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A controversial study suggests that the violent behavior displayed by some teenagers who play several hours of video games a day is due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain rather than the absorption of any specifically violent content.

A. is due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain
B. are due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain
C. is due to damage to the developmental frontal lobe region of the brain
D. are due to developmental damages to the brain’s frontal lobe
E. is due to developmental damages to the brain’s frontal lobe region
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A controversial study suggests that the violent behavior displayed by some teenagers who play several hours of video games a day is due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain rather than the absorption of any specifically violent content.

A. is due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain
B. are due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain
C. is due to damage to the developmental frontal lobe region of the brain
D. are due to developmental damages to the brain’s frontal lobe
E. is due to developmental damages to the brain’s frontal lobe region

This sentence correctly uses the singular word damage to designate developmental problems in the brain. The singular verb is also correctly matches the singular subject violent behavior. The other options either introduce errors in agreement or awkward wording.
  1. This sentence correctly pairs the singular verb is with the subject violent behavior, and also correctly uses the word damage when describing problems with brain development.
  2. The verb are does not agree with the subject violent behavior.
  3. The word developmental incorrectly modifies frontal lobe when it should modify damage.
  4. Are is a plural verb that does not agree with the singular subject violent behavior.
  5. The phrase brain’s frontal lobe region is unnecessarily awkward.

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Hello -

Is it me or answer A) seems to lack an article "a" in front of "developmental damage"? If the frontal lobe is damaged you could say there is "a damage to it" or there "are damages to it" in which case you don't need an article.
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A controversial study suggests that the violent behavior displayed by some teenagers who play several hours of video games a day is due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain rather than the absorption of any specifically violent content.

A. is due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain
B. are due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain
C. is due to damage to the developmental frontal lobe region of the brain
D. are due to developmental damages to the brain’s frontal lobe
E. is due to developmental damages to the brain’s frontal lobe region


Hi, not 100% sure on one thing. Does the "the" in the phrase "the absorption of any specifically violent content" not result in a parallelism problem with "developmental damage".

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i marked answer A as correct but i just wonder why E is wrong... is "damages" wrong?

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Hello Bunuel

I had the same problem with understanding why is E wrong, but in the end i went with A because "Brain's sounded strange".

This type of problem that include answers that are eliminated because they are "unnecessarily awkward" sometimes leave me confused. Do you have any rule that may help me understand when something can be eliminated for being awkward?

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Can anyone clarify the following doubt -

usage of singular "is" is required because of singular noun "violent behavior" but what about the presence of subjunctive verb "suggests"?

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Bunuel wrote:
A controversial study suggests that the violent behavior displayed by some teenagers who play several hours of video games a day is due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain rather than the absorption of any specifically violent content.

A. is due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain
B. are due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain
C. is due to damage to the developmental frontal lobe region of the brain
D. are due to developmental damages to the brain’s frontal lobe
E. is due to developmental damages to the brain’s frontal lobe region


Hi, not 100% sure on one thing. Does the "the" in the phrase "the absorption of any specifically violent content" not result in a parallelism problem with "developmental damage".


I have the same question! Infact I marked the wrong answer as C, because I was trying to keep it parallel to 'rather than the absorption'. Help anyone?
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I think this is a high-quality question and I don't agree with the explanation. Shouldn't subjunctive verb rules apply to this sentence since the study "suggests" a finding? In which case, should we not treat this in plural?

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On option E - Awkwardness of a sentence can be extremely subjective . Is there a grammatical rule based on which you are rejecting this statement ?

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tmukogo wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
A controversial study suggests that the violent behavior displayed by some teenagers who play several hours of video games a day is due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain rather than the absorption of any specifically violent content.

A. is due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain
B. are due to developmental damage to the frontal lobe region of the brain
C. is due to damage to the developmental frontal lobe region of the brain
D. are due to developmental damages to the brain’s frontal lobe
E. is due to developmental damages to the brain’s frontal lobe region


Hi, not 100% sure on one thing. Does the "the" in the phrase "the absorption of any specifically violent content" not result in a parallelism problem with "developmental damage".


I have the same question! Infact I marked the wrong answer as C, because I was trying to keep it parallel to 'rather than the absorption'. Help anyone?



I know this post is now old but C incorrectly modifies the sentence.
The sentence wants to read that developmental damage was done to the frontal lobe.
C reads that damage was done to the frontal lobe which is responsible for development.

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Experts,

Please elaborate why (E) is an incorrect option.

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Seems E should the correct option. Can we please have clarification on this? What is wrong with developmental damages?

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