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# John Smith provides information on the conditions that lead

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John Smith provides information on the conditions that lead women to a gynecologist, and he notes that these conditions can, and sometimes are, used in the promotion of surgery which is not needed.
(A) and he notes that these conditions can, and sometimes are, used in the promotion of surgery which is not needed
(B) noting that these conditions can be, and sometimes are, used to promote needless surgery
(C) and notes that they could and sometimes are used unnecessarily in promoting surgery
(D) sometimes promoting needless surgery
(E) which they use sometimes to promote unnecessary surgery
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07 Aug 2008, 21:17
John Smith provides information on the conditions that lead women to a gynecologist, and he notes that these conditions can, and sometimes are, used in the promotion of surgery which is not needed.
(A) and he notes that these conditions can, and sometimes are, used in the promotion of surgery which is not needed
(B) noting that these conditions can be, and sometimes are, used to promote needless surgery
(C) and notes that they could and sometimes are usedunnecessarily in promoting surgery
(D) sometimes promoting needless surgery - DISTORTS MEANING
(E) which they use sometimes to promote unnecessary surgery

IMO A
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08 Aug 2008, 00:25
spriya wrote:
John Smith provides information on the conditions that lead women to a gynecologist, and he notes that these conditions can, and sometimes are, used in the promotion of surgery which is not needed.
(A) and he notes that these conditions can, and sometimes are, used in the promotion of surgery which is not needed
(B) noting that these conditions can be, and sometimes are, used to promote needless surgery
(C) and notes that they could and sometimes are used unnecessarily in promoting surgery
(D) sometimes promoting needless surgery
(E) which they use sometimes to promote unnecessary surgery

It's between A and C. "They" can be ambiguous in C.

A should be it.
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spriya wrote:
John Smith provides information on the conditions that lead women to a gynecologist, and he notes that these conditions can, and sometimes are, used in the promotion of surgery which is not needed.
(A) and he notes that these conditions can, and sometimes are, used in the promotion of surgery which is not needed
(B) noting that these conditions can be, and sometimes are, used to promote needless surgery
(C) and notes that they could and sometimes are used unnecessarily in promoting surgery
(D) sometimes promoting needless surgery
(E) which they use sometimes to promote unnecessary surgery

It's between A and C. "They" can be ambiguous in C.

A should be it.

I am sorry. A and C are both wrong because they both miss "be" with "can and could".

B uses the right modifier and should be the right answer.
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08 Aug 2008, 08:49
thanks guys !!
OA is B
I ended up selecting C
they in C is ambiguous
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