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Building large new hospitals in the bistate area would [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2005, 00:45
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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 grounds of 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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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2005, 02:10
Between A and B , I would go for A...avoidance is better in context than avoiding.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2005, 10:56
I will go with B.

C, D and E are plainly awkward.

I think on the grounds of avoiding is better that on the basis of avoidance of
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2005, 12:03
C, D and E are wrong because there is no connection between the first clause and the second clause. Between A and B, I prefer B. Its construction is better that the construction of A.
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Re: SC - Building hospitals [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2005, 12:17
Antmavel wrote:
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 grounds of 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


Sorry for the dumb Q, but is "grounds of ~" idiomatic?
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2005, 06:38
Vote for B.

on the ground that + clause.
on the ground of doing sth.

Both are right. I think that, in this case, on the grounds of avoiding is good.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2005, 08:44
E is best...this is a classic if/then statment....
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2005, 08:53
I will go with A. For B, isn't the correct idiom "grounds for"?
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Re: SC - Building hospitals [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2005, 14:09
Antmavel wrote:
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 grounds of 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


I choose B,

because of the idiom on the grounds of
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2005, 06:38
actually OA is E :?
it is from a 1000 SC collection without any OE :cry: sorry
Good catch fresinha12
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