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# A 1972 agreement between Canada and the United States reduce

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A 1972 agreement between Canada and the United States reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump into the Great Lakes.

(A) reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump
(B) reduced the phosphate amount that municipalities had been dumping
(C) reduces the phosphate amount municipalities have been allowed to dump
(D) reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities are allowed to dump
(E) reduces the amount of phosphates allowed for dumping by municipalities

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02 Jun 2009, 16:41
want reduced

want had been to show that we're reducing the amount that 'HAD BEEN' allowed

A
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02 Jun 2009, 18:18
hemantsood wrote:
Because A says that there was point in time when dumping was allowed and it stopped at later point of time that also exists in past. However, D says that dumping is still continue.

I think had been is required. The sentence here demands past perfect tense.

Had been allowed: This says the dumping was allowed earlier in lakes. This is earlier in time.
Reduced: This says dumping reduced after the agreement, which is later in time.

Hence A seem to be the correct choice.
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04 Jun 2009, 01:16
D. It's a past progressive. The agreement in XXXX year regulated the amount that was allowed for dumping since year XXXX to present. Therefore "are" is necessary.

Now to choice F. "were" isn't a good choice because of the tense. its past perfect. but dumping goes on even today.

just my 2 cents.
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10 Jul 2009, 07:23
Hi,

2. A 1972 agreement between Canada and the United States reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump into the Great Lakes.
(A) reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump
(B) reduced the phosphate amount that municipalities had been dumping
(C) reduces the phosphate amount municipalities have been allowed to dump
(D) reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities are allowed to dump
(E) reduces the amount of phosphates allowed for dumping by municipalities

the answer to this ques in OG is D whereas the 1000 SC answer key says it is A.

Do I have the incorrect key with me... Please someone post the correct answer key.
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10 Jul 2009, 07:28
The correct answer is D..Even my 1000SC doc says that the answer is (A)..You can refer to the 1000SC Blogspot as well..
http://thousandsc.blogspot.com/2006/04/qn2.html
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10 Jul 2009, 07:35
then there might be other questions whose answers are incorrect. how do i find out???
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18 Jul 2009, 12:07
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Signicant no of questions in SC 1000 hava incorrect answer or debatable answers. Don't trust 100% SC-1000 answers.

Suresh,
What about 1000 RC and 1000 CR?? Are they good, I am planning to use them.

I haven't tried those.

1000 RC and 1000 CR are reliable. I am not an authorizing entity, but have covered all 3 of them. 1000 CR is 90% LSAT, which is quite accurate and same is true about RC.
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18 Jul 2009, 13:47
Guys, where can i get the 1000 RC and 1000 CR problem sets?
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19 Jul 2009, 12:27
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Guys, where can i get the 1000 RC and 1000 CR problem sets?

Try scribd and esnips. They are easy to locate.
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19 Jul 2009, 13:34
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Jivana wrote:
Guys, where can i get the 1000 RC and 1000 CR problem sets?

Try scribd and esnips. They are easy to locate.

Will find here also:
720-q42-v47-how-to-improve-verbal-tips-50635.html
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19 Jul 2009, 14:34
I heard that SC1000 questions are illegal since they are in violation of the GMAC terms and use copyrighted material.
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I heard that SC1000 questions are illegal since they are in violation of the GMAC terms and use copyrighted material.

Yep!

This is the reason that you will find only CR1000 and SC1000 on this or even infact any GMAT prep site, but not SC1000.
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17 Aug 2009, 10:15
2. A 1972 agreement between Canada and the United States reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump into the Great Lakes.

(A) reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump
(B) reduced the phosphate amount that municipalities had been dumping
(C) reduces the phosphate amount municipalities have been allowed to dump
(D) reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities are allowed to dump
(E) reduces the amount of phosphates allowed for dumping by municipalities
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17 Aug 2009, 10:54
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2. A 1972 agreement between Canada and the United States reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump into the Great Lakes.

(A) reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump
(B) reduced the phosphate amount that municipalities had been dumping
(C) reduces the phosphate amount municipalities have been allowed to dump
(D) reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities are allowed to dump
(E) reduces the amount of phosphates allowed for dumping by municipalities

I pick A.

B, C are wrong for using 'phosphate amount'. it says municipalities are dumping 'phosphate amount' not 'phosphate'.
E wrong for awkward construction ..'for dumping'

it is between A and D. A is better than D here in telling Municipalities were dumping the Ph before the agreement

IMO A.
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17 Aug 2009, 11:26
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+1 for D

I was also with D, but i was wrong.
It sounds good to me.
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17 Aug 2009, 11:36
imo D...are si rightly used here...as muncipalities are still allowed to dump..
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17 Aug 2009, 18:32
read that it's because the 1972 act reduced something that was allowed in the past....so A...had been allowed...
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17 Aug 2009, 19:49
The agreement in 1972 reduced the level of dumping that was previously allowable. Hence I go with A.
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18 Aug 2009, 03:12
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+1 for D wats the OA

it is A, but i am with D too (At least until somebody clarify this...)
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18 Aug 2009, 07:34
Is the OA geniune:)
Because I cant understand how A can be the answer, there is absolutely no need of "had been allowed to dump"..as there is only one action in the past.
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