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platinum gmat SC- I think wrong

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platinum gmat SC- I think wrong

by vkb16 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:16 am
In 2006, contrary to the arguments of the Justice Department, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld that the military commissions established by the Federal government in March 2002 are not legal, as they are violating "both the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the four Geneva Conventions signed in 1949."
A) legal, as they are violating
B) legal; a violation of
C) legal, but rather violate
D) legal, but rather they constitute a violation of
E) legal, rather they violate

OA is C
I think the OA is wrong, as a noun (legal) and a verb (violate) cannot be logically compared.
Am I wrong?
I think its A

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by vkb16 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:18 am
the site says

" The correct idiom is: not x, but rather y"

Arnt x and y supposed to be logically parallel???

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by rahulg83 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:29 pm
IMO A should be the answer..
Any favors for C?
Plz help..

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by 4seasoncentre » Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:00 pm
I agree that A is the best answer.

I only like the use of the word 'rather' in a phrase like.....


something is NOT something, rather.....

to me the use of the word 'rather' is not appropriate in this case.

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by cramya » Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:49 pm
" The correct idiom is: not x, but rather y"

Arnt x and y supposed to be logically parallel???
Agree.

but rather a violation would have been ok imo .None of the answer choices seem to reflect this.

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by vkb16 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:06 am
well I guess the platinumgmat sources arnt the most reliable of them..
better off depending on OG and MGMAT!
thanks anyways guys!

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by dumb.doofus » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:55 pm
Buddies, C is correct.. and I am not sure why the inclination towards A

You dont know what 'they' refers to, so A, D and E are as such out.. for all you know "they" may be referring to "military commissions"..

B is as such wrong because when you put semicolon the independent clause needs to support the previous clause.. here it is negating the decision made by the supreme court..

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by UBSboy81 » Mon May 11, 2009 2:49 pm
C is definitely correct.

I noticed the same thing tested in the Official Guide 11th edition in question 87. The Official Guide GMAT answer has the exact same logic as the Platinum GMAT logic.

In fact, the first sentence of the Platinum GMAT explanation is almost the same as that of the Official Guide. I do understand why some people are saying A, but I am voting with the Official Guide on this one.

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by dahlsom » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:32 am
C is correct. A says violating, which is not what is intended. violating and violate mean different things and the code violates. Not sure I am being clear, if not ask and I will explain further.