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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.

OA=E

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Originally posted by I3igDmsu on 30 Jun 2009, 05:39.
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Updated on: 30 Jun 2009, 05:59
I think the answer is B

Option A : other's -awkward
Option C : parallel issues
Option D : parallel issues and but which does not fit the picture
Option E : as well not required

Originally posted by skg on 30 Jun 2009, 05:55.
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30 Jun 2009, 05:57
I think the answer is B.It maintains the parallelism
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30 Jun 2009, 07:18
For some reason the OA = E. I also thought it was B. Any explanation?
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01 Jul 2009, 08:24
I went with E

(A) of drug dependency and others' prejudicial treatment as well. not parallel
(B) both of drug dependency and also of prejudicial treatment. ???? both/also incorrect idiom??
(C) both of drug dependency and also from prejudicial treatment. not parallel (of/from)
(D) both of drug dependency but also from prejudicial treatment. both/but also is incorrect idiom
(E) both of drug dependency and of prejudicial treatment as well. both of X and of Y - parallel. Not sure about as well

That's how I went through it. I got down to B and E, and I liked E more.
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02 Jul 2009, 00:44
mohater wrote:
I went with E

(A) of drug dependency and others' prejudicial treatment as well. not parallel
(B) both of drug dependency and also of prejudicial treatment. ???? both/also incorrect idiom??
(C) both of drug dependency and also from prejudicial treatment. not parallel (of/from)
(D) both of drug dependency but also from prejudicial treatment. both/but also is incorrect idiom
(E) both of drug dependency and of prejudicial treatment as well. both of X and of Y - parallel. Not sure about as well

That's how I went through it. I got down to B and E, and I liked E more.

Same here. Went for E but not sure about as well. I have seen similar 'as well' in one more question with the usage of both.
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02 Jul 2009, 23:55
I am still not clear about the difference between (B) and (E) and whether
but/also is an incorrect idiom?

Is it possible for any of the moderators to confirm and explain the ans?

thanks
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03 Jul 2009, 00:51
shrutisingh wrote:
I am still not clear about the difference between (B) and (E) and whether
but/also is an incorrect idiom?

Is it possible for any of the moderators to confirm and explain the ans?

thanks

The correct form is "Both X and Y"

The options B, C and D are using incorrect forms, i.e. "Both X and also Y" and "Both X but also Y".
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03 Jul 2009, 07:02
arrived to E by POE..

A is not parallel.
B, C Both X and also Y is wrong idiom.

D bot X but also Y wrong idiom.

So my answer is E.
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03 Jul 2009, 10:30
Good question I didn't know that 'as well' or sth like that could be used with 'both'
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04 Jul 2009, 04:21
Natia wrote:
Good question I didn't know that 'as well' or sth like that could be used with 'both'

Well, I guess you should stick to your previous belief: external link
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05 Jul 2009, 20:14
This is a pretty bad sentence. I wouldn't expect to learn much from it for the test.

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