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# Building large new hospitals in the bistate area would

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Building large new hospitals in the bistate area would constitute a wasteful use of resources, on the basis of avoidance of duplicated facilities alone.

(A) on the basis of avoidance of duplicated facilities alone
(B) on the grounds of avoiding duplicated facilities alone
(C) solely in that duplicated facilities should be avoided
(D) while the duplication of facilities should be avoided
(E) if only because the duplication of facilities should be avoided
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11 Nov 2005, 12:24
Let, i guess........
(A) ok.
(B) avoiding duplicated facilities alone ---too much adj.
(C) (which is)solely (in that)duplicated facilities should be avoided --wordy relative pronoun
(D) while the duplication of facilities should be avoided ---change meaning
(E) if only because the duplication of facilities should be avoided--weird meaning and should be used only one of these(if only / because)
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11 Nov 2005, 16:37
You guys have chosen A B and C as choices. None of them is the OA!
Any one else?
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11 Nov 2005, 23:30
okay I know E is the OA, but I don't agree with that.

one of the rules in past subjunctive form is that if and would (should) be in the same clause.

E is wrong becasue the second clause hasif........ should -

the correct sentence will be looking like this.

Building large new hospitals in the bistate area would constitute a wasteful use of resources, if duplication of facilities were avoided

In the absence of this, B is closest.
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