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7. 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
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I go with D.

"civil damages for cars" is wrong. it's not for the cars but for test-driving those cars.

And E is wrong since it's not for having cars (which were test-driven without their odometers connected) that it was fined but for test-driving these cars.
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New post 01 Nov 2005, 21:32
a) Out: "$16 million for car" does not make sense
b) Out: "it" has no clear referant
c) Out: "its" has no clear referant
d) Out: awkward.

The best answer is E.
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(D) having test-driven cars with their odometers disconnected
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New post 02 Nov 2005, 09:03
D over E because it is much less wordy. Pay $ in damages for (v~ing) is idiomatic.
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