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25 Feb 2009, 01:56
nitya34 wrote:
compliance is singular
hence A C and D OUT
between B and E
IMO E
compliance to require is Idiomatic

Hi nitya,
Could you please explain how compliance being a singular will affect the outcome of the options A, C and D.

I have outlined the corrections which if correct would have made these sentences acceptable. Please correct me if I am wrong

A. requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets to protect
B. I can't tell wat is wrong with the setence, but it doesn't sound right.
C. that require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets to protect
D. to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets which are protecting
E. This is the right option.
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25 Feb 2009, 06:06
aielman wrote:
nitya34 wrote:
compliance is singular
hence A C and D OUT
between B and E
IMO E
compliance to require is Idiomatic

Hi nitya,
Could you please explain how compliance being a singular will affect the outcome of the options A, C and D.

I have outlined the corrections which if correct would have made these sentences acceptable. Please correct me if I am wrong

A. requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets to protect
B. I can't tell wat is wrong with the setence, but it doesn't sound right.
C. that require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets to protect
D. to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets which are protecting
E. This is the right option.

I'm not sure whether "to require" is a proper construction. I think B is the right one. I'll appreciate some explanation from the pros here...
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11 May 2009, 08:11
agreed with B

now I have one hypothetical Q

if there is protect(s) instead of protect in option C

which one to choose from? B or C?

B. requiring turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting
C. that require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets protect

NOTE: This Q is now @ OG 12#133
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Last week local shrimpers held a news conference to take some credit for the resurgence of the rare Kemp's ridley turtle, saying that their compliance with laws requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect adult sea turtles.

A. requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect --> the whole modifier requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp is too wordy to modify for laws, single noun their compliance is not suitable with protect
B. requiring turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting -->the best: requiring turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is a more simple participle phrase modifier for laws than that of A. Besides, is protecting is compliant with their compliance
C. that require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets protect -->same error of A
D. to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets are protecting -->to + Inf here does not clearly modify for which Noun and betterly idiomatically modifies for another to + inf than a Noun. Also, are protecting is grammatical incorrect with their compliance
E. to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting -->same error of D
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12 May 2009, 10:10
Also for C to be correct, both compliance and protenct should both be either singular or plural...I'll choose B
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15 May 2009, 14:43
B

laws requiring ----> correct and for the use of "is"
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14 Jul 2009, 09:20
Last week local shrimpers held a news conference to take some credit for the resurgence of the rare Kemp's ridley turtle, saying that their compliance with laws requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect adult sea turtles.

(A) requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect
(B) requiring turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting
(C) that require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets protect
(D) to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets are protecting
(E) to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting
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14 Jul 2009, 09:42
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Last week local shrimpers held a news conference to take some credit for the resurgence of the rare Kemp's ridley turtle, saying that their compliance with laws requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect adult sea turtles.

A. requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect
B. requiring turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting
C. that require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets protect
D. to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets are protecting
E. to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting

B.

Is that is incorrect in A?

I rejected A because of the usage of protect, it should be protects I think for singular (compliance)
If given a choice A with protects, will it be incorrect?
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17 Jul 2009, 00:33
bigoyal wrote:
Last week local shrimpers held a news conference to take some credit for the resurgence of the rare Kemp's ridley turtle, saying that their compliance with laws requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect adult sea turtles.

A. requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect
B. requiring turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting
C. that require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets protect
D. to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets are protecting
E. to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting

I am not sure but does this sentence falls under the subjunctive mood? If yes, then I guess A is the correct one. I am kinda of confused. Any suggestions ?

Anyway whats the OA ?

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17 Jul 2009, 04:44
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Last week local shrimpers held a news conference to take some credit for the resurgence of the rare Kemp's ridley turtle, saying that their compliance (singular)with laws requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect adult sea turtles.

A. requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect
B. requiring turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting
C. that require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets protect
D. to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets are protecting
E. to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting

Note: 'protect' needs the verb form for the subject 'compliance', so should be protects.

