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27 May 2007, 23:21
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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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

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28 May 2007, 08:23
OA is E.
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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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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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26 Jul 2007, 23:06
ak_idc 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

Rather than makes D and E likely choices. The "to" in E makes E my choice.
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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

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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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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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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19 Aug 2007, 17:21
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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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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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07 Oct 2007, 04:41
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'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.

"rather than" used with verbs and "instead of " with a noun.
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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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25 Nov 2007, 17:20

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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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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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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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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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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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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