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There is growing demand in the state for “initiative and referendum,” a procedure that allows voters to propose and pass laws, as well as to repeal them.
(A) allows voters to propose and pass laws, as well as to repeal them
(B) allows voters to propose, pass, and to repeal laws
(C) allows voters to propose, to pass, and repeal laws
(D) will allow the voter to propose, pass, as well as to repeal laws
(E) will allow laws to be proposed, passed, as well as repealed by voters
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06 Sep 2008, 07:11
IMO A
// X as well as Y
to propose and to pass laws as well as to repeal them
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06 Sep 2008, 07:17
arorag wrote:
IMO A
// X as well as Y
to propose and to pass laws as well as to repeal them

why not D ,which clearly indicates repeal laws!!!
also in A them refers to what???
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06 Sep 2008, 07:21
spriya wrote:
arorag wrote:
IMO A
// X as well as Y
to propose and to pass laws as well as to repeal them

why not D ,which clearly indicates repeal laws!!!
also in A them refers to what???

The sentence says there is growing demand of X and Y, that means X and Y are already exist and then It more appropriate to says they allow rather than they will allow
Basically in second part od sent. you are defining X and Y so present tense
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06 Sep 2008, 07:29
why it is not B. B also loojs logical. Both X and Y. A has pronoun reference error. Them refers to laws or voters, is not clear
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06 Sep 2008, 09:09
arorag wrote:
spriya wrote:
arorag wrote:
IMO A
// X as well as Y
to propose and to pass laws as well as to repeal them

why not D ,which clearly indicates repeal laws!!!
also in A them refers to what???

The sentence says there is growing demand of X and Y, that means X and Y are already exist and then It more appropriate to says they allow rather than they will allow
Basically in second part od sent. you are defining X and Y so present tense

Oh ok that demand for something which is existant !
but there there are situations where demand for some future dev do exist !!! but here this clears ,growing demand shows already demand existed and is thus increasing!! thanks for the explanation

OA is A
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20 Jan 2009, 15:18
Damn, I went for D on this one during my practice.
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20 Jan 2009, 18:39
really bad question and IMO A for the ||ism
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20 Jan 2009, 19:39
spriya wrote:
There is growing demand in the state for “initiative and referendum,” a procedure that allows voters to propose and pass laws, as well as to repeal them.
(A) allows voters to propose and pass laws, as well as to repeal them
(B) allows voters to propose, pass, and to repeal laws
(C) allows voters to propose, to pass, and repeal laws
(D) will allow the voter to propose, pass, as well as to repeal laws
(E) will allow laws to be proposed, passed, as well as repealed by voters

I short listed to A and B...Went for B. I still cant digest that its A....because of the "Them" at the end of the sentence.
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