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 [#permalink] New post 28 May 2007, 03:43
(A) to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them to
(B) that would have allowed members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of confined to
(C) under which members of the jury are allowed to go home at the end of each day instead of confining them in
(D) that would allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than confinement in
(E) to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than be confined to

In this Q...rathar than X is much better than instead of X

Hence A, B & C - Eliminate.

Between D & E.
D - "rather than confinement in" - Not a great construction. Its wordy

Hence E is the answer.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 May 2007, 08:23
OA is E.
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Re: SC: Judge and Jury [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2007, 16:26
I think the hardest part of this question is the parallelism. I initially start the parallelism with (to go home...). I guess the trick is to look how the second half starts and work backwards to see where the first one should start.

Judge Bonham denied a motion to allow members of the jury to
go home at the end of each day
rather than
be confined to a hotel
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2007, 17:27
why is under which wrong? I am having problems with prepositions and which.

such as
of which
under which
by which...
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Re: SC: Judge and Jury [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2007, 23:06
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Judge Bonham denied a motion to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them to a hotel.
(A) to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them to
(B) that would have allowed members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of confined to
(C) under which members of the jury are allowed to go home at the end of each day instead of confining
them in
(D) that would allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than confinement in
(E) to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than be confined to


Rather than makes D and E likely choices. The "to" in E makes E my choice.
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SC: Judge Bonham... [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2007, 06:29
Judge Bonham denied a motion to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them to a hotel.

A.to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them to
B.that would have allowed members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of confined to
C.under which members of the jury are allowed to go home at the end of each day instead of confining them in
D.that would allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than confinement
E.to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than be confined to

The correct answer is E.
My qustion is why A is not correct, i think to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them to
to allow...to confine... parallel with each other

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2007, 07:57
The problem is not the parallelism here. The correct use is to allow; therefore, we are only down to answer choice A and E.
E is better than A because E used rather than.
In GMAT, almost always favored rather than, not instead of.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2007, 08:44
'Rather than' is a conjunction that is used to indicate a preference.
eg. He wants a cat rather than a dog.

'Instead of' is a preposition and can't be used to introduce a verb ie 'to confine'.
The parallelism is b/w 'to go' rather than 'to confine'.

E it is.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2007, 17:21
thank you :)
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2007, 17:58
but i still have a question, if there are tow sentences as follows
1.Rather than doing homework,i watched TV.
2.Instead of doing homework, i watched TV.
"Instead of" is correct grammatically for it's a prep, but if in GMAT exam, which one should i choose :?:

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 [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2007, 21:12
happyfiii wrote:
but i still have a question, if there are tow sentences as follows
1.Rather than doing homework,i watched TV.
2.Instead of doing homework, i watched TV.
"Instead of" is correct grammatically for it's a prep, but if in GMAT exam, which one should i choose :?:

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Rather Than Vs Instead of: Rather than is always preferred over instead of. Rather than is used with intangible choices and instead of is used with tangible choices. For example I would rather sleep with Ana, than with Jennifer BUT I would like to get a doughnut instead of coffee. Also when one thing is preferred over another, rather than is used and when on thing is replaced in place of another thing, instead of is used.

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 [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2007, 04:41
vineetgupta wrote:
'Rather than' is a conjunction that is used to indicate a preference.
eg. He wants a cat rather than a dog.

'Instead of' is a preposition and can't be used to introduce a verb ie 'to confine'.
The parallelism is b/w 'to go' rather than 'to confine'.

E it is.


If I can add more....

"rather than" used with verbs and "instead of " with a noun.
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another question. [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2007, 17:15
Judge Bonham denied a motion to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them to a hotel.
(A) to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them to
(B) that would have allowed members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of confined to
(C) under which members of the jury are allowed to go home at the end of each day instead of confining them in
(D) that would allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than confinement in
(E) to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than be confined to
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2007, 17:20
E use "rather than" instead of "Instead of"

Rather than can be used as a both preposition and conjunction, while instead of can only be used and perposition.

The construction is perposition + noun, so the use of rather than is correct in this case.

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 [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2007, 17:32
I chose to eat meat instead of fish.
I chose to eat meat rather than fish.

Instead of meat, I ate fish.

please explain construction and correct use, Above are the examples of such use.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2007, 17:37
ravi_taneja_1977 wrote:
I chose to eat meat instead of fish.
I chose to eat meat rather than fish.

Instead of meat, I ate fish.

please explain construction and correct use, Above are the examples of such use.


I chose to eat meat instead of fish - correct

as fist is a noun so use of instead of is correct in this case

I cose to eat meat rather than (to eat) fish - correct

As rather than can be used both as preposition and conjuction, it can replace instead of.

For e.g. I decided to skip lunch rather than eat in the cafeteria again.. here eat is verb so instead of cannot be used.

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Re: another question. [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2007, 08:09
ravi_taneja_1977 wrote:
Judge Bonham denied a motion to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them to a hotel.
(A) to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them to
(B) that would have allowed members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of confined to
(C) under which members of the jury are allowed to go home at the end of each day instead of confining them in
(D) that would allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than confinement in
(E) to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than be confined to


E. Same reason as above - 'rather than' is preferable when comparing verbs
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denied a motion -OG10 [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2009, 12:32
    186. Judge Bonham denied a motion to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of
    to confine them to
    a hotel.
    (A) to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them to
    (B) that would have allowed members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of confined to
    (C) under which members of the jury are allowed to go home at the end of each day instead of confining
    them in
    (D) that would allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than confinement in
    (E) to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than be confined to


    [Reveal] Spoiler:
    E....how is it E..... explain
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    Re: denied a motion -OG10 [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2009, 17:07
    it is a case of 'rather than' vs 'instead of'
    in gmat , "rather than" used to compare clauses(actions,verbs), "instead of" used to compare nouns

    this leaves us option D and E.
    in D comparison is wrong to go home rather than confinement in

    E solves the error in D

    motion is not subjunctive so that in B and D wrong, under in C is wrong, motion to is correct
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    Re: denied a motion -OG10 [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2009, 23:37
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    motion is not subjunctive so that in B and D wrong, under in C is wrong, motion to is correct


    Are you sure about the rule of 'that' in this case? IMO,it is not necessary to use 'that' only for subjunctive mood.
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