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The suspect in the burglary was advised of his right to remain silent, told he could not leave, and was interrogated in a detention room.
(A) of his right to remain silent, told he could not leave, and was
(B) of his right to remain silent, told he could not leave, and
(C) of his right to remain silent and that he could not leave and
(D) that he had a right to remain silent, could not leave, and was
(E) that he had a right to remain silent, that he could not leave, and was
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The intended structure the text is: The suspect in the burglary was (advised, told, and interrogated). We can now see the unparallel intrusion of the word ‘was’ in the construction. Therefore, only B and C remain. C is wrong because of unnecessarily breaking the //ism by missing the working verb in the second arm. The verb 'advised' belongs to suspect’s right and is not a common verb for all the three arms.
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There are three verbs, which all need to be in the same form. We cannot have the 'was' in the original sentence, because it is passive. We need three direct verbs and only (B) gives us there: 'advised', 'told' and 'interrogated'. The proper idiom is 'advised of' so that leaves us with (B).

The suspect in the burglary was advised of his right to remain silent, told he could not leave, and was interrogated in a detention room.
(A) of his right to remain silent, told he could not leave, and was
(B) of his right to remain silent, told he could not leave, and
(C) of his right to remain silent and that he could not leave and
(D) that he had a right to remain silent, could not leave, and was
(E) that he had a right to remain silent, that he could not leave, and was
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ChrisLele wrote:
There are three verbs, which all need to be in the same form. We cannot have the 'was' in the original sentence, because it is passive. We need three direct verbs and only (B) gives us there: 'advised', 'told' and 'interrogated'. The proper idiom is 'advised of' so that leaves us with (B).

The suspect in the burglary was advised of his right to remain silent, told he could not leave, and was interrogated in a detention room.
(A) of his right to remain silent, told he could not leave, and was
(B) of his right to remain silent, told he could not leave, and
(C) of his right to remain silent and that he could not leave and
(D) that he had a right to remain silent, could not leave, and was
(E) that he had a right to remain silent, that he could not leave, and was


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