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Post Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:54 am
Among the objects found in the excavated temple were small terra-cotta effigies left by supplicants who were either asking the goddess Bona Dea's aid in healing physical and mental ills or thanking her for such help.

(A) in healing physical and mental ills or thanking her for such help
(B) in healing physical and mental ills and to thank her for helping
(C) in healing physical and mental ills, and thanking her for helping
(D) to heal physical and mental ills or to thank her for such help
(E) to heal physical and mental ills or thanking her for such help

Why A and not E? What is the difference between "in healing" and "to heal"?

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Post Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:14 am
I don't find the idiom "aid in" in any dictionnary, can someone give the way it is used?

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Post Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:47 am
I came up with E. Any more explanations? Seems like instructors are not very interested to reply to the SCs' at all! Rolling Eyes

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Post Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:19 am
Among the objects found in the excavated temple were small terra-cotta effigies left by supplicants who were either asking the goddess Bona Dea's aid in healing physical and mental ills or thanking her for such help.

(A) in healing physical and mental ills or thanking her for such help
(B) in healing physical and mental ills and to thank her for helping
(C) in healing physical and mental ills, and thanking her for helping
(D) to heal physical and mental ills or to thank her for such help
(E) to heal physical and mental ills or thanking her for such help

A is the only sentence which preserves the parallelism

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Post Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:40 pm
asking the goddess Bona Dea's aid in healing

Can someone tell me why "in" is used? Is it an idom or... ?

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Post Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:54 pm
isn't it E the correct one?

either asking ----- parallel to ---- or thanking


while TO HEAL is much better than IN HEALING


in healing doesnt need to be parallel with asking, i think that's the trick

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Post Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:46 pm
aid in is correct idiom
either or is also correct
Therefore A

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Post Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:45 am
OA is A

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Post Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:34 am
why is nt D correct

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Post Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:53 am
eccentric wrote:
why is nt D correct
either asking ... or thanking....

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Post Fri May 23, 2014 11:30 pm
this question is locked on gmatclub forum. why? it is too difficult for us or this is a gmac mistake. why dose no experts comment?

why E is wrong?

"to heal " in E shows that "supplicants ask aid to heal", "supplicants ask aid so that they can heal"

in A

it is possible that the goddess heal. or it is possible that both supplicants and goddess do the healing.

this meaning is more logic

however, I feel this question is hard and I wish experts, friends comment on my above explanation.

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