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# Upon reaching the age of sixty, the president of the board

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Upon reaching the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided to retire over searching for another job.

A)Upon reaching the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided to retire over searching for another job.
B)After reaching the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided retirement than to search for another job.
C)When he reached the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided to retire rather than to search for another job.
D)When reaching the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided to retire instead of searching for another job.
E)When he reached the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided to retire rather than searching for another job.

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29 Aug 2005, 11:46
I will go with C as it is parallel ( to retire ....to search)

A - i find "retire over" to be incorrect
B - not parallel
D - When reaching is incorrect
E - not parallel

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29 Aug 2005, 23:08
Even I would go for C.

Reason:
A : Improper usage of parallelism

B : "decided...than to" is again wrong

C : Correct one

D : "When reaching ..." sounds odd

E : "to retire...than searching" Improper parallelism

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30 Aug 2005, 02:04
C,

parallellism here to retire rather than to search

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30 Aug 2005, 06:36
A)Upon reaching the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided to retire over searching for another job.
- Not Parallel

B)After reaching the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided retirement than to search for another job.
- Not parallel

C)When he reached the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided to retire rather than to search for another job.

D)When reaching the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided to retire instead of searching for another job.
- Awkward and not parallel

E)When he reached the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided to retire rather than searching for another job.
- Awkward and not parallel

C is the best choice.

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30 Aug 2005, 06:36
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