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# A recent study has found that within the past few years,

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A recent study has found that within the past few years, many doctors had elected early retirement rather than face the threats of lawsuits and the rising costs of malpractice insurance.
(A) had elected early retirement rather than face
(C) have elected retiring early instead of facing
(D) have elected to retire early rather than facing
(E) have elected to retire early rather than face

OG (verbal review, 2nd ed.) says that the doctors have chosen x rather than y - the x and the y must be parallel and correct answer is E. Why not C? Any help appreciated.
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http://www.beatthegmat.com/og-verbal-re ... 73222.html

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/rat ... t1177.html
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30 Jan 2013, 05:38
C will not be the answer because The study revealed a fact which still holds true. So it should be have and not had.
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A recent study has found that within the past few years, many doctors had elected early retirement rather than face the threats of lawsuits and the rising costs of malpractice insurance.
(A) had elected early retirement rather than face. "had elected" - Tense is past perfect. But main verb is "has found" is present tense. So tense dont match.
(C) have elected retiring early instead of facing. "retiring" Vs "of facing" not parallel
(D) have elected to retire early rather than facing. "retire" Vs "facing" not parallel
(E) have elected to retire early rather than face. Correct. "retire" and "face" is parallel. Tense is present.
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21 Jun 2014, 04:04
the dictionary show only " elect to do" as the idiom. there is no "elect doing" .

had done is used to show an action finished before another past action. this is the only use of had done luckily because had done is tested a lot on gmat
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