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# The common cold, the most familiar form of virus, afflicts

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The common cold, the most familiar form of virus, afflicts most people a few times a year, and they cost the nation billions in medical expenses and lost work time. (edited for clarity)

(A) year, and they cost the nation billions in medical expenses and lost
(B) year and thus cost the nation billions in medical expenses and lost
(C) year, so as to cost the nation billions in medical expenses and lost
(D) year that costs the nation billions in lost medical expenses and
(E) year, which thus cost the nation billions in lost medical expenses and

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09 Dec 2005, 00:38
B.

Its a repeat

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09 Dec 2005, 06:30
it shold be B.

E is using which to refer an Idea, that is incorrect. that would be correct
D is using correct that, but changes meaning by using lost medical expense
A and C is simply awkward.
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09 Dec 2005, 07:43
nakib77 wrote:
it shold be B.

E is using which to refer an Idea, that is incorrect. that would be correct
D is using correct that, but changes meaning by using lost medical expense
A and C is simply awkward.

Yup, OA is B. Just another OG forgery.

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Chunk and Compare:
Compare B to C. C uses the phrase "so as to cost" which is idiomatically incorrect since "so as to" should be "so as to be".

Choose B
09 Dec 2005, 07:43
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