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Unlike decreased by large amounts, small amounts of alcohol increase

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Unlike decreased by large amounts, small amounts of alcohol increase neurogenesis.


A) Unlike decreased by large amounts, small amounts of alcohol increase neurogenesis.

B) Small amounts of alcohol increase more neurogenesis, as compared to large amounts.

C) Small amounts of alcohol increase neurogenesis, whereas large amounts decrease it.

D) As compared to large amounts, neurogenesis is increased by small amounts of alcohol.

E) Small amounts of alcohol increase more neurogenesis, as compared to large amounts do.
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Re: Unlike decreased by large amounts, small amounts of alcohol increase  [#permalink]

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Ans: C

A) Unlike decreased by large amounts, small amounts of alcohol increase neurogenesis. comparison is not clear

B) Small amounts of alcohol increase more neurogenesis, as compared to large amounts. this option redundantly uses increase and more

C) Small amounts of alcohol increase neurogenesis, whereas large amounts decrease it. correct comparison

D) As compared to large amounts, neurogenesis is increased by small amounts of alcohol. comparison is wrong, large amounts compared to neurogenesis

E) Small amounts of alcohol increase more neurogenesis, as compared to large amounts do. same error as option B
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Re: Unlike decreased by large amounts, small amounts of alcohol increase  [#permalink]

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A) Unlike decreased by large amounts, small amounts of alcohol increase neurogenesis. -- Modifier placement error. The entity that is decreased should come after the comma. Eliminated.

B) Small amounts of alcohol increase more neurogenesis, as compared to large amounts. -- "more" seems redundant here since "increase" is already given. Eliminated (But we will come back to this choice in case follow-on choices aren't better since redundancy isn't a hard and fast elimination rule)

C) Small amounts of alcohol increase neurogenesis, whereas large amounts decrease it. -- Seems fine. No issues. Correct choice.

D) As compared to large amounts, neurogenesis is increased by small amounts of alcohol. -- Illogical comparison. Large amounts seems to be compared with neurogenesis rather than small amounts.

E) Small amounts of alcohol increase more neurogenesis, as compared to large amounts do. -- same as B
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Re: Unlike decreased by large amounts, small amounts of alcohol increase   [#permalink] 29 Mar 2020, 09:39

Unlike decreased by large amounts, small amounts of alcohol increase

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