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Re: traitorous colleagues [#permalink] New post 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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Re: traitorous colleagues [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2010, 04:44
I was confused between c and D.But I pick C.
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Re: traitorous colleagues [#permalink] New post 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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Re: traitorous colleagues [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2010, 15:46
+1 C 8-)
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Re: traitorous colleagues [#permalink] New post 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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Re: Framed by traitorous colleagues, Alfred Dreyfus was [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2011, 18:07
+1 for C.

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

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Re: traitorous colleagues [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2011, 01:46
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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


IMO C.
"Being" is not always wrong on the gmat. It is used as present participle here.
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Re: Framed by traitorous colleagues, Alfred Dreyfus was [#permalink] New post 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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Re: Framed by traitorous colleagues, Alfred Dreyfus was [#permalink] New post 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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Re: Framed by traitorous colleagues, Alfred Dreyfus was [#permalink] New post 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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Re: Framed by traitorous colleagues, Alfred Dreyfus was [#permalink] New post 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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Re: Framed by traitorous colleagues, Alfred Dreyfus was [#permalink] New post 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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