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# The death of Timothy Cole will not prevent the courts from

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The death of Timothy Cole will not prevent the courts from him being exonerated, should he prove to be innocent.

(A) from him being exonerated
(B) from exonerated him
(C) from exonerating him
(D) from being exonerated
(E) from having exonerating him
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25 Oct 2010, 02:34
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Here is a court doing some action; Only Choice C brings out that action without confusion or distortion.
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25 Oct 2010, 02:28
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"will not. prevent.." means the tense is future..hence A,B,D are ruled out (exoneraTED). out of C and D,C looks correct,also avoid BEING form in D. Thats my line of resoning
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25 Oct 2010, 04:16
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Idiom is tested here.

prevent ~ sb/sth (from doing sth)

source: Oxford dictionary.
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Straight C ... The remaining choices use the term 'Exonerate' incorrectly
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The death of Timothy Cole will not prevent the courts from him being exonerated, should he prove to be innocent.

(A) from him being exonerated
(B) from exonerated him
(C) from exonerating him
(D) from being exonerated
(E) from having exonerating him

As a check, we can insert other action words:
'will not prevent the courts from punishing him' --> it will not be 'prevent the courts from [punished him/having punishing him]' etc
'will not prevent the boys from beating him'
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17 Nov 2011, 08:46
Beside the correct choice, what is the structure of this sentence. I do not understand the role of group following comma 'should be... '
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25 Dec 2012, 00:09
2:3 split between exonerating and exonerated , the word "will" in the sentence is in future tense,so clearly +ing form wins.Between C and E ,E is using "having" which is awkward. So,C wins
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04 Jul 2019, 01:03
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The death of Timothy Cole will not prevent the courts from him being exonerated, should he prove to be innocent.

(A) from him being exonerated
(B) from exonerated him
(C) from exonerating him
(D) from being exonerated
(E) from having exonerating him

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

(Word Choice) What the author wishes to say is that Timothy Cole’s will not stop the court from exonerating Timothy Cole. The sentence beings with “will not prevent the courts…” The clause “from him being exonerated” does not convey the intended meaning correctly; his death cannot prevent the courts from him being exonerated. So, (A) is wrong. What is essential here is the pronoun “him” or “he.” Who is being exonerated? Timothy Cole. People are exonerated. Not the courts, not the death. “From exonerating him,” “him from being exonerated,” etc. (D) does not have this essential pronoun, so this answer choice can be discarded for this reason.

Of these, (C) offers the only correctly worded answer “The death.. will not prevent the courts from exonerating him should he prove to be innocent,” and is the answer.
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