Verbal Ability - Sentence Correction - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Correction - Section 1 (Q.No.81)

Which of phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark 'E' as the answer.


Because of his ill health, the doctor has advised him not to refrain from smoking.

[A]. to not refrain from
[B]. to resort to
[C]. to refrain from
[D]. to be refrained from
[E]. No correction required

Answer: Option C


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Vaibhav said: (Nov 15, 2010)  
Here refrain = stop oneself from doing something. In this context doctor wants the patient to stop smoking which is negated in question by the usage of the word 'not' which is wrong.

Vinitha said: (Jan 20, 2012)  
Here refrain means stop oneself from doing something so no need to add not to this question. So the answer is C.

Pradeep said: (Oct 21, 2013)  
The given sentence is Grammatically correct. (If you don't think smoking is injurious to health).

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