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Question on MGMAT SC example [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2011, 21:04
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I have a doubt in "Meaning-Place Your Words" section from MGMAT book. Page#22 (4th edition;chapter 2) has the following example:

"WRONG": The council granted the right to make legal petitions TO CITY OFFICIALS.
one of the two "RIGHT" options: The right to make legal petitions TO CITY OFFICIALS was granted by the council.

Explanation given for this:
What does the phrase to city officials mean? Did the city officials receive the right to make
legal petitions? Or did someone else receive the right to make petitions to the officials?
Either way, the correct sentence should resolve the ambiguity.

It is still not clear to me. Can anyone please explain what is the difference between above two statements?
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Re: Question on MGMAT SC example [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2011, 00:07
itsnotover wrote:
Hi,

I have a doubt in "Meaning-Place Your Words" section from MGMAT book. Page#22 (4th edition;chapter 2) has the following example:

"WRONG": The council granted the right to make legal petitions TO CITY OFFICIALS.
one of the two "RIGHT" options: The right to make legal petitions TO CITY OFFICIALS was granted by the council.

Explanation given for this:
What does the phrase to city officials mean? Did the city officials receive the right to make
legal petitions? Or did someone else receive the right to make petitions to the officials?
Either way, the correct sentence should resolve the ambiguity.

It is still not clear to me. Can anyone please explain what is the difference between above two statements?


Both these sentences look same to me with former written in active voice and latter in passive, and both these sentences seem to intend that the right was granted to someone(ELSE) to make petitions to CITY officials. So, the city officials are actually getting the petitions, not the right.

If it were written as:
Right was granted to the city officials to make legal petitions.

This sentence would convey otherwise.

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Re: Question on MGMAT SC example [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2011, 08:13
hmmmm...thanks fluke. I was also thinking that two sentences are conveying the same meaning. Book says first one is wrong and the second one as Right. So the author might have intended something else.
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