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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
30. Freedman’s survey showed that people living in small towns and rural areas consider themselves no happier than do people living in big cities.
(A) no happier than do people living
(B) not any happier than do people living
(C) not any happier than do people who live
(D) no happier than are people who are living
(E) not as happy as are people who live

















Answers are E and A..
Can anybody explain the first SC to me.. and in second one, although A seems more concise.. B also looked pretty ok. I would rate this kind of error recognition quite challenging. Is B grammatically incorrect or simply unidiomatic .
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2004, 18:53
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Above is explanation for 1st question

2nd question, A is more concise

Ex:
I am no better than he is
I am not any better than he is

Although both are grammatically ok, 1st sentence is better in Gmat world because it is proper english and it is more concise
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