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# GMAT Plus Book 1 Problem #130

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11 Dec 2004, 15:49
Many medical schools are now offering courses in the ethics of treating terminal patients, partly to alert students, about the legal implications involved in such treatment, but primarily to prepare students, through discussion and fore thought, to make responsible decisions that respect terminal patientsâ€™ dignity

(A) but primarily to prepare students, through discussion and forethought, to make responsible decisions that respect terminal patientsâ€™ dignity
(B) but primarily as to prepare students, by discussing and by thinking ahead, for responsible decision making that respect terminal patientsâ€™ dignity
(C) but primarily for the purpose of preparing them, with discussion and forethought, to make responsible decisions that respect terminal patientsâ€™ dignity
(D) but primarily to preparing them, through discussion and forethought, for deciding responsibility so that they respect terminal patientsâ€™ dignity
(E) but primarily to prepare them, by discussing and thinking ahead, to responsibly decide so as to respect the dignity of terminal patients

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11 Dec 2004, 17:46
A?

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11 Dec 2004, 18:26
i think A

parallelism :

"partly to alert students..... but to prepare students"

"them" in C,D,E vaguely refers to students

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12 Dec 2004, 06:33
(A) too

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12 Dec 2004, 09:13
A for me too

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13 Dec 2004, 10:24
A

prepare to is the right idiom
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13 Dec 2004, 11:11
One more for 'A'

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13 Dec 2004, 16:36
The official answer is A.

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25 Nov 2011, 03:23
'to prepare them' and 'for preparing them' - both will be idiomatically correct, right?

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14 Jul 2014, 01:26
can someone please explain all the answer choices ?

here goes my explanation:
a) partly to alert ...... but primarily to ..... to make responsible decisions
b)so as to -wrong idiom . i guess it has to be -so [adjective] as to [verb]"making that respects terminal patient's dignity " awkward construction
c)"them" pronoun ambiguity, " the purpose of "- wordy can be shortened by using a verb
d) "them" - pronoun ambiguity
e) same as D and "so as to" - wordy and idiomatically incorrect
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11 Jan 2015, 07:02
please
can somebody explain why E is wrong?

thanks in advance
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14 Jan 2015, 20:41
vinyasgupta wrote:
please
can somebody explain why E is wrong?

thanks in advance
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'them' is ambiguous. courses or students (or patients which we know doesn't make sense)

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