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22. 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.

The Key says that the answer is E

but both and as well kind of sound redundant to me (i chose A for that reason)
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In this problem, first of all pay attention to parallelism of the context.

Most recovering heroin addicts seek to be free of (what?) drug dependency and (what?) others' prejudicial treatment as well.

The word drug dependency is not parallel to other's prejudicial treatment.
So A is incorrect, thus u need to choose, the option which is parallel.
B) both and also is incorrect phrase
C) both and also is incorrect idiom
D) both... but also is incorrect idiom
E) both ... and ... is parallel, using as well in this context should be OK. So it is the correct answer.

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07 Nov 2009, 19:01
mirzohidjon wrote:
In this problem, first of all pay attention to parallelism of the context.

Most recovering heroin addicts seek to be free of (what?) drug dependency and (what?) others' prejudicial treatment as well.

The word drug dependency is not parallel to other's prejudicial treatment.
So A is incorrect, thus u need to choose, the option which is parallel.
B) both and also is incorrect phrase
C) both and also is incorrect idiom
D) both... but also is incorrect idiom
E) both ... and ... is parallel, using as well in this context should be OK. So it is the correct answer.

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I agree "Both X and Y" is correct idiomatically(as well is redundant - but is acceptable).
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31 Mar 2010, 03:12
Have to be E.
Although as well is redundant, there are no other clear winners
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09 Apr 2010, 04:12
Not my day

"of prejudicial treatment" sounded a little funny to me.
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Re: 22 question of the Brutal 100 SC [#permalink]

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22. 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.

The Key says that the answer is E

but both and as well kind of sound redundant to me (i chose A for that reason)

Hi Guys,

This is a good example of how the GMAT SC likes to clarify items in a phrase of parallelism. The original is slightly confusing in that it it not completely obvious what the A and B are. By using the 'of' a second time to introduce the second item in the phrase of parallelism (A and B), the 2 items are made more obvious.

Unclear: Addicts seek to be free of dependency and treatment...
They seek (A) to be free of dependency and (B) treatment?
Or, they seek to be free of (A) dependency and (B) treatment?

Clear: Addicts seek to be free both of dependency and of treatment...
They seek to be free both (A) of dependency and (B) of treatment.There is not other way to read the sentence when it is written this way!

Sarai's GMAX tip for SC: Your #1 goal with SC is to create a CLEAR sentence. Grammar and conciseness serve the paramount goal, namely, CLARITY!!

The idiom here is free... of. "Free... from" would be correct when expressing freedom, as in, "... freed from captivity..."

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Re: 22 question of the Brutal 100 SC [#permalink]

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13 Jun 2010, 08:10
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Thanks. Isn't "as well" redundant in E?

It should have been -
(E) both of drug dependency and of prejudicial treatment

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rdnk wrote:
22. 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.

The Key says that the answer is E

but both and as well kind of sound redundant to me (i chose A for that reason)

Hi Guys,

This is a good example of how the GMAT SC likes to clarify items in a phrase of parallelism. The original is slightly confusing in that it it not completely obvious what the A and B are. By using the 'of' a second time to introduce the second item in the phrase of parallelism (A and B), the 2 items are made more obvious.

Unclear: Addicts seek to be free of dependency and treatment...
They seek (A) to be free of dependency and (B) treatment?
Or, they seek to be free of (A) dependency and (B) treatment?

Clear: Addicts seek to be free both of dependency and of treatment...
They seek to be free both (A) of dependency and (B) of treatment.There is not other way to read the sentence when it is written this way!

Sarai's GMAX tip for SC: Your #1 goal with SC is to create a CLEAR sentence. Grammar and conciseness serve the paramount goal, namely, CLARITY!!

The idiom here is free... of. "Free... from" would be correct when expressing freedom, as in, "... freed from captivity..."

Best,
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The only reason "as well as" is not redundant is that it was used for stylistic emphasis. If not for the intention of emphasizing, it would have redundant.
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14 Jun 2010, 06:52
'as well' in option E i used just to confuse, i suppose.

It doesn't add/spoil the meaning of the sentence.

there are only 2 options that maintain ||isms(of A and of B) , they are B & E.

But in B 'both A and also B' is used ==> where is the other one 'both' is refering to? (both A and C)
Therefore, B is incorrect.

E is the only one left.
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31 Jul 2011, 22:02
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mirzohidjon wrote:
In this problem, first of all pay attention to parallelism of the context.

E) both ... and ... is parallel, [highlight]using as well in this context should be OK[/highlight]. So it is the correct answer.

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how can you justify using 'as well' in choice E. i was not satisfied with the OA, so i googled and i'm glad that i did.
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21 Sep 2011, 01:12
22. 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.{both and & as well are redundant.}
(B) both of drug dependency and also of prejudicial treatment.{of Prejudicial treatment..doesnt sounf gud to the year}
(C) both of drug dependency and also from prejudicial treatment.
(D) both of drug dependency but also from prejudicial treatment.{not only shud precede but also}
(E) both of drug dependency and of prejudicial treatment as well.{same reason as A}

C should be the best option.
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10 Nov 2011, 01:18
Isn't the correct idiom free from?
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18 Nov 2011, 23:49
Marked a but now I understand why it is E ... thanks for the explanation
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can any one let me know how to download bRUTAL 100 sc QUESTIONS?

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