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Please explain using POE ?

To protect English manufacturers of woolen goods both against American and Irish competition, England passed the Woolens Act of 1698, which prohibited the export of woolen cloth beyond a colony's borders.

(A) To protect English manufacturers of woolen goods both against American and Irish competition, England passed the Woolens Act of 1698
(B) In order to protect English manufacturers of woolen goods against both American and Irish competition, England passed the Woolens Act of 1698
(C) In order to protect English manufacturers of woolen goods against American, as well as against Irish, competition, the Woolens Act of 1698 was passed by England
(D) For protecting English manufacturers of woolen goods against American, as well as Irish, competition, England passed the Woolens Act of 1698
(E) For the protection of English manufacturers of woolen goods against both American and Irish competition, the Woolens Act of 1698, passed by England
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Re: To protect English manufacturers of woolen goods both [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2011, 06:27
i get wrong C :(

i thought that which should modify the Englan not the year.
And than left with C and E.

and vote for C
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Re: To protect English manufacturers of woolen goods both [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2011, 07:17
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Please explain using POE ?

To protect English manufacturers of woolen goods both against American and Irish competition, England passed the Woolens Act of 1698, which prohibited the export of woolen cloth beyond a colony's borders.

(A) To protect English manufacturers of woolen goods both against American and Irish competition, England passed the Woolens Act of 1698
(B) In order to protect English manufacturers of woolen goods against both American and Irish competition, England passed the Woolens Act of 1698
(C) In order to protect English manufacturers of woolen goods against American, as well as against Irish, competition, the Woolens Act of 1698 was passed by England
(D) For protecting English manufacturers of woolen goods against American, as well as Irish, competition, England passed the Woolens Act of 1698
(E) For the protection of English manufacturers of woolen goods against both American and Irish competition, the Woolens Act of 1698, passed by England


As per my knowledge there is no major difference between "in order to+verb" and "to+verb".
a) A is wrong because of usage of both before against. If we replace nouns with x and y then will look like "To protect English manufacturers of woolen goods both X and Y." where X and Y is not parallel so wrong.
(B) 1.It has placed both after against which make American and Irish competion parallel.
2. It is act not England which "prohibited the export " so which is reffering right noun.
c)Which should not refer England as England did not prohibit the export.
d)As far as conciseness this is not a good option. I doubt if Sentence can start with For protecting.
e)Which should not refer England as England did not prohibit the export. The sentence is not concise.

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Re: To protect English manufacturers of woolen goods both [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2012, 00:07
(A) To protect English manufacturers of woolen goods both against American and Irish competition, England passed the Woolens Act of 1698
(B) In order to protect English manufacturers of woolen goods against both American and Irish competition, England passed the Woolens Act of 1698
(C) In order to protect English manufacturers of woolen goods against American, as well as against Irish, competition, the Woolens Act of 1698 was passed by England
(D) For protecting English manufacturers of woolen goods against American, as well as Irish, competition, England passed the Woolens Act of 1698
(E) For the protection of English manufacturers of woolen goods against both American and Irish competition, the Woolens Act of 1698, passed by England

Correct form is both A and B: For A to be correct it should have been both against Americans and against Irish - so that's out

the relative pronoun which should refer to the act so c and e are out as which seems to refer to England for these choices.

(D) and (B) are both correct, but D is too verbose. So B
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