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# After James saw headline of the morning paper on the kitchen

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After James saw headline of the morning paper on the kitchen table, he did not doubt whether the whole city had already found out about his transgressions with the money from the city pension fund.

(B) was not in doubt whether the whole city had already found out of his transgressions with
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02 Dec 2005, 10:55
E.

doubt that

E uses correct tense form "he had no doubt"
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02 Dec 2005, 11:00
My ear would also choose E, but I have reservations here, because I always thought that had been is used BEFORE something happened in the past, in this case however JOHN saw something and THEN he had no doubt. Can anyone clarify here?
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02 Dec 2005, 11:04
I think we need "transgressions with" so I'll go with D
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02 Dec 2005, 20:18
Transgressions with is the proper idiom.

OA is D.

OE:

Spot the Error:
Know your idioms. In this case the idiomatically relevant "not doubt whether" should warrant attention.

Rule and Fix:
Idiomatically when "doubt" is accompanied by negation ("not") it should be followed with "that". When "doubt" is used in a positive context, "whether" should be used.

POE:
Since the idiom is incorrect eliminate A and any other answer choice that commits the same error. This eliminates A and B.

Chunk and Compare:
C and D. C uses the incorrect preposition "of". D uses the correct "with". Eliminate C.
D and E. E also uses the incorrect preposition "of". Eliminate E.

Choose D.
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02 Dec 2005, 22:06
Got C, thinking that transgressions of is the correct idiom.
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02 Dec 2005, 22:59
transgressions with is the correct idiom.

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03 Dec 2005, 00:00
C

transgressions of sounds better than transgressions with so ...
down to C and E

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