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Doctors and dermatologists cannot help but criticize the fact that there are few states with laws governing tanning parlors.

A. cannot help but criticize

B. can help but criticize

C. cannot help criticizing

D. cannot help and criticize

E. can help and criticize
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28 Sep 2006, 23:36
C, criticizing is more idiomatic than but criticize.

possibly better (tho not convinced) as it is also more parallel:

criticizing, governing
criticize, govern
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28 Sep 2006, 23:43
A because all else is unidiomatic...I think...
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29 Sep 2006, 00:24
Picking A
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29 Sep 2006, 01:51
Cannot help criticizing..sounds more idiomatic

So going for C
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29 Sep 2006, 02:10
braindancer wrote:
C sounds most natural

????Natural
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29 Sep 2006, 02:14
...well OK, idiomatic.
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29 Sep 2006, 05:10
"...and I can't help fallING in love with you..." (c) song
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29 Sep 2006, 05:14
A because the rest doesn't make sense.

They cannot help but they can critizise.
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29 Sep 2006, 05:47
I like A

All of the other choices change meaning and A is the only way I've seen that message conveyed.
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29 Sep 2006, 05:58
Guyz the OA is (C).
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29 Sep 2006, 06:04

And what does C want to convey?
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29 Sep 2006, 06:23
Dnt kno man
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29 Sep 2006, 06:55
this is a very idiomatic expression, a clearer way to read it would be:

'they cannot help themselves from criticizing'

not:

'they cannot help but they can criticize'
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29 Sep 2006, 07:59
cannot help criticizing = can't stop criticizing

Reread the sentence in the proper context and the meaning is clear.
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29 Sep 2006, 08:04
Late but C

On first look I picked A but on a closer look narrowed on C.
C conveys the meaning more clearly .
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29 Sep 2006, 19:48
no but the following is idiomatic and very natural to say...

'they cannot help but criticize'

and the concerned question has that as one of the answers.
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29 Sep 2006, 23:31
Hmmm - it IS a strange choice!

Both A and C are acceptable usages, IMO. The Kaplan Verbal Workbook states a good rule in this regard - 'If there is an option with fewer words and still makes sense, go for that option.'

Thats what I did and ended up with C.
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29 Sep 2006, 23:31
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