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# Researchers agreed that the study of new treatments for

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Researchers agreed that the study of new treatments for [#permalink]

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11 Dec 2006, 14:33
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Researchers agreed that the study of new treatments for heart attack patients was
extremely important but more research was needed to determine that balloon angioplasty
preceded with
ultrasound was or was not any better for heart attack patients than the
balloon procedure by itself.
A. more research was needed to determine that balloon angioplasty preceded with
ultrasound was or was not any better for heart attack patients than
B. more research was needed for determining whether or not balloon angioplasty
preceded by ultrasound is any better for heart attack patients than is
C. that more research was needed to determine whether balloon angioplasty preceded
by ultrasound is any better for heart attack patients than
D. that more research was needed to determine that balloon angioplasty preceded
with ultrasound was any better for heart attack patients than
E. that more research was needed for determining that balloon angioplasty preceded
by ultrasound is or is not any better for heart attack patients than is

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12 Dec 2006, 02:42
C for 2 reasons:

1) "needed to determine" - participle followed by infinitive as oppsed to participle as in the other choices.
2) use of "whether" as opposed to "that"
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13 Dec 2006, 22:24
to determine is better usage than for determining ..

determine whether is idiomatic . so c stands

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13 Dec 2006, 22:24
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