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02 Dec 2007, 08:33
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

Pls Explain.
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02 Dec 2007, 10:43
Skewed 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

Pls Explain.

I faced this question multiple times.

Can anybody explain why E is the answer as it has "if" clause and "should" too. Normally "if" and "should" donot come togather. How "if" and "should" are correct in this particular question?
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Skewed 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

Pls Explain.

I faced this question multiple times.

Can anybody explain why E is the answer as it has "if" clause and "should" too. Normally "if" and "should" donot come togather. How "if" and "should" are correct in this particular question?

Answer E, here is the explanation.

E - correct - if only because is correct idiomatic usage -- the main clause needs to be followed logically by because hence if only because is absolutely correct here.
A - incorrect - wordy and illogical
B,C - incorrect - duplicated facilities .... duplication should be avoided and not the facilities...
C - incorrect - in that unidiomatic...though in that can be used in place of because, but its use has become obsolete, hence avoid this construction.

D - incorrect - Usage of while not right

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02 Dec 2007, 18:02
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
GMAT TIGER wrote:
Skewed 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

Pls Explain.

I faced this question multiple times.

Can anybody explain why E is the answer as it has "if" clause and "should" too. Normally "if" and "should" donot come togather. How "if" and "should" are correct in this particular question?

Answer E, here is the explanation.

E - correct - if only because is correct idiomatic usage -- the main clause needs to be followed logically by because hence if only because is absolutely correct here.
A - incorrect - wordy and illogical
B,C - incorrect - duplicated facilities .... duplication should be avoided and not the facilities...
C - incorrect - in that unidiomatic...though in that can be used in place of because, but its use has become obsolete, hence avoid this construction.

D - incorrect - Usage of while not right

Amar

Well they didnt ask me if I think its idiomatic. if only because sounds terrible

owell. nice explanation.
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22 Feb 2008, 17:21
great explanation!
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23 Feb 2008, 06:29
yup E. I cant quite explain the 'proper' reason, but Ive seen this written in many places before, and remember briefly hearing something about this in some English class at some point in my life
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30 Aug 2011, 09:08
I went for B , but E seems to be good
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05 Sep 2011, 22:56
Very good explanations.
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07 Sep 2011, 18:17
Thanks for the explanations. Just learnt a new idiom.
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