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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 22 Jul 2007, 14:05
I'd go with E. The as well seems redundant but I think A needs the "of". All of the other choices definitely don't work.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2007, 14:50
I will choose A although all choices seem weird.

B,C,D - both......also seems redundant
E - both .....aswell seems redundant
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2007, 15:29
A

both is redundant given that 'also' is included in the other sentences as well.
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Re: SC: drug addicts [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2007, 11:26
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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
redundant

C. both of drug dependency and also from prejudicial treatment
redundant

D. both of drug dependency but also from prejudicial treatment

E. both of drug dependency and of prejudicial treatment as well


OA is E.

the idiom is Both X and Y

E is the only choice that maintains parallelism.

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of drug dependency
of prejudicial treatment
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2007, 11:28
Two questions
1. What is the difference between

as well as
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as well

2. Why is both and as well not redundant?
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2007, 11:47
A it is.

E is a redundant choice.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2007, 23:02
A/E are both correct.

However, A is preferable as of is placed before both, being more concise.

What is the source for this SC? Kaplan/Barrons? OG/GMAT wouldn't give something as ambiguous as this.
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