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# Repelled by bodily punishments such as maiming and branding,

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Repelled by bodily punishments such as maiming and branding, the idea of penitentiaries were reforms of the penal system by Quakers.
(A) the idea of penitentiaries were reforms of the penal system by Quakers
(B) penitentiaries were ideas for reform of the penal system suggested by Quakers
(C) Quakers suggested the penitentiary as a reform of the penal system
(D) Quakers suggested that the penal system be reformed as penitentiaries
(E) the penitentiary was suggested to be a reform of the penal system by Quakers
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28 Jun 2004, 03:45
D. Quakers were repelled by corporal punishment, Quakers suggested that the penal system be reformed.
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28 Jun 2004, 07:50
D. Correct modifier and suggested that is correct
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28 Jun 2004, 08:07

OA is C
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30 Jun 2004, 12:27
the ans wud be... C

reason: this is a case of MODIFIER... and what should start at after the coma, must be QUAKERS....

between C and D ..the later is simply excess in words and is in passive form.... the use of ''that'' makes it more confusing and less precise...

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