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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 memebrs 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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OG Verbal Review 2, SC#93

Parallelism; Logical predication

The logic of this sentence has two possible options for the members of the jury: they can go home or be confined to a hotel. The first option is expressed using the infinitive to go home; the second option should use the parallel form (to understood) be confined. Since the members of the jury are not doing the confining themselves, the passive form must be used. The construction x instead of y, when x and y are infinitives, is clumsy; the idiomatic construction x rather than y is better here. Both constructions require x and y to be parallel.

(A) The passive form to be confined is required. To allow members of the jury . . . to confne them illogically indicates that the jurors are doing the confining.
(B) The infinitive form to be confned is required, rather than the past participle. The sentence is awkward and wordy.
(C) Members of the jury is the illogical object in confning them. Confining is not parallel to to go home.
(D) The noun confinement is not parallel to to go home.
(E) Correct. Be confined to uses the infinitive form just as to go home does; the to before be confined is understood and does not need to be repeated. The x rather than y construction is appropriately used in this sentence.

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OA is E

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In this sentence, members of the jury are presented with two options: they may (1) go home or (2) be confined to a hotel. The rejected motion would have allowed them to do the first rather than [to] suffer the second.
Members of the jury must be the logical subject of both options, and both must be expressed in parallel form, that is, as infinitive clauses. E, the best choice, observes these requirements. In A and C, the phrase members
of the jury is not the logical subject of the second option, to confine them or confining them, since jury members are not doing the confining. In B and D, confined and confinement are not infinitives and thus do not parallel to go in the first option.
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Two idioms at play here: motion to... and rather than...

That leaves E.
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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

I think this suggests that the members of the jury confine themselves to a hotel, a fact that does not make any sense
notice that the parallelism is between go and confine so the sentence reads

members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of [members of the jury] to confine them to a hotel

(B) that would have allowed members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of confined to

I think you need passive voice here in confined to suggest that the members are confined. The sentence reads

a motion that would have allowed members of the jury to 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

I'm not sure whether confine in is idiomatic. anyway to go home is not parallel to confining

(D) that would allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than confinement in

note parallel structures to go home rather confinement

(E) to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than be confined to

This answer choice maintains parallelism and properly uses passive voice so that the members are confined to a hotel.
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21 Aug 2009, 01:20
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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.

I am sure about 'that' in this problem, and i never mentioned 'that' is used only for subjunctive, it is very well used as an essential modifier in many sentences, but not in this case
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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

IMO

A - Wrong - Doesn't have parallel structure - X instead of Y. X - Members..To go home vs To confine them -
B - Wrong - no need of would . Also - this isn't parallel with comparative structure at the end
C - Wrong - under which - awkward
D - Wrong - no need of would . Also - this isn't parallel with comparative structure at the end
E - Right - Concise, parallel ( X rather than Y) - Members... To go home vs (to) be confined to hotel

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give to the idiom...rather than be confined...
E it is
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I choose E based in Subjunctive Mood , apart from idiom... Experts please correct me if it does not comes under Subjunctive Mood and i did wrong analyses , because in whole discussion no body mentioned anything about the Subjunctive Mood ...
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No, there is no subjunctive mood in option E - you are probably misguided because of "be confined". Here "be confimed" is not a verb in subjunctive mood. It is an infinitive in parallel with "go home" - "to" is outside the parrallel structure (X rather than Y) and hence covers both "go home" and "be confined".

..allowed memebers of the jury to (go home) rather than (be confined). X = "go home", Y = "be confined".
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12 Nov 2005, 08:18
nice one guys, OA is E

I screwed this one up and took A because I was thinking:

to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them

verb paralellism

But x rather than y is better.
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12 Nov 2005, 08:34
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nice one guys, OA is E

I screwed this one up and took A because I was thinking:

to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them

verb paralellism

But x rather than y is better.

did the same mistake
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12 Nov 2005, 16:07
We should the infinitive form "to allow." Eliminate B, C and D. This sentance has a subjunctive tone to it.... therefore I pick E.
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14 Nov 2005, 03:31
Rigger, why do we need the infinitive here? Because it's an order ?Thanks
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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
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06 Sep 2006, 06:35
E, I'd say. Less wordy than others, and yet the "confined" part sounds good.
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06 Sep 2006, 07:33

(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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06 Sep 2006, 12:01
rather than is better than instead of

So narrow down to D and E.

D has more wordy. (like confinement)

E is concise.
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06 Sep 2006, 12:05
A, B, C uses "instead of". Between D and E i think E is correct.
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06 Sep 2006, 21:44
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OA is E

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In this sentence, members of the jury are presented with two options: they may (1) go home or (2) be confined to a hotel. The rejected motion would have allowed them to do the first rather than [to] suffer the second.
Members of the jury must be the logical subject of both options, and both must be expressed in parallel form, that is, as infinitive clauses. E, the best choice, observes these requirements. In A and C, the phrase members
of the jury is not the logical subject of the second option, to confine them or confining them, since jury members are not doing the confining. In B and D, confined and confinement are not infinitives and thus do not parallel to go in the first option.

As usual, late but (E)

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27 May 2007, 23:03
459. 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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27 May 2007, 23:13
My say - B

that would have allowed members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of confined to
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