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The First National Bank of Boston pleaded guilty in a federal district court for failing to report $1.2 billion in cash transfers
to Swiss Bank.

(A) for failing to report
(B) for its failure to report
(C) for its failure in reporting
(D) to its failure in reporting
(E) to failing to report

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The First National Bank of Boston pleaded guilty in a federal district court for failing to report $1.2 billion in cash transfers
to Swiss Bank.

(A) for failing to report
(B) for its failure to report
(C) for its failure in reporting
(D) to its failure in reporting
(E) to failing to report

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hibloom wrote:
The First National Bank of Boston pleaded guilty in a federal district court for failing to report $1.2 billion in cash transfers to Swiss Bank.

(A) for failing to report
(B) for its failure to report
(C) for its failure in reporting
(D) to its failure in reporting
(E) to failing to report


IMO A)

Although B) is close but its cause the problem.

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The First National Bank of Boston pleaded guilty in a federal district court for failing to report $1.2 billion in cash transfers to Swiss Bank.

(A) for failing to report
(B) for its failure to report
(C) for its failure in reporting
(D) to its failure in reporting
(E) to failing to report

For should be used, so only A, B, C is possible

Not sure, but I will choose A for simplicity

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B makes sense to me.

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A. It's more simple than B or C, and i don't like that "its" from B and C.

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(A) for failing to report
Seems correct.

(B) for its failure to report
"its" can refer either to First National Bank of Boston or to federal district court. So referrant not clear.

(C) for its failure in reporting
"its" can refer either to First National Bank of Boston or to federal district court. So referrant not clear.

(D) to its failure in reporting
"its" can refer either to First National Bank of Boston or to federal district court. So referrant not clear.

(E) to failing to report
Sounds awkward. "to failing" should be "for failing".

IMO A.

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hibloom wrote:
The First National Bank of Boston pleaded guilty in a federal district court for failing to report $1.2 billion in cash transfers
to Swiss Bank.

(A) for failing to report
(B) for its failure to report
(C) for its failure in reporting
(D) to its failure in reporting
(E) to failing to report



A. its in B/C has confusing antecedent.
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"Guilty to" is the correct usage, not "guilty for". E looks better to me.

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Even I thought it should have been A but guilty to is the correct idiom hence E
Can anyone on the forum confirm this

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hibloom wrote:
The First National Bank of Boston pleaded guilty in a federal district court for failing to report $1.2 billion in cash transfers
to Swiss Bank.

(A) for failing to report
(B) for its failure to report
(C) for its failure in reporting
(D) to its failure in reporting
(E) to failing to report



A. its in B/C has confusing antecedent.


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http://gmatclub.com/forum/p189230#p189230


E doesnot make sense as it is not idiomatic. "GUILTY to failing to report" DOESNOT SEEM correct for me. "GUILTY for failing to report" is better.

i stick to A. what is the source? no OE?
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What actually makes sense is not even an option. "Guilty of"

"He is guilty of larceny."
"He is guilty of embezzlement."
"He is guilty of using JJ's to score a 700+ on the GMAT."

What authority says "guilty to" is the correct idiom?
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jallenmorris wrote:
What actually makes sense is not even an option. "Guilty of"

"He is guilty of larceny."
"He is guilty of embezzlement."
"He is guilty of using JJ's to score a 700+ on the GMAT."

What authority says "guilty to" is the correct idiom?


yup.
"Guilty of" sounds much better.
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I think E is right, though it sounds bad. To the above poster, you can be guilty "of" something, but if you PLEAD guilty, it's "to" something. "He pleaded guilty to manslaughter", not "he pleaded guilty of manslaughter"

Sounds good?

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Yeah, I agree with that Matt, except the past tense form of "to plead" is "pled" rather than "pleaded".

"He pled guilty to manslaughter."
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i don't agree with the OA. I've never seen such a construction where you have the gerund "failing" placed right after "to". Those two never match. However, you can have the gerund placed after "for" or "of". I also read somewhere that the proper idiomatic expression is: plead guilty for doing something. so it must be A

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