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The doctrinal dispute resulted in the dismissal of the president of the seminary, who was charged with teaching false doctrine and with administrative misconduct.

(A) charged with teaching false doctrine and with administrative misconduct
(B) charged with teaching false doctrine and administrative misconduct
(C) being charged that he taught false doctrine and administrative misconduct
(D) charged with both false doctrine teaching and administrative misconduct
(E) teaching false doctrine and administrative misconduct as charged
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26 Jul 2006, 11:49
A : "was charged with ... and with"
B: "was charged with and administrative"
C: "was being charged that he taught"
D: "was charged with both false doctrine ..."
E: "was teaching false doctrine and ..."

C/D/E drop off due to other errors.

Of the choices A/B, I think the second "with" is implied and therefore we can go with B.

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26 Jul 2006, 11:50
Should be A

Charged with is the idiom, so left with A B and D

can't be B because elipsis implies that X was charged with "teaching adm misconduct"

D changes the meaning
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26 Jul 2006, 11:55
u2lover wrote:
can't be B because elipsis implies that X was charged with "teaching adm misconduct"

U2lover,
Can you clarify "teaching adm misconduct" in B?
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26 Jul 2006, 12:17
charged with A and B... yes this seems fine BUT... If you delete 2nd WITH you get elipsis, which essentially what follows "WITH" applies to the administrative misconduct

so you get:
charged with teaching false doctrine and [with teaching] administrative misconduct (I don't think the latter is taught... at least legally )

hope my reasoning is correct
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26 Jul 2006, 12:21
ok.. makes sense. Any reference to read up on elipses?

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u2lover wrote:
charged with A and B... yes this seems fine BUT... If you delete 2nd WITH you get elipsis, which essentially what follows "WITH" applies to the administrative misconduct

so you get:
charged with teaching false doctrine and [with teaching] administrative misconduct (I don't think the latter is taught... at least legally )

hope my reasoning is correct
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26 Jul 2006, 12:34
haas_mba07 wrote:
ok.. makes sense. Any reference to read up on elipses?

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u2lover wrote:
charged with A and B... yes this seems fine BUT... If you delete 2nd WITH you get elipsis, which essentially what follows "WITH" applies to the administrative misconduct

so you get:
charged with teaching false doctrine and [with teaching] administrative misconduct (I don't think the latter is taught... at least legally )

hope my reasoning is correct

hm... my brain?! just kidding... learned that from GMAX course
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26 Jul 2006, 12:48
Between A and B, will go with A; 'charged with' 2 things

a) teaching

b) misconduct
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27 Jul 2006, 00:47
u2lover wrote:
Should be A

Charged with is the idiom, so left with A B and D

can't be B because elipsis implies that X was charged with "teaching adm misconduct"

D changes the meaning

I also am going with A considering the right idiom used, what I do not get how the meaning is changed in D can someone explain
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27 Jul 2006, 07:15
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u2lover wrote:
Should be A

Charged with is the idiom, so left with A B and D

can't be B because elipsis implies that X was charged with "teaching adm misconduct"

D changes the meaning

I also am going with A considering the right idiom used, what I do not get how the meaning is changed in D can someone explain

False doctrine teaching vs. teaching false doctrine

D says

anytime you see a change in word placement, you must go with the original... first has emphasis on "false teaching" and 2nd - on "teaching doctrine"
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27 Jul 2006, 13:56
u2, great points...i was way off on this one...tagging it for the error log
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27 Jul 2006, 19:52
OA is A.

thanks everybody, and particularly U2lover, for great discussions. the point is: x was charged with a and with b.
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27 Jul 2006, 21:40
Was going with B. Thanks to U2 for great explanation.
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31 Jul 2006, 15:41
I'll go for A here. I've read the other responses and U2lover's explanation of A over B is spot on.
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19 Aug 2006, 08:02
found in one of the notes of the guys in this forum

In B: if we don't use with, we would have ambiguity about whether misconduct was parallel with teaching or with doctrine. In other words, it sounds like the president was teaching administrative misconduct!!

A it is
19 Aug 2006, 08:02
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