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Although most preventative medical ointments commonly in us

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Although most preventative medical ointments commonly in use would have (i)____________ an infection, the particular one Helen applied to her sores actually, much to her dismay, (ii)____________ her (iii)____________ .




Blank (i) Blank (ii)Blank (iii)
(A) surrendered to (D)contributed to (G) medicine
(B) exacerbated (E)detracted from(H) salve
(C) staved off (F)disbursed with(I) afflicition


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B ,D, and I

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Re: Although most preventative medical ointments commonly in us [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2017, 07:48
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The right word from the answer choices is missing. The right answer is exacerbated. Please fix the problem.
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The right word from the answer choices is missing. The right answer is exacerbated. Please fix the problem.



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Re: Although most preventative medical ointments commonly in us [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2017, 08:28
The correct answer is C, D and I.
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The correct answer is B,D, I
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Re: Although most preventative medical ointments commonly in us [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2017, 05:36
Could you please elaborate on why (C) staved off is not the correct answer for the first blank?
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Could you please elaborate on why (C) staved off is not the correct answer for the first blank?




Although most ointments would have (staved off or exacerbated ?) the pain
This ointment actually contributes to the pain.

The use of "although" and "actually much to her dismay" indicates that something worse than the first part is mentioned in the second part and therefore something bad is mentioned in the first part. So the first blank has to be a negative which is "exacerbated""
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