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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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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

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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.

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23 Jun 2007, 03:59

Parallelism...

to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain farmers will be allowed to grow and to encourage
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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
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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

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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to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain farmers will be allowed to grow and to encourage

it was between D& E
D has "being" - not usefull
So E,
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09 Feb 2015, 12:45
try and establish sounds funny! try to establish. And restrictions + on.
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14 Mar 2015, 23:32
E is the right answer. Will try to establish ... and to encourage.
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21 Oct 2015, 13:03
(E) to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain farmers will be allowed to grow and to encourage
i got right but i don't understand how a sentence can have two verbs which are not well connected with 'and'

here we have will try and another will >>>> it looks like very wordy but it is the right answer !!!!!

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28 Oct 2015, 21:34
As per the meaning of the sentence - congress (newly elected members) will try to carry out 2 things :

a. establish tighter restrictions
b. encourage more aggressive sales

These two activities are correctly (adhering to parallelism) joined by "AND".

Sv pair - 1. Congress reconvenes

2. Members will try
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25 Sep 2016, 22:59
Dear experts,

I put E into the sentence as following:
(E)
When Congress reconvenes, some newly elected members from rural states will try to establish tighter restrictions on the amount of grain farmers will be allowed to grow and to encourage more aggressive sales of United States farm products overseas.

my doubt:

members will try to establish restriction on amount,-- complete sentence
farmers will be allowed to grow --- complete sentence, but I guess it works as a modifier

why these two sentences are without a conjunction?
if "farmers will be allowed to grow" is a modifier, shouldn't need "that" to introduce a modifier?
does it omit "that" here?
as I know, if "that" introduces a modifier, then "that" can not be omitted ? (I forget where I got it, sorry for that)

did I misunderstanding?

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