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Americans give pride of place to the value of individual liberty, and we find especially unintelligible the infliction of suffering on the innocent.

(A)....
(B) especial unintelligible the infliction of suffering
(C) especially unintelligible sufferage that is inflicted
(D) especially unintelligible the suffering that is inflicted
(E) especially unintelligible the inflicting to suffer

This was inflicted upon me I am still suffering
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01 Feb 2006, 20:26
I think the answer is D since suffering is inflicted on someone
infliction of suffering on a person is not the direct and grammatical way.
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01 Feb 2006, 20:49
inflict suffering on~ is idiomatic but not an option here. I`d go have to go with the passive construction in (D), even though it is not the preferred style.
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01 Feb 2006, 21:22
(C) especially unintelligible sufferage that is inflicted
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01 Feb 2006, 21:28
Professor wrote:
(C) especially unintelligible sufferage that is inflicted

Be careful professor, sufferage is not an English word Suffrage is, but it has an entirely different meaning...
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01 Feb 2006, 22:20
GMATT73 wrote:
Professor wrote:
(C) especially unintelligible sufferage that is inflicted

Be careful professor, sufferage is not an English word Suffrage is, but it has an entirely different meaning...

imo, gramatically C is nothing wrong but the meaning, i donot know.
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01 Feb 2006, 22:40
Guys I also selected D. But the OA is A.

D - worng because the sentence changes the meaning. It's not that the Americans find the suffering unintelligible; rather Americans find the infliction of suffering unintelligible

Others wrong anyways.

C - I made a mistake while keying in (Sorry Professor) It should have been suffrage - which means right to vote.
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02 Feb 2006, 06:53
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Guys I also selected D. But the OA is A.

D - worng because the sentence changes the meaning. It's not that the Americans find the suffering unintelligible; rather Americans find the infliction of suffering unintelligible

Others wrong anyways.

C - I made a mistake while keying in (Sorry Professor) It should have been suffrage - which means right to vote.

I take it but i donot understand the structure of this sentence. I choose C just because the noun is properly modified by the adj and all other seem strang.
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02 Feb 2006, 08:11
It should be A.
A maintains parallelism
here is what gave it away

"the value of individual liberty" and "the infliction of suffering on the innocent"
Those 2 noun phrases are only parallel in A

"especially unintelligible" is an adverbial phrase to throw us off from seeing what is tested here.
02 Feb 2006, 08:11
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