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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

Whats the difference between (C) and (D)

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28 Jun 2009, 02:31
I think it's C.

The primary difference between C and D is that D uses the word "while". "While" doesn't have any place in the sentence because it suggests that the part of the sentence following it is not a continuation of the first part, whereas we know that "duplicated facilities" is the reason why "resources" are wasted.

Also, the word "duplicated" in C seems to flow a lot better in the sentence than does "duplication".
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28 Jun 2009, 06:33
I think it should be B.

>> In C "should" distorts the meaning.
I think it's C.

The primary difference between C and D is that D uses the word "while". "While" doesn't have any place in the sentence because it suggests that the part of the sentence following it is not a continuation of the first part, whereas we know that "duplicated facilities" is the reason why "resources" are wasted.

Also, the word "duplicated" in C seems to flow a lot better in the sentence than does "duplication".
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28 Jun 2009, 08:16
Building large new hospitals in the bistate area would constitute a wasteful use of resources,______ .

I too believe that B is the right option, because:

First part of the sentence states that building new hospital in the area overlapping the 2 states (bi state) would constitute wasteful use of resources, and the second should give a reason to support it, so the sentence to follow should be either A or B i.e '...on the basis of...' or '...on the grounds of...'.

Here option B sounds better than A because of the use of 'avoiding' .
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28 Jun 2009, 09:55
There is one more option which is not there in the posted question is

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

I will prefer E for If....Then construction.
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28 Jun 2009, 11:30
humans wrote:
There is one more option which is not there in the posted question is

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

I will prefer E for If....Then construction.

I guess this option bridges the gap.
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28 Jun 2009, 12:17
Any one please explains more clearly why E is the best answer. I wonder using If construction in this case may change the meaning of the original sentence? Why B is incorrect?

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