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# In December of 1987 an automobile manufacturer pleaded no

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In December of 1987 an automobile manufacturer pleaded no contest to criminal
charges of odometer tampering and agreed to pay more than \$16 million in civil
damages for cars that were test-driven with their odometers disconnected
(A) cars that were test-driven with their odometers disconnected
(B) cars that it had test-driven with their disconnected odometers
(C) its cars having been test-driven with disconnected odometers
(D) having test-driven cars with their odometers disconnected
(E) having cars that were test-driven with disconnected odometers
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29 Mar 2011, 06:51
odometers disconnected vs dsconnected odometers, latter seems to say as if it was a part of the car and test drives were done on it. former is preferable
between A D now,
also in options A & B, for cars that were/it seem to convey as if the compnay dint volunatarily remove the meters, it just happened and it wa spaying up for it. but as the sentecne says it was a no contest case, compnay was at fault.
D coveys this meaning, having test driven cars -the company knew tht was happening.
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Point1. The test- driving occurred prior to pleading. So that must be expressed in either a past perfect or some such equivalent expression that brings out that priorness

Point 2. ‘Disconnected motors’ is inferior to ‘odometers that were disconnected, because the former gives a feeling as if there is some special kind of odometers such as disconnected odometers and connected odometers.

B and D are in contention. But B suffers from using the inelegant phrase ‘disconnected odometers’.

D is a better choice for clearly bringing out that the tests had been carried out prior to pleading by marking the tests as ‘having test-driven’ and for using the more acceptable ‘ their odometers disconnected’
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29 Mar 2011, 07:34
D wins because of ||ism. Charges of ( ing and ing ) ie tampering and having

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19 Nov 2015, 21:18
whichscore wrote:
In December of 1987 an automobile manufacturer pleaded no contest to criminal
charges of odometer tampering and agreed to pay more than \$16 million in civil
damages for cars that were test-driven with their odometers disconnected
(A) cars that were test-driven with their odometers disconnected
(B) cars that it had test-driven with their disconnected odometers
(C) its cars having been test-driven with disconnected odometers
(D) having test-driven cars with their odometers disconnected
(E) having cars that were test-driven with disconnected odometers

well, it's illogical to say that the company paid damages for cars...
maybe it paid for having cars with no odometers?

A,B, and C - out.

between D and E - D is the winner.
E changes the meaning:
having cars
cars that were test driven with disconnected odometers -- again, same mistake as in A,B,and C - company paid damages for having cars...no

D - company paid damages for having cars with their odometers disconnected!!!
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