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# The relationship between corpulence and disease remain

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The relationship between corpulence and disease remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with chronic obesity.

(A) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with
(B) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates a reduced life expectancy with
(C) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to
(D) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with
(E) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to
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24 Oct 2005, 12:19
Going with D

relationship is singular so we are left with D and E
statistics is plural so we can eliminate E.

automan wrote:
The relationship between corpulence and disease remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with chronic obesity.

(A) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with
(B) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates a reduced life expectancy with
(C) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to
(D) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with
(E) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to

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24 Oct 2005, 12:19
its "associate with". C) and E) are out. "relationship" is singular. A) and B) are out. its D)...
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24 Oct 2005, 13:38
Yes. OA is D. Very good.

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22 Mar 2006, 16:24
automan wrote:
The relationship between corpulence and disease remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with chronic obesity.

(A) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with
(B) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates a reduced life expectancy with
(C) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to
(D) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with
(E) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to

This is an easy one. "The relationship" needs "remains" for subject verb agreement. And then btw the choices D and E, "statistics" is plural and therefore requires "associate". Therefore: D.

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23 Mar 2006, 23:40
'relationship' is singular so A,B and C are out.
'statistics' is plural so E can also me shot down.

D survives.

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15 Aug 2007, 11:44
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Relationship…remains…statistics…associate…

D.

BTW, statistics is plural here because it is used like numbers but statistics as a sicene/subject is singular.

Statistics is a subject which captures pain in the behind topics such as probability etc.

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25 May 2014, 02:48
is there any difference between "with" and "to " at the end of each sentence?
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01 Jul 2014, 18:34
It can be solved in 30 second, the relationship between is singular so remains a,b,c out
And between d and e , idiom associated with so D

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02 Jul 2014, 04:17
benjamin09 wrote:
is there any difference between "with" and "to " at the end of each sentence?

Hi Buddy.................there might be, but its so subtle that it can be overlooked
------------------Further, you should focus more on the explicit errorrs than the 'needle in a haystack' ones

Associate with is the correct idiom..............Lung cancer is associated with smoking, and wouldn't say, Lung cancer is associated to smoking

Hope that helps.

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20 Nov 2016, 21:25
b14kumar wrote:
'relationship' is singular so A,B and C are out.
'statistics' is plural so E can also me shot down.

D survives.

Regards,
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Statistics, economics, Physics ets are Singluar. I am actually confused If I choose "statistics clearly associates " or Idiomatic Associate with.

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21 Nov 2016, 10:08
Anujkumar1729 wrote:
b14kumar wrote:
'relationship' is singular so A,B and C are out.
'statistics' is plural so E can also me shot down.

D survives.

Regards,
Brajesh

Statistics, economics, Physics ets are Singluar. I am actually confused If I choose "statistics clearly associates " or Idiomatic Associate with.

"Statistics" as a subject is singular: Statistics is my favorite subject.
"Statistics" as data is plural: Statistics show that...

Here the usage is as data, not as subject - hence it is plural.
The idiom " associate with" is correct.
Thus D is the correct answer.

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21 Nov 2016, 10:41
sayantanc2k wrote:
Anujkumar1729 wrote:
b14kumar wrote:
'relationship' is singular so A,B and C are out.
'statistics' is plural so E can also me shot down.

D survives.

Regards,
Brajesh

Statistics, economics, Physics ets are Singluar. I am actually confused If I choose "statistics clearly associates " or Idiomatic Associate with.

"Statistics" as a subject is singular: Statistics is my favorite subject.
"Statistics" as data is plural: Statistics show that...

Here the usage is as data, not as subject - hence it is plural.
The idiom " associate with" is correct.
Thus D is the correct answer.

Thanks you for clarifying! Statistics when refers to data collected is actually Plural. I agree D is clear winner

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