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# Some people have very clear opinions about capital

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02 Dec 2008, 00:04
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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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02 Dec 2008, 00:31
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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02 Dec 2008, 02:37
But in E, isnt the use of ordinary and common redundant?
atletikos wrote:
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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03 Dec 2008, 12:52
ritula wrote:
But in E, isnt the use of ordinary and common redundant?
atletikos wrote:
E

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

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03 Dec 2008, 13:09

I am going with D. GMAt does care about simplification and concise sentence structure.
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03 Dec 2008, 23:26
OA is D
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