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A 1972 agreement between Canada and the United States reduce [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2004, 23:51
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A 1972 agreement between Canada and the United States reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump into the Great Lakes.

(A) reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump
(B) reduced the phosphate amount that municipalities had been dumping
(C) reduces the phosphate amount municipalities have been allowed to dump
(D) reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities are allowed to dump
(E) reduces the amount of phosphates allowed for dumping by municipalities
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A 1972 agreement between Canada and the United States [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2005, 05:15
A 1972 agreement between Canada and the United States reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump into the Great Lakes.

(A) reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump
(B) reduced the phosphate amount that municipalities had been dumping
(C) reduces the phosphate amount municipalities have been allowed to dump
(D) reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities are allowed to dump
(E) reduces the amount of phosphates allowed for dumping by municipalities
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2005, 06:45
A is my choice.

(A) reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump

- this one is fine.

(B) reduced the phosphate amount that municipalities had been dumping
- out . need amount of phosphate, instead of phosphate amount
(C) reduces the phosphate amount municipalities have been allowed to dump
- need amount of phosphate, instead of phosphate amount
(D) reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities are allowed to dump
- out wrong tense. either should be reduces to parallel to are OR were allowed to parallel reduced.
(E) reduces the amount of phosphates allowed for dumping by municipalities
- out, alowed for, need allowed to
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Re: SC - 2 [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2005, 09:16
A. municipalities had been dumping the phosphate into the hreat lakes before the agreement between Canada and the United States in 1972
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had been, a prior event before the agreement
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2005, 05:57
OA is A. It's testing 'tenses' here.
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SC - 1972 agreement [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2005, 04:59
Probably a old question but will be helpful for new members and I dont know the answer....

A 1972 agreement between Canada and the United States reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump into the Great Lakes.
(A) reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump
(B) reduced the phosphate amount that municipalities had been dumping
(C) reduces the phosphate amount municipalities have been allowed to dump
(D) reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities are allowed to dump
(E) reduces the amount of phosphates allowed for dumping by municipalities
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2005, 05:20
Between A and D, D states that the agreement still stands today.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2005, 08:50
An action in past stops an action happened before it------>the pair of tenses : simple past and past perfect. Thus, we can eliminate C,D,E.
B seems ok, but it can not deliver the original meaning of the sentence as "allowed" is eliminated.
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Re: SC - 1972 agreement [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2005, 16:35
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Probably a old question but will be helpful for new members and I dont know the answer....

A 1972 agreement between Canada and the United States reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump into the Great Lakes.
(A) reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump


A is ok as it is.
B-phosphate amount is wrong. also tense problem-had been dumping
C-phosphate amount. also tense problem-have been allowed to dump
D-tense problem-are allowed to dump
E-tense problem-reduces the amount of phosphates allowed
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2005, 19:00
I would say A too

ps : ranga41, I've checked and I have the OA for this question. I'll give it later.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2005, 21:16
1. The agreement is signed up in 1972, and so "reduced" is better than "reduces". Thus, (C) and (E) are eliminated.

2. What is reduced is "the amount", not "phosphates" itself. Thus, (B) and (C) are eliminated.

Between the remaining (A) and (D), I'd say (A) is better.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2005, 02:33
one more vote for A.
I guess, the past participle shud be used.


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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2005, 05:57
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I would say A too

ps : ranga41, I've checked and I have the OA for this question. I'll give it later.


Hi Antmavel, thanks for the response, i think it is time for OA, i believe it is A...
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I would say A too

ps : ranga41, I've checked and I have the OA for this question. I'll give it later.


Hi Antmavel, thanks for the response, i think it is time for OA, i believe it is A...


OA is A
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A 1972 agreement between Canada and the United States [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2005, 19:44
A 1972 agreement between Canada and the United States reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump into the Great Lakes.

(A) reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump
(B) reduced the phosphate amount that municipalities had been dumping
(C) reduces the phosphate amount municipalities have been allowed to dump
(D) reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities are allowed to dump
(E) reduces the amount of phosphates allowed for dumping by municipalities
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2005, 19:47
A

No error.

(B) 'allowed' is missing
(C) 'reduces' invalid tense
(D) 'municipalities are' invalid tense
(E) 'reduces' invalid tense
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2005, 19:56
the correct answer must contain past perfect tense. I go for A.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2005, 20:29
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I always have been answering this question A as answer but according to OG (11th edition, #62) it is D as i just rememberd and verified too :?
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2005, 13:43
It was D for me ; i reason, the agreement is still in effect. Hence the latter part of the sentence must be in present tense
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2005, 20:39
I remember it is D too.

my reasoning is the same as hkm_gmat's

If you use had, it means the agreement had ended sometime in the past.
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