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# Ted, Dan, Diane and me were all cited for contempt of court.

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VP
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Ted, Dan, Diane and me were all cited for contempt of court. [#permalink]

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18 Nov 2008, 19:48
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Ted, Dan, Diane and me were all cited for contempt of court.
(A) Ted, Dan, Diane and me were all cited
(B) Ted, Dan, Diane and I were all cited
(C) Ted, Dan, Diane and I were the ones cited
(D) Ted, Dan, Diane and I were cited
(E) Ted, Dan, Diane and I was cited

Is "all" redundant in B?

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18 Nov 2008, 21:34
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goalsnr wrote:
Ted, Dan, Diane and me were all cited for contempt of court.
(A) Ted, Dan, Diane and me were all cited
(B) Ted, Dan, Diane and I were all cited
(C) Ted, Dan, Diane and I were the ones cited
(D) Ted, Dan, Diane and I were cited
(E) Ted, Dan, Diane and I was cited

Is "all" redundant in B?

I guess "all" is not redundant but misplaced and changes the meaning.

B-1: Ted, Dan, Diane and I were all cited for contempt of court - all modifies "cited". this means "all cited" is somthing such as "cited". so the meaning is altered.

B-2: Ted, Dan, Diane and I, all, were cited for contempt of court - all means "Ted, Dan, Diane and I".

D should be it.
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19 Nov 2008, 10:38
GMAT TIGER wrote:
goalsnr wrote:
Ted, Dan, Diane and me were all cited for contempt of court.
(A) Ted, Dan, Diane and me were all cited
(B) Ted, Dan, Diane and I were all cited
(C) Ted, Dan, Diane and I were the ones cited
(D) Ted, Dan, Diane and I were cited
(E) Ted, Dan, Diane and I was cited

Is "all" redundant in B?

I guess "all" is not redundant but misplaced and changes the meaning.

B-1: Ted, Dan, Diane and I were all cited for contempt of court - all modifies "cited". this means "all cited" is somthing such as "cited". so the meaning is altered.

B-2: Ted, Dan, Diane and I, all, were cited for contempt of court - all means "Ted, Dan, Diane and I".

D should be it.

I disagree. I feel that all is redundant. T, D, D and I = all. We don't need to explicitly state all again.

Tiger,

I did not understand your explanation on B-1
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19 Nov 2008, 17:54
I chose D because I thought "all" was redundant in B . Butthe OA is B. Still figuring out why "all" is required .
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19 Nov 2008, 23:21
my two cents on why B can be correct:

The original sentence uses the word "all" though it incorrectly uses "me".
All, x,y and z were cited, emphasies the fact that 3/3 were cited.
though 'x,y and z were cited' in correct, it merely states that '(some)3 guys were cited.'

As GMAT always prefer the answer choice that is grammatically correct and does not change the meaning (here:emphasis) of the original sentence, B is correct.

A and E are grammatically incorrect.
and C and D does not emphasis the fact that "all" were cited.

But in real exam, I too would have confused between B and C and ended up picking C....(as I always do )

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