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To relieve anxiety, moderate exercise can be equally effective as, and less addictive than, most sedatives.


a. effective as, and

b. as effective as, while being

c. effectively equal to, but

d. as effective as, and

e. effective, and
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Re: SC-sedative [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2008, 12:09
A?

idiom should be "equally effective as" not "equally as effective as"
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Re: SC-sedative [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2008, 16:01
A for me.

"equally as effective as" is awkward. so B and D are out.

C is ugly.

E is wrong because no "as" after effective...to confirm I removed phrase "less addictive than" and read the whole sentence and it sounds good with A and not as good with E.

for example...E would read.

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To relieve anxiety, moderate exercise can be equally effective most sedatives


with A its reads

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To relieve anxiety, moderate exercise can be equally effective as most sedatives
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Re: SC-sedative [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2008, 12:27
"equally something as" can replace "as something as".

So...(A).

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Re: SC-sedative [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2008, 14:14
I originally liked D, but as you all pointed out, it does not sound right if you say "equally as effective as most sedatives."

I would go with "equally effective as most sedatives."

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Re: SC-sedative [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2008, 15:02
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"equally something as" can replace "as something as".

So...(A).

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Where did you get this rule? :wink:
I get D.
A doesn't make sense to me. "equally effective as most sedatives"?
two as$E$ are better than one! :)
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Re: SC-sedative [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2008, 19:43
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To relieve anxiety, moderate exercise can be equally effective as, and less addictive than, most sedatives.

a. effective as, and
b. as effective as, while being
c. effectively equal to, but
d. as effective as, and
e. effective, and


A too. "equally as effective as" doesnot sound very good.
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Re: SC-sedative [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2008, 20:10
OA Please :)
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Re: SC-sedative [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2008, 07:09
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To relieve anxiety, moderate exercise can be equally effective as, and less addictive than, most sedatives.


a. effective as, and

b. as effective as, while being

c. effectively equal to, but

d. as effective as, and

e. effective, and


I go for D. You need the as....as idiom plus you cannot say effective as and less addictive than (gramatically wrong). As effective as, and less addictive than
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Re: SC-sedative [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2008, 01:27
Well i think it is D, Please someone tells us the correct one.
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Re: SC-sedative [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2008, 16:05
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D as well, we need the as....as idiom

Why D? Isnt 'equally as effective as' redundant?
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Re: SC-sedative [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2008, 05:24
To relieve anxiety, moderate exercise can be equally effective as, and less addictive than, most sedatives.
a. effective as, and
b. as effective as, while being
c. effectively equal to, but
d. as effective as, and
e. effective, and

The "less addictive" phrase in the sentence is compelling us to use "as effective as" in the sentence.

Hence D is the best answer.
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Re: SC-sedative [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2008, 14:05
OA is D.
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Re: SC-sedative [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2008, 15:16
Wow. Cant believe its D. It just does not sound right....although it may be grammatically correct.
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Re: SC-sedative [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2008, 17:55
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To relieve anxiety, moderate exercise can be equally effective as, and less addictive than, most sedatives.

a. effective as, and
b. as effective as, while being
c. effectively equal to, but
d. as effective as, and
e. effective, and


A too. "equally as effective as" doesnot sound very good.


In fact, I went with D first but thought that "can be equally as effective as" unidiomatic.
agree with OA.
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Re: SC-sedative [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2008, 19:14
It is a clear D folks

To relieve anxiety, moderate exercise can be equally effective as, and less addictive than, most sedatives.

exercise are being compared with sedatives thus search for "as effective as" and eliminate other options, we have b and d. "while being" makes b crude and redundant thus b is out, now with d-> exercises are as effective as, and is the best usage



a. effective as, and

b. as effective as, while being

c. effectively equal to, but

d. as effective as, and

e. effective, and
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Re: SC-sedative [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2008, 08:57
Well, clearly the question is testing idiomatic usage, so in that sense D is correct, even though 'equally as effective as' is redundant.
Ultimately, it is to the discretion of the test taker to interpret what the question is testing.
In this case, looks like idiomatic usage takes priority over redundancy.
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Re: SC-sedative [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2008, 12:38
A-hmm..clumsy
B-sounds hmm..lets see
C-naa..
D-sounds OK
E-naa...

Between B and E , E sounds better ( idiomatically..both are right on "as XYZ as" ..but "while being " in B is clumsy where as E is concise and effective enough! )

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To relieve anxiety, moderate exercise can be equally effective as, and less addictive than, most sedatives.


a. effective as, and

b. as effective as, while being

c. effectively equal to, but

d. as effective as, and

e. effective, and
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