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Nine months after the county banned jet skis and other water bikes from the tranquil waters of Puget Sound, a judge overturned the ban on the ground of violating state laws for allowing the use of personal watercraft on common waterways.

A. of violating state laws for allowing
B. of their violating state laws to allow
C. that it violates state laws that allowed
D. that it violated state laws allowing
E. that state laws were being violated allowing
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27 Sep 2008, 09:47
Nihit wrote:
. Nine months after the county banned jet skis and other water bikes from the tranquil waters of Puget Sound, a judge overturned the ban on the ground of violating state laws for allowing the use of personal watercraft on common waterways.
A. of violating state laws for allowing
B. of their violating state laws to allow
C. that it violates state laws that allowed
D. that it violated state laws allowing
E. that state laws were being violated allowing

Please explain as well

A changes the meaning as if state laws were do not allow the use of personal WC

D is correct. C is wrong for allowed. allow might have been a different issue.
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27 Sep 2008, 13:51
IMO B.

A. of violating state laws for allowing -Judge overturned to allow ....
B. of their violating state laws to allow - refers to 'jet skis and other water bikes '
Judge overturned to allow ....
C. that it violates state laws that allowed - it is wrong pronoun, 'ban' can not violate law
D. that it violated state laws allowing - - it is wrong pronoun, 'ban' can not violate law
E. that state laws were being violated allowing - 'BEING'
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27 Sep 2008, 21:32
Nihit wrote:
. Nine months after the county banned jet skis and other water bikes from the tranquil waters of Puget Sound, a judge overturned the ban on the ground of violating state laws for allowing the use of personal watercraft on common waterways.

A. of violating state laws for allowing
B. of their violating state laws to allow
C. that it violates state laws that allowed
D. that it violated state laws allowing
E. that state laws were being violated allowing

Please explain as well

Should be C. everything happend in the past so allowed should be ok. The logic for me is:

1. 9 moths ago the county banned jet skis and other water bikes from the tranquil waters of Puget Sound.
2. A judge overturned the ban by the country imposed on jet skis and other water bikes from the tranquil waters of Puget Sound.
3. The ban violated the state laws that allwoed the use of personal watercraft on common waterways.

A. ground of.......?
B. their? whose? do not know.
C. on the grounds that + a clause => should be ok.
D. "that it violated state laws allowing"? the county was not allowing anything.
E. passive.
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29 Sep 2008, 00:31
IMO it should be D.

The ban violated the laws in the time it was in force, the laws are something fixed.
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. Nine months after the county banned jet skis and other water bikes from the tranquil waters of Puget Sound, a judge overturned the ban on the ground of violating state laws for allowing the use of personal watercraft on common waterways.
A. of violating state laws for allowing
B. of their violating state laws to allow
C. that it violates state laws that allowed
D. that it violated state laws allowing
E. that state laws were being violated allowing

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A & B are out because 'that' is preferred over 'of'
E-PASSIVE
C- 'VIOLATES',SHUD BE 'VIOLATED'

IMO D
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29 Sep 2008, 01:26
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Nihit wrote:
. Nine months after the county banned jet skis and other water bikes from the tranquil waters of Puget Sound, a judge overturned the ban on the ground of violating state laws for allowing the use of personal watercraft on common waterways.
A. of violating state laws for allowing
B. of their violating state laws to allow
C. that it violates state laws that allowed
D. that it violated state laws allowing
E. that state laws were being violated allowing

Please explain as well

A changes the meaning as if state laws were do not allow the use of personal WC
D is correct. C is wrong for allowed. allow might have been a different issue.

Sorry, but I did not get how it changes the meaning.
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04 Jul 2010, 13:24
in option (E), the correct response, shouldn't there be a comma before "allowing"?
E. that state laws were being violated, allowing
that way, "allowing" implies an implication of the ban.

the ban violated...allowing...
someone shed morel light please
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31 Jul 2010, 08:28
so the idiom is on the grounds that? Is there any other possible construction? For example, on the grounds of?
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31 Jul 2010, 11:05
grounds for is also a combination..
like I said, if you start basing your answers on idioms, you might end up eliminating at times a probable answer choice..

