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920. When Congress reconvenes, some newly elected members from rural states will try and establish tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are to be allowed to grow and to encourage more aggressive sales of United States farm products overseas.
(A) and establish tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are to be allowed to grow and to encourage
(B) and establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain able to be grown by farmers and encouraging
(C) establishing tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are allowed to grow and to encourage
(D) to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain capable of being grown by farmers and encouraging
(E) to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain farmers will be allowed to grow and to encourage
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Re: SC1000 #920 [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2007, 13:59
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920. When Congress reconvenes, some newly elected members from rural states will try and establish tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are to be allowed to grow and to encourage more aggressive sales of United States farm products overseas.
(A) and establish tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are to be allowed to grow and to encourage
(B) and establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain able to be grown by farmers and encouraging
(C) establishing tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are allowed to grow and to encourage
(D) to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain capable of being grown by farmers and encouraging
(E) to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain farmers will be allowed to grow and to encourage


A & B, "and" is not the correct word to be used in this situation

C, wrong tense

D, wrong tense and awkward wording

which leads to...E, the correct answer
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2007, 14:59
The correct Ideom --> restrictions + on
A and C are therefore incorrect

Within the context of the sentence, it should be try + to + establish, as the sentence in option B is awkward and incorrect.

D is false due to the use to "being", making it awkward and unneccessarily using passive tense verbs.

ANSWER: E
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2007, 03:59
I go with answer E.

Parallelism...

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Re: SC1000 #920 [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2007, 22:57
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920. When Congress reconvenes, some newly elected members from rural states will try and establish tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are to be allowed to grow and to encourage more aggressive sales of United States farm products overseas.
(A) and establish tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are to be allowed to grow and to encourage
(B) and establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain able to be grown by farmers and encouraging
(C) establishing tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are allowed to grow and to encourage
(D) to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain capable of being grown by farmers and encouraging
(E) to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain farmers will be allowed to grow and to encourage


Excellent feedback!!

A&B: and cannot be used in this context because it would read "to try and", thereby giving no explanation of the action/verb. Missing verb.


(C) establishing tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are allowed to grow and to encourage
will try is future tense. establishing is present tense. GMAT condemns tense changes unless those tense changes are in the case of past perfect situations.

(D) to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain capable of being grown by farmers and encouraging
being is almost always wrong. passive.


(E) to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain farmers will be allowed to grow and to encourage
correct
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Re: When Congress reconvenes, some newly elected members from [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 02:02
bmwhype2 wrote:
920. When Congress reconvenes, some newly elected members from rural states will try and establish tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are to be allowed to grow and to encourage more aggressive sales of United States farm products overseas.
(A) and establish tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are to be allowed to grow and to encourage
(B) and establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain able to be grown by farmers and encouraging
(C) establishing tighter restrictions for the amount of grain farmers are allowed to grow and to encourage
(D) to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain capable of being grown by farmers and encouraging
(E) to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain farmers will be allowed to grow and to encourage


Right off the bat, parallelism is the key here.

A just sounds like a mess. "able to grow" in B distorts meaning. verb-ing is not parallel to the infinitive in C. "capable of being grown" distorts meaning in D, the infinitive and present participle are not parallel. E has none of these problems, so E is correct.
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