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Lawyers and doctors alike both agree that something should

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Lawyers and doctors [u]alike both agree that something should be done about the rise in medical malpractice suits which are on the increase[/u].

A. alike both agree that something should be done about the rise in medical malpractice suits which are on the increase.

B. alike agree that something should be done about the rise in medical malpractice suits.

C. both agree that something should be done about the rise in medical malpractice suits.

D. agree that something should be done about the rise in medical malpractice suits, which are increasing.

E. agree that something should be done about the rise in the number of medical malpractice suits.
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07 May 2005, 19:29
Gonna have to go with C on this one.

Alike is usually used in the predicate. For example:

The revised curriculum was denounced by teachers and students alike.
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08 May 2005, 02:05
Good point Vithal. Then the correct answer must be E.
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08 May 2005, 17:38
The use of "alike" & "both" in A,B & C seem to be redundant with "and".

In D, "which are increasing" is redundant with "rise".

Will go with E.

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08 May 2005, 18:35
OA is E.

rise in the number of not just of malpractice suits. Other reasons ofc valid.
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09 May 2005, 10:43
I pick E

B and C distorts the intended meaning of the sentence.
A is redundant with both alike
09 May 2005, 10:43
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