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My reasoning below:
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 - incorrect formation - 'to' prevent or inhibit - prevent and inhibit cannot happen together
B. in addition to its possibilities to prevent or inhibit - isolated its correct, but not parallel to 'reducing'
C. besides the possibility that it prevents and inhibits - not parallel to reducing
D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of - awkward - 'inhibiting' of
E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting - parallel and concise with the addition of 'or'
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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.


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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

The Subject for the dependent clause is 'brewed leaves' which is plural. 'it/its' cannot refer to a plural noun. So we can knock out A,B,C straight away!
Plus, Prevent and Inhibit are essentially synonyms so we NEED an 'or' rather than a 'and'.

Quote:
D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of

We need an 'Or' and not an 'And'.
Plus 'possible preventing', REALLY? We have a Noun and it's 'Prevention' so this is just WRONG. OUT

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E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting

No Grammatical Errors.

E is the answer.
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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


E is the answer as it is concise and uses good language
A is wordy and "its" is ambiguous
B again " its " is ambiguous and use of infinitive is not correct .
C it is ambiguous
D we have to use nouns here we have gerunds so not correct .
E correct
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Can you please help me with sentence structure of this question? B, D and E look correct to me.
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Can you please help me with sentence structure of this question? B, D and E look correct to me.


Two sentences can be connected with ";"

Sentence-1: The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much research
Sentence-2: 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.

Sentence-2a: "in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting some forms of cancer" - Modifier
Sentence-2b: "the brewed leaves of Camellia sinensis may also play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke." - Main clause

ITS possibilities --> whose possibilities?? so here you look for the subject of the "ITS"

but subject of main clause is "the brewed leaves of Camellia sinensis" i.e. LEAVES and "leaveS" is plural. so "its" referring to plural subject "leaveS" is incorrect.

look for this issue in all other sentences - A, B & C all of these choices are wrong for this reason.

Now who is doing the action preventing or say inhibiting? -- Leaves

so choice E correctly uses the structure "verbing...,subject"

Now beware of choice D here because it fools you with "THE PREVENTING OF", which is not VERBING.

Now there are other flaws as in choices but i was able to get to the righ answer with simply the above issues.

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D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of--- preventing and inhibiting is wrong. It has to be one of them and not both.

E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting --- correct
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Imo E
It is short and concise .
Also
Preventing or inhibiting modifies tea .
B is long and its is ambiguous

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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
- "and" is incorrect here. PREVENTING = INHIBITING, so this sets up a redundancy error.

B. in addition to its possibilities to prevent or inhibit
- "its" incorrectly refers to "brewed leaves" -- so not only should "its" be PLURAL, but "plural + possibilities" = UNIDIOMATIC.

C. besides the possibility that it prevents and inhibits
- "and" sets up redundancy error

D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of
- "the preventing and inhibiting" = UNIDIOMATIC. "and" sets up redundancy error.

E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting
- correct as is

> i think the key thing is that if you can find the redundancy error here, you're golden -- you have a 50/50 shot of getting it right if you were guessing.

> if you spot the "its"/"it" error -- noting that "its" refers to a PLURAL subject, you also have a 50/50 shot of getting it right if you were guessing.


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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


Guys E is correct because it is grammatically correct and between B and E, E is more concise. Concision is often favored on the GMAT. But that doesn't necessarily mean the most concise answer choice is correct- the most concise answer choice that is both logically and grammatically correct.
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Hello,

Can anyone explain the usage of pronoun "It" in option A, B and C
Since there is a semi colon, the subject of the second independent clause is brewed leaves, so can we eliminate options A, B and C because of its and it.

Let me know if my understanding is correct.

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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

prevent or inhibit correct
prevent and inhibit incorrect

between B and E


E looks concise


Hi there
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prevent or inhibit correct
prevent and inhibit incorrect


thanks
It either prevents or inhibits... Both can't be done together and it's illogical to say so.

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Can anyone explain the usage of pronoun "It" in option A, B and C
Since there is a semi colon, the subject of the second independent clause is brewed leaves, so can we eliminate options A, B and C because of its and it.

Let me know if my understanding is correct.

Hi Anugrah, It in option A, B and C at best qualifies as an ambiguous pronoun, since it has multiple eligible antecedents.

It is well known that GMAT shows a high-level of tolerance for ambiguous pronouns. Hence, eliminating options A, B and C because of this reason, is not correct.

Also, I am curious to know why you are looking at the subject of the second independent clause, to decide on the antecedent of it.

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Can someone provide a detailed analyis on this question. Thanks! why isn't "and" used here?



prevent or inhibit correct
prevent and inhibit incorrect
You cannot 'both' Prevent And Inhibit something at the same time, logically.

between B and E.
In B "its" is awkward.
its’ is referring to the ‘brewed leaves of Camellia sinensis’ when it should refer to ‘tea’ .
Also You will realise that it refers to Brewed Leaves: Plural. So, "It" cannot refer to "Leaves."
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Can someone provide a detailed analyis on this question. Thanks! why isn't "and" used here?


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.

The "subject" of the underlined portion is "the brewed leaves": PLURAL => it/its have no reference. We can eliminate A B C.

D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of<== this is not idiomatic
E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting

To answer you question about "and", I think it's more logical to say
prevent OR inhibit, just because you cannot do both things at once: you can either prevent OR inhibit.



Inhibit is to restrain, hinder etc and prohibit implies to restrict, prevent etc in the given scenario. So my understanding is that the brewed leaves of Camellia sinesis helps prevent forms of cancer cancer or inhibit forms of cancer , it does not make sense that it prevents and inhibits cancer at the same time, as both of them imply the same. So it either prevents cancer or it inhibits cancer.
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GMATNinja - could you please clear this?
in the later part of the sentence, I see an "ing" form and so answer will be among A,D and E..
what is wrong in D?

E- possibly is an adverb and it can modify only adjective, adverb but preventing?
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A, B, C can be ruled out purely because "it" refers to leaves and should be plural.
In D and E, D has a fault in sentence structure. In the non-underlined part of the sentence, brewed leaves are performing an action of reducing the risk, D breaks that structure. E follows.
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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 --> pronoun error
(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 --> correct
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