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# The suspect in the burglary was advised of his right to

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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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19 Sep 2004, 03:59
I will take E
B destroys the sentence flow logic:
1-his right to remain silent,
2-told he could not leave
as can be seen, you can be advised of your right to... but not of "told"...

1- that he had a right to remain silent
2- that he could not leave
and was...
perfect parallelism
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Re: sc 885 - suspect [#permalink]

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19 Sep 2004, 12:06
Antmavel wrote:
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

I would go with B too....
The suspect was
b) told he could not leave
c) interrogated

With E, the 'that' use seems suspect. OA please?
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Re: sc 885 - suspect [#permalink]

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19 Sep 2004, 15:11
B for me. parallelism.

2 ...was told...
3 ...was... interrogated.

there is no need of "was" after "and"; opening sentence takes care of it.

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19 Sep 2004, 16:04
Hmm, sorry, I see my explanation does not even make sense This is what happens when you try to answer questions at 2AM after a wedding... B must be it.
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19 Sep 2004, 19:52
The suspect was advised that he had a right --> correct tense and correct structure
'that he could not leave' in choice E gives parallellism
and was interrogated -> correct tense

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19 Sep 2004, 21:43
B fo rme.

1. Anything with a was at the end is wrong. A, D and E goes off.
2. Between B and C, C is wrong for continuous use of two 'and'.

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19 Sep 2004, 21:54
OA is B

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