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# The lawyer for the defense charged that she suspected the

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The lawyer for the defense charged that she suspected the police of having illegally
taped her confidential conversations with her client and then used the information
obtained to find evidence supporting
their murder charges.
(A) used the information obtained to find evidence supporting
(B) used such information as they obtained to find evidence supporting
(C) used the information they had obtained to find evidence that would support
(D) of using the information they had obtained to find evidence that would support
(E) of using such information as they obtained to find evidence that would be supportive
of
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10 Mar 2011, 08:04
Picked D for ||ism.

E is passive. "such" is awkward.
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10 Mar 2011, 10:12
Feel the same,
D sounds better.
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E sounds too verbose. D should be correct.
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10 Mar 2011, 11:37
indeed D is the right answer. Still, could someone explain why "of using" in this case have to be parallel to "of having" ?
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she suspected the police of having illegally taped her
she suspected the police of using the information

of having || of using
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indeed D is the right answer. Still, could someone explain why "of using" in this case have to be parallel to "of having" ?
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17 Mar 2011, 01:51
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The lawyer for the defense charged that she suspected the police of having illegally
taped her confidential conversations with her client and then used the information
obtained to find evidence supporting
their murder charges.
(A) used the information obtained to find evidence supporting
(B) used such information as they obtained to find evidence supporting
(C) used the information they had obtained to find evidence that would support
(D) of using the information they had obtained to find evidence that would support
(E) of using such information as they obtained to find evidence that would be supportive
of

Do you think this sc is from gmat-prep? when searching i've found it in 1000-verbal, which is advised not to be within standard. The OA is too wierd. Plz confirm the source otherwise it should not be post here.
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06 Apr 2011, 00:53
Is that "the police" here should be considered a singular and B, C, D, E therefore should be all rejected?
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Nope. Police is plural. Look at the un-underlined part at the end using a plural pronoun 'their'. You can not reject BCDE on that count. It is a test of //ism. D is the answer.
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06 Apr 2011, 10:11
I do have to say that this questions looks a bit sleazy and i doubt that it is a gmatprep question.

The Usage of ' and then' makes the question lack its credibility. The reason being both of them are taking place at different instances and are thus should not be parallel in nature. Moreover,
'and then of using' doesn't seem to be a proper usage .

I did choose D . But i strongly believe that all the answer choices are awkward.
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06 Apr 2011, 10:52
Totally different type of question.. Not something you expect from GMAT prep... Neways D for me...

parallelism requires us to go for using... Eliminate A,B,C
E is a bit awkward... Passive... so D...
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11 Nov 2013, 07:35
I thught that suspected ....and used parallel here. But Parallelism of having and of using seems ambiguity....
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28 Jul 2014, 17:11
D
ABC: Wrong; need a verb parallel to "taping"
E: Wrong; wordier than D
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19 Aug 2014, 10:58
'Of using' sounds odd in Option D. I selected A
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08 Jul 2016, 11:39
whichscore wrote:
The lawyer for the defense charged that she suspected the police of having illegally
taped her confidential conversations with her client and then used the information
obtained to find evidence supporting
their murder charges.
(A) used the information obtained to find evidence supporting
(B) used such information as they obtained to find evidence supporting
(C) used the information they had obtained to find evidence that would support
(D) of using the information they had obtained to find evidence that would support
(E) of using such information as they obtained to find evidence that would be supportive
of

The lawyer of defense suspected the police of two things:-
1) of having illegally taped her conversation
2) and of using the information for their use.
Option A, B and C are out.

We need 'the' before information as we are talking about a particular information. E is out

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