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Many environmentalists, and some economists, say that free trade encourages industry to relocate to countries with ineffective or poorly enforced antipollutions laws, mostly in the developing world, and that, in order to maintain competitiveness, rich nations have joined this downward slide toward more lax attitudes about pollution.

A) that, in order to maintain competitiveness, rich nations have joined this downward slide toward more lax attitudes about pollution.

B) that, for maintaining competitiveness, rich nations join in this downward slide toward more lax attitudes about pollution

C) that rich nations join this downward slide toward more lax attitudes about pollution because of wanting to maintain competitiveness

D) that in rich nations, joining this downward slide toward more lax attitudes about pollution is a result of wanting to maintain competition

E) that wanting to maintain competition is making rich nations join in this downward slide toward an attitude about pollution that is more lax
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Many environmentalists, and some economists, say that free trade encourages industry to relocate to countries with ineffective or poorly enforced antipollutions laws, mostly in the developing world, and that, in order to maintain competitiveness, rich nations have joined this downward slide toward more lax attitudes about pollution.

A) that, in order to maintain competitiveness, rich nations have joined this downward slide toward more lax attitudes about pollution.

B) that, for maintaining competitiveness, rich nations join in this downward slide toward more lax attitudes about pollution

C) that rich nations join this downward slide toward more lax attitudes about pollution because of wanting to maintain competitiveness

D) that in rich nations, joining this downward slide toward more lax attitudes about pollution is a result of wanting to maintain competition

E) that wanting to maintain competition is making rich nations join in this downward slide toward an attitude about pollution that is more lax


Whats wrong with A? i think "about pollution" is wrong in B.

I pick A
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I go with B too.
about pollution is there in both sentences.

Since this is a truth,we need to have a present tense here "join".
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B is the correct..answer..maintains the parrallism of the tense..the 2nd part of the sentence should be in simple present as the first part...btw what is the OA
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My vote is for A!
I do not see anything wrong with the original sentence.
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B is the correct..answer..maintains the parrallism of the tense..the 2nd part of the sentence should be in simple present as the first part...btw what is the OA



Unfortunately B is wrong. This is from GMATPrep 1. I did exactly the same choice. -\

Could somebody give more details about B choice? Why B is not correct?

Should we prefer 'in order to maintain competitiveness' then 'for maintaining competitiveness' ?


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OA is ///A///
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Why is it not B?

I think B is parallel. But is mixing of tenses in Option A correct?
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New post 06 Sep 2007, 15:05
Two things

1. infinitive form is preferred to ing form
2. read the two parts of the sentence seperately
Some env say that X and that Y

Some env say that rich nations join in .... this doesn't make sense

we need have joined
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AimHigher wrote:
Two things

1. infinitive form is preferred to ing form
2. read the two parts of the sentence seperately
Some env say that X and that Y

Some env say that rich nations join in .... this doesn't make sense

we need have joined


Thank you, AimHigher!

Some gmatters say that you have given us the good explanation. :-D
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