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 Post subject: SC Question - It has become apparent..
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 3:13 pm 
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I came across this question in a problem set. I still don't understand why the answer is B. Can anyone help ?


It has become apparent in recent Supreme Court rulings that the rights of an individual to privacy are considerable but not absolute, and that such rights are particularly weakened when exigent circumstances are present.

A. the rights of an individual to privacy are considerable but not absolute, and that such rights are particularly weakened when exigent circumstances are present.

B. an individual's right to privacy is considerable but not absolute, and that such a right is particularly weakened when exigent circumstances are present.

C. individuals' rights to privacy are considerable but not absolute, and that, when exigent circumstances are present, they make such rights particularly weaken.

D. considerable but not absolute rights to privacy are given to an individual, and that exigent circumstances particularly weaken such rights.

E. the Court considers individual rights as considerable if not absolute, and that such rights are particularly weakened when exigent circumstances are present.


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 Post subject: Re: SC Question - It has become apparent..
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 3:29 pm 
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A. Fails. "Rights" and "to privacy" do not agree. An individual has a right to privacy.
B. Looks good
C. Fails. There word "they" is not qualified by a referent. Who are "they ?"
D. Fails. There is an unnecessary use of language in the statement "considerable but not absolute" and who exactly "gives" considerable right to individuals? It makes no sense.
E. Fails. E would have worked well if it said "but not absolute" in place of "if not absolute." In its present form, it is incorrect.

Hope this helped,
Steve


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 Post subject: Re: SC Question - It has become apparent..
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:19 am 
GMATguru wrote:
A. Fails. "Rights" and "to privacy" do not agree. An individual has a right to privacy.
B. Looks good
C. Fails. There word "they" is not qualified by a referent. Who are "they ?"
D. Fails. There is an unnecessary use of language in the statement "considerable but not absolute" and who exactly "gives" considerable right to individuals? It makes no sense.
E. Fails. E would have worked well if it said "but not absolute" in place of "if not absolute." In its present form, it is incorrect.

Hope this helped,
Steve



Great explanation Steve :P


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