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# Framed by traitorous colleagues, Alfred Dreyfus was

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Framed by traitorous colleagues, Alfred Dreyfus was imprisoned for twelve years before there was exoneration and his freedom.

(A) there was exoneration and his freedom
(B) he was to be exonerated with freedom
(C) being exonerated and freed
(D) exoneration and his freedom
(E) being freed, having been exonerated

Pls, explain
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17 Jul 2006, 18:45
freetheking wrote:
Framed by traitorous colleagues, Alfred Dreyfus was imprisoned for twelve years before there was exoneration and his freedom.

(A) there was exoneration and his freedom
(B) he was to be exonerated with freedom
(C) being exonerated and freed
(D) exoneration and his freedom
(E) being freed, having been exonerated

:stupid2

Pls, explain

(A) awkward
(B) "exonerated with freedom" does not make sense. You exonerate a person and free them, you don't exonerate them 'with' freedom.
(D) tense
(E) awkward, worse than (C)
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17 Jul 2006, 20:28
Should be C.
C follows the right tense.
Also ,one is exonerated and then given freedom.
Framed by traitorous colleagues, Alfred Dreyfus was imprisoned for twelve years before being exonerated and freed
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17 Jul 2006, 20:51
OA is C..

I didn't even check those choices with 'being'..;

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17 Jul 2006, 22:55
Will go with C.
One of the places where being is accepted in GMAT
17 Jul 2006, 22:55
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