over/in dispute

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over/in dispute

by arorag » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:46 am
Camus broke with Sartre in a bitter dispute over the nature of Stalinism.

(A) in a bitter dispute over
(B) over bitterly disputing
(C) after there was a bitter dispute over
(D) after having bitterly disputed about
(E) over a bitter dispute about

What is wrong with E?????

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by atlantic » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:59 am
IMO A is the correct choice.

Don't know how to explain it. If it is the correct idiom or anything else.

Sorry. :oops:

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by sulabh » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:53 am
'in a dispute over...' is the correct usage.As simple as that !!!

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by netigen » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:05 am
dispute over is the idiom.

C is incorrect as it changes the original meaning. It is not clear who were disputing.

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by theforrestgump » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:06 am
https://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/post4489.html#p4489

C. is wrong because they did not break after the dispute the broke during it...(broke is to fight)
E. is wrong because the did not fight over "the bitter dispute"(like as though it is an object and they are fighting for who owns it), but the fought in the dispute.
Camus "FOUGHT" with Sartre in a bitter dispute

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by aspirant2011 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:45 am
Yup I think "dispute over" is the correct idiom

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by GmatKiss » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:51 am
IMO: A