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774. The lawyer for the defense charged that she suspected the police of having illegally taped her confidential conversations with her client and then used the information obtained to find evidence supporting their murder charges.

(A) used the information obtained to find evidence supporting
(B) used such information as they obtained to find evidence supporting
(C) used the information they had obtained to find evidence that would support
(D) of using the information they had obtained to find evidence that would support
(E) of using such information as they obtained to find evidence that would be supportive of

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is D, however I have concerns according of the answer (q. is form 1000sc),
and here they are:
1) they? according to the oxford vocabulary POLICE is singular.
2) I think that USE should be parallel to TAPED because of THAN
...she suspected of having illegaly taped and than used inf....
...she suspected of having illegaly taped and than of using inf.. this one is sound like She first suspected of having... and than she suspected of using... .
Correct me if I am mistaken. Thanx.

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31 Dec 2009, 10:43
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IMO D.

To narrow down the choices, first look at 'of having'. Next, take out [illegally taped her confidential conversations with her client ]

She suspected the police 'of having'.. 'and then of using'. Of having and of using should be parallel.

Therefore, eliminate A,B,C.

Next, 'taped' is past tense. Look in D and E for past tense in regards to obtaining evidence so the two are parallel.

'they had obtained' is past tense.

Choose D.
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31 Dec 2009, 10:57
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774. The lawyer for the defense charged that she suspected the police of having illegally taped her confidential conversations with her client and then used the information obtained to find evidence supporting their murder charges.

(A) used the information obtained to find evidence supporting
(B) used such information as they obtained to find evidence supporting
(C) used the information they had obtained to find evidence that would support
(D) of using the information they had obtained to find evidence that would support
(E) of using such information as they obtained to find evidence that would be supportive of

OA
is D, however I have concerns according of the answer (q. is form 1000sc),
and here they are:
1) they? according to the oxford vocabulary POLICE is singular.
2) I think that USE should be parallel to TAPED because of THAN
...she suspected of having illegaly taped and than used inf....
...she suspected of having illegaly taped and than of using inf.. this one is sound like She first suspected of having... and than she suspected of using... .
Correct me if I am mistaken. Thanx.

1) first police can be used as both singular and plural... look at nonunderlined portion ,it has 'their murder charges'.... so 'they' is correct

2) second llism is between the two actions of police... so using is llel to having....

3) third point. use of then is not abt her suspecting one thing after another... it is first illegally taping then using that info for using....
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01 Jan 2011, 02:52
Can someone explain why the parallelism is not between taped and used (as in C) :
..she suspected the police of having illegally taped ... and then used the information..
the parallelism between of having taped and of using does not seem correct to me (present perfect progressive does not parallel with a gerund)
Also the meaning in D is that she suspect the police on one thing and then (after a while) on another. It is nonsensical.
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09 Jan 2011, 02:32
this is not a voting that counts who is favor D or not. The OA is known already so it might be helpful if you can explain something. This is a forum, you know.
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09 Jan 2011, 03:00
Can someone explain why the parallelism is not between taped and used (as in C) :
..she suspected the police of having illegally taped ... and then used the information..
the parallelism between of having taped and of using does not seem correct to me (present perfect progressive does not parallel with a gerund)
Also the meaning in D is that she suspect the police on one thing and then (after a while) on another. It is nonsensical.

let me break this 1 down for you -

The lawyer for the defense charged that she suspected the police of having illegally taped her confidential conversations with her client and then used the information obtained to find evidence supporting their murder charges.

Parallelism is not between taped and used but between of having .. and of using because if you consider the sentence in fragments - because the parallelism is between two phrases here 'of having illegally taped' and 'of using the information' ...for using 'used' and 'taped' the sentence should have been - The lawyer for the defense charged that she suspected that the police illegally taped..... hence a, b, c are wrong.
The meaning in D is not nonsensical if you see that the lawyer suspects the police of 1 set of 2 consecutive actions(taping and then using)
E is wrong here also for the usage of such information - which makes the information more specific whereas the intent of the sentence is to have it generic .
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09 Jan 2011, 23:43
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If llism has to be maintained between taped and used, what will be the subject of the verb ‘used’? It will be she (the lawyer), distorting the intent of the text. The actual sentence will read:

She suspected the police of having illegally taped ... and then (she) used the information.

Will it make sense? The thumb rule of llism is that, things considered parallel
should be so both in meaning and form. So C has to be ignored.
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21 Jun 2011, 08:59
daagh wrote:
If llism has to be maintained between taped and used, what will be the subject of the verb ‘used’? It will be she (the lawyer), distorting the intent of the text. The actual sentence will read:

She suspected the police of having illegally taped ... and then (she) used the information.

Will it make sense? The thumb rule of llism is that, things considered parallel
should be so both in meaning and form. So C has to be ignored.

Daagh,
What do you think about the sentence below?
She suspected the police of having illegally taped ... and then (having) used the information.

Is it any wrong to interpret the above sentence as an elided one?
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21 Jun 2011, 09:03
Imo:D. suspected the police of having-----and then of------.E is wordy. D is correct.
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22 Jun 2011, 17:32
Suspected police { [of having...] + then [of using] }
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29 Aug 2012, 13:21
Onell wrote:
daagh wrote:
If llism has to be maintained between taped and used, what will be the subject of the verb ‘used’? It will be she (the lawyer), distorting the intent of the text. The actual sentence will read:

She suspected the police of having illegally taped ... and then (she) used the information.

Will it make sense? The thumb rule of llism is that, things considered parallel
should be so both in meaning and form. So C has to be ignored.

Daagh,
What do you think about the sentence below?
She suspected the police of having illegally taped ... and then (having) used the information.

Is it any wrong to interpret the above sentence as an elided one?

then "having" used the information is incorrect because "having used the information" means that information has already been used. The sequence is unclear.
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10 Jun 2018, 07:25
774. The lawyer for the defense charged that she suspected the police of having illegally taped her confidential conversations with her client and then used the information obtained to find evidence supporting their murder charges.

(A) used the information obtained to find evidence supporting - CORRECT because this answer is concise and adheres to parallelism rule
(B) used such information as they obtained to find evidence supporting - the pronoun 'they' has no clear reference
(C) used the information they had obtained to find evidence that would support - the pronoun 'they' has no clear reference
(D) of using the information they had obtained to find evidence that would support - violates parallelism rule
(E) of using such information as they obtained to find evidence that would be supportive of - violates parallelism rule

As a rule of thumb, conjunction 'and' signifies that parallelism issue is being tested. Whenever you find 'and' make sure that the two clauses connected by 'and' are of similar tense.
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