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A group of seasoned lawyers has been working to identify the issues and supply answers to questions arising from the \$15 billion Airline Destabilization Act; although its purpose is laudatory, the haste with which it was approved by the Congress has left some identifiable gaping loopholes, omissions, and confusing points that will need to be addressed either by the courts or amended legislation.

A. although its purpose is laudatory, the haste with which it was approved by the Congress has left some identifiable gaping loopholes, omissions, and confusing points that will need to be addressed either by the courts or amended legislation

B. laudable in purpose, the haste with which the Act was approved by the Congress has left some identifiable gaping loopholes, omissions, and confusing points that will need to be addressed either by the courts or through amended legislation

C. although laudable in purpose, the Act approved by the Congress was in such haste that it has left some identifiable gaping loopholes, omissions, and confusing points that will need to be addressed either by the courts or through amended legislation

D. although its purpose is laudatory, the haste with which the Act was approved by the Congress has left some identifiable gaping loopholes, omissions, and confusing points that will need to be addressed either by the courts or through amended legislation

E. even though its purpose is laudatory, the haste with which the Act was approved by the Congress has left some identifiable gaping loopholes, omissions, and confusing points that will need to be addressed either by the courts or amended legislation

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Originally posted by benejo on 10 Apr 2018, 01:21.
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10 Apr 2018, 01:51
The first thing that strikes me is that the phrases following "either" and '"or" should be parallel.

The last part of the original sentence 'either by the courts or amended legislation.' is therefore, incorrect.
With this, we can eliminate options (A) and (E)

In (B), the modifier "laudable in purpose" incorrectly modified 'haste' instead of the Act. Hence eliminate (B).

In (D), the placement of 'was' doesn't seem appropriate. It would have been fine had it been 'the was Act approved by the Congress in such haste' instead of 'the Act approved by the Congress was in such haste'
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A group of seasoned lawyers has been working to identify the issues and supply answers to questions arising from the \$15 billion Airline Destabilization Act; although its purpose is laudatory, the haste with which it was approved by the Congress has left some identifiable gaping loopholes, omissions, and confusing points that will need to be addressed either by the courts or amended legislation.

A. although its purpose is laudatory, the haste with which it was approved by the Congress has left some identifiable gaping loopholes, omissions, and confusing points that will need to be addressed either by the courts or amended legislation

B. laudable in purpose, the haste with which the Act was approved by the Congress has left some identifiable gaping loopholes, omissions, and confusing points that will need to be addressed either by the courts or through amended legislation: Misses contrast marker such as although, yet etc. Wrong modifier placement. 'Haste' is not laudable in purpose

C. although laudable in purpose, the Act approved by the Congress was in such haste that it has left some identifiable gaping loopholes, omissions, and confusing points that will need to be addressed either by the courts or through amended legislation : " it " is ambiguous (Congress/ Act/ or the hasty action of approving the act) The intended meaning is to signify the last.

D. although its purpose is laudatory, the haste with which the Act was approved by the Congress has left some identifiable gaping loopholes, omissions, and confusing points that will need to be addressed either by the courts or through amended legislation- Perfect

E. even though its purpose is laudatory, the haste with which the Act was approved by the Congress has left some identifiable gaping loopholes, omissions, and confusing points that will need to be addressed either by the courts or amended legislation

To learn about error in A and E- https://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/gmat-para ... ce-inside/
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10 Apr 2018, 04:56
I don't understand how can D be correct, how do we know that 'its' is pointing towards, Congress or the Act ??....even D is ambiguous

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I don't understand how can D be correct, how do we know that 'its' is pointing towards, Congress or the Act ??....even D is ambiguous

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Hi,

Here 'it' is not ambiguous because 'it' is at the beginning of the clause after semicolon and refers back to the logical antecedent of the main clause.

A group of seasoned lawyers has been working to identify the issues and supply answers to questions arising from the \$15 billion Airline Destabilization Act; although its purpose is laudatory, the haste ....
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12 Apr 2018, 20:26
Difference between choices C and D

C- states "laudable in purpose" this can refer either to Congress or to act .. ambigious
Also it uses "it" again which is somewhat wordy.

Also intended meaning is haste of act result in something not the Act itself.

D corrects all the above errors

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20 Apr 2018, 04:21
dear experts
could you pls explain why D is correct

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20 Apr 2018, 09:11
although its purpose is laudatory, the haste with which the Act was approved by the Congress has left some identifiable gaping loopholes, omissions, and confusing points that will need to be addressed either by the courts or through amended legislation

D is right for no ambiguity in the meaning (the haste with which the Act was approved by the Congress has left)- It's the haste in approving the act that has left some identifiable gaping loopholes, omissions, and confusing points. And those points need to be addressed either by the courts or through amended legislation

D is right for the correct usage of either x or y (either by the courts or through amended legislation)

D is right for the correct usage of "although its purpose is laudatory"

Hope it's clear now!!
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25 May 2018, 05:51
GMATNinja abhimahna

Can you help in solving this question.

how the usage of either..or is correct in D?

benejo wrote:
A group of seasoned lawyers has been working to identify the issues and supply answers to questions arising from the \$15 billion Airline Destabilization Act; although its purpose is laudatory, the haste with which it was approved by the Congress has left some identifiable gaping loopholes, omissions, and confusing points that will need to be addressed either by the courts or amended legislation.

A. although its purpose is laudatory, the haste with which it was approved by the Congress has left some identifiable gaping loopholes, omissions, and confusing points that will need to be addressed either by the courts or amended legislation
B. laudable in purpose, the haste with which the Act was approved by the Congress has left some identifiable gaping loopholes, omissions, and confusing points that will need to be addressed either by the courts or through amended legislation
C. although laudable in purpose, the Act approved by the Congress was in such haste that it has left some identifiable gaping loopholes, omissions, and confusing points that will need to be addressed either by the courts or through amended legislation
D. although its purpose is laudatory, the haste with which the Act was approved by the Congress has left some identifiable gaping loopholes, omissions, and confusing points that will need to be addressed either by the courts or through amended legislation
E. even though its purpose is laudatory, the haste with which the Act was approved by the Congress has left some identifiable gaping loopholes, omissions, and confusing points that will need to be addressed either by the courts or amended legislation

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GMATNinja abhimahna

Can you help in solving this question.

how the usage of either..or is correct in D?

Either X or Y is correct if both X and Y refer to similar items.

In D, the option says 'either by the courts or through amended legislation'

So X is 'by the courts' and Y is 'through amended legislation'
Both are referring to ways to address the loopholes and are hence parallel.

Think of it at answer to the question 'How can the loopholes in the Act be addressed?'
Ans 1: They can be addressed by the courts
Ans 2: They can be addressed through amended legislation.

Both answers are grammatically and logically correct. And hence so is the usage of either...or... in option D.
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The phrase ‘either by the courts or amended legislation’ does not maintain parallelism. So A and E are not viable options.

In B there is a modifier error. “laudable in purpose” incorrectly modifies “haste”. It should modify “Act”.

C implies that the Act was in haste, rather than the action of approving it. This makes no sense.

So, D is the right answer.
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