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# Many convicts who, at one time, might then have been found

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31.Many convicts who, at one time, might then have been found guilty of crimes they did not commit, can now be proven innocent by DNA fingerprinting techniques.
A. who, at one time, might then have been found guilty
B. who at one time might have been found to be guilty
C. who might once have been found guilty
D. that might at one time have been found as guilty
E. that at one time might have been found guilty

the oa is
[Reveal] Spoiler:
c
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I am trying to go through the basics of english and SC. Can somebody please explain, assuming A & B are same, what is the difference between 'found guilty' and 'found to be guilty'. If you can add why D is wrong with 'as guilty' it will be helpful for the people like me who come from non english background.

I think one has to go through this kind of basics to get the SC right most of the times.
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Re: convicts guilgy [#permalink]

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03 Jul 2009, 06:59
vaivish1723 wrote:
31.Many convicts who, at one time, might then have been found guilty of crimes they did not commit, can now be proven innocent by DNA fingerprinting techniques.
A. who, at one time, might then have been found guilty
B. who at one time might have been found to be guilty
C. who might once have been found guilty
D. that might at one time have been found as guilty
E. that at one time might have been found guilty

the oa is
[Reveal] Spoiler:
c
.

I am trying to go through the basics of english and SC. Can somebody please explain, assuming A & B are same, what is the difference between 'found guilty' and 'found to be guilty'. If you can add why D is wrong with 'as guilty' it will be helpful for the people like me who come from non english background.

I think one has to go through this kind of basics to get the SC right most of the times.

'to be' is used to inform future actions , not past actions.
future; soon to be the thing specified (usually used in combination): bride-to-be.

So that will make B wrong.

A is wrong for using 'at one time' and 'then' ..redundency.

D is wrong for ' found as guilty' and 'at one time' also doesnt sound idiomatic.
E -- same problem 'at one time'..

IMO C.. concise and idiomatic.
Re: convicts guilgy   [#permalink] 03 Jul 2009, 06:59
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