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The longer an addict continues his habit

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The longer an addict continues his habit, the more difficult it is for the addict to quit as to do so requires a reorganization of the neuro-biological mechanisms responsible for compulsive behavioral patterns.


a. the more difficult it is for the addict to quit as to do so requires a reorganization of the neuro-biological mechanisms responsible for compulsive behavioral patterns
b, the more difficult it is for the addict to quit as it requires a reorganization of the neuro-biological mechanisms responsible for compulsive behavioral patterns
c. it is more difficult for the addict to quit as doing so requires a reorganization of the neuro-biological mechanisms responsible for compulsive behavioral patterns
d. difficulty increases for the addict to quit as to do so requires a reorganization of the neuro-biological mechanisms responsible for compulsive behavioral patterns
e. the more difficult it is for the addict to quit as to do so requires a reorganization of the neuro-biological mechanisms that are responsible for the patterns of compulsive behavior

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"The longer an addict continues his habit, the more difficult" is the correct idiom. Eliminate choices C and D.

Between A, B and E:

a. the more difficult it is for the addict to quit as to do so requires a reorganization of the neuro-biological mechanisms responsible for compulsive behavioral patterns - Correct

b, the more difficult it is for the addict to quit as it requires a reorganization of the neuro-biological mechanisms responsible for compulsive behavioral patterns - Incorrect - 'it requires' incorrectly refers to the habit.

e. the more difficult it is for the addict to quit as to do so requires a reorganization of the neuro-biological mechanisms that are responsible for the patterns of compulsive behavior - Incorrect - Meaning error

Answer: A
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New post 17 Apr 2016, 04:21
It all boils down to 2 options
for me it was A & E & I chose E :(
a. mechanisms responsible for compulsive behavioral patterns
e. mechanisms that are responsible for the patterns of compulsive behavior

Can someone or bb suggest what type of questions I need to practice to choose the right meaning one?
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The longer an addict continues his habit, the more difficult it is for the addict to quit as to do so requires a reorganization of the neuro-biological mechanisms responsible for compulsive behavioral patterns.


a. the more difficult it is for the addict to quit as to do so requires a reorganization of the neuro-biological mechanisms responsible for compulsive behavioral patterns
b, the more difficult it is for the addict to quit as it requires a reorganization of the neuro-biological mechanisms responsible for compulsive behavioral patterns
c. it is more difficult for the addict to quit as doing so requires a reorganization of the neuro-biological mechanisms responsible for compulsive behavioral patterns
d. difficulty increases for the addict to quit as to do so requires a reorganization of the neuro-biological mechanisms responsible for compulsive behavioral patterns
e.the more difficult it is for the addict to quit as to do so requires a reorganization of the neuro-biological mechanisms that are responsible for the patterns of compulsive behavior Aren't neurbio.... responsible for compulsive behaviour?. Also, please explain me the meaning of the original sentence.
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C and D are unidiomatic. The correct idiom form is ‘The X…the more Y’.



B has a modifier error, in it ‘it requires’ incorrectly refers to the habit.



E has a meaning change. ‘patterns of compulsive behavior’ does not mean the same thing as ‘compulsive behavioral patterns’



So, A is the correct option.
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