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It has become apparent in recent Supreme Court rulings that (the rights of an individual to privacy are considerable but not absolute, and that such rights are particularly weakened when exigent circumstances are present.)

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B) an individual's right to privacy is considerable but not absolute, and that such a right is particularly weakened when exigent circumstances are present.

C) individual's rights to privacy are considerable but not absolute, and that, when exigent conditions are present, they make such rights particularly weaken

D) considerable but not absolute rights to privacy are given to an individual, and that exigent circumstances particularly weaken such rights

E) the Court considers individual rights as considerable if not absolute, and that such rights are particularly weakened when exigent circumstances are present
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18 Mar 2005, 22:13
B is consise & conveys the correct meaning

other choices are either verbose or poorly constructec
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19 Mar 2005, 07:16
Good one, I go with (A)

My reasoning is that the right to privacy is not an explicit right in itself, rather it is the manifestation of other rights. Therefore, the plural usage is preferred to the singular.
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19 Mar 2005, 12:35
Both (A) and (B) are grammatically correct. I will go with (A).

(C): "absolute, and that, when exigent " wrong usage.
(D): Passive construction.
(E): "considers as" wrong usage.
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19 Mar 2005, 17:06
I will go with A on this one. B also looks good but the plural version is preferable.
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20 Mar 2005, 09:12
yes it's between A and B.
but i will like a little more discussion as to why one is better than the other.
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It has become apparent in recent Supreme Court rulings that (the rights of an individual to privacy are considerable but not absolute, and that such rights are particularly weakened when exigent circumstances are present.)

A) ----------

B) an individual's right to privacy is considerable but not absolute, and that such a right is particularly weakened when exigent circumstances are present.

C) individual's rights to privacy are considerable but not absolute, and that, when exigent conditions are present, they make such rights particularly weaken

D) considerable but not absolute rights to privacy are given to an individual, and that exigent circumstances particularly weaken such rights

E) the Court considers individual rights as considerable if not absolute, and that such rights are particularly weakened when exigent circumstances are present

B ,,,,,there is just 1 right to privacy,,," privacy right".........it is never said" rights to freedom" ,,,enfact it is"right to freedom"
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27 Mar 2005, 21:18
I also prefer A here
A's plural form better refers to "rights in general" whereas B's singular form speaks of a specific right nowhere to be mentioned.
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28 Mar 2005, 09:09
OA is B.

i too opted A ,as i couldn't find any error in it.

i took this SC from sentence correction.com

a few of them in that forum said that "individual's right" is preffered to "right of an individual"

not satisfied with the overall discussion in that forum, i posted it here

can any one suggest why B is better than A.
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28 Mar 2005, 09:18
I do not think this question is very GMAT like. Both A and B are grammatically correct.
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29 Mar 2005, 15:52
I agree with HongHu that this is not a GMAT-type question. Most GMAT-type questions will not require us to make a decision on singular and plural... Nonetheless. good discussion.
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29 Mar 2005, 18:17
patrickpui wrote:
I agree with HongHu that this is not a GMAT-type question. Most GMAT-type questions will not require us to make a decision on singular and plural... Nonetheless. good discussion.

I beg to differ. GMAT type questions does require you to make a decision on singular or plural. Such questions usually invovle subject-verb agreement.
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29 Mar 2005, 19:47
ywilfred wrote:
I beg to differ. GMAT type questions does require you to make a decision on singular or plural. Such questions usually invovle subject-verb agreement.

Exactly. Unlike this question, where subject-verb agreement plays no role in helping you to choose from two grammatically correct choices.
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