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In surprising medical news, scientists investigating [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2012, 04:45
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In surprising medical news, scientists investigating long-term effects of stroke are reporting that injury to a specific part of the brain, located behind the ear, can instantly and permanently break a smoking habit.
a. brain, located behind the ear, can instantly and permanently break a smoking habit.
b. brain located behind the ear can instantly and permanently break a smoking habit
c. brain, located behind the ear, can instantly and permanently break the habit of smoking
d. brain located behind the ear, can instantly and permanently break a smoking habit.
e. brain, the one located behind the ear, can instantly and permanently break the habit of smoking

My question is what is wrong with C?
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Re: In surprising medical news, scientists investigating long-te [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2012, 11:18
'the' smoking habit refers to particular smoking habit. Ex. Chain or occasional or any other type. 'a' smoking habit refers to general habit. Common noun.

Ex. Dwight is too smart to make a mistake. >>> any mistake
Dwight is too smart to make the mistake. >>> a particular mistake

Hope you got it.
Re: In surprising medical news, scientists investigating long-te   [#permalink] 03 Sep 2012, 11:18
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