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B is wrong because "a comfortable movement" doesn't really make sense. The dinosaur moved, but it didn't "have a movement."



Hi Dmitry,

Had E had 'it' instead of 'them', would it have been correct?


Also, is the above sentence grammatically correct ? trying to understand the correct usage of 'had'..
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noun to do
vs
noun doing/that do

is the traditional split gmat plays on us.

it is not easy to counter this split if we do not know the split before.
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A row of upright fan-shaped plates running down the spine provided the Stegosaurus dinosaur with an especially efficient solar heating and cooling system to allow them to move comfortably through different climatic regions.

A)to allow them to move comfortably
B)to allow it a comfortable movement
C)that allowed it to move comfortably
D)that allowed their comfortable movement
E)Allowing them to move comfortably


not easy to see B and C

B means "plates" allow it something
C means "system " allow it to do something.

the subject of "allow" is quite different between B and C. we can not eliminate B , using grammar rule and logicness to consider B when B is alone. we can only eliminate B when we see both B and C. it is clear that the intended meaning is in C.

the situation "can not eliminate B, using grammar rule and logic" is popular on gmat sc. we can call this situation "realize the intended meaning"

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B is wrong because "a comfortable movement" doesn't really make sense. The dinosaur moved, but it didn't "have a movement."


So would this option be more preferable if the statement was to allow it to move comfortably? I got the answer correct. But I am not very sure why "that" is required. It sounds better, but if someone could help me with the logic, would appreciate it! :)
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DmitryFarber wrote:
B is wrong because "a comfortable movement" doesn't really make sense. The dinosaur moved, but it didn't "have a movement."


Also "allow to" states a decision taken with a purpose. The fans didn't take that decision

I allow you to walk outside

Somebody has to explicitly take the decision when you use allow to
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