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Unaware of the dangers of kleptomania, most patients with this disorder ignore early symptoms before the habit becomes a compulsion and they can't resist the temptation to steal.

A. most patients with this disorder ignore early symptoms before the habit becomes a compulsion and
B. this disorder and early symptoms are ignored by most patients until the habit becomes compulsive and
C. most patients with this disorder ignore early symptoms before the habit becomes so compulsive that
D. early symptoms in most patients with this disorder are ignored before the habit becomes so compulsive that
E. most patients with this disorder ignore early symptoms before the habit becomes compulsive, which

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Unaware of the dangers of kleptomania, most patients with this disorder ignore early symptoms before the habit becomes a compulsion and they can't resist the temptation to steal.

A. most patients with this disorder ignore early symptoms before the habit becomes a compulsion and- Wrong

Usage of "and" in "...most patients with this disorder ignore early symptoms before the habit becomes a compulsion and they can't resist the temptation to steal" doesn't captures the Cause-Effect relationship between the ignorance of early symptoms and the urge to steal, leading to a Meaning error. This option suggests that ignorance of early symptoms of the disorder leads to a compulsion, but what that compulsion is not clear, and that these patients can't resist the temptation to steal. Thus, this options is not capturing the intended meaning. Also, the elements on the either side of "and" are not parallel.

B. this disorder and early symptoms are ignored by most patients until the habit becomes compulsive and-Wrong

This option suggests that "disorder" and "early symptoms" are unaware of dangers of kleptomania, leading to Comparison error. Also, like in option A, the Cause-Effect relationship between the ignorance of early symptoms and the urge to steal is not captured. Also, the elements on the either side of "and" are not parallel.

C. most patients with this disorder ignore early symptoms before the habit becomes so compulsive that-Correct

No Comparison error here. Also, Cause-Effect relationship between the ignorance of early symptoms and the urge to steal is properly captured.

D. early symptoms in most patients with this disorder are ignored before the habit becomes so compulsive that-Wrong

This option suggests that "early symptoms" are unaware of dangers of kleptomania, leading to Comparison error.

E. most patients with this disorder ignore early symptoms before the habit becomes compulsive, which-Wrong

"which" incorrectly modifies "compulsive", leading to Modifier error.

Originally posted by iamsiddharthkapoor on 23 Feb 2019, 13:44.
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Who is unaware of the dangers? The patients. So after the comma, we must have the subject and nothing else. This rules out B and D. Also if you read E, it says ‘before the habit becomes compulsive, which they can’t resist’ that is clearly wrong.

This leaves A and C. In A, there is pronoun ambiguity. What does they refer to? Then patients or the symptoms? Thus this wrong. Answer - C

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Taking a shot at this question. Feel free to critique my explanation. Thanks.

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Unaware of the dangers of kleptomania, most patients with this disorder ignore early symptoms before the habit becomes a compulsion and they can't resist the temptation to steal.

A. most patients with this disorder ignore early symptoms before the habit becomes a compulsion and
The word 'they' seems ambiguous as it can, logically or illogically, refer to patients as well as symptoms, but pronoun ambiguity is not always the make or break in SC. Also, the elements on the either side of 'and' do not seem to be maintaining parallelism - most patients with this disorder ignore early symptoms before the habit becomes a compulsion and they can't resist
B. this disorder and early symptoms are ignored by most patients until the habit becomes compulsive and
In this option the noun modifier 'Unaware of the dangers of kleptomania' incorrectly modifies 'this disorder and early symptoms'. It fails to answer the question who/what is unaware of the dangers?
C. most patients with this disorder ignore early symptoms before the habit becomes so compulsive that
1. In this option the subject of the main clause 'most patients' correctly answers the questions - who/what is unaware of the dangers?
2. This option also uses the correct idiom so X that Y. Keep the option for now.

D. early symptoms in most patients with this disorder are ignored before the habit becomes so compulsive that
In this option the noun modifier 'Unaware of the dangers of kleptomania' incorrectly modifies 'early symptoms'. It fails to answer the question who/what is unaware of the dangers?
E. most patients with this disorder ignore early symptoms before the habit becomes compulsive, which
1. The pronoun 'which' incorrectly modifies 'the habit' and this illogically suggests that the habit cannot resist the temptation, whereas it is the patients who cannot resist.
2. Also, the second part of the sentence 'which they can't resist...' creates an awkward construction


Correct answer as per me - Option C

Plugging in the option C: Unaware of the dangers of kleptomania, most patients with this disorder ignore early symptoms before the habit becomes so compulsive that they can't resist the temptation to steal.
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aragonn wrote:

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Unaware of the dangers of kleptomania, most patients with this disorder ignore early symptoms before the habit becomes a compulsion and they can't resist the temptation to steal.

A. most patients with this disorder ignore early symptoms before the habit becomes a compulsion and
B. this disorder and early symptoms are ignored by most patients until the habit becomes compulsive and
C. most patients with this disorder ignore early symptoms before the habit becomes so compulsive that
D. early symptoms in most patients with this disorder are ignored before the habit becomes so compulsive that
E. most patients with this disorder ignore early symptoms before the habit becomes compulsive, which

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A. Trap. "habit becomes a compulsion" is not the correct, intended meaning; "habit becomes compulsive" indicates the right meaning.

B. "Unaware of...kleptomania" should modify "most patients". In this option, it incorrectly modifies "this disorder".

C. Correct."habit becomes so compulsive that" is appropriate.

D. "Unaware of...kleptomania" incorrectly modifies "early symptoms". The sentence is awkwardly constructed and slightly changes the intended meaning.

E. "compulsive, which they can’t resist the temptation to steal" is awkward and ungrammatical.
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