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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

Tricky...
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14 Mar 2007, 00:23
Very tricky indeed... i will go for D.... Lemme know OA pls

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14 Mar 2007, 01:54
ricokevin 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

Tricky...

Flipping the sentence might help.

"If only because the duplication of facilities should be avoided, Building large new hospitals in the bistate area would constitute a wasteful use of resources."

Does this sound meaningful?
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14 Mar 2007, 09:02
I dont like D because you are using while, when that really does not make sense.

Bulding large hospitals would be wasteful while duplication of facilities should be avoided

The 2nd clause should contain a reason, and introducing while does not help that.

I am going with C
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14 Mar 2007, 15:40
although "avoidance" sounds awkward, A's grammar and logic seems fine. I'd stay with A.

What's the OA?
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14 Mar 2007, 16:16
I found it tricky but not sure if this method works or not...

Building large new hospitals in the bistate area would constitute a wasteful use of resources, on the basis of avoidance of duplicated facilities alone.

This might sound stupid but I re-arranged the sentence, to read

Building large new hospitals in the bistate area on the grounds of avoiding duplicated facilities alone would constitute a wasteful use of resources.

Hence I found B to be correct.... What is the OA?? [/b]
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15 Mar 2007, 22:40
A) basis of avoidnace of - convoluted/wordy
B) grounds of is wrong. "ground of" is correct usage IMO
C) Correct
D) while - incorrect usage of while
E) convoluted, changes meaning

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ricokevin 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

Tricky...
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15 Mar 2007, 23:18
Really a tricky question.

I vote for D..

waiting for OA...
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15 Mar 2007, 23:51
choose E this time.

posted before, but i forgot the OA.
15 Mar 2007, 23:51
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