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10. Building large new hospitals in the bistate area would constitute a wasteful use of resources, on the basis of avoidance of duplicated facilities alone.
(A) on the basis of avoidance of duplicated facilities alone
(B) on the groundof avoiding duplicated facilities alone
(C) solely in that duplicated facilities should be avoided
(D) while the duplication of facilities should be avoided
(E) if only because the duplication of facilities should be avoided.

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08 Feb 2005, 08:38
E) ?

all sound awkward, but E) sounds a little less awkward

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08 Feb 2005, 09:25
"if only". I think I've seen this on several questions now.
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08 Feb 2005, 10:01
A, B, C can be rule out since you never can "duplicate facilities".

between D and E, "if only" is better than while, since while can mean "a reason" or "at same time" .
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08 Feb 2005, 10:37
While also indicates a change in direction. For example, you can say "While it may taste bad, it is good to your health." But we don't say "While it tastes good, it is also good for your health."
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08 Feb 2005, 10:41
HongHu wrote:
While also indicates a change in direction. For example, you can say "While it may taste bad, it is good to your health." But we don't say "While it tastes good, it is also good for your health."

I think the correct idiom is "good for ur health" ?

OA is "E" and to me it seems very awkward. I think the idiom "If only" is used like "If only I were you" not like...."If only because......".
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08 Feb 2005, 10:47
Yes good for your health. I did use it right once didn't I?

If only because conveys the meaning "even if not for the other reasons".
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08 Feb 2005, 11:08
There is a nice explanation by Paul here:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=7171
08 Feb 2005, 11:08
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