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# In 2006, contrary to the arguments of the Justice Department, the U.S.

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In 2006, contrary to the arguments of the Justice Department, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld that the military commissions established by the Federal government in March 2002 are not legal, as they are violating "both the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the four Geneva Conventions signed in 1949."

(A) legal, as they are violating
(B) legal; a violation of
(C) legal, but rather violate
(D) legal, but rather they constitute a violation of
(E) legal, rather they violate

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22 Nov 2019, 02:10
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co relative conjuction error .. not x but y
IMO C ; is correct
legal, but rather violate

In 2006, contrary to the arguments of the Justice Department, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld that the military commissions established by the Federal government in March 2002 are [url]not legal, as they are violating[/url] "both the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the four Geneva Conventions signed in 1949."

(A) legal, as they are violating
(B) legal; a violation of
(C) legal, but rather violate
(D) legal, but rather they constitute a violation of
(E) legal, rather they violate
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22 Nov 2019, 03:15
Conjunctions "but" & "rather" cannot be used as there are no contradictory statements
--> C, D & E are out

Between A & B, Verb form > Noun form --> A is the best choice

IMO Option A
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22 Nov 2019, 03:31
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In 2006, contrary to the arguments of the Justice Department, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld that the military commissions established by the Federal government in March 2002 are not legal, as they are violating "both the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the four Geneva Conventions signed in 1949."

(A) legal, as they are violating
(B) legal; a violation of
(C) legal, but rather violate
(D) legal, but rather they constitute a violation of
(E) legal, rather they violate

IDIOM: "not X, but (rather) Y"

Ans (C)
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22 Nov 2019, 04:33
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the correct idiom......not x, but rather y............

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23 Nov 2019, 05:05
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The best answer in my view is option C.

The idiom tested by this question is not x but rather y. Based on this split, options A, B, and E can be eliminated.
Between C and D, C is more concise compared with option D. Hence the answer is option C.

In 2006, contrary to the arguments of the Justice Department, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld that the military commissions established by the Federal government in March 2002 are not legal, as they are violating "both the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the four Geneva Conventions signed in 1949."

(A) legal, as they are violating
(B) legal; a violation of
(C) legal, but rather violate
(D) legal, but rather they constitute a violation of
(E) legal, rather they violate
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24 Nov 2019, 23:18
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In 2006, contrary to the arguments of the Justice Department, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld that the military commissions established by the Federal government in March 2002 are not legal, as they are violating "both the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the four Geneva Conventions signed in 1949."

(A) legal, as they are violating
(B) legal; a violation of
(C) legal, but rather violate
(D) legal, but rather they constitute a violation of
(E) legal, rather they violate

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

The correct idiom is: not x, but rather y
The correct sentence structure is: the military commissions ... are not legal, but rather violate

A. the phrase the military commissions ... are not legal, as they are violating is not the proper idiom
B. a violation of ... lacks a subject; the use of the semi-colon abruptly cuts off the previous sentence
C. the correct idiom (not x, but rather y) is used
D. the phrase the military commissions ... are not legal, but rather they is not the proper idiom; the phrase they constitute a violation of is not concise
E. the phrase the military commissions ... are not legal, rather they violate is not the proper idiom
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