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The First National Bank of Boston pleaded guilty in a federal district court for failing to report $1.2 billion in cash transfers to Swiss banks. (A) for failing to report (B) for its failure to report (C) for its failure in reporting (D) to its failure in reporting (E) to failing to report If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! Intern Joined: 02 Jul 2003 Posts: 1 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 06 Aug 2003, 15:45 The First National Bank of Boston pleaded guilty in a federal district court to failing to report$1.2 billion in cash transfers to Swiss banks.

That doesn't sound right, read it aloud and listen.

MHO would be B is best or A is acceptable, but not E.
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07 Aug 2003, 03:08
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This was already posted by Lasha but needs more considering:

The First National Bank of Boston pleaded guilty in a federal district court for failing to report $1.2 billion in cash transfers to Swiss banks. (A) for failing to report (B) for its failure to report (C) for its failure in reporting (D) to its failure in reporting (E) to failing to report The idiom is "plead guilty to <a crime>" where <a crime> doesn't not need "its" to specify who committed the crime (the person pleading is assumed". Ex> Tom pleaded guilty to assault. She pleaded guilty to murdering her husband. The idiom "pleading for" is reserved for 1) when one is pleading "on behalf of" someone (She was pleading for Tom, hoping that his life would be spared). or 2) when one is begging for something. (He pleaded for mercy). Got it? _________________ Best, AkamaiBrah Former Senior Instructor, Manhattan GMAT and VeritasPrep Vice President, Midtown NYC Investment Bank, Structured Finance IT MFE, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, Class of 2005 MBA, Anderson School of Management, UCLA, Class of 1993 SVP Joined: 03 Feb 2003 Posts: 1603 Followers: 9 Kudos [?]: 248 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 07 Aug 2003, 11:14 Akamai, Are my examples correct? She pleads for letting her brother leave a prison. He pleaded guilty to misusing the state funds. Intern Joined: 04 Aug 2003 Posts: 24 Location: Orange County Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 Re: SC: ODDBALL IDIOM [#permalink] ### Show Tags 07 Aug 2003, 14:22 AkamaiBrah wrote: stolyar wrote: This was already posted by Lasha but needs more considering: The First National Bank of Boston pleaded guilty in a federal district court for failing to report$1.2 billion in cash transfers to Swiss banks.

(A) for failing to report
(B) for its failure to report
(C) for its failure in reporting
(D) to its failure in reporting
(E) to failing to report

The idiom is "plead guilty to <a crime>" where <a crime> doesn't not need "its" to specify who committed the crime (the person pleading is assumed".

Ex>
She pleaded guilty to murdering her husband.

The idiom "pleading for" is reserved for
1) when one is pleading "on behalf of" someone (She was pleading for Tom, hoping that his life would be spared).
or
2) when one is begging for something. (He pleaded for mercy).

Got it?

I'm confused, what is the correct answer? E just doesn't sound right.
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08 Aug 2003, 18:19
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AkamaiBrah wrote:
stolyar wrote:
This was already posted by Lasha but needs more considering:

The First National Bank of Boston pleaded guilty in a federal district court for failing to report $1.2 billion in cash transfers to Swiss banks. (A) for failing to report (B) for its failure to report (C) for its failure in reporting (D) to its failure in reporting (E) to failing to report The idiom is "plead guilty to <a crime>" where <a crime> doesn't not need "its" to specify who committed the crime (the person pleading is assumed". Ex> Tom pleaded guilty to assault. She pleaded guilty to murdering her husband. The idiom "pleading for" is reserved for 1) when one is pleading "on behalf of" someone (She was pleading for Tom, hoping that his life would be spared). or 2) when one is begging for something. (He pleaded for mercy). Got it? I'm confused, what is the correct answer? E just doesn't sound right. E is the correct answer. Think of this: Tom pleaded guilty to (the crime of) assault. She pleaded guilty to (the crime of) murdering her husband. The First National Bank of Boston pleaded guilty ... to (the crime of) failing to report$1.2 billion in cash transfers to Swiss banks.
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08 Aug 2003, 19:38
AkamaiBrah wrote:
Lisa12322 wrote:
AkamaiBrah wrote:
stolyar wrote:
This was already posted by Lasha but needs more considering:

The First National Bank of Boston pleaded guilty in a federal district court for failing to report $1.2 billion in cash transfers to Swiss banks. (A) for failing to report (B) for its failure to report (C) for its failure in reporting (D) to its failure in reporting (E) to failing to report The idiom is "plead guilty to <a crime>" where <a crime> doesn't not need "its" to specify who committed the crime (the person pleading is assumed". Ex> Tom pleaded guilty to assault. She pleaded guilty to murdering her husband. The idiom "pleading for" is reserved for 1) when one is pleading "on behalf of" someone (She was pleading for Tom, hoping that his life would be spared). or 2) when one is begging for something. (He pleaded for mercy). Got it? I'm confused, what is the correct answer? E just doesn't sound right. E is the correct answer. Think of this: Tom pleaded guilty to (the crime of) assault. She pleaded guilty to (the crime of) murdering her husband. The First National Bank of Boston pleaded guilty ... to (the crime of) failing to report$1.2 billion in cash transfers to Swiss banks.

Okay, I see it...the "in a federal district court" part threw me. oh boy do I need practice!
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11 May 2004, 03:55
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This was already posted by Lasha but needs more considering:

The First National Bank of Boston pleaded guilty in a federal district court for failing to report $1.2 billion in cash transfers to Swiss banks. (A) for failing to report (B) for its failure to report (C) for its failure in reporting (D) to its failure in reporting (E) to failing to report this question was from a long time discussion but I wonder if the answer is E. My gmat plus said it's B which is the same as my answer. What do you think? CEO Joined: 15 Aug 2003 Posts: 3460 Followers: 67 Kudos [?]: 869 [0], given: 781 Re: SC: ODDBALL IDIOM [#permalink] ### Show Tags 11 May 2004, 04:26 aonie wrote: stolyar wrote: This was already posted by Lasha but needs more considering: The First National Bank of Boston pleaded guilty in a federal district court for failing to report$1.2 billion in cash transfers to Swiss banks.

(A) for failing to report
(B) for its failure to report
(C) for its failure in reporting
(D) to its failure in reporting
(E) to failing to report

this question was from a long time discussion but I wonder if the answer is E. My gmat plus said it's B which is the same as my answer. What do you think?

The legend that is akamaibrah has spoken on this one ...check the posts above. read his explanations, if you still have doubts, let me know

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PS: Checked out the error log yet?
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11 May 2004, 04:42
Just came back...

Error log checked out...it's great, and I hope i have the time to post mine there. I've been using a notebook to do this.

Thanks a lot Praet.
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