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The particular design of muscles and bones in the neck and limbs of the turtle allow
that it can draw in its exposed parts such that an
attacker can find nothing
but hard shell to bite.
A. allow that it can draw in its exposed parts such that
B. allow it to draw in its exposed parts, and so
C. allows for it to draw in its exposed parts and that
D. allows that it can draw in its exposed parts, and so
E. allows it to draw in its exposed parts, so that
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28 Apr 2008, 15:43
[Plural] allow, [singular] allows. "The particular design" is singular, so "allows" should follow. Eliminate A and B.

I'm torn between C and E. "Allows for" is idiomatic but the rest of the answer just doesn't flow as well as E does.

If I saw this on the real thing I'd probably just go with E and cross my fingers (and toes).
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28 Apr 2008, 16:37
The Subject: The particular design… requires singular verb: allows – eliminate A and B

A. allow that it can draw in its exposed parts such that
B. allow it to draw in its exposed parts, and so
C. allows for it to draw in its exposed parts and that [Hold it]
D. allows that it can draw in its exposed parts, and so [ it needs to modify “turtle” not the “The particular design” – eliminate it]
E. allows it to draw in its exposed parts, so that [ it needs to modify “turtle” not the “The particular design” – eliminate it]

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28 Apr 2008, 16:41
Straight E . allows it to is idiomatic as well. (I am guessing the "an" is not in the underlined sentence)
saravalli wrote:
The particular design of muscles and bones in the neck and limbs of the turtle allow that it can draw in its exposed parts such that an attacker can find nothing but hard shell to bite.
A. allow that it can draw in its exposed parts such that
B. allow it to draw in its exposed parts, and so
C. allows for it to draw in its exposed parts and that
D. allows that it can draw in its exposed parts, and so
E. allows it to draw in its exposed parts, so that
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28 Apr 2008, 16:47
design is singular so eliminate A, B. C / D incorrect usage of and (In C , and that is not parrallel to design allows for it ..similar issue in D)
saravalli wrote:
The particular design of muscles and bones in the neck and limbs of the turtle allow
that it can draw in its exposed parts such that an
attacker can find nothing
but hard shell to bite.
A. allow that it can draw in its exposed parts such that
B. allow it to draw in its exposed parts, and so
C. allows for it to draw in its exposed parts and that
D. allows that it can draw in its exposed parts, and so
E. allows it to draw in its exposed parts, so that
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28 Apr 2008, 17:45
hanumayamma wrote:
The Subject: The particular design… requires singular verb: allows – eliminate A and B

A. allow that it can draw in its exposed parts such that
B. allow it to draw in its exposed parts, and so
C. allows for it to draw in its exposed parts and that [Hold it]
D. allows that it can draw in its exposed parts, and so [ it needs to modify “turtle” not the “The particular design” – eliminate it]
E. allows it to draw in its exposed parts, so that [ it needs to modify “turtle” not the “The particular design” – eliminate it]

Why is the 'it' in D pointing to design and 'it' in C pointing to turtle?
I get stuck everytime I see 'for' in the choices. Can we plz extend the discussion on usage of 'for'.
Did not catch the catch. Please suggest.
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28 Apr 2008, 18:59
saravalli wrote:
The particular design of muscles and bones in the neck and limbs of the turtle allow
that it can draw in its exposed parts such that an
attacker can find nothing
but hard shell to bite.
A. allow that it can draw in its exposed parts such that
B. allow it to draw in its exposed parts, and so
C. allows for it to draw in its exposed parts and that
D. allows that it can draw in its exposed parts, and so
E. allows it to draw in its exposed parts, so that

E

A and B are out because the verb - allow - must agree with singular noun.
In C, "that" is not parallel to anything.
In D, "allow that" is unidiomatic.
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28 Apr 2008, 19:35
Hi saravalli and others,

My initial choice was E. However, I have applied following logic:

The "turtle" is object of preposition "of" so "it" cannot refer the "turtle". It can only refer the subject - The design..

Please correct me If my analysis is incorrect!

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28 Apr 2008, 23:42
saravalli wrote:
Why is the 'it' in D pointing to design and 'it' in C pointing to turtle?
I get stuck everytime I see 'for' in the choices. Can we plz extend the discussion on usage of 'for'

You have one question, but it seems that the question includes 2 recommendations!

Longman dictionary say:

allow for : make something possible[ to make it possible for something to happen or for someone to do something, especially something helpful or useful [= permit]: ]

Our new system will allow for more efficient use of resources.

allow for somebody/something [phrasal verb]
to consider the possible facts, problems, costs etc involved in something when making a plan, calculation, or judgment:
Allowing for inflation, the cost of the project will be \$2 million.
You should always allow for the possibility that it might rain.

allow that :correct/permitted [to accept that something is correct or true, or that something is acceptable according to the rules or law]
I allow that there may have been a mistake.

allow somebody to do something : make something possible
A 24-hour ceasefire allowed the two armies to reach an agreement

The second recommendation, reference to hanumayamma's, I am not expert in this.

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29 Apr 2008, 17:08
hanumayamma wrote:
Hi saravalli and others,

My initial choice was E. However, I have applied following logic:

The "turtle" is object of preposition "of" so "it" cannot refer the "turtle". It can only refer the subject - The design..

Please correct me If my analysis is incorrect!

Thanks

I think a good way to solve this problem is to first realize we have to use "allows" since "design" is a singular noun. This leaves us C,D,E. and then knowing "allows for it" and "allows that" is incorrect, thus give us:

E
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30 Apr 2008, 04:14
Hey isn't D more verbose and less concise as compared to E. GMAT prefers shorter and more concise sentences that don't alter th meaning.
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01 May 2008, 12:25
E, one more reason E uses the idiom so that correctly while C and D lacks.
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01 May 2008, 14:40
I dont think that the turtle is the subject here, it is the design..which is singular and thus reading in that context, we need singular verb allows..

E is best..
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