I can pretty much say that by my experience... goofed up 2 times.. trying to cut down there myself !
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31 Jul 2010, 11:40
D. there's another thread just like this asking the same question. Not sure why it's considered a 700 lvl question. It's pretty simple?
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04 Aug 2010, 22:36
Nihit wrote:
. Nine months after the county banned jet skis and other water bikes from the tranquil waters of Puget Sound, a judge overturned the ban on the ground of violating state laws for allowing the use of personal watercraft on common waterways.
A. of violating state laws for allowing
B. of their violating state laws to allow
C. that it violates state laws that allowed
D. that it violated state laws allowing
E. that state laws were being violated allowing

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"Ground of" is a wrong idiom.

"of violating" and "for allowing" are wordy and awkward phrases. Keeping both in mind we can eliminate options A and B.

The pronoun "their" in option B is ambiguous because there's no logical plural noun for it to refer to, but "it" can logically refer to "the ban." The pronoun "it" isn't ambiguous here in option C and D; it refers to "the ban" unambiguously.

E is indeed wordy and distorts the meaning. C has a tense error ("violates"), so D is the only answer choice without a grammar error.
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05 Aug 2010, 07:27
D for me.

"grounds for" is the correct idiom.

"grounds of" is incorrect.
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27 Aug 2010, 13:04
oa is D
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Nihit wrote:
. Nine months after the county banned jet skis and other water bikes from the tranquil waters of Puget Sound, a judge overturned the ban on the ground of violating state laws for allowing the use of personal watercraft on common waterways.
A. of violating state laws for allowing
B. of their violating state laws to allow
C. that it violates state laws that allowed
D. that it violated state laws allowing
E. that state laws were being violated allowing

Please explain as well

A changes the meaning as if state laws were do not allow the use of personal WC

D is correct. C is wrong for allowed. allow might have been a different issue.

How does A change the meaning??
WHy is allowed wrong in C?
Why is allowing right in D???

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I would like to remined that we need find the best answer among og 5 answer choices.

we need elliminate 4 answers.

C we eliminate because of use incorrect tanse "judge overturned" - past simple, so we have no reason to switch to present simple "it violates".

D correct use of tanse "judge overturned" and "it violated"

A and B incorrect use "ground of"

E "state laws were being" we have no reason to use "were being"

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Nihit wrote:
. Nine months after the county banned jet skis and other water bikes from the tranquil waters of Puget Sound, a judge overturned the ban on the ground of violating state laws for allowing the use of personal watercraft on common waterways.
A. of violating state laws for allowing
B. of their violating state laws to allow
C. that it violates state laws that allowed
D. that it violated state laws allowing
E. that state laws were being violated allowing

Please explain as well

A changes the meaning as if state laws were do not allow the use of personal WC

D is correct. C is wrong for allowed. allow might have been a different issue.

How does A change the meaning??
WHy is allowed wrong in C?
Why is allowing right in D???

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I would like to remined that we need find the best answer among og 5 answer choices.

we need elliminate 4 answers.

C we eliminate because of use incorrect tanse "judge overturned" - past simple, so we have no reason to switch to present simple "it violates".

D correct use of tanse "judge overturned" and "it violated"

A and B incorrect use "ground of"

E "state laws were being" we have no reason to use "were being"

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A changes the meaning as if state laws were do not allow the use of personal WC

D is correct. C is wrong for allowed. allow might have been a different issue.

How does A change the meaning??
WHy is allowed wrong in C?
Why is allowing right in D???

what about allowing in d...its not parallel to violated
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23 Aug 2011, 20:17
Even I picked C because I missed violates and violated -

Lets say you are reporting this news (at that moment the ban is already overturned)
- Judge overturned the ban on the ground that it violated state laws allowing.....
- Judge overturned the ban on the ground that it violates state laws that allowed.....

So its not about allowed or allowing.

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24 Aug 2011, 02:54
We need 'allowing' in the end because of cause-effect situation, E has being, A - was judje violating anything?. Hence D.
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28 Nov 2011, 21:04
I got the answer but it took me way longer than 1 min and 30 seconds
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