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# Building large new hospitals in the bistate area would

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184. 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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07 Oct 2007, 19:44
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would constitute......... means 'this hasn't happened, but this WOULD happen'

should constitute ........ this matches would

can/could - ability of doing so
may/might - probability of outcome
should/must - obligation of doing so
would - conditional

A/B sound retarded

D/E are just wrong
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07 Oct 2007, 23:09
C sounds better than anything else.

A/B -- 'alone' in the end sounds awkward.

D -- While is incorrect

E -- 'If Only because' is incorrect.
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07 Oct 2007, 23:27
A.Haung wrote:
184. 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

All the choices suck.

Btwn A and B I vote B.

C: I don't remember the problem, but the use of "in that" has gone largely out of use according to OG11.
D: "while" is inappropriate here.
E: if only because... wordy and redudanct choice.

Why B over A? I didn't like on "the basis of avoidance". I thought a verb was needed. "avoiding"
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08 Oct 2007, 12:25
A.Haung wrote:
184. 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

I am gonna go with C....
A)don't like "alone" at the end
B)same as above, and the corect idiom should be "grounds for"
D) "while" means contrast, which is not the case here
E)"if only because" is wordy and redundant...

so it should be C, can someone explain how they eliminate A, cuz I know my reasoning for A is kinda weak...thanks
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09 Oct 2007, 16:24
I dont have the OA since it is from SC1000, but I am leaning towards C.
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09 Oct 2007, 17:04
i looked this one up. the OA says E which i think is wrong =\
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09 Oct 2007, 17:18
A.Haung wrote:
184. 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

C
A & B can be eliminated, because the use of alone is ambiguous.
E is wrong because "if only because" is unidiomatic.
D is also wrong because "while" is the wrong conjuction.
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09 Oct 2007, 17:25
beckee529 wrote:
i looked this one up. the OA says E which i think is wrong =\

Is it because usage of 'in that' is out dated in GMAT??
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19 Oct 2007, 10:23
I agree with the OA:E.

We're not avoiding duplicated facilities. 'Avoiding duplicated facilities' implies that facilities are there, they're duplicated, and we're avoiding them.

We're avoiding the act of duplicating facilities ie. building them.

I think this is an expression type question.

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19 Oct 2007, 11:09
A.Haung wrote:
184. 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

E. though it is also pretty wired because "should normally follows "if".
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