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By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2008, 04:22
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By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(A) By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(B) By law, only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(C) By law, only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine which protects the public.
(D) In order to protect the public, by law a qualified physician only can prescribe medicine.
(E) In order to protect the public, by law only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine.
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Re: sc-qualified physician [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2008, 13:50
By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(A) By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
Improper construction
(B) By law, only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
Improper construction
(C) By law, only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine which protects the public.
modifier is used incorrectly
(D) In order to protect the public, by law a qualified physician only can prescribe medicine. Not sure what is the mistake, but didn't like the sound of it :-)
(E) In order to protect the public, by law only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine.
Didn't see any errors -> My answer
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Re: sc-qualified physician [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2008, 14:09
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By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(A) By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(B) By law, only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(C) By law, only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine which protects the public.
(D) In order to protect the public, by law a qualified physician only can prescribe medicine.
(E) In order to protect the public, by law only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine.


IMO (E).
Though I am confused between option (B) and (E) but I will prefer (E) over (B).

A) Modifier problem: The placement of ONLY actually restricts the job of qualified physician that he can only prescribe medicine and can do nothing else.
B) ONLY is placed correctly but sentence seems to be incomplete without the verb.
C) Pronoun Reference Error: WHICH refers to medicine or qualified physician or whole action of prescription.
D) Modifier problem: Same as (A).
E) Though wordy but CORRECT construction.

OA Please!!!
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Re: sc-qualified physician [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2008, 23:28
codesnooker wrote:
spriya wrote:
By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(A) By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(B) By law, only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(C) By law, only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine which protects the public.
(D) In order to protect the public, by law a qualified physician only can prescribe medicine.
(E) In order to protect the public, by law only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine.


IMO (E).
Though I am confused between option (B) and (E) but I will prefer (E) over (B).

A) Modifier problem: The placement of ONLY actually restricts the job of qualified physician that he can only prescribe medicine and can do nothing else.
B) ONLY is placed correctly but sentence seems to be incomplete without the verb.
C) Pronoun Reference Error: WHICH refers to medicine or qualified physician or whole action of prescription.
D) Modifier problem: Same as (A).
E) Though wordy but CORRECT construction.

OA Please!!!


Guys great explanation!!
But i could decide between c and E
but now im clear !!
OA is E
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Re: sc-qualified physician [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2009, 18:31
codesnooker wrote:
spriya wrote:
By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(A) By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(B) By law, only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(C) By law, only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine which protects the public.
(D) In order to protect the public, by law a qualified physician only can prescribe medicine.
(E) In order to protect the public, by law only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine.


IMO (E).
Though I am confused between option (B) and (E) but I will prefer (E) over (B).

A) Modifier problem: The placement of ONLY actually restricts the job of qualified physician that he can only prescribe medicine and can do nothing else.
B) ONLY is placed correctly but sentence seems to be incomplete without the verb.
C) Pronoun Reference Error: WHICH refers to medicine or qualified physician or whole action of prescription.
D) Modifier problem: Same as (A).
E) Though wordy but CORRECT construction.

OA Please!!!


codesnooker, great explanation. +1 for ya.
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Re: sc-qualified physician [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2009, 19:54
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spriya wrote:
By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(A) By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(B) By law, only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(C) By law, only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine which protects the public.
(D) In order to protect the public, by law a qualified physician only can prescribe medicine.
(E) In order to protect the public, by law only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine.


IMO (E).
Though I am confused between option (B) and (E) but I will prefer (E) over (B).

A) Modifier problem: The placement of ONLY actually restricts the job of qualified physician that he can only prescribe medicine and can do nothing else.
B) ONLY is placed correctly but sentence seems to be incomplete without the verb.
C) Pronoun Reference Error: WHICH refers to medicine or qualified physician or whole action of prescription.
D) Modifier problem: Same as (A).
E) Though wordy but CORRECT construction.


E is best but B is incorrect not because the sentence is incompleted without a verb (it is completed) but because the participle phrase protecting the public is not used correctly. Here, placing such participle phrase will narrowly mean that only the qualified physicians want to protect the public. Actually, such intention is of a wider group such as the whole society, not only of the qualified physicians. Hence, E is better

Other errors of other choices is as what you explained
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Re: sc-qualified physician [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2009, 23:09
Minheequang wrote:
codesnooker wrote:
spriya wrote:
By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(A) By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(B) By law, only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(C) By law, only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine which protects the public.
(D) In order to protect the public, by law a qualified physician only can prescribe medicine.
(E) In order to protect the public, by law only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine.


