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The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

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The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform are a bipartisan panel created for finding ways to reduce the mounting federal debt.
A. are a bipartisan panel created for finding ways to reduce
B. is a bipartisan panel created for finding ways for reducing
C. are a bipartisan panel created to find ways of reducing
D. is a bipartisan panel created to find ways for reducing
E. is a bipartisan panel created to find ways to reduce
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Re: The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2012, 22:45
getgyan wrote:
The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform are a bipartisan panel created for finding ways to reduce the mounting federal debt.
A. are a bipartisan panel created for finding ways to reduce
B. is a bipartisan panel created for finding ways for reducing
C. are a bipartisan panel created to find ways of reducing
D. is a bipartisan panel created to find ways for reducing
E. is a bipartisan panel created to find ways to reduce


Hi getgyan,

This is a subject verb agreement problem. The subject in this case is "National Commission". The phrase "on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform" is just an add-on, so ignore it. The verb that agrees with the subject should be "is" and not "are". Thus we clearly reject (A) and (C)

Now read B, D and E in parallel. "created to find" is crisper and correct than "created for finding". Reject (B)

Again, go with a crisper option. "find ways for reducing" is incorrect usage.

The correct option is (E).
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The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform are a bipartisan panel created for finding ways to reduce the mounting federal debt.
A. are a bipartisan panel created for finding ways to reduce - National Commission will take a singular verb
B. is a bipartisan panel created for finding ways for reducing - we have better options with "to find"
C. are a bipartisan panel created to find ways of reducing - National Commission will take a singular verb
D. is a bipartisan panel created to find ways for reducing - the verbs dont look parallel
E. is a bipartisan panel created to find ways to reduce - Correct
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Re: The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2012, 21:07
"of reducing" and "for reducing‘ is considered unidiomatic on the GMAT, the idiomatic expression is "to reduce"

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Re: The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2012, 21:36
getgyan wrote:
"of reducing" and "for reducing‘ is considered unidiomatic on the GMAT, the idiomatic expression is "to reduce"

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Absolutely correct. "of reducing" and "for reducing‘ are not the best ways of expressing in GMAT.
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