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17 Jul 2013, 09:32
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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

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.

HIGHLITED PART IS A MODIFIER...HENCE IT IS MODIFYING BREWED LEAVES.
NOW IN THIS MODIFIER

in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting[/u] some forms of cancer
ITS: THIS IS SINGULAR.....WHILE BREWED LEAVES IS PLURAL....HENCE PRONOUN NUMBER ERROR.
NOW BASIS THIS WE CAN ELIMINATE A/B/C

D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of==>MEANING WISE WRONG BECAUSE OF THE USE OFAND

E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting==>CORRECT

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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.

INCORRECT PORTIONS HIGHLIGHTED....

A. in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting

B. in addition to its possibilities to prevent or inhibit....PREVENTING, INHIBITING AND REDUCING MUST BE PARALLEL.....

C. besides the possibility that it prevents and inhibits.....PREVENTING, INHIBITING AND REDUCING MUST BE PARALLEL.....

D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of.......

E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting......CORRECT

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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.

Here its refers to The brewed Leaves, which is plural - Wrong.
This clears - A, B and C

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 - preventing and inhibiting is wrong. It can either prevent or inhibit. Use of possible is also wrong.
E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting - Correct choice
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D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of -preventing and inhibiting is wrong. It can either prevent or inhibit.

IMO your assumption that preventing and inhibiting can-not go hand in hand is incorrect. Its used extensively in articles and papers and colloquial speech

Some Examples using that (from articles)

Method of preventing and inhibiting corrosion.
Method and means for preventing and inhibiting type iii secretion in infections caused by gram-negative bacteria.
In addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting.

BTW for Approach, if you understand the meaning and read it with the main subject (clause 2), correct answer stands out on its own

Camellia sinensis ... can do what ?
(1) CS ... besides possibly preventing or inhibiting some forms of cancer ---> E
(2) CS ... may also play a role in reducing the risk

(1) CS ... besides the possibility that it prevents and inhibits ---> C
(2) CS ... may also play a role in reducing the risk

(1) CS ... besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of ---> D
(2) CS ... may also play a role in reducing the risk

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09 Jun 2015, 00:13
main problem is not discussed inhere.

to realize the main problem, I recommend you to study the following patterns

besides+noun+main clause

doing phrase, +main clause.

in the first pattern, we need a noun comparable to the noun after "besides" . there is no such noun. D is not grammatical.

in the second pattern, the explanation of the usage of besides is more complex.
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x97agarwal wrote:
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

leaves is plural, thus we need plural pronoun
its is incorrect.
A, B, C out.
E is better worded than D, so E.

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A B and C are out for SV errors.

For D and E
D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of
E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting

Possible is used in D and possibly in E. Possible is an adjective and adjectives can only modify nouns.
also, "the preventing of" and "the inhibiting of" could have been considered nouns only if the equivalent action nouns did not exist.
But since prevention and inhibition exist, they are not nouns and therefore cannot be modified by an adjective
to be correct, D should have read: besides the possible prevention and inhibition of

E on the other hand correctly uses the adverb possibly to modify preventing and inhibiting
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13 Jul 2016, 15:15
A false decision point is between 'in addition to' and 'besides', what should be looked at first is pronoun agreement.

A. in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting - 'its' does not refer to anything
B. in addition to its possibilities to prevent or inhibit - same as answer choice A
C. besides the possibility that it prevents and inhibits - need parallelism between 'prevents', 'inhibits' and 'reducing'
D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of - this is wordy and in concise. Also believe there is an idiomatic issue with 'inhibiting of'
E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting - parallel and the best answer choice out of them all

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x97agarwal wrote:
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

tough one.

B. prefer "in addition to" over "besides"
prefer "possibilities to" over "possibilties for".

The correct here should be E. preventing/inhibiting has the same meaning, hence the possibility of having and in between them is ruled out.
Out B and E, E looks concise. B is unnecessary wordy

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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

I want to contribute something.

"besides" can work as a conjuction, which connect two things of the same kind and can work as a preposition, which stand before a noun. in D, "besides" works as a conjuction, which connect "preventing and inhibiting" with "role". so, "besides" in d is correct. but "preventing and inhibitting" is wrong because there is "prevention" and "inhibition". we have to use these nouns, not the noun of the form "doing".
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i go with E
A,B,&C HAVE pronoun errors so eliminated
now left with D and E
in D use of 'and' defines two actions so prefer E

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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
--> wordy.

E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting
--> concise and correct.
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Experts: how is usage of semicolon justified in this sentence? Normally in semi-colon sentences two independent clauses are related to each other through some pronoun. For example: John and Jane are best buddies; they are together since 2005.

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A B C have pronoun errors .Its is ambiguous .
D is also wrong as it is awkward .
E is more direct and concise.

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Imo E

A B C have pronoun errors .Its is ambiguous .
D is also wrong as it is awkward .
E is more direct and concise.

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there are 2 or 3 similar questions with the same topic, it will probably takes less than 20 second to pick the right answer if test takers learn the pattern and the grammar issues carefully.

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24 Jul 2017, 10:31
is this correct ?

besides the possible preventing or inhibiting of

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Experts: how is usage of semicolon justified in this sentence? Normally in semi-colon sentences two independent clauses are related to each other through some pronoun. For example: John and Jane are best buddies; they are together since 2005.

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Hello ManSab,

Let me present the sentence with the correct answer choice:

The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much research; besides possibly preventing or 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.

The semi-colon has been used correctly in this official sentence.

The first independent clause talks about the health benefits of tea that have been the subject of much research.

Continuing the same thought or information further, the second independent clause talks about the possible health benefits of the brewed leaves of Camellia sinensis. From the context of the sentence it is evident that Camellia sinesis is a kind of tea. So both the clauses talk about the same topic. The second clause is the extension of the information presented in the first clause. Hence, use of semi-colon to join two independent clauses is absolutely correct in this official sentence.

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