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## Judge Bonham!

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Judge Bonham! Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:47 pm
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Judge Bonham denied a motion to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them to a hotel.

(A) to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them to
(B) that would have allowed members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of confined to
(C) under which memebrs of the jury are allowed to go home at the end of each day instead of confining them in
(D) that would allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than confinement in
(E) to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than be confined to

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Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:52 pm
The 2/3 split here is "instead of" in A, B, and C vs. "rather than" in D and E. Since we're not directly substituting one thing for another, we should use "rather than."

D compares "to go home" to "confinement in", which is not parallel.

E compares "to go home" to "be confined", which is parallel. It may look like we're missing a "to" in the second part, but the first "to" modifies it as well:

to (go home) rather than (be confined)

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Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:54 pm
bryan88 wrote:
Judge Bonham denied a motion to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them to a hotel.

(A) to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them to
(B) that would have allowed members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of confined to
(C) under which memebrs of the jury are allowed to go home at the end of each day instead of confining them in
(D) that would allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than confinement in

(E) to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than be confined to
IMO: E

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Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:56 pm
OA is E. Thanks
Any more questions or texts n the rather than /instead of split?

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Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:02 pm
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OA is E. Thanks
Any more questions or texts n the rather than /instead of split?
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Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:01 pm
I'm still stumped on the meaning, which caused me to instantly POE the correct answer choice.

There are two ways you can interpret the meaning:

1) Judge Bonham denied a motion to allow... (Judge is doing the action)
2) Judge Bonham denied a motion that would have allowed... (Motion is doing the action)

Which one is correct here? Am I missing something? It makes way more sense to me that the second interpretation, in which Judge Bonham is a more cynical individual, is the correct one.

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Scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have succeeded for the first time in mining heat from the Earth’s interior and producing energy on a commercial scale, enough for efficient generation of electricity and heating factories and homes.
A. and producing energy on a commercial scale, enough for efficient generation of electricity and heating
B. and producing enough energy on a commercial scale for electricity to be generated efficiently and to heat
C. for energy production on a commercial scale, enough for generating electricity efficiently and to heat
D. to produce energy on a commercial scale, enough for generating electricity efficiently and for heating
E. to produce enough energy on a commercial scale for efficient generation of electricity and heat

I wonder in this question why choice D is better than B?because in B we have to be generated and to heat ..just exactly the same as the Question above to allow and (to) be confined to?

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Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:18 am
[quote="mory"]Scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have succeeded for the first time in mining heat from the Earth’s interior and producing energy on a commercial scale, enough for efficient generation of electricity and heating factories and homes.
A. and producing energy on a commercial scale, enough for efficient generation of electricity and heating
B. and producing enough energy on a commercial scale for electricity to be generated efficiently and to heat
C. for energy production on a commercial scale, enough for generating electricity efficiently and to heat
D. to produce energy on a commercial scale, enough for generating electricity efficiently and for heating - parallel
E. to produce enough energy on a commercial scale for efficient generation of electricity and heat

IMO: D

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