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# Building large new hospitals in the bistate area would

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10. 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 ground 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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07 Sep 2006, 08:46
I know this and I got this correct last time also.
Let others try.
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07 Sep 2006, 08:48
(E) if only because the duplication of facilities should be avoided

Edited to explain:

(A) on the basis of avoidance
This is incorrect usage ..
"on the basis of avoiding " might be possible.. not avoidance.

(B) on the ground of avoiding duplicated facilities alone
Needs "grounds"...

(C) solely in that duplicated facilities should be avoided
Awkward...

(D while the duplication of facilities should be avoided
"While" implies "during the same time" or "while X ... " something else happend. This is not the scenario... Out.

(E) if only because the duplication of facilities should be avoided

"If only because" is correct usage ...

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But linguists have been at some pains to point out that this sense of logic is a curious one, if only because, unlike our sense of what constitutes a well-formed argument, it varies from one language to another.

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07 Sep 2006, 12:33
I will go for C. I'll explain if it is right.

A avoidance wrong usage
B seems to be more wordy

D Seems to be not right.
IMHO, E misses then so I don't go for it.
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07 Sep 2006, 15:24
haas_mba07 wrote:
(E) if only because the duplication of facilities should be avoided

Edited to explain:

(A) on the basis of avoidance
This is incorrect usage ..
"on the basis of avoiding " might be possible.. not avoidance.

(B) on the ground of avoiding duplicated facilities alone
Needs "grounds"...

(C) solely in that duplicated facilities should be avoided
Awkward...

(D while the duplication of facilities should be avoided
"While" implies "during the same time" or "while X ... " something else happend. This is not the scenario... Out.

(E) if only because the duplication of facilities should be avoided

"If only because" is correct usage ...

Example:

But linguists have been at some pains to point out that this sense of logic is a curious one, if only because, unlike our sense of what constitutes a well-formed argument, it varies from one language to another.

the reason i am asking is I saw this SC this morning with choice B containing grounds.

btw, i pick E too.
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07 Sep 2006, 15:26
No I wouldn't. Not without a "that" included.

The idiomatic usage is "on the grounds that".

iced_tea wrote:
haas_mba07 wrote:
(E) if only because the duplication of facilities should be avoided

Edited to explain:

(A) on the basis of avoidance
This is incorrect usage ..
"on the basis of avoiding " might be possible.. not avoidance.

(B) on the ground of avoiding duplicated facilities alone
Needs "grounds"...

(C) solely in that duplicated facilities should be avoided
Awkward...

(D while the duplication of facilities should be avoided
"While" implies "during the same time" or "while X ... " something else happend. This is not the scenario... Out.

(E) if only because the duplication of facilities should be avoided

"If only because" is correct usage ...

Example:

But linguists have been at some pains to point out that this sense of logic is a curious one, if only because, unlike our sense of what constitutes a well-formed argument, it varies from one language to another.

the reason i am asking is I saw this SC this morning with choice B containing grounds.

btw, i pick E too.
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07 Sep 2006, 19:39
Another way to look at this SC is to consider which conjunction goes best with the modals "would/could."
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07 Sep 2006, 22:26
OA is (E)
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