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A course of cognitive behavior therapy can be as effective, if not more so, than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia.

A. as effective, if not more so, than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia

B. more effective than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia

C. at least as effective in helping the elderly overcome insomnia as drug therapy, and is without the side effects of drug treatment

D. at least as effective as drug therapy in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia without side effects

E. equally effective as drug therapy in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia without side effects

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A course of cognitive behavior therapy can be as effective, if not more so, than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia.

A. as effective, if not more so, than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia
B. more effective than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia
C. at least as effective in helping the elderly overcome insomnia as drug therapy, and is without the side effects of drug treatment
D. at least as effective as drug therapy in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia without side effects
E. equally effective as drug therapy in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia without side effects

Will go with C..
D and E changes the meaning..indicating that Insomnia itself is without side effect ..
A- as effective than..Wrong
B- changes meaning..And awkward too.

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25 Mar 2017, 09:52
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A course of cognitive behavior therapy can be as effective, if not more so, than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia.

A. as effective, if not more so, than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia
Wrong.
B. more effective than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia
not mentioned.

"if not more so,"

C. at least as effective in helping the elderly overcome insomnia as drug therapy, and is without the side effects of drug treatment
clearly mentions it is without the side effects of drug treatment
Correct
D. at least as effective as drug therapy in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia without side effects
changes the meaning.
drug therapy is without side effects ?
Wrong.
E. equally effective as drug therapy in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia without side effects

Same as D. wrong.
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A course of cognitive behavior therapy can be as effective, if not more so, than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia.

A. as effective, if not more so, than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia

--> Clearly wrong.

B. more effective than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia

--> Modifier in helping should be put put right after effective. The comma (,) before in helping creates dangling modifier.

C. at least as effective in helping the elderly overcome insomnia as drug therapy and is without the side effects of drug treatment

--> Correct.

D. at least as effective as drug therapy in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia without side effects

--> Modifier in helping should be put put right after effective. without side effects wrongly modifies insomnia; instead, without side effects should modify behavior therapy.

E. equally effective as drug therapy in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia without side effects

--> Clearly wrong.
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12 Feb 2017, 21:35
A course of cognitive behavior therapy can be as effective, if not more so, than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia.

A. as effective, if not more so, than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia. wordy and idiomatically incorrect
B. more effective than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia
C. at least as effective in helping the elderly overcome insomnia as drug therapy, and is without the side effects of drug treatment. CORRECT
D. at least as effective as drug therapy in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia without side effects. meaning changes
E. equally effective as drug therapy in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia without side effects. same as option D
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17 Feb 2017, 06:29
in answer ption C helping the elderly (to) overcome insomnia
whether sentence is ok without (to) ??

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18 Feb 2017, 04:59
kannu44 wrote:
in answer ption C helping the elderly (to) overcome insomnia
whether sentence is ok without (to) ??

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Yes, it is alright. Both the following are OK.

Following is an excerpt from Manhattan SC guide (Chapter: Idioms):

RIGHT:
He HELPS RAKE the leaves.
He HELPS TO RAKE the leaves.
He HELPS me RAKE the leaves.
He HELPS me TO RAKE the leaves.
His HELP IN RAKING the leaves has been welcome.

WRONG: He HELPS me IN RAKING the leaves.
I need him AS HELP TO RAKE the leaves.
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20 Mar 2017, 03:41
As per the meaning of the sentence, we are told one therapy is either equivalent or more effective in curing something. This new therapy also don't have any side effects.

As effective as is correct Idiom. As effective than is INCORRECT Idiom.

A. as effective, if not more so, than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia --> INCORRECT IDIOM
B. more effective than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia --> What about Equivalent case?
C. at least as effective in helping the elderly overcome insomnia as drug therapy, and is without the side effects of drug treatment
D. at least as effective as drug therapy in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia without side effects --> Change in meaning. It says It will help people who have insomnia but should havel side effects.
E. equally effective as drug therapy in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia without side effects --> What about more case?
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20 Mar 2017, 09:52
Hello expert, i have a query in optionc

Acc to rule, if 'and' is coming after comma, then it should be a independent clause, but here it is not so. Kindly explain then why it is correct?
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21 Mar 2017, 08:55
D and E change the meaning of the sentence.
C looks a bit redundant but it is the best answer choice.
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24 Mar 2017, 05:28
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Hello expert, i have a query in optionc

Acc to rule, if 'and' is coming after comma, then it should be a independent clause, but here it is not so. Kindly explain then why it is correct?

The comma should not have been there - seems to be an oversight.
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29 May 2017, 07:18
A course of cognitive behavior therapy can be as effective, if not more so, than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia.

A. as effective, if not more so, than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia

B. more effective than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia

C. at least as effective in helping the elderly overcome insomnia as drug therapy, and is without the side effects of drug treatment

D. at least as effective as drug therapy in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia without side effects

E. equally effective as drug therapy in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia without side effects
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12 Oct 2018, 21:13
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As per the meaning of the sentence, we are told one therapy is either equivalent or more effective in curing something. This new therapy also don't have any side effects.

As effective as is correct Idiom. As effective than is INCORRECT Idiom.

A. as effective, if not more so, than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia --> INCORRECT IDIOM
B. more effective than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia --> What about Equivalent case?
C. at least as effective in helping the elderly overcome insomnia as drug therapy, and is without the side effects of drug treatment
D. at least as effective as drug therapy in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia without side effects --> Change in meaning. It says It will help people who have insomnia but should havel side effects.
E. equally effective as drug therapy in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia without side effects --> What about more case?

Hi,
Thanks for your V21-V41 GMAT story. Hope you are doing good:)
A course of cognitive behavior therapy- Subject for both the clauses
Verb for Clause 1- can be
Verb for Clause 2- Is
Is the type of construction frequently tested in GMAT where the subject is common to both the clauses and the 2nd clause is separated by comma+ FANBOYS?
Thanks:)
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