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After weeks of uncertainty about the course the country would pursue to stabilize its troubled economy, officials reached a revised agreement with the International Monetary Fund, pledging the enforcement of substantially greater budget discipline as that which was originally promised and to keep inflation below ten percent.

(A) the enforcement of substantially greater budget discipline as that which was originally promised and to keep inflation below ten percent

(B) the enforcement of substantially greater budget discipline than originally promised and keeping inflation below the ten percent figure

(C) to enforce substantially greater budget discipline than originally promised and to keep inflation below ten percent

(D) to enforce substantially greater budget discipline than that which was originally promised and keeping inflation less than the ten percent figure

(E) to enforce substantially greater budget discipline as that which was originally promised and to keep inflation less than ten percent

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After weeks of uncertainty about the course the country would pursue to stabilize its troubled economy, officials reached a revised agreement with the International
Monetary Fund, pledging the enforcement of substantially greater budget discipline as that which was originally promised and to keep inflation below ten percent.

(A) the enforcement of substantially greater budget discipline as that which was originally promised and to keep inflation below ten percent

(B) the enforcement of substantially greater budget discipline than originally promised and keeping inflation below the ten percent figure

(C) to enforce substantially greater budget discipline than originally promised and to keep inflation below ten percent

(D) to enforce substantially greater budget discipline than that which was originally promised and keeping inflation less than the ten percent figure

(E) to enforce substantially greater budget discipline as that which was originally promised and to keep inflation less than ten percent


Two flaws..
1) THAT WHICH is unidiomatic A,D and E are out
2) the modifier starts with pledging and then has two parallel activities -- to enforce and to keep..

Only C follows both
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Samcom wrote:
After weeks of uncertainty about the course the country would pursue to stabilize its troubled economy, officials reached a revised agreement with the International
Monetary Fund, pledging the enforcement of substantially greater budget discipline as that which was originally promised and to keep inflation below ten percent.

(A) the enforcement of substantially greater budget discipline as that which was originally promised and to keep inflation below ten percent

(B) the enforcement of substantially greater budget discipline than originally promised and keeping inflation below the ten percent figure

(C) to enforce substantially greater budget discipline than originally promised and to keep inflation below ten percent

(D) to enforce substantially greater budget discipline than that which was originally promised and keeping inflation less than the ten percent figure

(E) to enforce substantially greater budget discipline as that which was originally promised and to keep inflation less than ten percent


Two flaws..
1) THAT WHICH is unidiomatic A,D and E are out
2) the modifier starts with pledging and then has two parallel activities -- to enforce and to keep..

Only C follows both


Thanks Chetan, i was confused between B and C, i chose B , taking "pledging the enforcement" and "keeping inflation" as parallel
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chetan2u wrote:
Samcom wrote:
After weeks of uncertainty about the course the country would pursue to stabilize its troubled economy, officials reached a revised agreement with the International
Monetary Fund, pledging the enforcement of substantially greater budget discipline as that which was originally promised and to keep inflation below ten percent.

(A) the enforcement of substantially greater budget discipline as that which was originally promised and to keep inflation below ten percent

(B) the enforcement of substantially greater budget discipline than originally promised and keeping inflation below the ten percent figure

(C) to enforce substantially greater budget discipline than originally promised and to keep inflation below ten percent

(D) to enforce substantially greater budget discipline than that which was originally promised and keeping inflation less than the ten percent figure

(E) to enforce substantially greater budget discipline as that which was originally promised and to keep inflation less than ten percent


Two flaws..
1) THAT WHICH is unidiomatic A,D and E are out
2) the modifier starts with pledging and then has two parallel activities -- to enforce and to keep..

Only C follows both


Thanks Chetan, i was confused between B and C, i chose B , taking "pledging the enforcement" and "keeping inflation" as parallel


If you take pledging and keeping PARALLEL, then lets see the role these words play..
Both are VERB+ing modifier and should modify the previous clause..
yes pledging.. is OK but..

