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Almost thirty years after the American Society of Civil Engineers recommended that bridges be examined regularly for minimum safety compliance, twenty suspension bridges have been studied by an independent council, finding that all twenty do not receive enough funding for yearly infrastructure examinations, many commuters feel unsafe while driving on the bridges, and that the majority of commuters in over-sized vehicles refuse to cross these bridges during rush hour because the lanes are too narrow.

(A) twenty suspension bridges have been studied by an independent council, finding that all twenty do not receive enough funding for yearly infrastructure examinations, many commuters feel unsafe while driving on the bridges, and that the majority of commuters in over-sized vehicles refuse

(B) a study by an independent council of twenty suspension bridges have found all twenty receiving inadequate funding for yearly infrastructure examinations, that many commuters feel unsafe while driving on the bridges, with the majority of commuters in over-sized vehicles refusing

(C) a study of twenty suspension bridges by an independent council has found that all twenty do not receive enough funding for yearly infrastructure examinations, that many commuters feel unsafe while driving on the bridges, and that the majority of commuters in over-sized vehicles refuse

(D) twenty suspension bridges were studied by an independent council which found all twenty receiving inadequate funding for yearly infrastructure examinations, with many commuters feeling unsafe while driving on the bridges, and the majority of commuters in over-sized vehicles refuse

(E) a study by an independent council has found that, of twenty suspension bridges, all twenty do not receive enough funding for yearly infrastructure examinations, that commuters feel unsafe while driving on the bridges, with the majority of commuters in over-sized vehicles refusing
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12 Jun 2011, 03:11
The answer is C, because of ||ism of simple present tense indicating the state of existence/affairs. Pkit, are you sure that the underlining in the question in correct, I think the underlining should begin after the "compliance,".
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12 Jun 2011, 08:20
Narrowed it down to A and C.
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17 Jun 2011, 20:01
How do you start dissecting this question? Thanks.
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17 Jun 2011, 22:12
+1 C

A - wrong: It seems that the bridges are finding..
B - wrong: a study...HAVE found?
C - Correct
D - wrong: found requires THAT
E - wrong: the second THAT needs AND.
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18 Jun 2011, 08:10
The answer is C for maintaining the //ism of the introductory connector ‘that’; that apart, my point is that this Kaplan’s topic is a mere reproduction of another topic, with slight changes in inessential things. Here is the one.

Almost a decade after New York State passed laws to protect patients by reducing the grueling hours worked by medical residents, twelve hospitals have been investigated by state medical officials, finding that all twelve consistently break the laws, many residents work longer than 24 hours straight, and that more than half the surgical residents work more than 95 hours a week.

A. twelve hospitals have been investigated by state medical officials, finding that all twelve consistently break the laws, many residents work longer than 24 hours straight, and that more than half the surgical residents work
B. an investigation by state medical officials of twelve hospitals have found all twelve consistently breaking the laws, that many residents work longer than 24 hours straight, with more than half the surgical residents working
C. an investigation of twelve hospitals by state medical officials has found that all twelve consistently break the laws, that many residents work longer than 24 hours straight, and that more than half the surgical residents work
D. twelve hospitals were investigated by state medical officials who found all twelve breaking the laws, with many residents working longer than 24 hours straight, and more than half the surgical residents work
E. an investigation by state medical officials has found that, of twelve hospitals, all twelve consistently break the laws, that many residents work longer than 24 hours straight, with more than half the surgical residents working

The OA is C in this topic also.

The focal question is whether it is really helpful to teach students this way or it is required of reputed institutions that they use more original examples.

The question is just not about Kaplan alone but in general about every other institute that uses this technique.
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