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In recent years, there have been thousands of refugees from countries

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In recent years, there have been thousands of refugees from countries as diverse as Cambodia and Haiti who had chosen the risk of death at sea rather than endure the certainty of poverty and oppression at home.


A) had chosen the risk of death at sea rather than endure

B) had chosen the risk of death at sea instead of enduring

C) have chosen risking death at sea instead of enduring

D) have chosen to risk death at sea rather than enduring

E) have chosen to risk death at sea rather than endure

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New post 29 Oct 2018, 05:05
E

In recent years- require present perfect. Eliminate A,B
Rather than is preferred. Eliminate C.
D:- not parallel. Hence E


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New post 30 Oct 2018, 02:53
Inspite of knowing 'rather than' is preferred. I went for looking at the meaning where 'chosen' is mentioned. It means a choice is made instead of something else. Hence, I selected C. What is wrong with this line of reasoning? And 'Rather than' is known to show preference and 'instead of' for replacement. 'chosen' is the key word based on which I chose C as my answer.
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