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26. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) had long been expected to announce a reduction in output to bolster sagging oil prices, but officials of the organization just recently announced that the group will pare daily production by 1.5 million barrels by the beginning of next year, but only if non-OPEC nations, including Norway, Mexico, and Russia, were to trim output by a total of 500,000 barrels a day.

A.year, but only if non-OPEC nations, including Norway, Mexico, and Russia, were to trim output
B.year, but only if the output of non-OPEC nations, which includes Norway, Mexico, and Russia, is trimmed
C.year only if the output of non-OPEC nations, including Norway, Mexico, and Russia, would be trimmed
D.year only if non-OPEC nations, which includes Norway, Mexico, and Russia, were trimming output
E.year only if non-OPEC nations, including Norway, Mexico, and Russia, trim output
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E is my choice.

In this case, before only if, comma is unnecessary.

Moreover, the group will pare ... should be followed by the nations trim ...
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Re: SC: OPEC [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2005, 08:26
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i guess this is a good question.

A/B are out since they are run-on.
C is in passive and D is unclear.
E is direct and clear.
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You guys can't miss this. OA is E.
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Late, but E.

Short and sweet. The listing is also grammatically correct.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 05:41
2 but are not required. A/ B out

C : Tesne change and output is far from trim
D: Tense change

hence E
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Re: SC: OPEC [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 07:03
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26. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) had long been expected to announce a reduction in output to bolster sagging oil prices, but officials of the organization just recently announced that the group will pare daily production by 1.5 million barrels by the beginning of next year, but only if non-OPEC nations, including Norway, Mexico, and Russia, were to trim output by a total of 500,000 barrels a day.

A.year, but only if non-OPEC nations, including Norway, Mexico, and Russia, were to trim output
B.year, but only if the output of non-OPEC nations, which includes Norway, Mexico, and Russia, is trimmed
C.year only if the output of non-OPEC nations, including Norway, Mexico, and Russia, would be trimmed
D.year only if non-OPEC nations, which includes Norway, Mexico, and Russia, were trimming output
E.year only if non-OPEC nations, including Norway, Mexico, and Russia, trim output


This is type-1 if-clause ---> B and E stand
B is wrong coz "which" modifies "the output" instead of "non-open nations" here.
E it is.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 07:10
(E) is also stated in the active voice, which is always preferred on the GMAT.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2006, 02:07
Will go with E.

But is unecessary hence A/B are out.
C - output of Opec nation is incorrect.
D - were trimming is incorrect
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selene wrote:
Yes I got ^ E ^ as well


I am surpised no-one said A & B are out bcos of the following reason...

by the beginning of next year, but only if non-OPEC nations, including Norway, Mexico, and Russia

This effectively means " beginning of next year " ..... " including Norway, Mexico, and Russia" which makes no sense. The comma after next year makes "but only if non-OPEC nations" as more a optional clause without which the sentence should complete.

Hence the comma after "next year" needs to disappear.

Didn't you guys notice this.... Or am i thinking too much.... :o :o :o
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Re: SC: OPEC [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2006, 02:35
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26. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) had long been expected to announce a reduction in output to bolster sagging oil prices, but officials of the organization just recently announced that the group will pare daily production by 1.5 million barrels by the beginning of next year, but only if non-OPEC nations, including Norway, Mexico, and Russia, were to trim output by a total of 500,000 barrels a day.

A.year, but only if non-OPEC nations, including Norway, Mexico, and Russia, were to trim output
B.year, but only if the output of non-OPEC nations, which includes Norway, Mexico, and Russia, is trimmed
C.year only if the output of non-OPEC nations, including Norway, Mexico, and Russia, would be trimmed
D.year only if non-OPEC nations, which includes Norway, Mexico, and Russia, were trimming output
E.year only if non-OPEC nations, including Norway, Mexico, and Russia, trim output


E

(A) were (X). conditional tense should be current,
(B) 'but' is not good. there's no contrast in meaning
(C) (D) same with (A)
(E) concise
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Re: SC: OPEC [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2010, 04:08
If nations trim output...the group wil...
Conditional structure.
E.
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Re: SC: OPEC [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2010, 06:06
looks to be subjunctive type !!
hence E
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Re: SC: OPEC [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2010, 12:58
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,but only if - both convey condition/exception.
"but" doesnt add any value to the sentence and hence can be eliminated.
C/D/E are contenders.
D is out: nations which includes* is incorrect plural include should be used.
C/E - E is more direct and concise.
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Re: SC: OPEC [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2010, 22:22
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Re: SC: OPEC [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 12:33
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26. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) had long been expected to announce a reduction in output to bolster sagging oil prices, but officials of the organization just recently announced that the group will pare daily production by 1.5 million barrels by the beginning of next year, but only if non-OPEC nations, including Norway, Mexico, and Russia, were to trim output by a total of 500,000 barrels a day.

A.year, but only if non-OPEC nations, including Norway, Mexico, and Russia, were to trim output
B.year, but only if the output of non-OPEC nations, which includes Norway, Mexico, and Russia, is trimmed
C.year only if the output of non-OPEC nations, including Norway, Mexico, and Russia, would be trimmed
D.year only if non-OPEC nations, which includes Norway, Mexico, and Russia, were trimming output
E.year only if non-OPEC nations, including Norway, Mexico, and Russia, trim output


Clean E for me
usage of but + if is redundant (A, B are out)
would be trimmed (passive construction)
were trimming is wrong (D is out)
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Re: SC: OPEC [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2013, 09:40
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i guess this is a good question.

A/B are out since they are run-on.
C is in passive and D is unclear.
E is direct and clear.


Can you please explain how A and B are run on ?
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Re: The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) had [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2013, 11:15
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i second sumit sarkar, even i noticed the run on in 2 choices. a great way to eliminate options. tricky 1!!
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Re: The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) had [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2013, 11:24
E..

A and B is out because there is already a but
C is passive and D is awkward..

But Officials of Organization... will ( future)....., if only..trim(present)....

dependent clause is in future then conditional clause should be in present...
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Re: The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) had [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2013, 11:46
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i think the redundancy of but is not a big problem , because, if you remove the comma, the secong but is not modifying the verb...
I might be wrong as well
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