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# Most recovering heroin addicts seek to be free of drug

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22. 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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20 Aug 2007, 06:17
I choose A

22. 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.

i think that the correct idiom should be both...and...
also and as well here are redundant
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20 Aug 2007, 07:44
B.
of drug...of prejudicial
'also' after 'and' conveys the meaning of 'as well'

jamesrwrightiii wrote:
22. 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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20 Aug 2007, 10:33
jamesrwrightiii wrote:
22. 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.

I choose A.

The correct idiom is "both x and y". In choices B, C, D , E also, as well is redundant in presence of both.

The only question is about parallelism:

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

Is the second of understood?
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20 Aug 2007, 15:25
I like choice A for the same reasons as Gluon. The "as well" at the end of choice E is not needed and makes the sentence redundant.
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20 Aug 2007, 17:59
I remember seeing this question before... at first I picked A, because I didn't think as well was idiomatic.

It is.

So E.
20 Aug 2007, 17:59
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