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Re: Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2012, 15:30
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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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Re: Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2012, 12:40
I can't see how C is wrong, "already stimulating.." acts as an absolute phrase that modifies the whole preceding clause, nothing is wrong with that I guess.
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Re: Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2012, 22:54
Hi Marcab and Jp27
pls help with this one
between c and D
How is " This" not referring to anything, logically it should refer to the code and it is........
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Re: Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2012, 02:08
Archit143 wrote:
Hi Marcab and Jp27
pls help with this one
between c and D
How is " This" not referring to anything, logically it should refer to the code and it is........


yes u are correct! This in D is wrong!
"already stimulating" in C is wrong!
"under provisions of the new maritime code" is a misplaced modifier in C!

B is correct?

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Re: Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2012, 12:57
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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


This is an excellent questions......
here is my POE for the question.

A uses wrong construction "that provides that'....it is clearly mentioned in the official explanation of Q 128 Sc OG 13 answers...... hence the same rule apply here also.

B Appears to be correct.
C Modifier error........."Already Stimulating' appears after comma hence it should modify the whole clause.. Hence it modifies "basis for claims" why because when asked the question what is already stimulating it answers Basis on the claim...It should have modified Maritime code.. If it would have been mentioned without comma than would have been right.
D is also incorrect. The referent of this is incorrect.
E stimulating should be stimulated ..

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The main problem with the sentence is the construction.... Because mentions a cause for for something so The Provisions of maritme code is the main cause here hence should be placed near to it... All other construction are inverted construction hence cannot be considered correct.
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Re: Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2012, 21:17
B was my original choice, then I foolishly eiminated it and chose A I think because it had removed the word

"provisions"

I thought that this had changed the original meaning of the sentence, obviously I was wrong.

Can some provide more color as to the basis of my error?
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Re: Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2014, 03:11
The two problems I have with B are that:

"the maritime code PROVIDES... it has already STIMULATED".. What does this imply? Because it right now provides X, it stimulate(d) Y in the past? So there's a weak scent of meaning ambiguity with B.

Also, the pronoun "it" could arguably be viewed as ambiguous.. But if you break down the sentence, it says "BECAUSE the code provides THAT.. X can be the Y for A & B, IT has already" ... So the "X can be the Y for A & B" portion throws us off and makes us think we have new possible antecedents of "it".. But we don't, so "it" clearly refers to the code.

So yeah, the BIGGEST problem here is with the tenses but every other option has way bigger problems, so we go with B.
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