IMO (E).
Though I am confused between option (B) and (E) but I will prefer (E) over (B).

A) Modifier problem: The placement of ONLY actually restricts the job of qualified physician that he can only prescribe medicine and can do nothing else.
B) ONLY is placed correctly but sentence seems to be incomplete without the verb.
C) Pronoun Reference Error: WHICH refers to medicine or qualified physician or whole action of prescription.
D) Modifier problem: Same as (A).
E) Though wordy but CORRECT construction.


E is best but B is incorrect not because the sentence is incompleted without a verb (it is completed) but because the participle phrase protecting the public is not used correctly. Here, placing such participle phrase will narrowly mean that only the qualified physicians want to protect the public. Actually, such intention is of a wider group such as the whole society, not only of the qualified physicians. Hence, E is better

Other errors of other choices is as what you explained



100% agree with you.. B is complete statement and gramatically correct. "protecting public" modifying the entire clause "only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine".
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Re: sc-qualified physician [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2009, 11:04
E is the answer. All other have ambiguous meaning..
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Re: sc-qualified physician [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2009, 15:00
Here i guess, the right placement of "only" and "protecting the public" (or some form of it) will generate sensible sentence.

By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(A) By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
it goes that physician just presribes medicine, nothing more, which makes no sense. 2 highlight, seems awkward to me.
(B) By law, only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(C) By law, only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine which protects the public.
Not medicine, but the fact that some right is given to a limited group protects the public
(D) In order to protect the public, by law a qualified physician only can prescribe medicine.
Like in A, physician can do lots of other things
(E) In order to protect the public, by law only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine. IMO, the right answer
think this one is from SC 1000
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Re: sc-qualified physician [#permalink] New post 28 May 2009, 11:40
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Minheequang wrote:
codesnooker wrote:
spriya wrote:
By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(A) By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(B) By law, only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(C) By law, only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine which protects the public.
(D) In order to protect the public, by law a qualified physician only can prescribe medicine.
(E) In order to protect the public, by law only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine.


IMO (E).
Though I am confused between option (B) and (E) but I will prefer (E) over (B).

A) Modifier problem: The placement of ONLY actually restricts the job of qualified physician that he can only prescribe medicine and can do nothing else.
B) ONLY is placed correctly but sentence seems to be incomplete without the verb.
C) Pronoun Reference Error: WHICH refers to medicine or qualified physician or whole action of prescription.
D) Modifier problem: Same as (A).
E) Though wordy but CORRECT construction.


E is best but B is incorrect not because the sentence is incompleted without a verb (it is completed) but because the participle phrase protecting the public is not used correctly. Here, placing such participle phrase will narrowly mean that only the qualified physicians want to protect the public. Actually, such intention is of a wider group such as the whole society, not only of the qualified physicians. Hence, E is better

Other errors of other choices is as what you explained



even better ... +1 for ya Minheequang. thanks.

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Re: sc-qualified physician [#permalink] New post 30 May 2009, 09:09
By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.

My analysis : Only is usually misplaced . a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine.It means that a qualified physician can do one thing that's prescribing medicine so its wrong ,protecting the public is a modifier , but what does it modify? .

What it should say is that .......In order to protect the public ,by law only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine
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Re: sc-qualified physician [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 19:57
Minheequang wrote:
codesnooker wrote:
spriya wrote:
By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(A) By law, a qualified physician can only prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(B) By law, only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine, protecting the public.
(C) By law, only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine which protects the public.
(D) In order to protect the public, by law a qualified physician only can prescribe medicine.
(E) In order to protect the public, by law only a qualified physician can prescribe medicine.


IMO (E).
Though I am confused between option (B) and (E) but I will prefer (E) over (B).

A) Modifier problem: The placement of ONLY actually restricts the job of qualified physician that he can only prescribe medicine and can do nothing else.
B) ONLY is placed correctly but sentence seems to be incomplete without the verb.
C) Pronoun Reference Error: WHICH refers to medicine or qualified physician or whole action of prescription.
D) Modifier problem: Same as (A).
E) Though wordy but CORRECT construction.


E is best but B is incorrect not because the sentence is incompleted without a verb (it is completed) but because the participle phrase protecting the public is not used correctly. Here, placing such participle phrase will narrowly mean that only the qualified physicians want to protect the public. Actually, such intention is of a wider group such as the whole society, not only of the qualified physicians. Hence, E is better

Other errors of other choices is as what you explained

IMO E as well. Excellent explanation.
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