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# The American Medical Association has argued that the rapidly

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The American Medical Association has argued that the rapidly rising costs associated with malpractice litigation are driving doctors from the profession and that reform of the tort system is imperative for bringing malpractice insurance premiums under control.

A. that reform of the tort system is imperative for bringing malpractice insurance premiums

B. that reform of the tort system is imperative if malpractice insurance premiums are to be brought

C. that reform of the tort system is imperative to bring malpractice insurance premiums

D. reform of the tort system is necessary in bringing malpractice insurance premiums

E. the tort system needs to be reformed so that malpractice insurance premiums are brought
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08 Feb 2006, 22:10
One more vote to C , for correct idiom imperative to...
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08 Feb 2006, 23:07
C.

Requires "that" for || and imperative to is idiomatic.
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09 Feb 2006, 02:00
C

|| ism requires "that" and "imperative to" is the correct idiom
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09 Feb 2006, 02:08
"C" it should be

"..argue that...and that..."
"imperative to"

Also, "C" is the simplest cause & effect relationship, compared to "A", "B" & "E"
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09 Feb 2006, 07:48
giddi77 wrote:
The American Medical Association has argued that the rapidly rising costs associated with malpractice litigation are driving doctors from the profession and that reform of the tort system is imperative for bringing malpractice insurance premiums under control.

A. that reform of the tort system is imperative for bringing malpractice insurance premiums

B. that reform of the tort system is imperative if malpractice insurance premiums are to be brought

C. that reform of the tort system is imperative to bring malpractice insurance premiums

D. reform of the tort system is necessary in bringing malpractice insurance premiums

E. the tort system needs to be reformed so that malpractice insurance premiums are brought

the parallel structure is : has argued that ........and that ...........
Thus, A and B and C remain.
B is eliminated becoz "if" is usually used to express conditions.
Between A and C, C is preferred with the use of " to bring".
C it is.
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09 Feb 2006, 07:57
subjunctive voice; that....that....

imperative to~ is idiomatic.

Clearly (C)
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09 Feb 2006, 22:28
Nicely thrashed. Oh Yeah, the OA is C!
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