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Some people have very clear opinions about capital punishment, the incarceration of child abusers and what should be done to common, ordinary thieves.
A) child abusers and what should happen to common, ordinary thieves

B) child abusers and what the police should do to thieves

C) child abusers and what should be done to common, ordinary thieves

D) child abusers and the length of jail terms for thieves

E) child abusers and the length of jail terms for common, ordinary thieves

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E

Parralel construction requires a noun after "and", so A,B,C - out
D slightly changes the meaning, E is the best answer.

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But in E, isnt the use of ordinary and common redundant?
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Parralel construction requires a noun after "and", so A,B,C - out
D slightly changes the meaning, E is the best answer.

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But in E, isnt the use of ordinary and common redundant?
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Parralel construction requires a noun after "and", so A,B,C - out
D slightly changes the meaning, E is the best answer.



Thieves are thieves

Adding "ordinary" and "common" add no meaning to the sentence

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what's the official answer?

I am going with D. GMAt does care about simplification and concise sentence structure.
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