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A recent study has found that withtin the past few years, many doctors had elected early retirement rather than face the threats of lawsuits and the rising costs of malpractise insurance.

a. had elected early retirement rather than face
b. had elected early retirement instead of facing
c. have elected retiring early instead of facing
d. have elected to retire early rather than facing
e. have elected to retire early rather than face
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Re: SC - Recent study about Doctors [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2006, 12:41
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A recent study has found that withtin the past few years, many doctors had elected early retirement rather than face the threats of lawsuits and the rising costs of malpractise insurance.

a. had elected early retirement rather than face
b. had elected early retirement instead of facing
c. have elected retiring early instead of facing
d. have elected to retire early rather than facing
e. have elected to retire early rather than face


D with this one. Had is wrong here. Main thing facing is parallel with rising :)
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2006, 13:20
E here as well.

Present tense required. Hence 'Have' instead of 'Had'.
Participle form is a no-no in combination with 'Had' or 'Have'.
Finally, 'have retired...face' - parallel verb forms.

'rising' is an adjective here, not a verb!!
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2006, 15:46
I would go E.

retire and face should be in parellel since they both are verb.
Also the the sentence in about recent study means it is in the present and nowhere it is indicated the doctors retiring has ended.. hence Have is corrrect ..


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 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2006, 19:43
will go with E...

have makes sense as this is a current situation

retire ... face are parallel
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2006, 03:28
One more for E.

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C for me.


Retiring seems to indicate that the doctors are still in the process of retiring. They should have elected to retire before the study shows the information right? So present perfect is right here.
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Re: SC - Recent study about Doctors [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2006, 05:54
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A recent study has found that withtin the past few years, many doctors had elected early retirement rather than face the threats of lawsuits and the rising costs of malpractise insurance.

a. had elected early retirement rather than face
b. had elected early retirement instead of facing
c. have elected retiring early instead of facing
d. have elected to retire early rather than facing
e. have elected to retire early rather than face


I like E

ll to retire . . [to] face. and present perfect is correct.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2006, 09:51
Straight E. 100 percent.

infinitive and parallel testing

to retire early rather than (to) face
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Re: SC - Recent study about Doctors [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2006, 11:41
C. for ||ism.


a. had elected early retirement rather than face
needs "have"
b. had elected early retirement instead of facing
needs "have"
c. have elected retiring early instead of facing
Correct.
d. have elected to retire early rather than facing
elected to retire early - requires - rather than to face - for ||
e. have elected to retire early rather than face
elected to retire early - requires - rather than to face - for ||
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Re: SC - Recent study about Doctors [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2006, 12:09
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C. for ||ism.


a. had elected early retirement rather than face
needs "have"
b. had elected early retirement instead of facing
needs "have"
c. have elected retiring early instead of facing
Correct.
d. have elected to retire early rather than facing
elected to retire early - requires - rather than to face - for ||
e. have elected to retire early rather than face
elected to retire early - requires - rather than to face - for ||


the "to" is understood and not explicitly written.

C is incorrect b/c

"rather" is used to compare verbs and also for preference

"instead" is used for nouns and primarily to denote replacement.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2006, 13:53
E it should be .

have elected to retire early rather than (to) face


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 [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2006, 17:03
Sorry. Go for E.

elect to do sth is an idiom. and the missing to is ellipsis.
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SC - Recent study about Doctors [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 02:30
I'm getting worried now :cry: so please post the OA!
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Re: SC - Recent study about Doctors [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 07:27
chanmat wrote:
A recent study has found that withtin the past few years, many doctors had elected early retirement rather than face the threats of lawsuits and the rising costs of malpractise insurance.

a. had elected early retirement rather than face
b. had elected early retirement instead of facing
c. have elected retiring early instead of facing
d. have elected to retire early rather than facing
e. have elected to retire early rather than face


(E) for multiple reasons:

1. doctors... have... correct SV
2. to retire ... (to) face ... parallel and correct use of ellipsis
3. rather than is almost always favored over instead of when comparing actions
4. actively phrased
Re: SC - Recent study about Doctors   [#permalink] 27 Sep 2006, 07:27
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