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# Building large new hospitals in the bistate area would

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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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09 Sep 2003, 20:28
I would go with A. But I feel like I'm missing an idiom ...
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10 Sep 2003, 22:23
i will go for E.
Something tells me (not very sure what.. ) that we need to have a If cluase in this case. The sentence is more like: X would be true only if Y is true.
whats the correct choice and will anyone please caliry the usage of "would"... this word troubles me a lot..
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18 Sep 2003, 05:44
Wouldn't the correct choice be (C) , not sure about the reason though.
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18 Sep 2003, 21:48
Yup!

I know this question. It was quite shocking.

Correct answer is E, although "if only because" sounds weird for me.

BTW There is also one question in OG that uses the same "if only because".

I think that "If only because" means "Only for the reason"
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07 Nov 2006, 03:21
Is it correct to use "if only because" construct.
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07 Nov 2006, 07:11
what error is being tested here? Can some one explain where to use 'if only because'...is it a kind of idiomatic expression....
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07 Nov 2006, 10:41
I can say its either B or E but they both are strange and cant come up with a clear winner here.
07 Nov 2006, 10:41
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