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Doctors in the early twentieth century commonly mistook endometriosis as simple menstrual cramps and informed women that there was no medical cure for their condition.


(A) endometriosis as simple menstrual cramps

(B) endometriosis for simple menstrual cramps

(C) simple menstrual cramps for endometriosis

(D) endometriosis to be simple menstrual cramping

(E) endometriosis and simple menstrual cramps

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A) endometriosis as simple menstrual cramps - incorrect comparison indicator

(B) endometriosis for simple menstrual cramps - meaning change

(C) simple menstrual cramps for endometriosis - correct

(D) endometriosis to be simple menstrual cramping - unidiomatic

(E) endometriosis and simple menstrual cramps - incorrect
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Doctors in the early twentieth century commonly mistook endometriosis as simple menstrual cramps and informed women that there was no medical cure for their condition.


(A) endometriosis as simple menstrual cramps

(B) endometriosis for simple menstrual cramps

(C) simple menstrual cramps for endometriosis

(D) endometriosis to be simple menstrual cramping

(E) endometriosis and simple menstrual cramps



I think the correct idiom is "mistake A for B" . So I go with option B .
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+1 for B.

(A) endometriosis as simple menstrual cramps

(B) endometriosis for simple menstrual cramps --> Correct, rectifies idiom error, and conveys intended meaning, "endometriosis" apparently has no cure

(C) simple menstrual cramps for endometriosis --> Incorrect, changes meaning and a trap, "simple menstrual cramps" can be cured

(D) endometriosis to be simple menstrual cramping

(E) endometriosis and simple menstrual cramps

Hence, B.
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sudarshan22 wrote:
+1 for C.

(A) endometriosis as simple menstrual cramps

(B) endometriosis for simple menstrual cramps --> Incorrect, changes meaning and a trap, "simple menstrual cramps" can be cured

(C) simple menstrual cramps for endometriosis --> Correct, rectifies idiom error, and conveys intended meaning, "endometriosis" apparently has no cure

(D) endometriosis to be simple menstrual cramping

(E) endometriosis and simple menstrual cramps

Hence, C.


Bunuel can you please share OE?

OA given is B.

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Doctors in the early twentieth century commonly mistook endometriosis as simple menstrual cramps and informed women that there was no medical cure for their condition.


(A) endometriosis as simple menstrual cramps

(B) endometriosis for simple menstrual cramps

(C) simple menstrual cramps for endometriosis

(D) endometriosis to be simple menstrual cramping

(E) endometriosis and simple menstrual cramps


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The sentence describes the misdiagnosis by doctors who thought that one condition (endometriosis) was really another condition (cramps). Since the idiom should be mistook... for, go ahead and eliminate (A), (D), and (E). Choice (C) is wrong because it suggests that doctors thought that cramps were really endometriosis, the opposite of the original meaning. That leaves (B).

An 800 test taker recognizes that many answer choices will be wrong because they distort the meaning of the original sentence. Sometimes necessary grammatical changes will alter the meaning and that's fine, but an unnecessary alteration is always wrong.
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+1 for B.

(A) endometriosis as simple menstrual cramps

(B) endometriosis for simple menstrual cramps --> Correct, rectifies idiom error, and conveys intended meaning, "endometriosis" apparently has no cure

(C) simple menstrual cramps for endometriosis --> Incorrect, changes meaning and a trap, "simple menstrual cramps" can be cured

(D) endometriosis to be simple menstrual cramping

(E) endometriosis and simple menstrual cramps

Hence, B.


Hey sudarshan22

As per OE...isn't it is other way round ...because doctors thought it was simple cramps and so no cure...

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As per OE...isn't it is other way round ...because doctors thought it was simple cramps and so no cure...

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No, Cramps are curable my friend, we all get cramps, you do, I do, and when it is mentioned "Simple cramps" - sure it is curable, it is endometriosis that has no cure.
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shouldn't it be c?

he mistook the red plastic powder for curry powder and informed his wife that she can prepare curry dishes for tonight

the dr mistook cramps for cancer and informed his patients that there was no cure

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