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New post 22 Jun 2019, 06:42
Solved this question in less than 10 seconds. For SC questions, it is important to try finding elements in each answer that allow you to immediately eliminate the wrong choices without having to dwell too long on each option.

Pay attention to immediately to the sentence after semi-colon: "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 is "the brewed leaves of Camellia sinensis" which is clearly PLURAL.

So immediately cross every option that contains the word "its", and you will be left with D and E.

It's easy then to see that only E makes sense grammatically.
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New post 25 Jun 2019, 10:55
What are the errors other than pronoun error in A, B and C?

Whether the nature of the phrase following comma should be same as the phrase after "in addition"? For example: In addition to physical fitness, mental fitness can also be achieved by Yoga.

Is there any structure we should follow while using "in addition"?

Why E should be preferred over D ?
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New post 26 Jun 2019, 00:06
Balkrishna wrote:
Why E should be preferred over D ?
The preventing... is a little awkward and doesn't make it clear that it is the brewed leaves that are preventing something. I also like or more than and here:

prevent or inhibit
vs.
prevent and inhibit
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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.


Hi,
The semi-colon separates the two clauses. The first clause The health.....research could be ignored since its in non-underlined portion.
The second clause starts with a modifier and uses a possessive its. The main subject of the second clause is the brewed leaves, of Camellia sinensis is a prepositional modifier and cannot be the subject.
This makes A, B & C incorrect.
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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

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(D) besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of
D uses the possible and a preposition of making the action of preventing a noun. Since the rest of the sentence is in non-underlined portion, it cannot act as an object.
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(E) besides possibly preventing or inhibiting

E uses the adjective form of possible and changes the whole underlined portion into a modifier. There is no pronoun.

So, E is the correct choice.
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New post 27 Jun 2019, 11:52
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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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New post 08 Jul 2019, 20:26
Can some expert please explain this question
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Hi everyone i am very confused at the moment. I learnt from a post earlier today that an adverb should not be followed by a noun or a gerund. I took that rule to heart as my test day is in less than 24 hours


can someone please explain why the adverb possibly is followed by and ing word??
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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 chose B over E because-
B says - its possibilities to prevent or inhibit.... reducing risk //Not parallel as to prevent and reducing are not parallel
E says - preventing or inhibiting.... reducing.... //parallel
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