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In an attempt to guarantee the security of its innovative water purification method, the company required each employee to sign a confidentiality agreement prohibiting that its water purification methods be disclosed to companies using an analogous purification process.

A) prohibiting that its water purification methods be disclosed to companies
B) prohibiting them from the disclosing of its water purification methods to any company
C) prohibiting disclosure of its water purification methods to any company
D) that would prohibit them from disclosure of its water purification methods to companies
E) that would prohibit its water purification methods to be disclosed to a company
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Re: Water purification - SC Gmatprep [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2009, 10:24
I have a Q here
why not A-subjunctive?
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Re: Water purification - SC Gmatprep [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2009, 19:25
imo , it should be C

A changes the meaning of the sentence. company is not prohibiting , it is the agreement that prohibits. anything after agreement should describe the agreement.
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Re: Water purification - SC Gmatprep [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2009, 21:53
As neeshpal said, the answer should be C.

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why not A-subjunctive?

One of the reasons is because it isn't correct to "prohibit something (to) be disclosed." It should be "from being disclosed" instead.

E is incorrect for the same reason as A.

Both B and D are incorrect because they use the plural pronoun "they" to refer back to the singular noun "employee."

C is correct.
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Re: Water purification - SC Gmatprep [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2009, 06:05
Thanks for the explanations...

The OA is C.
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