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The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much research; in

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20 Oct 2010, 14:24
I will go with E

Reason-

'in addition to' means 'besides'- So use of 'besides' will be better.
We can cancel A & B.
In rest of the options (C, D & E) major difference is between 'prevents and inhibits' vs 'preventing and inhibiting'.
Now answere should have some thing parallel to 'reducing' that means 'preventing and inhibiting' should be used. Take away C.
'preventing and inhibiting of' in D doesn't make sense.
So left with E
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20 Oct 2010, 14:58
Thanks once again. Nice and simple explanation.
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20 Oct 2010, 15:00
E. A and B can be eliminated because of "its", which is singular but referencing "leaves", which is plural and thus not in agreement. Likewise, C can be eliminated because "it" is singular and doesn't agree with "leaves". The leaves D and E, and D is not idiomatic.
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02 Apr 2015, 01:54
amp0201 wrote:
Hi,

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 will go with E.

1st note possibility takes 'of' , 'to' and 'for' are not correct idiomatically .
2nd the underlined portion of the sentence should be a modifier which modifies 'the brewed leaves of Camellia sinensis'
3rd prevent and inhibit is wrong , as these two actions need not to be done in pair. correct conjunction is 'or'
4th the non underline has 3rd action 'reducing' so the first 2 'preventing' and 'inhibiting' should be in parallel with 'reducing'
lets take a look at 5 answer choices .

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 -- reason # 4th
D) besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of ---reason #2 ,#3
E) besides possibly preventing or inhibiting --Correct
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06 Sep 2017, 00:58
amp0201 wrote:
Hi,

Tea can either prevent or inhibit , can't do both . Therefore eliminate option A , C and D. Between option B and E , E has better construction and all 3 ing forms are in parallel ( inhibit , prevent and reduce)
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