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While preparing for the month long trip to the Far East, it was decided that stops should be made at Beijing, Bangkok, Seoul and Tokyo
c) the group all decided that more time should be spending at
d) a unanimous decision was made by out tour group to visit

I chose C. However OA is D.
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Re: Trip to the Far East [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 00:03
Hi Paladin,

The big issue with C is the word 'spending'.

This is simply the wrong tense for this situation. Correct would be 'spent'

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Re: Trip to the Far East [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 07:14
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Let me add to what James has missed

Both are wrong! C is wrong because, should be spending must be rephrased as should be spent, as has been pointed out.
But D is also wrong because of wrong modification. Whoever is preparing (here, our tour group) should be placed next to the Far East,. D suggests that a unanimous decision was preparing for the trip.
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Re: Trip to the Far East [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 08:11
I disagree I think.

I'm happy with D.
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