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Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2008, 17:26
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Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy that prevents membership by these groups.

(A) on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy
(B) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, a policy has been maintained
(C) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, the clubs have maintained a policy
(D) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, they have maintained a policy
(E) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, they have maintained a policy

Please explain your answer choices. I will post the OA later.
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Re: SC Despite political pressure [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2008, 17:57
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Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy that prevents membership by these groups.

(A) on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy
(B) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, a policy has been maintained
(C) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, the clubs have maintained a policy
(D) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, they have maintained a policy
(E) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, they have maintained a policy

Please explain your answer choices. I will post the OA later.


I rather go for A. We need to have "country clubs" to get the sense of subject who allows the joining. But we don't need to have the clubs (though it could be useful to have it for more clarity). And I think "allow the joining" is awkward expression. So I went to A.
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Re: SC Despite political pressure [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2008, 19:29
bdumpala wrote:
Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy that prevents membership by these groups.

(A) on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy
(B) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, a policy has been maintained
(C) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, the clubs have maintained a policy
(D) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, they have maintained a policy
(E) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, they have maintained a policy

Please explain your answer choices. I will post the OA later.



IMO B.

Only B and C clears the modifier issues with "They"

that prevents <-- in the non-underlined section means there should be a singular subject in this clause. Hence B
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Re: SC Despite political pressure [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2008, 20:21
I'll go with C. The use of "they" is not very clear in other choices (A,D&E). B doesn't look good either (Despite the political pressure to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, a policy has been maintained that prevents membership by these groups.) It doesn't tell you who is maintaining the policy of discrimination.

Choice C explains this clearly "Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, the clubs have maintained a policythat prevents membership by these groups."
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Re: SC Despite political pressure [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2008, 21:26
bdumpala wrote:
Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy that prevents membership by these groups.

(A) on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy
(B) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, a policy has been maintained
(C) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, the clubs have maintained a policy
(D) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, they have maintained a policy
(E) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, they have maintained a policy

Please explain your answer choices. I will post the OA later.



why not C?

only the clubs clearly modifies the preceding phrase.

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Re: SC Despite political pressure [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2008, 21:46
bdumpala wrote:
Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy that prevents membership by these groups.

(A) on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy
(B) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, a policy has been maintained
(C) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, the clubs have maintained a policy
(D) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, they have maintained a policy
(E) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, they have maintained a policy

Please explain your answer choices. I will post the OA later.


Please underline the required portion in the SC.... it makes life much easy :)
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Re: SC Despite political pressure [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2008, 21:47
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bdumpala wrote:
Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy that prevents membership by these groups.

(A) on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy
(B) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, a policy has been maintained
(C) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, the clubs have maintained a policy
(D) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, they have maintained a policy
(E) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, they have maintained a policy

Please explain your answer choices. I will post the OA later.



why not C?

only the clubs clearly modifies the preceding phrase.



as per my comment above: "that prevents" <-- in the non-underlined section means there should be a singular subject in this clause. Hence B
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Re: SC Despite political pressure [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2008, 22:34
I will go with (C).
A, D and E has issue with "they"- does not tell what they refer to.
In (B)- A policy has been maintained- It doesn't say anything about, who maintained the policy...

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Re: SC Despite political pressure [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2008, 23:08
bdumpala wrote:
Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy that prevents membership by these groups.

(A) on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy
(B) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, a policy has been maintained
(C) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, the clubs have maintained a policy
(D) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, they have maintained a policy
(E) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, they have maintained a policy

Please explain your answer choices. I will post the OA later.


The answer must be C coz all A, D & E have pronoun 'they' with unclear antecedent. B is passive voice that must be avoided.
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Re: SC Despite political pressure [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2008, 00:37
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bdumpala wrote:
Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy that prevents membership by these groups.

(A) on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy
(B) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, a policy has been maintained
(C) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, the clubs have maintained a policy
(D) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, they have maintained a policy
(E) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, they have maintained a policy

Please explain your answer choices. I will post the OA later.


IMO "A" pressure is on country clubs to allow
so this part of sentence shd be toether.
can you please post OA

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Re: SC Despite political pressure [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2008, 07:40
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GMAT TIGER wrote:
bdumpala wrote:
Despite the political pressure on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy that prevents membership by these groups.

(A) on country clubs to allow women and minorities to join, they have maintained a policy
(B) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, a policy has been maintained
(C) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, the clubs have maintained a policy
(D) to allow women and minorities to join country clubs, they have maintained a policy
(E) on country clubs to allow the joining of women and minorities, they have maintained a policy

Please explain your answer choices. I will post the OA later.



why not C?

only the clubs clearly modifies the preceding phrase.



as per my comment above: "that prevents" <-- in the non-underlined section means there should be a singular subject in this clause. Hence B


You are correct but "a policy" should be placed close to "that". thats what C does.

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