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Young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits caused by the desire to be as thin as possible.

A) Young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits caused by the desire to be as thin as possible.
(B) Good eating habits sometimes fail to be maintained by young female ballet dancers and gymnasts caused by desiring to be as thin as possible.
(C) Because they desire to be as thin as possible, good eating habits are sometimes not maintained by young female ballet dancers and gymnasts.
(D) Because they desire to be as thin as possible, young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits
(E) Young female ballet dancers and gymnasts sometimes fail to maintain good eating habits because they desire to be as thin as possible.
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06 Feb 2006, 23:30
I am not sure , but i will pick E cause it says " because they desire to be ", which sounds right
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06 Feb 2006, 23:49
razrulz, think again, in E you could be missing something really insignificant but important.
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06 Feb 2006, 23:57
D for sure

Not really sure what 'they' in (E) refers to
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07 Feb 2006, 00:29
D it is!

Only D & E come close, and E has pronoun problemo.
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07 Feb 2006, 02:26
OA is D.
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07 Feb 2006, 14:39
Can someone clarify why the usage of "they" in D has a clear referent while the usage in E doesn't.
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07 Feb 2006, 15:56
lhotseface wrote:
Can someone clarify why the usage of "they" in D has a clear referent while the usage in E doesn't.

In (I think) "they" can refer to eating habits or the ballet dancers.
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28 Jun 2007, 18:24
I select D.

D clearly links "because of their desire to be as thin as possible" to you ballet dancers

E does not do that.
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29 Jun 2007, 03:44
TeHCM wrote:
D for sure

Not really sure what 'they' in (E) refers to

Wow. What a pick??

Really good question. I selected E.
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29 Jun 2007, 07:43
giddi77 wrote:
lhotseface wrote:
Can someone clarify why the usage of "they" in D has a clear referent while the usage in E doesn't.

In (I think) "they" can refer to eating habits or the ballet dancers.

Can "they" refer to "eating habits".
I thought "they" is refering to "ballet dancers" or "gymnasts" or both of them together.

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30 Jun 2007, 12:39
Good one.

I thought the answer is E but after reading through the replies D seems to be the correct one.
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30 Jun 2007, 12:48
razrulz wrote:
TeHCM wrote:
D for sure

Not really sure what 'they' in (E) refers to

Now i see it, thnks...

Agree ."They" points to good habits. This changes the meaning of the sentence, hence E is incorrect.
30 Jun 2007, 12:48
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