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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

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Re: SC : Alfred Dreyfus [#permalink]

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New post 08 Oct 2008, 11:05
IMO

B

even though I'm uncertain about the sentence, usage of "to be"

A - modifier error
C - being?
D - modifier error
E - being / having?
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New post 08 Oct 2008, 11:13
amitdgr 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



i will go with C

all others are wordy or don't sound good to the ears.
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Re: SC : Alfred Dreyfus [#permalink]

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New post 08 Oct 2008, 11:17
well i would go for here (though the presence of "being" is not very good ) :

A his freedom : indirect way of speech.
B "he was to be " is awkward
C OK
D again "his freedom"
E clearly wordyyyy......
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C is the answer.



Ha ha! I thought C at frist but then I have been wrong on the others you posted today. I thought that it was a trick. I guess I should never completely distrust my gut!
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amitdgr wrote:
C is the answer.



Ha ha! I thought C at frist but then I have been wrong on the others you posted today. I thought that it was a trick. I guess I should never completely distrust my gut!


:) I posted this essentially cuz many of us here believe "being" is always wrong. Next time, don't ignore your Gut :)
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New post 08 Oct 2008, 22:01
C is the right answer
D (exoneration and his) and E (being and having been together) are wrong, B seemed close to being correct - but to be didn't seem apt there.
A was anyway wrong (there was and his freedom).
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amitdgr wrote:
bigtreezl wrote:
amitdgr wrote:
C is the answer.



Ha ha! I thought C at frist but then I have been wrong on the others you posted today. I thought that it was a trick. I guess I should never completely distrust my gut!


:) I posted this essentially cuz many of us here believe "being" is always wrong. Next time, don't ignore your Gut :)

Ohh, I guess "being" is often wrong. :( And now we should remind this rule
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New post 10 Oct 2008, 10:01
I couldn't agree with you more. :yes

People perpetuate the myth that "being" is always wrong on the GMAT, so much so that everyone starts to believe it. :no

I actually think the GMAT purposely tests this because how badly the myth has been misconstrued. :bebe

On a side note, I think gmatclub.com has the most creative smilies I have ever seen. :wave


amitdgr wrote:
bigtreezl wrote:
amitdgr wrote:
C is the answer.



Ha ha! I thought C at frist but then I have been wrong on the others you posted today. I thought that it was a trick. I guess I should never completely distrust my gut!


:) I posted this essentially cuz many of us here believe "being" is always wrong. Next time, don't ignore your Gut :)
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I couldn't agree with you more. :yes

People perpetuate the myth that "being" is always wrong on the GMAT, so much so that everyone starts to believe it. :no

I actually think the GMAT purposely tests this because how badly the myth has been misconstrued. :bebe

On a side note, I think gmatclub.com has the most creative smilies I have ever seen. :wave



Yes GMAT loves to tease us :)

BTW I love the GC smileys too :) :boom

There is this ancient GC user - Stolyar who has created these smileys, if I am not mistaken.
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amitdgr 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 -> this is awkward
(B) he was to be exonerated with freedom -> this is wrong since meaning is wrong with freedom is not correct
(C) being exonerated and freed -> APT choice
(D) exoneration and his freedom -> this is out
(E) being freed, having been exonerated -> this is out


ITS not that BEING is always wrong ,it depends on the availability of choices ,in GMAT best of the lot is the answer!!!

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