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can someone please elaborate on the right answer further?
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can someone please elaborate on the right answer further?
Are you asking about the usage of if only? In this case, it means that the reason the sentence introduces is a "just about okay" reason (there could be better reasons not mentioned in the sentence). Take a look at this dictionary entry for more examples.
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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

I dont understand the OA at all
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The helping verbs "would" and "should" should NEVER go in the if part of the sentence, according to the GMAT! Be careful, as this construction is common in some regional forms of English.

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I rejected option E on the basis of above. Is there any exception of above stated Quote?



GMATNinja EducationAisle Could you please explain why choice E is better than C? I feel it's wrong to just subjunctive in the "If clause". I don't see any issues with C.
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I don't see any issues with C.

Hi dabaobao

in that is used to depict in the sense that / in as much as. Here, the intent is to depict a causal connection and hence, in that is not the most appropriate usage.

It is also worthwhile to note that OG-13 observes that "in that" has largely gone out of use, and it is considered stilted and overly formal.

There are a couple of official sentences where the correct option uses in that. However, these seem to be quite old questions.

At the very least, we suggest that you should consider the option using in that only if there is something significantly wrong with all other options.
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