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I am doing the MEXT English Examination in 2014 (Questions | Answers). I encounter this question II. 10. :

The organization says more than half of depression sufferers are not receiving treatment because many ( ) acknowledge their illness.

A. cope with.

B. fail to.

C. hope to.

D. put up with.

I thought the correct answer should be B, but it turns out to be A. I am not an English native speaker so I am not sure what does "cope with acknowledge" imply?

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You’re right, the correct answer should be B. "Cope with acknowledge" is nonsensical.

“Cope with their illness” would make sense, but “cope with acknowledge their illness” does not.

Source: am native speaker.

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