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# In December of 1987 an automobile manufacturer pleaded no

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In December of 1987 an automobile manufacturer pleaded no contest to criminal
charges of odometer tampering and agreed to pay more than $16 million in civil damages for cars that were test-driven with their odometers disconnected (A) cars that were test-driven with their odometers disconnected (B) cars that it had test-driven with their disconnected odometers (C) its cars having been test-driven with disconnected odometers (D) having test-driven cars with their odometers disconnected (E) having cars that were test-driven with disconnected odometers [Reveal] Spoiler: OA Manager Joined: 15 Jan 2011 Posts: 64 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 20 Re: pronoun ? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 29 Mar 2011, 06:51 odometers disconnected vs dsconnected odometers, latter seems to say as if it was a part of the car and test drives were done on it. former is preferable between A D now, also in options A & B, for cars that were/it seem to convey as if the compnay dint volunatarily remove the meters, it just happened and it wa spaying up for it. but as the sentecne says it was a no contest case, compnay was at fault. D coveys this meaning, having test driven cars -the company knew tht was happening. _________________ The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. If my post made you think, KUDO it. Its easy :D Retired Moderator Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying Joined: 19 Feb 2007 Posts: 3610 Location: India WE: Education (Education) Followers: 652 Kudos [?]: 5083 [3] , given: 321 Re: pronoun ? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 29 Mar 2011, 07:17 3 This post received KUDOS 1 This post was BOOKMARKED Here is an another angle to this Q Point1. The test- driving occurred prior to pleading. So that must be expressed in either a past perfect or some such equivalent expression that brings out that priorness Point 2. ‘Disconnected motors’ is inferior to ‘odometers that were disconnected, because the former gives a feeling as if there is some special kind of odometers such as disconnected odometers and connected odometers. B and D are in contention. But B suffers from using the inelegant phrase ‘disconnected odometers’. D is a better choice for clearly bringing out that the tests had been carried out prior to pleading by marking the tests as ‘having test-driven’ and for using the more acceptable ‘ their odometers disconnected’ _________________ “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher” – a Japanese proverb. 9884544509 Director Status: Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. It's a dare. Impossible is nothing. Affiliations: University of Chicago Booth School of Business Joined: 03 Feb 2011 Posts: 920 Followers: 14 Kudos [?]: 325 [0], given: 123 Re: pronoun ? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 29 Mar 2011, 07:34 D wins because of ||ism. Charges of ( ing and ing ) ie tampering and having Posted from my mobile device GMAT Club Legend Joined: 01 Oct 2013 Posts: 10267 Followers: 857 Kudos [?]: 187 [0], given: 0 Re: In December of 1987 an automobile manufacturer pleaded no [#permalink] ### Show Tags 15 Jul 2014, 13:06 Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot! Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos). Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email. GMAT Club Legend Joined: 01 Oct 2013 Posts: 10267 Followers: 857 Kudos [?]: 187 [0], given: 0 Re: In December of 1987 an automobile manufacturer pleaded no [#permalink] ### Show Tags 30 Jul 2015, 04:42 Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot! Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos). Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email. SVP Joined: 17 Jul 2014 Posts: 1853 Location: United States Schools: Stanford '19 GMAT 1: 550 Q39 V27 GMAT 2: 560 Q42 V26 GMAT 3: 560 Q43 V24 GMAT 4: 650 Q49 V30 GPA: 3.56 WE: General Management (Transportation) Followers: 15 Kudos [?]: 217 [0], given: 115 Re: In December of 1987 an automobile manufacturer pleaded no [#permalink] ### Show Tags 19 Nov 2015, 21:18 whichscore wrote: In December of 1987 an automobile manufacturer pleaded no contest to criminal charges of odometer tampering and agreed to pay more than$16 million in civil
damages for cars that were test-driven with their odometers disconnected
(A) cars that were test-driven with their odometers disconnected
(B) cars that it had test-driven with their disconnected odometers
(C) its cars having been test-driven with disconnected odometers
(D) having test-driven cars with their odometers disconnected
(E) having cars that were test-driven with disconnected odometers

well, it's illogical to say that the company paid damages for cars...
maybe it paid for having cars with no odometers?

A,B, and C - out.

between D and E - D is the winner.
E changes the meaning:
having cars
cars that were test driven with disconnected odometers -- again, same mistake as in A,B,and C - company paid damages for having cars...no

D - company paid damages for having cars with their odometers disconnected!!!
Re: In December of 1987 an automobile manufacturer pleaded no   [#permalink] 19 Nov 2015, 21:18
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