After weeks of uncertainty about the course the country would pursue to stabilize its troubled economy, officials reached a revised agreement with the International Monetary Fund, keeping inflation below ten percent...
highlighted portion does not play a role of modifier here
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:? i missed on that one, was kind of focused on making wrong entities parallel.
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After weeks of uncertainty about the course the country would pursue to stabilize its troubled economy, officials reached a revised agreement with the International Monetary Fund, pledging the enforcement of substantially greater budget discipline as that which was originally promised and to keep inflation below ten percent.

Issues: Parallelism | Comparison

Analysis:
1. The underlined part of the sentence has 2 clauses that are the pledges officials have taken. The clauses should be kept parallel i.e. "to enforce... and to keep..."
2. In the clause for first pledge, there is a comparison i.e. enforce greater discipline as compared to the one that was original promised. Hence, we need to use the correct comparison marker "than" and compare the same objects i.e. "... greater budget discipline than originally promised... "


I have highlighted the errors below:

(A) the enforcement of substantially greater budget discipline as that which was originally promised and to keep inflation below ten percent
- The clauses are not parallel "the enforcement of" and "to keep"
- Incorrect comparison marker


(B) the enforcement of substantially greater budget discipline than originally promised and keeping inflation below the ten percent figure
- The clauses are not parallel "the enforcement of" and "keeping"

(C) to enforce substantially greater budget discipline than originally promised and to keep inflation below ten percent

(D) to enforce substantially greater budget discipline than that which was originally promised and keeping inflation less than the ten percent figure
- incorrect comparison construction

(E) to enforce substantially greater budget discipline as that which was originally promised and to keep inflation less than ten percent
- incorrect comparison construction

Answer: (C)
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Could someone explain the split between below and less than?
When should we go for below and when should we go for less than?
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I was initially confused between "B" and "C" - C is correct.
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New post 29 Nov 2017, 04:09
Hi experts,
I picked up C,
but I am not sure about the comparison, check answer choice C
(C) to enforce substantially greater budget discipline than originally promised and to keep inflation below ten percent
Can I think of that "budget discipline" is omitted between "than" and "originally promised", and "originally promised" modifies "budget discipline".

Please check whether I am right?
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chetan2u wrote:
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chetan2u wrote:

Thanks Chetan, i was confused between B and C, i chose B , taking "pledging the enforcement" and "keeping inflation" as parallel


If you take pledging and keeping PARALLEL, then lets see the role these words play..
Both are VERB+ing modifier and should modify the previous clause..
yes pledging.. is OK but..

After weeks of uncertainty about the course the country would pursue to stabilize its troubled economy, officials reached a revised agreement with the International Monetary Fund, keeping inflation below ten percent...
highlighted portion does not play a role of modifier here


Hi chetan2u,

I haven't understood your explanation why "keeping inflation below ten percent" does not play a role of modifer here. The event: "officials reached a revised .... IMF" can lead to keep inflation below 10%.

Please kindly explain. Thanks.
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After weeks of uncertainty about the course the country would pursue to stabilize its troubled economy, officials reached a revised agreement with the International Monetary Fund, pledging the enforcement of substantially greater budget discipline as that which was originally promised and to keep inflation below ten percent.

(A) the enforcement of substantially greater budget discipline as that which was originally promised and to keep inflation below ten percent-- parallelism issue - the enforcement and to keep ; that which is incorrect; greater .. as is incorrect idiom

(B) the enforcement of substantially greater budget discipline than originally promised and keeping inflation below the ten percent figure -parallelism issue - the enforcement and keeping

(C) to enforce substantially greater budget discipline than originally promised and to keep inflation below ten percent -- Correct

(D) to enforce substantially greater budget discipline than that which was originally promised and keeping inflation less than the ten percent figure -- that which is incorrect ; parallelism issue - to enforce and keeping

(E) to enforce substantially greater budget discipline as that which was originally promised and to keep inflation less than ten percent -- that which is incorrect ; greater .. as is incorrect idiom


Answer C
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