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The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is because it provides an escape rather than a confrontation with their personal problems.

A. The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is because it provides an escape rather than a confrontation with

B. The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is that it provides an escape rather than a confrontation with

C. The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is that it provides an escape rather than to confront

D. People are drawn into substance abuse because they escape rather than a confrontation with

E. People are drawn into substance abuse because it provides an escape rather than confronting

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01 Apr 2020, 23:51

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The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is because it provides an escape rather than a confrontation with their personal problems.

A. The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is because it provides an escape rather than a confrontation with

This answer is stylistically flawed. Using both the reason and because is redundant.

What helps us identify this question as a Redundancy question as well as identify this mistake is the following Stop Sign: the reason + because

B. The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is that it provides an escape rather than a confrontation with

Using both the reason and because is redundant. This answer choice removes the word because, and maintains parallelism while using the structure A rather than B.

C. The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is that it provides an escape rather than to confront

This answer choice repeats the original mistake and is grammatically incorrect. The construction A rather than B requires that A and B belong to the same part of speech. If A and B are verbs, they should both be of the same type. In this answer choice, however, provides is a conjugated verb whereas to confront is unconjugated.

What helps us identify this question as a Parallelism question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign: A rather than B

D. People are drawn into substance abuse because they escape rather than a confrontation with

Although this answer choice corrects the original Redundancy mistake by getting rid of because which is redundant when we already have the reason, it is grammatically incorrect. The construction A rather than B requires that A and B belong to the same part of speech. In this answer choice, A is a verb (escape) whereas B is a noun (confrontation).

What helps us identify this question as a Parallelism question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign: A rather than B

E. People are drawn into substance abuse because it provides an escape rather than confronting

Although this answer choice corrects the original Redundancy mistake by getting rid of the reason which is redundant when we already have because, it is grammatically incorrect. The construction A rather than B requires that A and B belong to the same part of speech. In this answer choice, A is a noun (escape) whereas B is an unconjugated verb (confronting).

What helps us identify this question as a Parallelism question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign: A rather than B

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The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is because it provides an escape rather than a confrontation with their personal problems.

A. The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is because it provides an escape rather than a confrontation with - WRONG. Redundant to use both 'reason' and 'because'. Parallelism between 'an escape' and 'a confrontation' is okay as both are noun.

B. The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is that it provides an escape rather than a confrontation with - CORRECT. Redundancy removed.

C. The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is that it provides an escape rather than to confront - WRONG. Noun 'an escape' and verb 'to confront' are not parallel.

D. People are drawn into substance abuse because they escape rather than a confrontation with - WRONG. Meaning changed as 'escape' now acts as verb. Parallelism lost.

E. People are drawn into substance abuse because it provides an escape rather than confronting - WRONG. Wrong parallelism.

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The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is because it provides an escape rather than a confrontation with their personal problems.

A. The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is because it provides an escape rather than a confrontation with----- The reason and because is redundant

B. The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is that it provides an escape rather than a confrontation with – escape than confrontations correct noun parallels. ---- The correct choice

C. The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is that it provides an escape rather than to confront ---an escape is a noun, to confront is infinitive, not parallel.

D. People are drawn into substance abuse because they escape rather than a confrontation with –they escape is a verb and a confrontation is a noun.

E. People are drawn into substance abuse because it provides an escape rather than confronting ----An escape,
a noun, is not parallel with confronting.

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01 Apr 2020, 02:55
Reason and because are redundant. So, Eliminate A

B & C are Passive. So, B & C are out.

D --> changes the meaning "they escape rather than a confrontation with"

So, Option E
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The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is because it provides an escape rather than a confrontation with their personal problems.

A. The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is because it provides an escape rather than a confrontation with

B. The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is that it provides an escape rather than a confrontation with

C. The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is that it provides an escape rather than to confront

D. People are drawn into substance abuse because they escape rather than a confrontation with

E. People are drawn into substance abuse because it provides an escape rather than confronting

notes: reason and because are the same thing, thus redundant; people is plural, abuse is singular, watch out for who provides the escape, should be "it" [abuse]; to confront and confronting is not parallel and unintended.

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The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is because it provides an escape rather than a confrontation with their personal problems.

A. The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is because it provides an escape rather than a confrontation with the reason and because convey the same meaning hence eliminate A

B. The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is that it provides an escape rather than a confrontation with wordy as compared to E

C. The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is that it provides an escape rather than to confront to confront their inner problems is incorrect

D. People are drawn into substance abuse because they escape rather than a confrontation with they escape is missing a link to substance abuse

E. People are drawn into substance abuse because it provides an escape rather than confronting correct no grammatical error and confronting their inner is better. The meaning is conveyed properly
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b)The reason that people are drawn into substance abuse is that it provides an escape rather than a confrontation with
B is correct . both reason & because is redundant. It maintains the parallelism correctly.
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