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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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28 Jul 2007, 14:34
"Having taped ..conversations" makes me to think that this is a "Perfect Participal" means the action was going on for a period of time in the past...In such case I will go for B..Otherwise straight forward A

What is OA

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28 Jul 2007, 14:43
Initially went for E, but as dwivedys pointed out it is a "false" parallel choice. Answer should be A

beckee529 wrote:
The lawyer for the defense charged that she suspected the police of having illegally taped her confidential conversations with her client and then (of having) used the information obtained to find evidence supporting their murder charges.
(A) used the information obtained to find evidence supporting "of having" is ellipsing here
(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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28 Jul 2007, 14:45
the OA is "D". This question came from the 1000 SC set
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28 Jul 2007, 14:51
Lately I realized that "of having........" and "of using....." should be parallel..
Its D
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28 Jul 2007, 14:52
beckee529 wrote:
the OA is "D". This question came from the 1000 SC set

ok, now that we have OA, it should not be difficult to justify it

I can see that in the timeline "taping" occurs before "using" - "then" is indicating it. So, D makes sense
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28 Jul 2007, 14:55
r0m3416 wrote:
Lately I realized that "of having........" and "of using....." should be parallel..
Its D
Good one

Both A and D are parallel. The difference is in tense
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30 Nov 2007, 20:40
Well actually police is not a collective noun. It's an Aggregate Noun. Aggregate Nouns always take plural verbs. Aggregate Nouns could be in singular or plural form.

Singular:
Cattle, Clergy, Police, Offspring, People, Poultry, Vermin, Intelligentsia, majority, Swine.

Plural:
Communication, Arms, Data, Goods, Media, Outskirts, Remains, Troops, Barracks,
Dregs.

I hope this helped.

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30 Nov 2007, 22:01
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Well actually police is not a collective noun. It's an Aggregate Noun. Aggregate Nouns always take plural verbs. Aggregate Nouns could be in singular or plural form.

Singular:
Cattle, Clergy, Police, Offspring, People, Poultry, Vermin, Intelligentsia, majority, Swine.

Plural:
Communication, Arms, Data, Goods, Media, Outskirts, Remains, Troops, Barracks,
Dregs.

I hope this helped.

CB

thanks for clearing this up.

B/c in manhattan gmat there is a specific example in which police is singular. So I thought it was a collective noun.
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