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# An international convention regulating trade in endangered

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An international convention regulating trade in endangered species, especially bears and tigers, could be significantly weakened were it not for restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.

(A) could be significantly weakened were it not for restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
(B) could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species aren't eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
(C) couldn't be significantly weakened without restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species being eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
(D) can't be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
(E) could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.

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15 Mar 2009, 11:39
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OE-The difficulty here is that any of the sentences could be considered grammatically correct, but the reader needs to understand the meaning of the sentence. The first step is to understand that the welfare groups don't want the convention to be weakened (since they warn against it). That rules out answers C and D. The next piece to understand is how the convention would be weakened-namely through the easing of these restrictions. Answer A suggests eliminating the restrictions, so that it is incorrect. Answer B says the problem is if the restrictions 'aren't eased,' so B is incorrect. Answer E is correct.
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15 Mar 2009, 07:50
is it B?
More to do with Meaning + parallelism
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15 Mar 2009, 09:07
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:

An international convention regulating trade in endangered species, especially bears and tigers, could be significantly weakened were it not for restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.

A) could be significantly weakened were it not for restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
B) could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species aren't eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
C) couldn't be significantly weakened without restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species being eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
D) can't be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
E) could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.

B for me.
the convention for trade regulation of such species does not make any sense if you are not allowing captive breeding of those species.
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15 Mar 2009, 13:03
when i read it first time , i choose B but on reading it again , E actually does make sense. here are the two meanings (B, E) as far as i can understand and analyze.

B - captive breeding of endangered species aren't eased means that people are not allowed to breed theses species. So on one hand you are not allowing people to breed those species (by allowing you can get more of those species) and on other hand you are trying to conserve them by holding conventions against trade in those species.

E - if captive breeding of endangered species are eased then more and more people are breeding those species and hence increase in trade of those species. So on one hand your are allowing people to breed more of those species (means giving more chance to people to trade more)and on other hand you holding conventions against trade in those species.

and considering that sentence is said by animal welfare group, E looks concise.
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15 Mar 2009, 18:07
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Anyone having the SC 800 document,the source of this Q?

I think it is a CAT by http://www.800score.com/
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15 Mar 2009, 20:49
I chose E, But the sentence looks pretty whacked out.

if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased ( I am ok with sentence until here)

warn conservation and animal welfare groups. (what is this? Seems dangling to me)
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15 Mar 2009, 23:30
yes i also felt the same but ignored it seeing it was there in the end of every sentence. I guess wht they want to say is :
C and AW groups warn that........blah blah (though i find 'that' missing in the sentence)
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I chose E, But the sentence looks pretty whacked out.

if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased ( I am ok with sentence until here)

warn conservation and animal welfare groups. (what is this? Seems dangling to me)
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(A) could be significantly weakened were it not for restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species, warn conservation and animal welfare groups. seems awkward and if conditions seems to be more appropriate
(B) could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species aren’t eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups. seems correct and concise
(C) couldn’t be significantly weakened without restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species being eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.if conditions seems to be more appropriate
(D) can’t be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.seems awkward
(E) could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups. seems to alter meaning
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after reading and rereading both B and E looks correct for me
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04 Jan 2010, 09:17
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:

An international convention regulating trade in endangered species, especially bears and tigers, could be significantly weakened were it not for restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.

A) could be significantly weakened were it not for restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
B) could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species aren't eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
C) couldn't be significantly weakened without restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species being eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
D) can't be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
E) could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.

Spoiler: :: OA
E

Answer should be A .Because in no other option warn conservation and animal welfare groups make sense.
In A it means were it not warn conservation and animal welfare groups

Please correct me if I am wrong,

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04 Jan 2010, 10:44
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A - is very close...An international convention... could be significantly weakened were it not for restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species, (the sentence sounds like a complete statement, perhaps an assertion but NOT a warning by welfare groups) hence makes the clause 'warn conservation and animal welfare groups' redundant.

B - meaning is opposite here...could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are (NOT aren't eased)...(International convention could be weakened...if restrictions are eased - this is the warning.

C - again the meaning is distorted....1st part of the sentence sounds like a complete statement which makes the clause 'could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species aren't eased' redundant.

D. CAN BE (NOT can't be) [/b]significantly weakened [/b]if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.

E. Best choice

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04 Jan 2010, 17:11
Either of B or E are gramatically correct. I am not sure if GMAT also tests for semantics
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05 Jan 2010, 06:41
Initially I was in for either A or E...

Option A sounds more like a complete statement with the 2nd half almost redundant...it's like - somebody's telling you - Were it not for restrictions...an international convention could be weakened...SAY experts...experts would assert/ opine here than warn of a consequence...
Option E is a stronger argument citing consequences ...of the restrictions being eased like if X is done then Y is likely to happen, warn 'experts'...

Hope I've been able to distinguish this for you...I mean this is how I see it...this is more of a difference of meaning for me than grammar b/w A/E.

Open to better ideas...pls.

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06 Jan 2010, 01:00
Can anybody please strip down this sentence, what is modifier and what is core here ?

what is the function of "warn conservation and animal welfare groups" ?
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19 Jan 2010, 18:33
I chose E after two splits. I knew A was incorrect because 'were' was out of place.

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10 Jan 2011, 07:15
between B & E, i went with B.
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10 Jan 2011, 12:43
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
An international convention regulating trade in endangered species, especially bears and tigers, could be significantly weakened were it not for restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.

(A) could be significantly weakened were it not for restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
-->"were it not for.." seemed very awkward for me....I thought this sentence needed "if it were not for.." instead
(B) could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species aren't eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
-->aren't ease changes the meaning...the animal welfare group does not want the easing of restrictions
(C) couldn't be significantly weakened without restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species being eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
-->immediately crossed this out because it changed the meaning and I haven't seen a contraction on SC's yet
(D) can't be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.
-->immediately crossed this out because it changed the meaning and I haven't seen a contraction on SC's yet
(E) could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.

Sometimes I just get lucky and this was one of those times. I will attempt to explain my thought process. Please feel free to PM or correct me if you have a better way. At least with POE we can take BCE out of the picture.

E seems to be the most concise.
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11 Jan 2011, 02:50
B, C, D: meaning problem
A: "were it not for" is awkward for me
=> E even if I don't understand the last part ("warn conservation and animal welfare groups")
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11 Jan 2011, 04:02
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(A) could be significantly weakened were it not for restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species, warn conservation and animal welfare groups. seems awkward and if conditions seems to be more appropriate
(B) could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species aren’t eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups. seems correct and concise
(C) couldn’t be significantly weakened without restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species being eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.if conditions seems to be more appropriate
(D) can’t be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups.seems awkward
(E) could be significantly weakened if restrictions on captive breeding of endangered species are eased, warn conservation and animal welfare groups. seems to alter meaning

Shouldn't restrictions on captive breeding be reinforced rather than be eased? I know that GMAT doesn't expect us to know anything and we are supposed to take understand whatever the statement says, but this is pretty straightforward. The answer should be E.
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