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The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much research; in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting some forms of cancer, the brewed leaves of Camellia sinensis may also play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

A. in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting
B. in addition to its possibilities to prevent or inhibit
C. besides the possibility that it prevents and inhibits
D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of
E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting
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The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much research; in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting some forms of cancer, the brewed leaves of Camellia sinensis may also play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

A. in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting
B. in addition to its possibilities to prevent or inhibit
C. besides the possibility that it prevents and inhibits
D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of
E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting


"D" - "possible preventing and inhibiting" is correct.
"E" : usage of adverb - "possibly" to modify gerundial noun - prventing and inhibiting is wrong.
moreover, "preveting and inhibting" go in parallel with "reducing" of non-underlined part. So "B" and "C" out.
"A" - "possibilities for preventing and inhibiting" is wrong in the given context against "possible preventing and inhibiting"

pl post the OA

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E for me
By the way, "preventing and inhibiting" are present participles, not gerunds. Hence, the use of "possibly", adverb, is correct.
ie He is possibly eating in the dining room
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New post 21 Sep 2004, 07:47
E for me too.

Is there anything wrong with B other than unidiomatic usage of 'possibilities to' .
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New post 21 Sep 2004, 12:11
"its" in B may be a problem. I think we are refering to tea and leaves of Camellia.

Got E as well.
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New post 22 Sep 2004, 00:28
My pick is E.

Another way to look at it is ... consider the following sentence:

In addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting some forms of cancer, the brewed leaves of Camellia sinensis may also play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

A/B what does it refer to?
C. is incorrect since "may also..." after "possibility that it prevents and inhibits..." is not right.
D. "preventing and inhibiting of" is unidomatic
E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting - correctly modifies "the brewed leaves of Camellia sinensis"

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New post 22 Sep 2004, 02:59
Paul wrote:
E for me
By the way, "preventing and inhibiting" are present participles, not gerunds. Hence, the use of "possibly", adverb, is correct.
ie He is possibly eating in the dining room


You are correct Paul; it was my folly. Actually we need to provide Adjective Phrase viz. participle phrase that modify the following noun.
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