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The doctrinal dispute resulted in the dismissal of the president of the seminary, who was charged with teaching false doctrine and with administrative misconduct.

(A) charged with teaching false doctrine and with administrative misconduct
(B) charged with teaching false doctrine and administrative misconduct
(C) being charged that he taught false doctrine and administrative misconduct
(D) charged with both false doctrine teaching and administrative misconduct
(E) teaching false doctrine and administrative misconduct as charged
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16 Mar 2005, 03:42
I believe it's (D). Only (D) maintains parallelism
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16 Mar 2005, 16:56
recently discussed but OA is A, not D

In B: if we don't use with, we would have ambiguity about whether misconduct was parallel with teaching or with doctrine. In other words, it sounds like the president was teaching administrative misconduct!!

In D: The key here is to notice that doctrine is the object of teaching and should therefore be kept as the object, not as an adjective (or, as we sometimes say, "in attribution").

In other words, we should follow this pattern: PREP + GERUND + OBJECT OF GERUND

Example will make this rule clearer - Consider the following sentences:

The woman was fired for buying junk.
or
The woman was fired for junk buying.

After eating lunch, I felt sleepy.
or
After lunch eating, I felt sleepy.
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16 Mar 2005, 17:14
Antmavel wrote:
The doctrinal dispute resulted in the dismissal of the president of the seminary, who was charged with teaching false doctrine and with administrative misconduct.

(A) charged with teaching false doctrine and with administrative misconduct
(B) charged with teaching false doctrine and administrative misconduct
(C) being charged that he taught false doctrine and administrative misconduct
(D) charged with both false doctrine teaching and administrative misconduct
(E) teaching false doctrine and administrative misconduct as charged

A is my pick

B, C & E are wrong :since he wasn't teaching both-doctrine and administrative misconduct

D a close second pick
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17 Mar 2005, 19:11
vprabhala wrote:
heheheh sad to have the same error twice..

Having the same error twice gets me really nervous. It makes me feel i am not learning anything
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19 Mar 2005, 00:36
Antmavel wrote:
recently discussed but OA is A, not D

In B: if we don't use with, we would have ambiguity about whether misconduct was parallel with teaching or with doctrine. In other words, it sounds like the president was teaching administrative misconduct!!

In D: The key here is to notice that doctrine is the object of teaching and should therefore be kept as the object, not as an adjective (or, as we sometimes say, "in attribution").

In other words, we should follow this pattern: PREP + GERUND + OBJECT OF GERUND

Example will make this rule clearer - Consider the following sentences:

The woman was fired for buying junk.
or
The woman was fired for junk buying.

After eating lunch, I felt sleepy.
or
After lunch eating, I felt sleepy.

The key here is to notice that doctrine is the object of teaching and should therefore be kept as the object, not as an adjective.

I think the key point is that sometimes we didn't know doctrine should be object or adjective, both of which are grammatical.
Therefore, we make the same mistake twice.
19 Mar 2005, 00:36
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