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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 [#permalink]

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27 Aug 2008, 16:18
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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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27 Aug 2008, 16:29
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

A and B - use of alone and verb usage is off. Answr C incorrectly uses "in that." Answer D uses while to incorrectly show a contrast.

Answe E - correctly uses "if only" and retains the the correct verb tense.
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Re: SC Building large new hospitals in the bistate area [#permalink]

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27 Aug 2008, 20:24
ssandeepan 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

avoidance of duplicated facilities --> incorrect.
means facilities are already duplicated and you want to avoid them.
eliminate A,B,C

duplication of facilities should be avoided.. -- correct

E looks better.
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29 Aug 2008, 20:59
i don't know if you really found this so straight forward "if only because" is not so commonly used in this part of the world at least i struggled with the OA. Can you give more more examples of this usage?
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30 Aug 2008, 07:05
I understand that each of A, B and C has problem. but what is the issue with D ? In fact, D looks more precise than E does.
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