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# Expalin plz - specially between C and E 24. A recent study

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24. A recent study has found that within the past few years, many doctors had elected early retirement rather than face the threats of lawsuits and the rising costs of malpractice 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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14 Oct 2004, 09:45
The study is recent...so 'have elected' would be right tense form. 'rather than face' is more appropriate than 'facing'.

Hence E.
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14 Oct 2004, 09:57
Choice E.

Should be have instead of had because the retirement is continous. If you use had then the meaning changes and you can infer that the retirement is over...
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14 Oct 2004, 11:01
venksune wrote:
The study is recent...so 'have elected' would be right tense form. 'rather than face' is more appropriate than 'facing'.

Hence E.

Venks why 'rather than face' is more appropriate than 'facing' ?
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14 Oct 2004, 11:07
I think it should C.

In E "rather than to face "would have made it more correct.
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14 Oct 2004, 11:43
I go with E but could anyone explain the point brought out by BHAI?
it sounds valid......
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14 Oct 2004, 14:48
I first thought it is a "rather than" vs "instead of" question...

I always have an hard time with this kind of choice. Could someone plz refresh my brain ?

I this case I prefer E
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14 Oct 2004, 16:06
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Expalin plz - specially between C and E
24. A recent study has found that within the past few years, many doctors had elected early retirement rather than face the threats of lawsuits and the rising costs of malpractice 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

So between C and E...

C) have elected x instead of y. here x = retiring and y = facing....but i don' think the meaning holds...you don't 'elected facing'

E) have elected x rather than y. In this case it's not have elected to x rather than to y. It does not make sense...elected to retire versus 'elected to face'. You have 'have elected' (present perfect) and face (present)...so it's not perfect..but the meaning is not lost.
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14 Oct 2004, 16:20
saurya_s wrote:
Expalin plz - specially between C and E
24. A recent study has found that within the past few years, many doctors had elected early retirement rather than face the threats of lawsuits and the rising costs of malpractice 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

a) & b) should start with have

c) looks ok to me.

d) have elected to retire early rather than "to" face, not facing

e) same as d) above, "to" is missing

So my answer is C.
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