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New post 03 Nov 2006, 22:47
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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
(B) had elected early retirement instead of facing
(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


One more for E.

C first off does not sound right and is not correct diction. What do they mean my "elected retiring early" - that makes no sense? The correct idiom is "elected to". For these types of question you cannot just look at sentence and assume the right choice will have an "ing" & "ing" and hence it is parellel = correct. You need to also look at the meaning of the sentence.
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New post 03 Nov 2006, 22:56
agreed...

I think that it is E as well

instead of parroting what everyone has said, I'll just say in addition that C just sounds wrong
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E, an easy way to discard C is the use of instead of.

use instead of when comparing nouns and rather than when comparing verbs / clauses
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New post 31 Jan 2007, 22:49
E for using correct tense and maintaining ||ism. Elected X rathar than Y.

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24. 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
(B) had elected early retirement instead of facing
(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

The answer is not what I think. Can contributors give the explanation too of their selection.
Thanks beforehand.
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New post 01 Feb 2007, 07:15
"recent study" indicates doctors are still electing retirement
so, "have" is correct

Also " retire" and "face" should parallel.

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in the past few years---->use Present Perfect (have/has)

C,D,E

go with E b/c //
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New post 20 Jul 2007, 18:49
I believe this is a tense issue.
I like the original A.
doctor had selected early retirement seems to happen before the recent study, therefore the past perfect tense.

what is the OA?
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New post 20 Jul 2007, 19:48
The correct verb is have...doctors have. To retire is also correct.

Go with E.
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605. Reporting that one of its many problems had been the recent extended sales slump in women's apparel, the seven-store retailer said it would start a three-month liquidation sale in all of its stores.

(A) its many problems had been the recent
(B) its many problems has been the recently
(C) its many problems is the recently
(D) their many problems is the recent
(E) their many problems had been the recent


It's A...

Reporting that one of its many problems had been the recent extended sales slump in women's apparel, the seven-store retailer said it would start a three-month liquidation sale in all of its stores.

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New post 31 Jul 2007, 16:18
stevegt wrote:
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
(B) had elected early retirement instead of facing
(C) have elected retiring early instead of facing
(D) have elected to retire early rather than to face
(E) have elected to retire early rather than face

OA:E
why is D wrong?


The "to" is unnecessary. It's basically an issue of concision. While D is grammatically correct, E is also fine, but more concise.
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New post 31 Jul 2007, 17:12
The second "to" is of no harm but is absolutely unnecessary. Given the choices, I'll pick E over D any day.


Another thing... In future, please either dont post OA's in the question or ipost the OA after a few blank lines so that we dont get to see the OA before we finish the Qn.

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New post 31 Jul 2007, 17:33
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stevegt wrote:
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
(B) had elected early retirement instead of facing
(C) have elected retiring early instead of facing
(D) have elected to retire early rather than to face
(E) have elected to retire early rather than face

OA:E
why is D wrong?


The "to" is unnecessary. It's basically an issue of concision. While D is grammatically correct, E is also fine, but more concise.


absolutly.

both are correct but when we have to choose one of these two, alwasy go for the concise and short one.

so E wins.
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Why do we use the perfect past tense?


The reporter said

the sales happenbed before he said.

Reporting is the culprit in this sentence
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New post 03 Aug 2007, 16:56
Yes..Its "Said: which is past. Hence we shud use Past-perfect for an event before that..

Also the key word is "extended" which indicates there was a slump and then there was its continuation..So "HAD been" INDICATES it happened for a particular duration in the PAST.

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New post 04 Aug 2007, 12:22
thanks. i was concentrating too much on recent vs recently as i could not figure out whether extended sales slump or sales slump was a noun phrase.
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New post 27 Nov 2008, 21:04
the ans is (D).

Many doctors - plural so have needs to be used.
facing and rising are parallel
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New post 27 Nov 2008, 21:06
A and B are out bcos of the usage of had. Rather than is prefferred over instead of. Also in C, usage of retiring is wrong. so that leaves D and E. Im confused b/w these two. E seems to be better choice . So my ans is E
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1.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
(B) had elected early retirement instead of facing
(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

Any takers? I need explaination of the answer.

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New post 27 Nov 2008, 23:16
E is correct.
'Retire' and 'face' are parallel and not 'facing'.
'retiring' in (C) is wrong since it cannot modify 'early', hence the infinitive 'to retire' is correct.
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New post 28 Nov 2008, 03:50
IMO C

'within past years' - 'had elected' - incorrect usage, A,B - out
Ony C and E have parallel construction, but C is preferable, because the sentence continues with '...and the rising costs of malpractise insurance'
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New post 28 Nov 2008, 09:06
why had elected is wrong?

Because there is no simple past any where in the sentence. A & B are out.

C uses instead of. out

rather than face is better than facing. No need for continuous tense
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