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To relieve anxiety, moderate exercise can be equally [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2010, 09:12
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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: sedatives [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2010, 12:47
'A' seems to be the best option.

The adverb equally takes the place of the first as in the typical as...as construction, so an as before effective isn't necessary. Using but would inappropriately imply that addictive is a counterpoint or contradiction to being effective.
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Re: sedatives [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2010, 18:42
My take is D

as... as makes this complete idiom , i am not sure whether usage of equally means you need only one as
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Re: sedatives [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2010, 18:47
As this moment i am not sure but i would like to share my thoughts. I was confused between D and E but IMO - D.

a. effective as, and
I think - here the comparison is wrong. We are comparing effectiveness with sedatives.

b. as effective as, while being
Incorrect usage of while and being

c. effectively equal to, but
but is not required, as it shows contradiction


d. as effective as, and
CORRECT - correct idion - as effective as. Assuming you remove the and part i.e and less addictive than, the sentence makes correct comparison. i.e comparing effectiveness of exercise with sedatives


e. effective, and
I think this choice is closest to the correct answer. here effective is used as an adjective where as the non underlined part "most sedatves", sedative is a noun. Hence the comparision is not parallel. Adverb Adjective THAN Adjective Noun

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Re: sedatives [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2011, 19:32
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The word "equally" is redundant.
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Re: sedatives [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 02:43
Eventhough D has the correct idiom, but presence of 'equally' mars its use, hence E. Also, in A, there is wrong comparison.
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Re: To relieve anxiety, moderate exercise can be equally [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2011, 13:11
vscid wrote:
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


Interesting choices between A and E.

Let's remove the less addictive part, the sentence becomes To relieve anxiety, moderate exercise can be equally effective most sedatives. if we choose E as the option. Something is missing here.
Granted that the question perhaps should have included as before "equally" to make it idiomatically proper.

If we use A as the option then -
To relieve anxiety, moderate exercise can be equally effective as most sedatives.
To relieve anxiety, moderate exercise can be less addictive than most sedatives.

{A} in my opinion is the best answer for this question.
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Re: To relieve anxiety, moderate exercise can be equally [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2011, 13:55
I go with A because of parallelism... equally effective as and less addictive than...Does anyone know the real answer? i searched the old post and came across D...Where is this question from? Wouldn't an "as" after equally be redundant???
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Re: To relieve anxiety, moderate exercise can be equally [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2011, 14:55
Hi;

There is another post on the same question. Most of the people seem to suggest that answer is 'E'.

to-relieve-anxiety-moderate-exercise-can-be-equally-44443.html.

My personal vote for 'E' as well.
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Re: To relieve anxiety, moderate exercise can be equally [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2011, 04:52
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/as- ... -t273.html

Although the OA is D as the poster on MGMAT forum said, the MGMAT instructor also comment that choice E is wrong answer. We should obsess to this sentence.

Hope that helps

P/S: read more Mitch's comment here: http://www.beatthegmat.com/effective-t89831.html#400298
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