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Building large new hospitals in the bistate area would [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2009, 10:15
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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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Re: Building large new hospitals [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2009, 10:28
A not idiomatically correct
B simple clear and idiomatically correct
C & D can be deselected beacuse of "should" in the sentense which alter the meaning of OS
E If only because cannot be used.


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Re: Building large new hospitals [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2009, 16:12
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

B - out - grounds for is the idiom not grounds of
C/D out - does not fit with sentence.
A/E both are not right.

A - "avoidance" seems to be wrong.
E - if only because, "should".

Not sure between A/E.

source of question seems to be poor...and might be doing more harm than good..got to avoid looking at these :)
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Re: SC Building large new hospitals [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2009, 13:25
Hi all,

I would appreciate if someone can resolve my doubt:
Would the use of A/B make the clause after comma a "run-on" sentence

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Re: SC Building large new hospitals [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2009, 13:48
IMO...A
"on the basis of avoidance of duplicated facilities alone." is modifying "a wasteful use of resources"

also A looks clearer than any other choice... on the basis of X alone. ( X = noun = avoidance of duplicated facilities)
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Re: SC Building large new hospitals [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2009, 13:33
IMO B. Between A & B, 'avoidance' doesn't sound correct. B correctly uses avoiding. I don't think its a 'run on ' sentence because comma seperates the clauses.
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Re: SC Building large new hospitals [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2009, 11:26
Hi mates,

very tough!!

IMO B

"on the grounds of" is the right idiom

OA and Source?

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Re: SC Building large new hospitals [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2009, 21:47
OA is E

good explanation on the usage of the subjunctive mood previously discussed here

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