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In a shock to those who still lived under the impression [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2011, 01:40
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In a shock to those who still lived under the impression that investments are closely monitored, a financial security group recently discovered a loophole for enabling a scammer to gain access to transactions made by a leading investment bank so that this person will be aware of any major deals that a corporation had made before these deals are announced to the public


(A) who still lived under the impression that investments are closely monitored, a financial security group recently discovered a loophole for enabling a scammer to gain access to transactions made by a leading investment bank so that this person will be aware of any major deals that a corporation had made

(B) who had still been living under the impression that investments are closely monitored, a financial security group recently discovered a loophole for enabling a scammer to gain access to transactions made by a leading investment bank so that this person was aware of any major deals that a corporation might have made

(C) who still were living under the impression that investments are closely monitored, a financial security group recently discovered a loophole enabling a scammer to gain access to transactions made by a leading investment bank so that this person will be aware of any major deals that a corporation had made

(D) still living under the impression that investments are closely monitored, a financial security group recently discovered a loophole that enables a scammer to gain access to transactions made by leading investment banks so that this person is aware of any major deals that a corporation might make

(E) still living under the impression that investments had been closely monitored, a financial security group recently discovered a loophole that will enable a scammer to gain access to transactions made by leading investment banks so that this person was aware of any major deals that a corporation might make
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Re: financial security group [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2011, 02:16
The answer is D :

1) "still living" is the correct tense indicating the ongoing state of mind.
2) "enables to" is the correct idiom.
3) corporation might make - correct tense indicating possibility
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Re: financial security group [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2011, 06:00
+ 1 D

for enabling is awkward: A and B out.
"had made" is not necessary; there are not a later event in the past. A and C out.
We are talking about a current situation; "was aware" is wrong. E is out.
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Re: financial security group [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2011, 06:32
D for me

A and B - Past tenses
C - "who still were living" and "will be aware" are not needed
E - was aware is not correct

D - reflects more current tense and something ongoing
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Re: financial security group [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2011, 08:17
Good question this!

My strategy -- since this was a long sentence..

1) 4-1 split on Investments ARE closely vs. Investments HAD BEEN closely....*No need for past perfect tense -- so Eliminate E

2) Looked for splits at the end of the sentence but nothing really stood out...so attacked the phrase "loopholes that / for / to enable (s) / enabling"

3) Loophole FOR enabling is incorrect -- so A and B eliminated

4) Between C and D ---> "those who still were" vs "those still" --- "those still" more concise -- C almost eliminated

5) The infinitive "to enable" better than the participle "enabling"

6) Deals had made vs. Deals might make --- C eliminated

7) D is logical and verb tenses are consistent.
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Re: financial security group [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2011, 12:55
In a shock to those who still lived under the impression that investments are closely monitored, a financial security group recently discovered a loophole for enabling a scammer to gain access to transactions made by a leading investment bank so that this person will be aware of any major deals that a corporation had made before these deals are announced to the public

(A) who still lived under the impression that investments are closely monitored, a financial security group recently discovered a loophole for enabling a scammer to gain access to transactions made by a leading investment bank so that this person will be aware of any major deals that a corporation had made

(B) who had still been living under the impression that investments are closely monitored, a financial security group recently discovered a loophole for enabling a scammer to gain access to transactions made by a leading investment bank so that this person was aware of any major deals that a corporation might have made

(C) who still were living under the impression that investments are closely monitored, a financial security group recently discovered a loophole enabling a scammer to gain access to transactions made by a leading investment bank so that this person will be aware of any major deals that a corporation had made

(D) still living under the impression that investments are closely monitored, a financial security group recently discovered a loophole that enables a scammer to gain access to transactions made by leading investment banks so that this person is aware of any major deals that a corporation might make

(E) still living under the impression that investments had been closely monitored, a financial security group recently discovered a loophole that will enable a scammer to gain access to transactions made by leading investment banks so that this person was aware of any major deals that a corporation might make


I started ruled out E becasue of usage of "had been", then ruled out A and B for unidomatic "for enabling" and C because missing pronoun for loophole.
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