A, C, D are gone
D and E are gone for the "to require", which is incorrect.

Only B left

I think that is correct in A, only verb form of protect is incorrect.

Why did you rule out C.I think C is the ans.What is the OA?
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17 Jul 2009, 05:46
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Last week local shrimpers held a news conference to take some credit for the resurgence of the rare Kemp's ridley turtle, saying that their compliance with laws requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect adult sea turtles.

A. requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect
B. requiring turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting
C. that require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets protect
D. to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets are protecting
E. to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting

Lets get rid of middlemen as far as possible.

"They wanted to take credit for A saying that their compliance with B requiring C 'is' protecting D"

compliance is the subject in second half, so verb must be singular. either "IS protecting" (progressive) or "protects" (simple present)
thus, A, C & D out

Among B and E, "laws requiring .." is better than "laws to require"
Therefore B
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17 Jul 2009, 06:02
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sudeep wrote:
bigoyal wrote:
Last week local shrimpers held a news conference to take some credit for the resurgence of the rare Kemp's ridley turtle, saying that their compliance (singular)with laws requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect adult sea turtles.

A. requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect
B. requiring turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting
C. that require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets protect
D. to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets are protecting
E. to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting

Note: 'protect' needs the verb form for the subject 'compliance', so should be protects.

A, C, D are gone
D and E are gone for the "to require", which is incorrect.

Only B left

I think that is correct in A, only verb form of protect is incorrect.

Why did you rule out C.I think C is the ans.What is the OA?

If you see in the second part of sentence, the subject is the 'compliance' that is singular and requires verb form 'protects', making C incorrect option.
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15 Nov 2009, 07:50
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Last week local shrimpers held a news conference to take some credit for the resurgence of the rare Kemp's ridley turtle, saying that their compliance with laws requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect adult sea turtles.

A. requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect
B. requiring turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting
C. that require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets protect
D. to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets are protecting
E. to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting

B for me

D and E are out : distort the meaning.
require should modify laws. To require seems to ambiguously modify compliance
A and C are out : compliance ... + singular verb
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17 Feb 2010, 11:52
Last week local shrimpers held a news conference to
take some credit for the resurgence of the rare
Kemp’s ridley turtle, saying that their compliance with
laws requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on
shrimp nets protect adult sea turtles.

(A) requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on
shrimp nets protect
(B) requiring turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets
is protecting
(C) that require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp
nets protect
(D) to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets
are protecting
(E) to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets
is protecting
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17 Feb 2010, 11:56
IMO E

a and b not possible....wrongly used verb
between d n e....d not possible, is should be used instead of are

i m not sure about c but it lacks parallelism,

m quite weak in SC, so guys pls throw some input.
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17 Feb 2010, 13:04
That is correct. singular noun compliance would need singlular verb protecting and not protect which eliminates
A and C

In D it says are protecting which again becomes plural and does not match with singular noun compliance

that leaves us with B and E

E means as if laws are reqd to for the devices and not for protecting turtle so the choice B
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03 May 2010, 11:24
i also picked C initially but maybe its B due to the parallelism of "saying" "requiring" "protecting". Another way I look at it is that it is less wordy and less awkward than using 2 "that"s in the sentence...

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04 May 2010, 04:09
I think C is incorrect because the sentence uses a plural verb 'protect' with a singular subject ' compliance'.
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19 Jul 2010, 05:20
Originally chosen C overlooking the subject-verb agreement.
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19 Jul 2010, 10:02
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Last week local shrimpers held a news conference to take some credit for the resurgence of the rare Kemp's ridley turtle, saying that their compliance with laws requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect adult sea turtles.

(A) requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect
(B) requiring turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting
(C) that require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets protect
(D) to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets are protecting
(E) to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting

subject is compliance -> singular -> eliminate A,C,D
choice is between requiring (B) or to require (D).
B is the right one as "compliance with laws to require ...." creates a run on the sentece....
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