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The success of the program to eradicate smallpox has

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The success of the program to eradicate smallpox has stimulated experts to
pursue what they had not previously considered possible -- better control, if not eradication, of the other infections such as measles and yaws.

A. what they had not previously considered possible -- better control, if not eradication, of the other infections such as
B. what they had not previously considered a possibility -- better control, if not
eradication, of such infections like
C. something they had not previously considered possible -- better control, if not
eradication, of such infections as
D. something not considered a previous possibility -- better control and perhaps
eradication, of other infections such as
E. the possibility of what they had not previously considered possible -- better
control and possibly eradication of infections like



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New post 03 Oct 2008, 11:17
I agree with A...it just reads better..its a bit wordy but it actually reads better than the rest..

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New post 03 Oct 2008, 11:57
how about D ?

i think "had not" along with "previuosly" is not required

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New post 03 Oct 2008, 12:11
does as Vs like matter? can we eliminate the answer choices, based on this (initial)?

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New post 03 Oct 2008, 12:16
I'd go for C.

[quote="pawan203"]The success of the program to eradicate smallpox has stimulated experts to
pursue what they had not previously considered possible -- better control, if not eradication, of the other infections such as measles and yaws.

A. what they had not previously considered possible -- better control, if not eradication, of the other infections such as

Wrong - Of the other infections is awkward

B. what they had not previously considered a possibility -- better control, if not
eradication, of such infections like

Wrong - you need such as

C. something they had not previously considered possible -- better control, if not
eradication, of such infections as

Correct

D. something not considered a previous possibility -- better control and perhaps
eradication, of other infections such as

Not considered a previous possibility is incorrect

E. the possibility of what they had not previously considered possible -- better
control and possibly eradication of infections like

Like is wrong. You need such as.

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New post 04 Oct 2008, 08:05
Yes C seems better choice though I dnt find anything wrong in A
Like is used for making comparisons
Such as is used for citing example
Whts the OA?

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New post 04 Oct 2008, 08:54
OA is C

Thanks guys!

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New post 07 Oct 2008, 03:45
I had doubt between C and D. Now i know that "such infections as" is the correct form.

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