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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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IMO B

(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

We need "on the grounds" after teh comma so A and B remain; after the comma we need to provide a reason as to why building new hosptials is wasting resources

B. building .............. has to be parallel with ........avoiding
E. "if" construction is wrong
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C, D and E are wrong - the reason needs to be there, and like it has been mentioned, after the comma, it should be "on the...
For that B is the most appropriate. What is the OA?
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I welcome further explanation for the same .Since OA is not (B)
Will post the OA shortly
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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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IMO E. "If" is ok here because its a different clause.
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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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IMO E. "If" is ok here because its a different clause.


OA is (E) but i still wonder whats wrong with (B) :( can someoine explain this funda
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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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IMO E. "If" is ok here because its a different clause.


OA is (E) but i still wonder whats wrong with (B) :( can someoine explain this funda


The way I approached this is that you have a conditional uncertainity in 1st clause "would" which depends of sth that "should happen". When ever you have uncertain words (may, might, should, would, can , could), always make sure that the answer choice you are choosing is not distorting the meaning by make sth 'hypothetical' to 'actual'.

After this we are left with C, D and E. C and D is again not a clear contruction.

Again: 'IF' and 'would' SHOULD not come in same clause (if they are scratch that answer choice). But it is OK to have 'em in different clause. Also if you take a close look, this is a typical IF...then condition scentence. Using IF is ok here.

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spriya wrote:
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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IMO E. "If" is ok here because its a different clause.


OA is (E) but i still wonder whats wrong with (B) :( can someoine explain this funda[/quote]

The way I approached this is that you have a conditional uncertainity in 1st clause "would" which depends of sth that "should happen". When ever you have uncertain words (may, might, should, would, can , could), always make sure that the answer choice you are choosing is not distorting the meaning by make sth 'hypothetical' to 'actual'.

After this we are left with C, D and E. C and D is again not a clear contruction.

Again: 'IF' and 'would' SHOULD not come in same clause (if they are scratch that answer choice). But it is OK to have 'em in different clause. Also if you take a close look, this is a typical IF...then condition scentence. Using IF is ok here.

Hope this help
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The way I approached this is that you have a conditional uncertainity in 1st clause "would" which depends of sth that "should happen". When ever you have uncertain words (may, might, should, would, can , could), always make sure that the answer choice you are choosing is not distorting the meaning by make sth 'hypothetical' to 'actual'.

After this we are left with C, D and E. C and D is again not a clear contruction.

Again: 'IF' and 'would' SHOULD not come in same clause (if they are scratch that answer choice). But it is OK to have 'em in different clause. Also if you take a close look, this is a typical IF...then condition scentence. Using IF is ok here.

Hope this help
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The way I approached this is that you have a conditional uncertainity in 1st clause "would" which depends of sth that "should happen". When ever you have uncertain words (may, might, should, would, can , could), always make sure that the answer choice you are choosing is not distorting the meaning by make sth 'hypothetical' to 'actual'.

After this we are left with C, D and E. C and D is again not a clear contruction.

Again: 'IF' and 'would' SHOULD not come in same clause (if they are scratch that answer choice). But it is OK to have 'em in different clause. Also if you take a close look, this is a typical IF...then condition scentence. Using IF is ok here.

Hope this help
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This is a typical subjunctive mood question.

The subjunctive mood is when you have a sentence that refers to an opinion, a wish, etc. Something to the contrary.

If you read a sentence and you get a feel for the subjunctive mood, always match an IF with a WOULD. Also if you see a were/if/would, boom, that's your answer. Classic subjunctive mood.

eg.

I would most definitely buy a Ferrari Enzo, if I were to accumulate enough cash.
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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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A not idiomatically correct
B simple clear and idiomatically correct
C & D can be deselected beacuse of "should" in the sentense which alter the meaning of OS
E If only because cannot be used.


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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

B - out - grounds for is the idiom not grounds of
C/D out - does not fit with sentence.
A/E both are not right.

A - "avoidance" seems to be wrong.
E - if only because, "should".

Not sure between A/E.

source of question seems to be poor...and might be doing more harm than good..got to avoid looking at these :)
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Hi all,

I would appreciate if someone can resolve my doubt:
Would the use of A/B make the clause after comma a "run-on" sentence

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IMO...A
"on the basis of avoidance of duplicated facilities alone." is modifying "a wasteful use of resources"

also A looks clearer than any other choice... on the basis of X alone. ( X = noun = avoidance of duplicated facilities)
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IMO B. Between A & B, 'avoidance' doesn't sound correct. B correctly uses avoiding. I don't think its a 'run on ' sentence because comma seperates the clauses.
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very tough!!

IMO B

"on the grounds of" is the right idiom

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OA is E

good explanation on the usage of the subjunctive mood previously discussed here

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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

IMO E.... as E gives the reason or support so as to why the Building large new hospitals would be be wasteful!

Something on the lines..... X would be useless, if ..Y is the condition!
For me A sounds too word with of abundance in it
B - ground of avoiding is not the right tense of verb to be used here
C & D - dont give the condition of the stand taken in the clause before
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