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Americans give pride of place to the value of individual [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2006, 19:47
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Americans give pride of place to the value of individual liberty, and we find especially unintelligible the infliction of suffering on the innocent.

(A)....
(B) especial unintelligible the infliction of suffering
(C) especially unintelligible sufferage that is inflicted
(D) especially unintelligible the suffering that is inflicted
(E) especially unintelligible the inflicting to suffer

This was inflicted upon me :( I am still suffering
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2006, 20:26
I think the answer is D since suffering is inflicted on someone
infliction of suffering on a person is not the direct and grammatical way.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2006, 20:49
inflict suffering on~ is idiomatic but not an option here. I`d go have to go with the passive construction in (D), even though it is not the preferred style.
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Re: SC: suffering [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2006, 21:22
(C) especially unintelligible sufferage that is inflicted
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Re: SC: suffering [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2006, 21:28
Professor wrote:
(C) especially unintelligible sufferage that is inflicted


Be careful professor, sufferage is not an English word :wink: Suffrage is, but it has an entirely different meaning...
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Re: SC: suffering [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2006, 22:20
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(C) especially unintelligible sufferage that is inflicted


Be careful professor, sufferage is not an English word :wink: Suffrage is, but it has an entirely different meaning...


imo, gramatically C is nothing wrong but the meaning, i donot know.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2006, 22:40
Guys I also selected D. But the OA is A.

The OE reads:

D - worng because the sentence changes the meaning. It's not that the Americans find the suffering unintelligible; rather Americans find the infliction of suffering unintelligible

Others wrong anyways.

C - I made a mistake while keying in (Sorry Professor) It should have been suffrage - which means right to vote.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2006, 06:53
giddi77 wrote:
Guys I also selected D. But the OA is A.

The OE reads:

D - worng because the sentence changes the meaning. It's not that the Americans find the suffering unintelligible; rather Americans find the infliction of suffering unintelligible

Others wrong anyways.

C - I made a mistake while keying in (Sorry Professor) It should have been suffrage - which means right to vote.


I take it but i donot understand the structure of this sentence. I choose C just because the noun is properly modified by the adj and all other seem strang.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2006, 08:11
It should be A.
A maintains parallelism
here is what gave it away

"the value of individual liberty" and "the infliction of suffering on the innocent"
Those 2 noun phrases are only parallel in A

"especially unintelligible" is an adverbial phrase to throw us off from seeing what is tested here.
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