake
(B) when sleeping in higher concentrations than waking hours
(C) in higher concentrations during sleeping than waking
(D) in higher concentrations during sleep than during waking hours
(E) in higher concentrations when asleep than when awake
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29 Nov 2003, 02:50
praetorian123 wrote:
chihao wrote:
The human growth hormone, made by the pituitary gland, is secreted during sleep in higher concentrations than when awake.
(A) during sleep in higher concentrations than when awake
(B) when sleeping in higher concentrations than waking hours
(C) in higher concentrations during sleeping than waking
(D) in higher concentrations during sleep than during waking hours
(E) in higher concentrations when asleep than when awake

E is best...correct comparison

hmm. The growth hormone seems to be the subject of the sentence. Is it sleeping at the time?
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02 Dec 2003, 01:44
chihao wrote:
The human growth hormone, made by the pituitary gland, is secreted during sleep in higher concentrations than when awake.
(A) during sleep in higher concentrations than when awake
(B) when sleeping in higher concentrations than waking hours
(C) in higher concentrations during sleeping than waking
(D) in higher concentrations during sleep than during waking hours
(E) in higher concentrations when asleep than when awake

I think it is D. We are comparing two time periods. "during sleep" and "during waking hours". We need to use the awkward construction "waking hours" because there is no direct antonym for the word "sleep" in this context. (try to find one: "during wake?" )
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02 Dec 2003, 14:04
I opt for D and E at the first glance.
At the second, I choose E. (D sounds very tempting too)

So ... then ....how to choose between D and E

AkamaiBrah, you have provided explanation for "why D", but what about "why not E" ???

A and B are wrong because "higher concentrations" needs to modify hormone and not sleep.

C is awkward (can't come up with a better explanation ... ANYONE???)

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AkamaiBrah is one cool dude! Damn, you got this stuff down!
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03 Dec 2003, 11:34
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AkamaiBrah is one cool dude! Damn, you got this stuff down!

yep, he really got the controversy resolved.. appreciate all his inputs.
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