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Bloodletting, the withdrawal of small quantities of blood from a patient, as a procedure to prevent or cure illnesses, it was commonly performed by physicians until the late 19th century when they realized that it caused more harm than good.

A. as a procedure to prevent or cure illnesses, it was commonly performed
B. as a commonly performed procedure to prevent or cure illnesses
C. was a commonly performed procedure to prevent or cure illnesses
D. was a procedure to prevent or cure illness, commonly performed
E. had been a commonly performed procedure to prevent or cure illnesses


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Bloodletting, the withdrawal of small quantities of blood from a patient, as a procedure to prevent or cure illnesses, it was commonly performed by physicians until the late 19th century when they realized that it caused more harm than good.

A. as a procedure to prevent or cure illnesses, it was commonly performed
B. as a commonly performed procedure to prevent or cure illnesses
C. was a commonly performed procedure to prevent or cure illnesses
D. was a procedure to prevent or cure illness, commonly performed
E. had been a commonly performed procedure to prevent or cure illnesses


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non underlined portion begins by "by physicians"....so it shud be commonly performed by physiscians...

IMO D
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New post 03 Oct 2017, 11:26
do"was a procedure" makes sense.........is it not a procedure now to cure or prevent illnesses.
Anyone please explain.
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New post 03 Oct 2017, 13:53
it could be C /D as its no clear abt the adverb commonly
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Bloodletting, the withdrawal of small quantities of blood from a patient, as a procedure to prevent or cure illnesses, it was commonly performed by physicians until the late 19th century when they realized that it caused more harm than good.

A. as a procedure to prevent or cure illnesses, it was commonly performed (Lack of main verb in the sentence)
B. as a commonly performed procedure to prevent or cure illnesses (same as A)
C. was a commonly performed procedure to prevent or cure illnesses (Procedure was performed by Physicians)
D. was a procedure to prevent or cure illness, commonly performed (correct)
E. had been a commonly performed procedure to prevent or cure illnesses (Same as C)

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New post 03 Oct 2017, 21:29
Why not E.

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B,C,E are eliminated straight away as 'by physicians' at the start of non underlined portion should indicate an action performed. Between A and D, A is incorrect because of the usage of 'as'.
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New post 05 Oct 2017, 11:04
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Why not E.

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'had' is used when the action is performed before a past action. i.e one past action precedes another. That is not the case here. Simple past tense is enough. Hope it is clear
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