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It was the loss of revenue from declines in tourism that in [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2005, 03:10
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It was the loss of revenue from declines in tourism that in 1935 led the Saudi authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of Aramco.

(A) authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of
(B) authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as named
(C) authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of
(D) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company that later will be known as being
(E) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2005, 08:17
It's to lead sombody to do something.

So it is "the loss of revenue lead Saudi authority to grant a consession to Armoco."
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Re: confused with "lead to" [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2005, 09:22
[quote="brazzavie"]It was the loss of revenue from declines in tourism that in 1935 led the Saudi (authorities’ granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of) Aramco.
(A) authorities’ granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of
(B)authorities’ granting a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as named
(C) authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of
(D) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company that later will be known as being
(E) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as



idiom: lead A to B ;grant A to B; known as + noun

So E is the best.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2005, 13:19
apart from that D is flawed cause of the usage of being...
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2005, 13:42
Also may i suggest the Saudi Authorities should be seen as a collective singular unit...which is why it is ..."authorities TO grant" and the authorities' granting is the wrong tense
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2005, 19:15
I go for E as well (I think 'lead authorities to grant a concession' is correct)

Just so that everyone's clear, what's the OA here?
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's +Verb + ing What is the rule? [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2005, 16:23
It was the loss of revenue from declines in tourism that in 1935 led the Saudi authorities’ granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of Aramco.
(A) authorities’ granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of
(B)authorities’ granting a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as named
(C) authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of
(D) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company that later will be known as being
(E) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2005, 17:06
my choice is E. nice 2/3 split, the correct use is 'to grant' not 'granting' . D also is plausible however it has 'being' at the end which is redundant.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2005, 22:41
E is ok.......
we require : authorities ............... to be known as
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2005, 03:24
Yes E, should be the answer.

authorities's granting is incorrect. The correct usage is authorities to grant
Thus A,B and C are out. D is unnecessarily wordy, and contains being, which should be avoided as much as possible.

That leaves us with E
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SC # Aramco [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2005, 07:40
It was the loss of revenue from declines in tourism that in 1935 led the Saudi authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of Aramco.
(A) authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of
(B) authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as named
(C) authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of
(D) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company that later will be known as being
(E) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as
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SC # Japan after Second World War [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2005, 07:45
3. Japan received huge sums of capital from the United States after the Second World War, using it to help build a modern industrial system.
(A) Japan received huge sums of capital from the United States after the Second World War, using it to help build
(B) Japan received huge sums of capital from the United States after the Second World War and used it to help in building
(C) Japan used the huge sums of capital it received from the United States after the Second World War to help build
(D) Japan’s huge sums of capital received from the United States after the Second World War were used to help it in building
(E) Receiving huge sums of capital from the United States after the Second World War, Japan used it to help build
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2005, 08:29
I`d say (C) for #3 for the active voice.

**By the way, some 60 years later the tables have turned and the US now owes Japan hundreds of billions of dollars that it finances through the "umbrella security treaty" established by the Truman administration. Essentially the two countries (G-2) are symbiotically linked.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2005, 10:23
GMATT73 wrote:

**By the way, some 60 years later the tables have turned and the US now owes Japan hundreds of billions of dollars that it finances through the "umbrella security treaty" established by the Truman administration. Essentially the two countries (G-2) are symbiotically linked.



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 [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2005, 10:55
#2 is E. More concise
#3 is C. Ofcourse only after assuming "build" to be part of the underlined statement.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2005, 11:33
E for First
the correct idiom is : lead X to do Y
so down to D and E. D has a awkward construct at the end "that later will be known as being
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so E is Best


C)

I was stuck between C and E.
C is the only option which uses "it" to refer back to Japan. In Rest of the choices "it" refer back to "huge sums of capital" which sounds plural to me.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2005, 12:50
Great job guys. OA is indeed E and C.
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SC on declines in tourism! [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2006, 10:48
453. It was the loss of revenue from declines in tourism that in 1935 led the Saudi authorities’ granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of Aramco.
(A) authorities’ granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of
(B) authorities’ granting a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as named
(C) authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of
(D) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company that later will be known as being
(E) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2006, 13:19
E seems to be correct. But not sure. 'later will be known as should be the correct wording. :?
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Re: SC on declines in tourism! [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2006, 13:21
453. It was the loss of revenue from declines in tourism that in 1935 led the Saudi authorities’ granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of Aramco.
(A) authorities’ granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of
(B) authorities’ granting a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as named
(C) authorities granting a concession for oil exploration to the company that would later be known by the name of
(D) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company that later will be known as being
(E) authorities to grant a concession for oil exploration to the company later to be known as
Re: SC on declines in tourism!   [#permalink] 28 Nov 2006, 13:21
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