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24 Oct 2010, 15:35
I chose C after giving D a consideration.

I don't think this is a parallelism issue here, but I just thought that D was awkward.
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07 Nov 2010, 04:44
I was confused between c and D.But I pick C.
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07 Nov 2010, 12:22
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D is wrong.
Guys, my advice is read the MGMAT SC attentively!

Not all the nouns are parallel, Do not parallel concrete nouns (dog, flowers, region) with Action nouns (pollution, development, change, etc). Ex - WRONG : Continent and pollution are

in D, exoneration is an action noun , while freedom is a concrete noun - so D is not parallel.
in C both "being exonerated" and "freed" - are paralle, and both are states of being.
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10 Nov 2010, 15:46
+1 C
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25 Oct 2011, 12:31
I picked C...I was hesitant to pick C because of "being" but the other answer were not even close.
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25 Oct 2011, 18:07
+1 for C.

This question is an exception of the "being poison pill rule" .

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29 Oct 2011, 01:46
ashishd wrote:
Framed by traitorous colleagues, Alfred Dreyfus was imprisoned for twelve years before there was exoneration and his freedom.

(A) there was exoneration and his freedom
(B) he was to be exonerated with freedom
(C) being exonerated and freed
(D) exoneration and his freedom
(E) being freed, having been exonerated

IMO C.
"Being" is not always wrong on the gmat. It is used as present participle here.
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25 Oct 2012, 04:14
key lies in 'before'...
exoneration = judged not guilty..

so before being sentenced not guilty(exonerated) and freed...( gives a right sense)

so answer is C
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23 Oct 2013, 05:30
C is my answer ( I didn't like "being" but it was the best choice).

@sudeep: I gave D a thought but it's not parallel. "and" is the parallel marker and although both are nouns, dropping off 'his' before exoneration is an incorrect use of ellipsis because 'his' isn't used previously in the sentence.

I saw a few comments about passive vs active. This is how I think about it.

Ask yourself: is the subject performing the action?
Active = subject is the actor
Passive = subject is receiving the action

It's rare but passive voice can be the correct answer. In this example Dreyfus is receiving the freedom/exoneration, he isn't doing it.
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24 Oct 2013, 01:06
"To be exonerated" in answer B is not correct,

Leaving it with C only correct sentence!
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08 Oct 2014, 11:03
ashishd wrote:
Framed by traitorous colleagues, Alfred Dreyfus was imprisoned for twelve years before there was exoneration and his freedom.

(A) there was exoneration and his freedom
(B) he was to be exonerated with freedom
(C) being exonerated and freed
(D) exoneration and his freedom
(E) being freed, having been exonerated

(A) there was exoneration and his freedom-- ABC was imprisoned before there was exoneration. Pronoun error. "There" is not referring anything.
(B) he was to be exonerated with freedom --was + to be. Was is a form of "TO Be". So was to be is redundant structure.
(C) being exonerated and freed
(D) exoneration and his freedom--Parallelism issue. Either sentence should be "ABC was imprisoned before his exoneration and freedom" or "ABC was imprisoned before ... exonerated and freed"
(E) being freed, having been exonerated[/quote] -- If "Being" and "Having Been" appear together in any sentence that sentence is always consider wrong.

Only option left is C. So my vote is for C.
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08 Oct 2014, 12:32
excornated means absolve from blame.....
looking at sequence he was imprisoned->excornated->freed
only C and E fulfill this sequence...E is wordy and akward..
so C
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08 Jan 2015, 07:23
Here is how I tried

Framed , was imprisoned, before being exonerated and freed ................... sounds parallelism to me .

Any take?

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Framed by traitorous colleagues, Alfred Dreyfus was imprisoned for twelve years before there was exoneration and his freedom.

(A) there was exoneration and his freedom
(B) he was to be exonerated with freedom
(C) being exonerated and freed
(D) exoneration and his freedom
(E) being freed, having been exonerated

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01 May 2015, 18:19
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Another C..

(A) there was exoneration and his freedom - awkward construction with 'there'...
(B) he was to be exonerated with freedom - 'to be'
(C) being exonerated and freed - correct
(D) exoneration and his freedom - not parallel...
(E) being freed, having been exonerated - awkward construction

Whats the OA...also is this case 'being' is correct..whereas in most of the cases we seem to remove options which have being..Can anyone signify the importance of being..

Can anyone please explain how the parallelism take place in option 'C'. I couldn't infer what are the words being parallel here...
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01 May 2015, 18:27
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smashingpumpkins wrote:
Another C..

(A) there was exoneration and his freedom - awkward construction with 'there'...
(B) he was to be exonerated with freedom - 'to be'
(C) being exonerated and freed - correct
(D) exoneration and his freedom - not parallel...
(E) being freed, having been exonerated - awkward construction

Whats the OA...also is this case 'being' is correct..whereas in most of the cases we seem to remove options which have being..Can anyone signify the importance of being..

Can anyone please explain how the parallelism take place in option 'C'. I couldn't infer what are the words being parallel here...

I think I got it myself after being analyzed for 2 mins Imprisoned should be parallel with exonerated and free...Agree with C
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28 May 2015, 22:39
smashingpumpkins wrote:
Another C..

(A) there was exoneration and his freedom - awkward construction with 'there'...
(B) he was to be exonerated with freedom - 'to be'
(C) being exonerated and freed - correct
(D) exoneration and his freedom - not parallel...
(E) being freed, having been exonerated - awkward construction

Whats the OA...also is this case 'being' is correct..whereas in most of the cases we seem to remove options which have being..Can anyone signify the importance of being..

IMO, Being when used as "state of a thing or person, feeling" then it's usage is correct. It can also be used as progressive tense.

Ex: Being head of family gives his authority to make financial decisions.
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