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Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated international disputes over uninhabited islands.

(A) Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated

(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated

(C) Even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, already stimulating

(D) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, this has already stimulated

(E) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, which is already stimulating

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02 Nov 2009, 21:40
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Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated international disputes over uninhabited islands.

(A) Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated

(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated

(C) Even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, already stimulating

(D) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, this has already stimulated

(E) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, which is already stimulating

Most of you must've already seen this in OG12, but 'coz I got it wrong the second time around, sharing it for practice of everyone...

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Thats real cool button.. Does the stopwatch show my time 1:32?
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Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated international disputes over uninhabited islands.

(A) Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated

(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated

(C) Even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, already stimulating

(D) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, this has already stimulated

(E) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, which is already stimulating

Most of you must've already seen this in OG12, but 'coz I got it wrong the second time around, sharing it for practice of everyone...

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Thats real cool button.. Does the stopwatch show my time 1:32?

Yaa, many cool features here. But this one is just for self tracking purpose only it seems, would be nice to have that feature to track the timings for all and when we close the thread, there is statistics available.
We have to track and record the timing... 1.32 is real good for this one IMO

OA after 1-2 days, in case anybody wants to give it a try...
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(A) Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated
THEY DOESNOT HAVE A CLEAR REFERRANT
"PROVISION OF" /"PROVIDE THAT" IS REDUNDANT

(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated
LOOKS OK..IT REFERS TO CODE

(C) Even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, already stimulating
"AREAS UNDER PROVISIONS" CHNAGES THE MEANING
ALREADY STIMULATING USAGE DOESNOT CLEARLY STATE A "CAUSE AND AFFECT" RELATIONSHIP CLEARLY
(D) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, this has already stimulated
"THIS" HAS NO REFERRANT
(E) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, which is already stimulating
bEACUSE OF X,WHICH IS...isincorrect sentence structure
correct sentence should be BECAUSE OF X,Y HAS HAPPEND etc

PRESENT CONTINUOUS STIMULATING should be present perfect
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03 Nov 2009, 07:48
Thanks for the correct reply everyone! OA:
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Here's explanation from OG

there are... that... construction is wordy
The sentence needs to make clear whether provisions or code is the subject of the main verb stimulated
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10 Dec 2009, 07:48
B is the only choice that sounds right. For A, "maritime code" is paired with the plural "they." C has not been contructed properly. For D, it's not clear what "this" refers to in the sentence. E is not constructed correctly.
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10 Dec 2009, 22:01
Got B, but took 3 min
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(A) Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated
THEY DOESNOT HAVE A CLEAR REFERRANT
"PROVISION OF" /"PROVIDE THAT" IS REDUNDANT
Provide is the verb for the new maritime code; therefore, it should be "provides"
(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated
LOOKS OK..IT REFERS TO CODE

(C) Even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, already stimulating
"AREAS UNDER PROVISIONS" CHNAGES THE MEANING
ALREADY STIMULATING USAGE DOESNOT CLEARLY STATE A "CAUSE AND AFFECT" RELATIONSHIP CLEARLY
(D) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, this has already stimulated
"THIS" HAS NO REFERRANT+ and i dont think that "this" (in GMAT world) can refer to a noun. (never seen at least)
(E) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, which is already stimulating
bEACUSE OF X,WHICH IS...isincorrect sentence structure
correct sentence should be BECAUSE OF X,Y HAS HAPPEND etc

PRESENT CONTINUOUS STIMULATING should be present perfect

Agree with Sasen, my ans is B and I made my add in blue.
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Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fie lds of large sea areas. they have already stimulated international disputes over uninhabited islands.

(A) Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated
(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated
(C) Even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, already stimulating
(D) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, this has already stimulated
(E) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fie lds of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, which is already stimulating
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IMO B

large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code .... is not logical
it seems that under provisions of the new maritime code is incorrectly modifying sea areas ... this rules out C, D & E

(A) ... provisions of the new maritime code that provide ... redundant
what does they refer to?

