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# Nine months after the county banned jet skis and other water

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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 same
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

CONFUSED between that and -ing usage !!!!help required
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13 Oct 2008, 22:53
gud one !

ans shud be C :

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 same
B of their violating state laws to allow - their has no referrent and this sentence is awkward.
C that it violates state laws that allowed - "it" clearly refers to the "ban" - that is required to hold the mening of the sentence
D that it violated state laws allowing - changes the meaning of the sentence , this structure seems to mean that "after the violation ,the use of personal watercraft on common waterways came into being "
E that state laws were being violated allowing - awkward construction
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13 Oct 2008, 23:01
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gud one !

ans shud be C :

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 same
B of their violating state laws to allow - their has no referrent and this sentence is awkward.
C that it violates state laws that allowed - "it" clearly refers to the "ban" - that is required to hold the mening of the sentence
D that it violated state laws allowing - changes the meaning of the sentence , this structure seems to mean that "after the violation ,the use of personal watercraft on common waterways came into being "
E that state laws were being violated allowing - awkward construction

OA is D

Actually i believe present tense in C is not good hence D is acceptable !!!but alowing changes the meaning
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13 Oct 2008, 23:09
spriya wrote:
stallone wrote:
gud one !

ans shud be C :

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 same
B of their violating state laws to allow - their has no referrent and this sentence is awkward.
C that it violates state laws that allowed - "it" clearly refers to the "ban" - that is required to hold the mening of the sentence
D that it violated state laws allowing - changes the meaning of the sentence , this structure seems to mean that "after the violation ,the use of personal watercraft on common waterways came into being "
E that state laws were being violated allowing - awkward construction

OA is D

Actually i believe present tense in C is not good hence D is acceptable !!!but alowing changes the meaning

but in D, it is not clear what the word "it" refers to, whether to ban or ground, am I confusing something?
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13 Oct 2008, 23:23
kazakhb wrote:
spriya wrote:
stallone wrote:
gud one !

ans shud be C :

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 same
B of their violating state laws to allow - their has no referrent and this sentence is awkward.
C that it violates state laws that allowed - "it" clearly refers to the "ban" - that is required to hold the mening of the sentence
D that it violated state laws allowing - changes the meaning of the sentence , this structure seems to mean that "after the violation ,the use of personal watercraft on common waterways came into being "
E that state laws were being violated allowing - awkward construction

OA is D

Actually i believe present tense in C is not good hence D is acceptable !!!but alowing changes the meaning

but in D, it is not clear what the word "it" refers to, whether to ban or ground, am I confusing something?

a judge overturned the ban on the ground that it violated state laws

"it" is clearly referring to the "ban".
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14 Oct 2008, 01:15
spriya 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 same
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

CONFUSED between that and -ing usage !!!!help required

A is structurally correct, but logically incorrect. It means that state law allowed the use of personal watercraft on common waterways.
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14 Oct 2008, 02:06
kazakhb wrote:
spriya wrote:
stallone wrote:
gud one !

ans shud be C :

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 same
B of their violating state laws to allow - their has no referrent and this sentence is awkward.
C that it violates state laws that allowed - "it" clearly refers to the "ban" - that is required to hold the mening of the sentence
D that it violated state laws allowing - changes the meaning of the sentence , this structure seems to mean that "after the violation ,the use of personal watercraft on common waterways came into being "
E that state laws were being violated allowing - awkward construction

OA is D

Actually i believe present tense in C is not good hence D is acceptable !!!but alowing changes the meaning

but in D, it is not clear what the word "it" refers to, whether to ban or ground, am I confusing something?

IT refers to ban clearly since immediate antecendent is BAN on ground is later in the sentence hence no confusion!!
my point is allowing is incorrect ,it should laws that allowed rather than laws allowing !!!!
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14 Oct 2008, 03:31
spriya wrote:
my point is allowing is incorrect ,it should laws that allowed rather than laws allowing !!!!

the only statement that contains "that allowed" has the wrong term "violates"
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14 Oct 2008, 06:52
amitdgr wrote:
spriya wrote:
my point is allowing is incorrect ,it should laws that allowed rather than laws allowing !!!!

the only statement that contains "that allowed" has the wrong term "violates"

Correct !!!hence in gmat rule of thumb is that best in the lot is the correct answer!!! we need to follow POE and select the answer
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14 Oct 2008, 07:32
Once again, English is English! D is the only correct answer. The other choices, except C, do not even make sense. The judge overturned the ban because the "Ban" violated the rights of the people to use personal vehicles in common waterways. "Violates" is wrong because the ban happened in past tense. Hence, C is wrong.
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