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When Medicare was enacted in 1965, it was aimed " at the

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When Medicare was enacted in 1965, it was aimed " at the prevention of a catastrophic illness from financially destroying elderly patients"

B. at being a prevention against a catastrophic ilness ..
C. at preventing a catastrophic illness from financially destroying the elderly patient
D. to prevent a catastrophic illness financially destroying an elderly patient
E. to prevent elderly patients being financially destoying by a catastrophic illness.

Please explain your choice.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2005, 13:07
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First the 2-3 split occurs and that eliminates option D and E because correct idiom in this case is "aim at"
A is wrong anad B is wrong. It just doesn't sound right.
C is right because it maintains a subtle ||ism "preventing from....destroying..."
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2005, 13:13
C
It should be 'aimed at', so D & E can be eliminated
B - 'at being a prevention' is wordy
A - makes it sound like Medicare was enacted to prevent the elderly from catastrophic illness
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2005, 13:21
C
idiom "aim at"
parallelism - preventing /destorying
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SC Medicare [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2005, 13:23
Correct Idiom
Prevent [X] from [Y] - Where x and y have to be in parallel form

C is the only answer that uses the correct idiom and is a parallel stucture
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2005, 15:01
As I know correct idioms:
aimed at (noun)
aimed to (verb),
so..why E is wrong??
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2005, 16:00
the idiom is aimed at not aimed to...you will always get aimed to wrong on GMAT....

C is the right answer. IMO!

boksana wrote:
As I know correct idioms:
aimed at (noun)
aimed to (verb),
so..why E is wrong??
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2005, 17:38
boksana wrote:
As I know correct idioms:
aimed at (noun)
aimed to (verb),
so..why E is wrong??


choice E has redundant being. Hence C makes the most sense
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2005, 20:11
c seems to be the most appropriate one. aimed at is idiomatically correct.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2005, 21:58
C here as well. it is the correct idiomatic expression. E is too wordy. all other choices are wrong.
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