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Most recovering heroin addicts seek to be free of drug dependency and others' prejudicial treatment as well.

(A) of drug dependency and others' prejudicial treatment as well.

(B) both of drug dependency and also of prejudicial treatment.

(C) both of drug dependency and also from prejudicial treatment.

(D) both of drug dependency but also from prejudicial treatment.

(E) both of drug dependency and of prejudicial treatment as well.

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03 Aug 2006, 14:00
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A?

B: both of A and also of B is not correct. Should be both of A and of B
C, D have a similar problem
E as well is unnecessary.

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03 Aug 2006, 14:05
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u2lover wrote:
Most recovering heroin addicts seek to be free of drug dependency and others' prejudicial treatment as well.

(A) of drug dependency and others' prejudicial treatment as well.

(B) both of drug dependency and also of prejudicial treatment.

(C) both of drug dependency and also from prejudicial treatment.

(D) both of drug dependency but also from prejudicial treatment.

(E) both of drug dependency and of prejudicial treatment as well.

To me A seems to be the best option, although I don't like any of these.
B. both... and also is improper, although its parallel
C. same as B but not parallal
D. should be not only... but also
E. confused because E looks good too, its parallal concise.

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03 Aug 2006, 14:53
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"free of X and Y as well" is correct.

B,C,D are straight out. "both X and Y" is correct not "both X and also Y"
Use of "as well" seems wrong in E. "both of X and of Y as well" is not ||.
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03 Aug 2006, 16:38
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(A). same reason mentioned by dahiya. The others use redundant words (also, as well)

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03 Aug 2006, 20:50
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A.
Rest of the choices have redundancy problem.'Both' and 'also'.

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03 Aug 2006, 21:01
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A too.
1. correct idiom: free of x and y.
2. BCDE all have incorrect use of idiom "both......and".

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04 Aug 2006, 08:15
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A is the clear winner.

E is right except wordy at the end.

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04 Aug 2006, 16:59
OA is E... any thoughts here?

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04 Aug 2006, 18:22
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shampoo wrote:
E. confused because E looks good too, its parallal concise.

I agree with your explanation and I think that E is simply more clear than A. is - When I read it for the first time I had doubts what the author ment.

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04 Aug 2006, 19:34
u2lover wrote:
OA is E... any thoughts here?

do you have any OE???? source??????

imo, E cannot be correct because of "as well".
1. ................ both of x and of y.
2. ..................... x, and y as well.

so E is not idomatic, violeting the llism.

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04 Aug 2006, 19:59
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Answer E is correct because it uses the "both X and Y" idiom correctly. Also, the noun "treatment" (which is characterised by prejudice) is parallel to dependency.

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04 Aug 2006, 20:15
u2lover wrote:
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Answer E is correct because it uses the "both X and Y" idiom correctly. Also, the noun "treatment" (which is characterised by prejudice) is parallel to dependency.

I agree with this but what about "as well" thats hanging in the end.
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04 Aug 2006, 20:18
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u2lover wrote:
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Answer E is correct because it uses the "both X and Y" idiom correctly. Also, the noun "treatment" (which is characterised by prejudice) is parallel to dependency.

I agree with this but what about "as well" thats hanging in the end.

yes... this was my reason to eliminate it... I don't know the answer... I am sorry... also.. it hangs in A as well...

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04 Aug 2006, 22:22
u2lover wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
u2lover wrote:
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Answer E is correct because it uses the "both X and Y" idiom correctly. Also, the noun "treatment" (which is characterised by prejudice) is parallel to dependency.

I agree with this but what about "as well" thats hanging in the end.

yes... this was my reason to eliminate it... I don't know the answer... I am sorry... also.. it hangs in A as well...

but A doesnot have "both". "both of x and of y as well" is not idiomatic but "x and y as well" is idiomatic.

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04 Aug 2006, 22:48
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My guess is E.

I think A is incorrect because it is incorrect to tack 'as well' to the end of the sentence without first clairfying (with both, or something like also) that more than one item will be mentioned.

B, C & D do not work because it is redundant to use 'both' and 'also' in this way.

E works because it starts with both, and then the 2 clauses match with 'of drug...' and 'of prejudicial...'.

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pelihu wrote:
My guess is E.

I think A is incorrect because it is incorrect to tack 'as well' to the end of the sentence without first clairfying (with both, or something like also) that more than one item will be mentioned.

B, C & D do not work because it is redundant to use 'both' and 'also' in this way.

E works because it starts with both, and then the 2 clauses match with 'of drug...' and 'of prejudicial...'.

Good explanation mate !

I chose A too ....

... free of X(drug dependency) and Y(other' prejudicial treatment) - here as well to completely the sentence is redundant.

And quite contrary to expectations ... as well in the final choice actually makes more sense and is idiomatic.

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06 Sep 2006, 07:33
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So what is the consensus on this? I still like A.

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=24324
says the OA is A.

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06 Sep 2006, 07:38
I choose C.

1.free of the dependency, but free from the treatment.
2. both ... and.... but also here is incorrect, but also perhaps can be used.

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06 Sep 2006, 07:39
mailtheguru wrote:
So what is the consensus on this? I still like A.

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=24324
says the OA is A.

I would suggest to forget these ambiguous questions that have multiple OAs.
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