(C) ... maritime code, already stimulating
comma+ing is an adverbial modifier that modifies the preceding clause ... the subject of already stimulating is not clear

(D) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims ... , this has already stimulated
use of this is incorrect here .. see the below examples to understand why this is incorrect

correct: research has shown that 65% people like to smoke, a finding that has surprised most
incorrect: because research has shown that 65% people like to smoke, this finding that has surprised most

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Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fie lds of large sea areas. they have already stimulated international disputes over uninhabited islands.

(A) Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated
(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated
(C) Even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, already stimulating
(D) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, this has already stimulated
(E) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fie lds of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, which is already stimulating

A : they wrong
C : stimulating is wrong
D : this has no antecedent
E : which has no antecedent

B : uses correctly uses the expletive “it”.

IMO B
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+1 B by POE.

In this case "it" is correct although it doesn't have a specific antecedent. Why in this case is correct?
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01 Oct 2011, 07:26
Can somebody help when/how would we use 'this'?

Check this example because-there-are-provisions-of-the-new-maritime-code-that-95275.html

MGMAT SC book also doesn't have much detail..
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01 Oct 2011, 07:33
This - is a very ambiguous choice. If you read the example carefully you will see the THIS can be many different things.

This - the situation.
This - the basis.
This - new maritime code
and more.

So the sentence is not clear. In GMAT we want to make the sentence very clear and simple. This is usually the wrong choice bc it can refer to many different things most of the time.
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Referring to metallicafan’s query whether we can accept the pronoun ‘it’ unreservedly, the answer perhaps lies in logic. 'It' is a singular pronoun and there are only two contenders namely, code and basis for reference. Code is a subject while basis is an object. ‘It’ being a subject pronoun in the given case, the preference is for code.
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01 Oct 2011, 08:21
if we need to use the demonstrative pronoun ‘this’ in the given topic, then we can make it as ‘ this provision, or this provisioning or these provisions etc’. A demonstrative pronoun is more of a spoken word, when we point out something physically to some one who is in front. It is not a good custom to let a pronoun dangling without clear reference.
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B - active voice with "maritime code provides" along with the proper use of "it" later in the answer choice.
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Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fie lds of large sea areas. they have already stimulated international disputes over uninhabited islands.

(A) Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated
(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated
(C) Even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, already stimulating
(D) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, this has already stimulated
(E) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fie lds of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, which is already stimulating

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B.

A- That provide That...
B -
C - Even is incorrect here.
D - oil fields of large sea area under ... changes meaning. incorrect this..
E - Which... does not fit in here.
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+1 B by POE.

In this case "it" is correct although it doesn't have a specific antecedent. Why in this case is correct?

How do you know 'it' has correct antecedent in c?? How can we ever be sure ? Hoow can we be sure it doesnt refer to areas which is just before the comma ?
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(A) Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated
THEY DOESNOT HAVE A CLEAR REFERRANT
"PROVISION OF" /"PROVIDE THAT" IS REDUNDANT
Provide is the verb for the new maritime code; therefore, it should be "provides"
(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated
LOOKS OK..IT REFERS TO CODE

(C) Even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, already stimulating
"AREAS UNDER PROVISIONS" CHNAGES THE MEANING
ALREADY STIMULATING USAGE DOESNOT CLEARLY STATE A "CAUSE AND AFFECT" RELATIONSHIP CLEARLY
(D) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, this has already stimulated
"THIS" HAS NO REFERRANT+ and i dont think that "this" (in GMAT world) can refer to a noun. (never seen at least)
(E) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, which is already stimulating
bEACUSE OF X,WHICH IS...isincorrect sentence structure
correct sentence should be BECAUSE OF X,Y HAS HAPPEND etc

PRESENT CONTINUOUS STIMULATING should be present perfect

Agree with Sasen, my ans is B and I made my add in blue.

How can we say 'This' has no clear referrent in D but 'it' has clear referrent in C.....How can we know these things ??? Is there a test we can do? I am so confused
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