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# The teacher lost control of her classroom as a result of poor

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The teacher lost control of her classroom as a result of poor discipline, a dull curriculum, as well as the destructive effects of student misbehavior that is persistent.

(A) as well as the destructive effects of student misbehavior that is persistent
(B) and the destructive effect of student misbehavior that is persistent
(C) but persistent student misbehavior has had a destructive effect too
(D) and the destructive effects of persistent student misbehavior
(E) as well as the destructive effects of student misbehavior that persists

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Originally posted by TaN1213 on 30 Oct 2017, 03:43.
Last edited by TaN1213 on 30 Oct 2017, 08:23, edited 1 time in total.
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30 Oct 2017, 05:00
TaN1213 wrote:
The teacher lost control of her classroom as a result of poor discipline, a dull curriculum, as well as the destructive effects of student misbehavior that is persistent.

(A) as well as the destructive effects of student misbehavior that is persistent
(B) and the destructive effect of student misbehavior that is persistent
(C) but persistent student misbehavior has had a destructive effect too
(D) and the destructive effects of persistent student misbehavior
(E) as well as the destructive effects of student misbehavior that persists

OA after three opinions

Hi...

The parallel items require AND, so ONLY B and D are left..
It is persistent misbehaviour and not misbehaviour that is persistent

OnlyD left
D..
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30 Oct 2017, 05:22
chetan2u wrote:
TaN1213 wrote:
The teacher lost control of her classroom as a result of poor discipline, a dull curriculum, as well as the destructive effects of student misbehavior that is persistent.

(A) as well as the destructive effects of student misbehavior that is persistent
(B) and the destructive effect of student misbehavior that is persistent
(C) but persistent student misbehavior has had a destructive effect too
(D) and the destructive effects of persistent student misbehavior
(E) as well as the destructive effects of student misbehavior that persists

OA after three opinions

Hi...

The parallel items require AND, so ONLY B and D are left..
It is persistent misbehaviour and not misbehaviour that is persistent

OnlyD left
D..

Hello chetan2u,

I wanted to understand whether 'persistent' before 'student misbehavior' acts as adjective particularly for 'students'. Wouldn't have it been more meaningful if the option had read - 'persistent student's misbehavior' ? - (this is for my understanding only)
Also, I agree that B is awkward but isn't the 'that is persistent' correctly modifying misbehavior, as the misbehavior is what is persistent?

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30 Oct 2017, 06:08
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TaN1213 wrote:
chetan2u wrote:
TaN1213 wrote:
The teacher lost control of her classroom as a result of poor discipline, a dull curriculum, as well as the destructive effects of student misbehavior that is persistent.

(A) as well as the destructive effects of student misbehavior that is persistent
(B) and the destructive effect of student misbehavior that is persistent
(C) but persistent student misbehavior has had a destructive effect too
(D) and the destructive effects of persistent student misbehavior
(E) as well as the destructive effects of student misbehavior that persists

OA after three opinions

Hi...

The parallel items require AND, so ONLY B and D are left..
It is persistent misbehaviour and not misbehaviour that is persistent

OnlyD left
D..

Hello chetan2u,

I wanted to understand whether 'persistent' before 'student misbehavior' acts as adjective particularly for 'students'. Wouldn't have it been more meaningful if the option had read - 'persistent student's misbehavior' ? - (this is for my understanding only)
Also, I agree that B is awkward but isn't the 'that is persistent' correctly modifying misbehavior, as the misbehavior is what is persistent?

hi..
student misbehavior is OK as it is, you dont require to put in possessive form as the term is being used in general.

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B is awkward but isn't the 'that is persistent' correctly modifying misbehavior, as the misbehavior is what is persistent

yes it is student misbehavior that is persistent..
but by using RELATIVE pronoun you are modifying misbehavior...
Here it would mean there are different types of misbehavior and we are talking of the ONE that is persistent..
this is NOT what is meant here

take an example - I have a car that is red in colour.
so here I am restricting the car by mentioning colour. there are various colours and i am talking of red.
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30 Oct 2017, 06:39
TaN1213 wrote:
chetan2u wrote:
TaN1213 wrote:
The teacher lost control of her classroom as a result of poor discipline, a dull curriculum, as well as the destructive effects of student misbehavior that is persistent.

(A) as well as the destructive effects of student misbehavior that is persistent
(B) and the destructive effect of student misbehavior that is persistent
(C) but persistent student misbehavior has had a destructive effect too
(D) and the destructive effects of persistent student misbehavior
(E) as well as the destructive effects of student misbehavior that persists

OA after three opinions

Hi...

The parallel items require AND, so ONLY B and D are left..
It is persistent misbehaviour and not misbehaviour that is persistent

OnlyD left
D..

Hello chetan2u,

I wanted to understand whether 'persistent' before 'student misbehavior' acts as adjective particularly for 'students'. Wouldn't have it been more meaningful if the option had read - 'persistent student's misbehavior' ? - (this is for my understanding only)
Also, I agree that B is awkward but isn't the 'that is persistent' correctly modifying misbehavior, as the misbehavior is what is persistent?

Hi, in option D- does not persistent modifying students instead of misbehavior. Also, persistent student's misbehavior makes more sense to me. Had the option been persistent misbehavior of students, this also makes sense. Kindly help me in understanding.
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30 Oct 2017, 06:45
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Hi, in option D- does not persistent modifying students instead of misbehavior. Also, persistent student's misbehavior makes more sense to me. Had the option been persistent misbehavior of students, this also makes sense. Kindly help me in understanding.

ans is NO...
by writing PERSISTENT student misbehavior, persistent modifies "student misbehavior" correctly..
if you write persistent STUDENT's misbehavior, you are making persistent modify student..
persistent means something carrying on uninterrupted, so it has to modify student misbehavior
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18 Oct 2018, 05:13
TaN1213 wrote:
The teacher lost control of her classroom as a result of poor discipline, a dull curriculum, as well as the destructive effects of student misbehavior that is persistent.

(A) as well as the destructive effects of student misbehavior that is persistent
(B) and the destructive effect of student misbehavior that is persistent
(C) but persistent student misbehavior has had a destructive effect too
(D) and the destructive effects of persistent student misbehavior
(E) as well as the destructive effects of student misbehavior that persists

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Parallel structure should be flashing before your eyes. The structure here is: as a result of x, y and z. ‘As well as’ is not as efficient as ‘and’. Eliminate A and E. C is not parallel. D is shorter and more efficient than B. Choice D is the correct answer.
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