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# Most recovering heroin addicts seek to be free of drug

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01 Jul 2014, 09:56
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murilomoraes wrote:
Can anyone help me why E is the best option? both B and E are parallel and both are redundant, so both have issues? IMO this question is poor constructed.

even i m highly suspicious about it...have never seen such use of

botth x and y as well in ny gmat prep question and seems highly redundant..as u righly pointed out- poorly constructed..!
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01 Jul 2014, 12:11
PiyushK wrote:
vards wrote:
PiyushK wrote:
Most recovering heroin addicts seek to be free of drug dependency
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Most recovering heroin addicts seek others' prejudicial treatment as well. (nonsensical )

hello mate...do u mean E is correct?
i was wondering whether

BOTH x AND y as well correct or not....

Yes E is correct. I tried to explain why A is incorrect.

Just understand the meaning of part of option A : Most recovering heroin addicts seek others' prejudicial treatment as well.
Authors intent is just opposite that addicts want others not to do prejudicial treatment with them.

There is obvious word redundancy in E don't you think?
What's wrong with C?
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01 Jul 2014, 12:58
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PiyushK wrote:
vards wrote:
Most recovering heroin addicts seek to be free of drug dependency
and
Most recovering heroin addicts seek others' prejudicial treatment as well. (nonsensical )

hello mate...do u mean E is correct?
i was wondering whether

BOTH x AND y as well correct or not....

Yes E is correct. I tried to explain why A is incorrect.

Just understand the meaning of part of option A : Most recovering heroin addicts seek others' prejudicial treatment as well.
Authors intent is just opposite that addicts want others not to do prejudicial treatment with them.

There is obvious word redundancy in E don't you think?
What's wrong with C?

Error in C is fatal than redundancy in E.

Both X AND ALSO Y << is 100% wrong in GMAT.

I would say don't waste time on single question, your logic and analysis is correct.

We can just say E is best among all though as well is redundant.
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01 Jul 2014, 21:36
Hello,

there is no point in saying dis wrong option is better than that wrong option mate..! A wrong one is always wrong on gmat
Lets say such wrong questions dont appear on gmat and move on..!
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02 Jul 2014, 00:24
vards wrote:
Hello,

there is no point in saying dis wrong option is better than that wrong option mate..! A wrong one is always wrong on gmat
Lets say such wrong questions dont appear on gmat and move on..!

Hi,

There are questions in gmat prep in which correct answers are bit unusual or you may reject them because of such redundancy. Such questions are discussed on mgmat forums as well and Instructors always say : if gmat is writing such thing then it is correct. Similarly if E is better among all then we can't do much we will have to accept such usage. What if this question were from gmatprep, you would have noted down such usage in your error log without questioning it further. As this question is not from such source we can challenge that as well is redundant in E, but are we sure that it is 100% grammatically wrong also.

We can pray that such question wont appear in our exam, even if it appears we will try to catch best option.

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02 Aug 2017, 06:48
sreehari1250 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.

I go for E because it maintains parallelism !!
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02 Aug 2017, 09:24
The answer should be B, right?

E has redundancy error. "both of A and of B." should do the job. No need of "as well".
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02 Aug 2017, 10:11
The idioms are
X and also Y
Both X and Y

This question violates both those idioms of the English language.
E uses the correct idiom but then uses ‘as well’ in the end and that’s unnecessary.

However, in this horrendous question, E is The Best Bet.

What’s the source of this question? I’m certain it is not an official question.

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02 Aug 2017, 22:24
LalaB wrote:
well, E is good in parallelism, but "as well" in it is awful and sounds wordy. I mean why do we need "as well", if we have yet "both...and" ?

this is the best of all of the answers.
Agreed that "as well" in the end is extra and wordy.
But at the same time it fulfills the parallelism criteria which other answer choices fail to do.
Hence, E
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07 Sep 2017, 06:16
rekhabishop wrote:
The answer should be B, right?

E has redundancy error. "both of A and of B." should do the job. No need of "as well".

Both B and E seem to have redundancy issues: In B "also" is redundant, and in E "as well" is redundant. None of the options seem correct to me.
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