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most recovering heroin addicts seek to be free of drug [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2005, 03:58
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most recovering heroin addicts seek to be free of drug dependency and others`prejudicial treatment as well.

a. of drug dependency and others`prejudicial treatment as well.
b. both of drug dependency and also of prejudicial treatment.
c. both of drug dependency and also from prejudicial treatment.
d. both of drug dependency but also from prejudicial treatment.
e. both of drug dependency and of prejudicial treatment as well.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2005, 04:16
Let me try my luck on (A)l.

A. X and Y as well
B. both of X and also Y
C. both of X and also from Y
D. both of X but also from Y
E. both of X and of Y as well
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Re: sc - addicts [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2005, 05:29
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most recovering heroin addicts seek to be free of drug dependency and others`prejudicial treatment as well.

a. of drug dependency and others`prejudicial treatment as well.
b. both of drug dependency and also of prejudicial treatment.
c. both of drug dependency and also from prejudicial treatment.
d. both of drug dependency but also from prejudicial treatment.
e. both of drug dependency and of prejudicial treatment as well.


B: If you use both we need not use "also"
C: Same as above
D: It should be "not only...but also". Here it would resolve to "both...but also"
E: Again with both you don't need "as well" given at the end

Hence best opton is A.

Am I right?
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2005, 05:29
I will go with C
coz free of drug.... is correct idiom
and free from prejudical ..... is also idiomatic.
C joins both of them correctly.
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Re: sc - addicts [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2005, 06:23
Go with B

The idiom is both x and y

A - out
B - appears to be idiomatic and parallel
C - appears to be idomatic but not parallel
D- but changes the meaning
E - repeating the meaning with "as well"

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most recovering heroin addicts seek to be free of drug dependency and others`prejudicial treatment as well.

a. of drug dependency and others`prejudicial treatment as well.
b. both of drug dependency and also of prejudicial treatment.
c. both of drug dependency and also from prejudicial treatment.
d. both of drug dependency but also from prejudicial treatment.
e. both of drug dependency and of prejudicial treatment as well.
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Re: sc - addicts [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2005, 07:25
E as it is coz it maintains paralellism, both of A and and of B
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Re: sc - addicts [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2005, 20:42
a. Best choice. No error.
b. 'both...also of' is awkward
c. 'of...also from' - Inconsistent or parallellism error
d. 'of...but also from' - Same as B and C
e. 'both...as well' is redundant
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RE: SC - herion addicts [#permalink] New post 19 May 2007, 10:52
Hi there are different answers on this.

Can somebody share the OA ?
Is it A or B or E ?
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 [#permalink] New post 19 May 2007, 14:06
Should be A. E's "as well" is redundant (Although it seems that the OA is E)
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Re: sc - addicts [#permalink] New post 19 May 2007, 15:08
Team E, how is it E?

cuz "both" and "as well" is rtedundent.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 May 2007, 17:53
I always seethese X and Y statements on the forum for sentence correction.

Can someone send me a link so I can look at it. SC is my biggest weakness for Verbal
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 [#permalink] New post 19 May 2007, 21:41
I guess my question is.

Where can I find the fundamentals for SC?!??!
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 [#permalink] New post 19 May 2007, 22:47
most recovering heroin addicts seek to be free of drug dependency and others`prejudicial treatment as well.

a. of drug dependency and others`prejudicial treatment as well.
b. both of drug dependency and also of prejudicial treatment.
c. both of drug dependency and also from prejudicial treatment.
d. both of drug dependency but also from prejudicial treatment.
e. both of drug dependency and of prejudicial treatment as well

all the options seems to be incorrect :?
i am wating for OA and explanation.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 May 2007, 06:13
A : Most implies that others don't, so how does as well fit in?
B : Best choice for me
C : both of ...also of is a better choice for me than 'also from'
D : but also requires a 'not only' at the beginning
E : The additional as well at the end should have been left out.

I'm hopping on the 'B-train'.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 May 2007, 09:53
To me all the choices look incorrect ,However on a test day I would have chosen E .Can somebody please post the OA ?
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 [#permalink] New post 20 May 2007, 12:00
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
I guess my question is.

Where can I find the fundamentals for SC?!??!


If you are looking for basic starting stuff then kaplan GMAT 2006/7 or Princeton would do the trick.. Then you have loads of material scattered all over the world

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 [#permalink] New post 20 May 2007, 13:26
MY VOTE IS FOR B.

THIS IS NOT A DIFFICULT ONE.

GOOD LUCK!

CHRISTOPH PLEASE SAY THE OA.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 May 2007, 13:49
Another A.

This topic (not this example) is covered in Kaplan800 under 'Imperfect Options'. That is, SC's where all 5 answer choices are wrong so you'll need to pick the best one.
All 5 have redundancy so no point looking there.

Options B-E state.....addicts seek to be free both of.....
Should instead be .......addicts seek to be free of both....

Notice how the change in the positioning of of impacts the grammatical structure of the sentence.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 May 2007, 06:36
B for me........
idiom question (though all seemed wrong at first)......
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 [#permalink] New post 22 May 2007, 21:46
seems it is ambigious question. was discussed cupule of times before.


http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... ght=heroin
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=24324
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