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Re: By a vote of 9 to 0, the Supreme Court awarded the Central [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2013, 22:31
Hello!

I'm a bit confused about this one... and specifically want to find these type of questions to drill on, because I sincerely don't see big meaning or grammar issues.

Please your advices are very welcome!

By a vote of 9 to 0, the Supreme Court awarded the Central Intelligence Agency broad discretionary powers enabling it to withhold from the public the identities of its sources of intelligence information.

(A) enabling it to withhold from the public
(B) for it to withhold from the public
(C) for withholding disclosure to the public of
(D) that enable them to withhold from public disclosure
(E) that they can withhold public disclosure of


OA A. But I felt that 'it' in A can refer to Supreme Court or CIA.

My questions on the OA

I have come across several such questions where I feel that a pronoun has multiple referents but in reality it does not.

My pick was (C) I don't understand WHY is awkward?
I don't see idioms involved....

GMAT CLUB ANALYSIS:

(A) enabling it to withhold from the public -correct
(B) for it to withhold from the public -does not sounds correct to me
(C) for withholding disclosure to the public of - awkward
(D) that enable them to withhold from public disclosure - wrong pronoun
(E) that they can withhold public disclosure of - wrong pronoun
In choices B and C, the preposition for is used unidiomatically in place of the "-ing" modifier to introduce the phrase describing powers


WHY HAS TO BE IN (A) - AN -ING MODIFIER THAT MODIFIES POWERS
The supreme court awarded to the CIA some powers..... so?
powers FOR (intended to) withholding disclosure to the public of the identities of its sources of intelligence information.

Don't get the rationale logic of this question... and why option (B) is so awkward.
Where to find questions like this one to drill this issue?
Perhaps Aristotle 100q's meaning based questions?
Have the hard MGMAT problems from the advanced sentence correction workshop but I didn't encounter questions with this type of annoying questions for me.

Any experts, Veritas, Magoosh, dear experts, please your help and suggestions...

Thanks in advance!

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Re: By a vote of 9 to 0, the Supreme Court awarded the Central [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2013, 13:39
ricardocs84 wrote:
Hello!

I'm a bit confused about this one... and specifically want to find these type of questions to drill on, because I sincerely don't see big meaning or grammar issues.

Please your advices are very welcome!

By a vote of 9 to 0, the Supreme Court awarded the Central Intelligence Agency broad discretionary powers enabling it to withhold from the public the identities of its sources of intelligence information.

(A) enabling it to withhold from the public
(B) for it to withhold from the public
(C) for withholding disclosure to the public of
(D) that enable them to withhold from public disclosure
(E) that they can withhold public disclosure of


OA A. But I felt that 'it' in A can refer to Supreme Court or CIA.

My questions on the OA

I have come across several such questions where I feel that a pronoun has multiple referents but in reality it does not.

My pick was (C) I don't understand WHY is awkward?
I don't see idioms involved....

GMAT CLUB ANALYSIS:

(A) enabling it to withhold from the public -correct
(B) for it to withhold from the public -does not sounds correct to me
(C) for withholding disclosure to the public of - awkward
(D) that enable them to withhold from public disclosure - wrong pronoun
(E) that they can withhold public disclosure of - wrong pronoun
In choices B and C, the preposition for is used unidiomatically in place of the "-ing" modifier to introduce the phrase describing powers


WHY HAS TO BE IN (A) - AN -ING MODIFIER THAT MODIFIES POWERS
The supreme court awarded to the CIA some powers..... so?
powers FOR (intended to) withholding disclosure to the public of the identities of its sources of intelligence information.

Don't get the rationale logic of this question... and why option (B) is so awkward.
Where to find questions like this one to drill this issue?
Perhaps Aristotle 100q's meaning based questions?
Have the hard MGMAT problems from the advanced sentence correction workshop but I didn't encounter questions with this type of annoying questions for me.

Any experts, Veritas, Magoosh, dear experts, please your help and suggestions...

Thanks in advance!

Ricardo



Ricardo,

Per egmat, pronoun refers to logical antecedent.

Does court withhold from the public the identities of its sources of intelligence information? No but CIA does. Thats the reson CIA is the logical antecedent.
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Re: By a vote of 9 to 0, the Supreme Court awarded the Central [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2013, 15:59
Thanks Maaadhu

Yes, I was very aware of the "logical antecedent" in (A), in this case it could only possible refer back to the CIA.

Sometimes though, there are questions in which it does not seem enough to have just a "logical antecedent" but is required a grammatical one, that's why I discarded (A) unaware of the awkwardness of (C). I thought that C was "safer".

Please dear fellows, experts, if you know some good SC question bank (aside from the OG and GMATPREP banks) to drill on, kindly suggest.

I have posted the same thread in MGMAT forums, check if you want to, here's the link,

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Re: By a vote of 9 to 0, the Supreme Court awarded the Central [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2013, 21:14
By a vote of 9 to 0, the Supreme Court awarded the Central Intelligence Agency broad discretionary powers enabling it to withhold from the public the identities of its sources of intelligence information.

(A) enabling it to withhold from the public
(B) for it to withhold from the public
(C) for withholding disclosure to the public of
(D) that enable them to withhold from public disclosure
(E) that they can withhold public disclosure of

why b is wrong. it is clear that meaning in b is different from that in a. but we need a clear reason to eliminate b
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Re: By a vote of 9 to 0, the Supreme Court awarded the Central [#permalink] New post 08 May 2014, 00:52
Hi ,

Can someone explain how to figure out weather to use 'Enable' or 'Enabling' assuming that the rest of the sentence is correct. :?:
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Re: By a vote of 9 to 0, the Supreme Court awarded the Central [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2014, 05:05
I think CIA is singular to it is fine we can eliminate they and them D, E out .

B and C powers for is unidiomatic. So A
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