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07 Feb 2006, 10:22
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
(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

I am not sure if this question has been posted already, if so, I am sorry!
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07 Feb 2006, 13:22
Hey Raz - In situations involving 2 outcomes (one outcome or the other), GMAT always prefers 'whether' to 'if'. Just check if you can replace 'whether' with 'whether or not' and if it still makes sense. In this case, the right answer should be 'C'. I think I saw this in OG.
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07 Feb 2006, 19:39
thnks Karthik and Giddi , it is C , I faced a lot of whether / if questions , just wanted to know the explanations.

Answer for the next ( 24) one anyone?
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07 Feb 2006, 19:54
'C'

use 'if' for sentences that follow the structure if... then... (conditional)
use 'whether' for sentences that follow the structure whether... or not
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07 Feb 2006, 23:34
For the second one I will go with E.

have elected to retire early rather than face

1. We require "have" because its a recent study.
2. "elected to" is correct idiom.
3. "to retire" is || with "to face", although "to" has been omitted and omitting "to" from the second part of a || sentence is very much loved by PVUE guys.
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Re: SC-SC1000 - diff btw whether and if - anyone ? [#permalink]

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10 Feb 2006, 13:45
C.

The red part in C is correct,

the blue parts in other choices are problematic

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21. A proposal has been made to trim the horns from rhinoceroses to discourage poachers; the question is whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are trimmed.
(A) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are
(B) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one once their horns are
(C) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see rhinoceroses once the animalsâ€™ horns have been
(D) if tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses once the animalsâ€™ horns are
(E) if tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one after the animalsâ€™ horns have been
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03 Nov 2006, 20:34
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
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03 Nov 2006, 21:07
Doctors..have..

Had is wrong in this extent, as we are not comparing any two actions

retire..face are parallel.

E.
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03 Nov 2006, 21:46
(C) have elected retiring early instead of facing - MAY BE
(D) have elected to retire early rather than facing - parallelism issues

(E) have elected to retire early rather than face - to-retire...face - parallelism issues

I can only rationalize (C).
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03 Nov 2006, 21:49
Why not C. I feel that "retiring early" is parallel to "facing the threats".

Also in case of E, shouldn't the answer be "have elected to retire early rather than to face"
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Re: SC - early retirement [#permalink]

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03 Nov 2006, 22:12
Fight Hard 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
(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

Let me say this - the questions below actually pinpoint the strength of this question in terms of highlighting the PROBLEM AREAS this question tests - even though on the face of it, it appears to be so simple.

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Why not C. I feel that "retiring early" is parallel to "facing the threats".

Also in case of E, shouldn't the answer be "have elected to retire early rather than to face"

Yes, RETIRING EARLY, structurally is parallel to FACING THE THREATS; however, semantically the two are NOT parallel.

To face wouldnt work because you need a subjunctive form of verb ... since this is a hypothetical situation.. elected to retire early rather than face
Therefore to retire - infinitive acting as adverb modifying elected is appropriate and also FACE is appropriate because they didnt come to face it.. they just wanted to avoid it (a hypothetical situation)
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03 Nov 2006, 22:47
Fight Hard 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
(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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Re: SC - early retirement [#permalink]

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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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03 Nov 2006, 22:58
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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31 Jan 2007, 18:10
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
(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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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
(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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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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01 Feb 2007, 08:20
in the past few years---->use Present Perfect (have/has)

C,D,E

go with E b/c //
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20 Jul 2007, 15:15
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
(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

Is this a parallelism and tense issue?
SC 1000 - Doctors   [#permalink] 20 Jul 2007, 15:15

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