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The sports medicine programs of the olympic training center, a complex where final tryouts are held for athletes representing the U.S. in the olympics, is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and toward their preparation.

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B. is geared to enhance the performance of the athletes and to prepare them.
C. Are geared to enhance athlete's performance and their preparation
D. are geared toward the enhancement of athletes' performane and toward preparing them
E. are geared toward enhancing the performance of athletes and preparing them.
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24 Apr 2006, 19:06
Its between D and E

C is ruled out IMO

C) Are geared to enhance athlete's performance and their preparation

athlete's is singular and their performance is plural

D looks awkward but I think it is the best in the given choices[/b]
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24 Apr 2006, 20:34
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The sports medicine programs of the olympic training center, a complex where final tryouts are held for athletes representing the U.S. in the oly,pics, is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and towar their preparation.

A.
B. is geared to enhance the performance of the athletes and to prepare them.
C. Are geared to enhance athlete's performance and their preparation
D. are geared toward the enhancement of athletes' performane and toward preparing them
E. are geared toward enhancing the performance of athletes and preparing them.

"programs" is a plural noun --> "are" is correct --> eliminate A and B
"gear toward" is appealing since it's an idiom --> but I choose C for parallelism "athlete's performance" and "their preparation"

C it is.
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24 Apr 2006, 20:59
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myc2004 wrote:
The sports medicine programs of the olympic training center, a complex where final tryouts are held for athletes representing the U.S. in the oly,pics, is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and towar their preparation.

A.
B. is geared to enhance the performance of the athletes and to prepare them.
C. Are geared to enhance athlete's performance and their preparation
D. are geared toward the enhancement of athletes' performane and toward preparing them
E. are geared toward enhancing the performance of athletes and preparing them.

"programs" is a plural noun --> "are" is correct --> eliminate A and B
"gear toward" is appealing since it's an idiom --> but I choose C for parallelism "athlete's performance" and "their preparation"

C it is.

Agree with Laxie. In addition, the latter part of the sentence "preparing them" sounds awkward standing there by itself
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24 Apr 2006, 21:02
hey, TeHCM buddy!!!
It's nice to see you back and get your news!!! ^_^ ..so you plan to enrol in CEIBS next year?!!
Gamjatang had the interview with the school but I have had no news from him for so long already ...
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24 Apr 2006, 21:05
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hey, TeHCM buddy!!!
It's nice to see you back and get your news!!! ^_^ ..so you plan to enrol in CEIBS next year?!!
Gamjatang had the interview with the school but I have had no news from him for so long already ...

Haha, well, I think it may be too late to apply this year so maybe later this year I will apply! CEIBS is currently ranked #21 in the world, 2 slots behind UCLA! Amazing!
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25 Apr 2006, 19:57
I'll go for E

A,B ruled out since it starts with 'is' instead of are

C - as trivikram mentions would be correct if it mentioned "atheletes' enhancement and their performance" instead of athelete's

D - enhancement ....preparing...not parallel ?

E - seems to be parallel....a little uncomfortable about the lack of 'toward' before preparing them... but this seems to be the best of the lot...
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25 Apr 2006, 20:35
myc2004 wrote:
The sports medicine programs of the olympic training center, a complex where final tryouts are held for athletes representing the U.S. in the oly,pics, is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and towar their preparation.

A.
B. is geared to enhance the performance of the athletes and to prepare them.
C. Are geared to enhance athlete's performance and their preparation
D. are geared toward the enhancement of athletes' performane and toward preparing them
E. are geared toward enhancing the performance of athletes and preparing them.

A - SV agreement: sports medicine programs (plural) - is (singular)
B - same as A
C - pronoun antecedent problem: athlete's (singular) - their (plural)
D -Not parallel: enhancement ,preparing
E - best of the lot. parallel, SV agreement and pronoun antecedent clarity.
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25 Apr 2006, 21:11
myc2004 wrote:
The sports medicine programs of the olympic training center, a complex where final tryouts are held for athletes representing the U.S. in the oly,pics, is geared toward enhancing athletes' performance and towar their preparation.

C. Are geared to enhance athlete's performance and their preparation

Ah, yeah, the bold part should be an error ...dunno whether it's a typo or not
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25 Apr 2006, 21:19
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E...

agree with E. however there are lots of typos.

D is not parallel.. E is parallel and has a clear referent of them.
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26 Apr 2006, 00:18
Friends,

Even if "C" had been this:

"Are geared to enhance athletes' performance and their preparation "

I think it would be wrong choice. "their" can not refer to "athletes" because "athletes" is used to modify "performance". On the other hand, if it was like this:

"Are geared to enhance performance of athletes and their preparation"
"their" can refer to "athletes".

This concept is explained in the OG for one of the SCs.
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26 Apr 2006, 01:06
The sports medicine programs of the olympic training center, a complex where final tryouts are held for athletes representing the U.S. in the olympics, are geared toward enhancing the performance of athletes and preparing them.

E seems to be right comparing with other cases.
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26 Apr 2006, 01:21
I go with E.
I think them should refer back to atletes and not athlete's .
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26 Apr 2006, 03:13
vivek123 wrote:
Friends,

Even if "C" had been this:

"Are geared to enhance athletes' performance and their preparation "

I think it would be wrong choice. "their" can not refer to "athletes" because "athletes" is used to modify "performance". On the other hand, if it was like this:

"Are geared to enhance performance of athletes and their preparation"
"their" can refer to "athletes".

This concept is explained in the OG for one of the SCs.

Your explanation does help enlighten me a lot, buddy~!
Btw, do you remember exactly what SC in OG it is?!! Then we can summarize this point and put in "advanced grammar point"
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26 Apr 2006, 03:20
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vivek123 wrote:
Friends,

Even if "C" had been this:

"Are geared to enhance athletes' performance and their preparation "

I think it would be wrong choice. "their" can not refer to "athletes" because "athletes" is used to modify "performance". On the other hand, if it was like this:

"Are geared to enhance performance of athletes and their preparation"
"their" can refer to "athletes".

This concept is explained in the OG for one of the SCs.

Your explanation does help enlighten me a lot, buddy~!
Btw, do you remember exactly what SC in OG it is?!! Then we can summarize this point and put in "advanced grammar point"

Oops, sorry , I forgot to mention that SC from OG. It's SC no. 90 in the OG (10th Edition). I think this deserves slot in our "AGP" post.
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14 Jan 2016, 07:19
After Evaluation, it should be E
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