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Section 301 of the 1988 Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness

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Section 301 of the 1988 Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act enables the United States Trade Representative to single out a country as an unfair trader, begin trade negotiations with that country, and, if the negotiations do not conclude by the United States government’s being satisfied, to impose sanctions.

A. by the United States government’s being satisfied, to impose
B. by the United States government’s satisfaction, impose
C. with the United States government’s being satisfied, imposing
D. to the United States government’s satisfaction, impose
E. to the United States government’s satisfaction, imposing
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2006, 19:50
D. to the United States government’s satisfaction, impose
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Re: SC-Section 301 [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2006, 15:22
close call between B and D
is 'conclude by' a correct idiom?



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Section 301 of the 1988 Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act enables the United States Trade Representative to single out a country as an unfair trader, begin trade negotiations with that country, and, if the negotiations do not conclude by the United States government’s being satisfied, to impose sanctions.

A. by the United States government’s being satisfied, to impose
B. by the United States government’s satisfaction, impose
C. with the United States government’s being satisfied, imposing
D. to the United States government’s satisfaction, impose
E. to the United States government’s satisfaction, imposing
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Re: SC-Section 301 [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2006, 19:39
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Section 301 of the 1988 Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act enables the United States Trade Representative to single out a country as an unfair trader, begin trade negotiations with that country, and, if the negotiations do not conclude by the United States government’s being satisfied, to impose sanctions.

A. by the United States government’s being satisfied, to impose
B. by the United States government’s satisfaction, impose
C. with the United States government’s being satisfied, imposing
D. to the United States government’s satisfaction, impose
E. to the United States government’s satisfaction, imposing


D, based on the idea that to do this, do this and, do this (where do is the verb and this is the thing to be done). Plus, you have to have 'to the US satisfaction' as you can't use 'by the US's satisfaction' : to something is a different meaning than by something.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 21:15
besides llism, there is a very important buried idiom in this sentence:

...do not conclude to s~body's satisfaction...
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Re: SC-Section 301 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 00:41
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Section 301 of the 1988 Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act enables the United States Trade Representative to single out a country as an unfair trader, begin trade negotiations with that country, and, if the negotiations do not conclude by the United States government’s being satisfied, to impose sanctions.

A. by the United States government’s being satisfied, to impose
B. by the United States government’s satisfaction, impose
C. with the United States government’s being satisfied, imposing
D. to the United States government’s satisfaction, impose
E. to the United States government’s satisfaction, imposing



Everyone says 'D' for ||m ....what is parallel here??? to .... and to.... ???
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Re: SC-Section 301 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 00:41
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Section 301 of the 1988 Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act enables the United States Trade Representative to single out a country as an unfair trader, begin trade negotiations with that country, and, if the negotiations do not conclude by the United States government’s being satisfied, to impose sanctions.

A. by the United States government’s being satisfied, to impose
B. by the United States government’s satisfaction, impose
C. with the United States government’s being satisfied, imposing
D. to the United States government’s satisfaction, impose
E. to the United States government’s satisfaction, imposing



Everyone says 'D' for ||m ....what is parallel here??? to .... and to.... ???
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Re: SC-Section 301 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 00:58
+1 for D.

In the current context, "conclude to USA govt's satisfaction" is the correct phrase rather than "conclude by ......". So we are left with D and E.

If you read the sentence by plugging in choices D or E in the original sentence, you will see "impose sanctions" is the correct choice.

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Re: SC-Section 301 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 01:13
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+1 for D.

In the current context, "conclude to USA govt's satisfaction" is the correct phrase rather than "conclude by ......". So we are left with D and E.

If you read the sentence by plugging in choices D or E in the original sentence, you will see "impose sanctions" is the correct choice.

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How do you know conclude to is correct than other options... Can you please shed some light on it???
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Re: SC-Section 301 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 01:13
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+1 for D.

In the current context, "conclude to USA govt's satisfaction" is the correct phrase rather than "conclude by ......". So we are left with D and E.

If you read the sentence by plugging in choices D or E in the original sentence, you will see "impose sanctions" is the correct choice.

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How do you know conclude to is correct than other options... Can you please shed some light on it???
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Re: SC-Section 301 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 08:36
People stop giving votes and explain your reasons...This doesnt benefit... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Section 301 of the 1988 Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness [#permalink] New post 01 May 2012, 10:02
Had to dig up this old one I had recently on GMAT prep test.

I understand parallelism narrows the choices down between B and D

because of the structure: To single out... begin... impose (where To is "carried" or implied across the entire structure)

However I have to restate siddhans question; could anyone elaborate on why To the united states is preferable over By the united states. Obviously I am not familiar with the rule so details are greatly appreciated!

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Hi All,

@joshuaRome & siddhans – The word “conclude” means “finish”. It is a verb in active voice.
1. I conclude the meeting by thanking you all for joining me.
2. He concluded the conference with a humorous quote.
3. She will conclude the recital on time.

Now when we add preposition “by” after “conclude”, it suggests that the action of conclusion is performed by someone. It turns the structure to passive form. Moreover, the correct passive form is “is/was/are/were concluded”. Hence, “conclude by the US government’s satisfaction” is ungrammatical.
The correct idiom is “conclude to the US government’s satisfaction”.

@siddhans – The parallel entities in the list of the correct answer choice D are to single out, (to) begin, and (to) impose.

Hope this helps.
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