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Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated international disputes over uninhabited islands.

(A) Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated

(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated

(C) Even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, already stimulating

(D) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, this has already stimulated

(E) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, which is already stimulating

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Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated international disputes over uninhabited islands.

Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that
---provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas,
they have already stimulated international disputes over uninhabited islands.

(A) Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated
(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated
(C) Even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, already stimulating
>> Ing modifier doesnt go with sub tiny islet
(D) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, this has already stimulated
>> Here "this" tries to represent complete clause "tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code", hence wrong. It needs a noun.
Also,I found something intresting from MGMAT site:
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if you're going to use "this", you should use it as an adjective: this thing, this finding, this statistic, etc.
(E) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, which is already stimulating
>> Missing main verb
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Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fie lds of large sea areas. they have already stimulated international disputes over uninhabited islands.

(A) Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated
(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated
(C) Even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, already stimulating
(D) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, this has already stimulated
(E) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fie lds of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, which is already stimulating


This is an excellent questions......
here is my POE for the question.

A uses wrong construction "that provides that'....it is clearly mentioned in the official explanation of Q 128 Sc OG 13 answers...... hence the same rule apply here also.

B Appears to be correct.
C Modifier error........."Already Stimulating' appears after comma hence it should modify the whole clause.. Hence it modifies "basis for claims" why because when asked the question what is already stimulating it answers Basis on the claim...It should have modified Maritime code.. If it would have been mentioned without comma than would have been right.
D is also incorrect. The referent of this is incorrect.
E stimulating should be stimulated ..

Moreover

The main problem with the sentence is the construction.... Because mentions a cause for for something so The Provisions of maritme code is the main cause here hence should be placed near to it... All other construction are inverted construction hence cannot be considered correct.
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This one is dealing with the "Subject" of the sentence.
One has to be very clear about what has caused the disputes- It is either some of "the provisions of the new maritime code" or the "New Maritime code" as a whole. In any case "tiny islands" cannot be the subject of this sentence.

So C, D, E are WRONG. Throw them out in 2 seconds

A and B are potential candidates.


A is blatantly wrong because "they" does not have a cleat antecedent "they" can refer to provisions, sea areas, fisheries, oil fields or claims. "They" is creating a big mess and confusion.

B is concise and clear and well constructed. The use of "it" refers clearly to singular noun "new maritime code"

My choice will be B
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(A) Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated wrong verb. 'they' refers to what?
(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated. 'it' is acting as a placeholder and correctly refers to 'code
(C) Even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, already stimulating. 'already stimulating' modifies 'tiny islets'. it should instead modifies 'maritime code'
(D) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, this has already stimulated 'this' refers to what?
(E) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, which is already stimulating 'because' requires a proper connector. This sentence looks incomplete
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How do you guys go about solving long sentences like this one? It takes a lot of time to read it, understand intended meaning and find splits. Although many guides say it's better not to do so, I find that in the end, to save time, I solve long sentences by picking what feels right.


If you are going to choose an answer choice in the way you have mentioned, you may as well treat a wrong answer choice as a right one. In this particular question there are glaring errors (refer the colored keywords in red) that could easily be eliminated by POE.

(A) Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated
(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated
(C) Even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, already stimulating
(D) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, this has already stimulated
(E) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, which is already stimulating

Even if you take 30 seconds to read the original sentence, you can easily eliminate the wrong answer choices in less than a minute.
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Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated international disputes over uninhabited islands.

(A) Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated

(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated
--> correct.

(C) Even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, already stimulating
--> fragment.

(D) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, this has already stimulated

(E) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, which is already stimulating
--> fragment.
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Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis
for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated international
disputes over uninhabited islands.

A. Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the
basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated
It’s the new maritime code that stimulated international disputes over UI.
So the use of the pronoun “they” and verb “have” is incorrect.

B. Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the
fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated
Correct

C. Even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under
provisions of the new maritime code, already stimulating
the ver-ing modifier phrase “already stimulated …” illogically modifies the “tiny islets”…

D. Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas
under provisions of the new maritime code, this has already stimulated
Ambiguous reference “this”
After the “because …” clause, the sentence is expected to tell the “effect” of the “cause” explained in “because” clause..but it is not the case here ..


E. Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas
under provisions of the new maritime code, which is already stimulating
After the “because …” clause, the sentence is expected to tell the “effect” of the “cause” explained in “because” clause..but it is not the case here ..
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Quick question guys. Does a sentence has to contain an independent clause in order to be a correct sentence? I am of the view that it does. If that's the case then which is the Independent clause in option B? Appreciate the help.
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Quick question guys. Does a sentence has to contain an independent clause in order to be a correct sentence? I am of the view that it does. If that's the case then which is the Independent clause in option B? Appreciate the help.


Yes, a sentence MUST have an independent clause for it to be correct.

(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated

"Because... areas" - Dependent Clause starting with a subordinating conjunction - because.
"It has already stimulated international disputes over uninhabited islands." - Independent Clause

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Hi Experts, I think in A "that" could refer back to "provisions", so I don't think that's enough to mark A wrong. Could you please tell what other errors are in A? Thanks.
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Hi Experts, I think in A "that" could refer back to "provisions", so I don't think that's enough to mark A wrong. Could you please tell what other errors are in A? Thanks.


1. The pronoun "they" is ambiguous.
2. The usage "there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide" is wordy - the structure in B "the new maritime code provides" is more concise.
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look at choice A
it is wordy when compared to choice B.
moreover, "they" is ambiguous. grammatically, subject as pronoun of second clause can refer to subject of the first clause. but the first clause is " there are" which have no subject and "they" in second clause become unclear.

so, A suffer two problems.
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look at choice A
it is wordy when compared to choice B.
moreover, "they" is ambiguous. grammatically, subject as pronoun of second clause can refer to subject of the first clause. but the first clause is " there are" which have no subject and "they" in second clause become unclear.

so, A suffer two problems.



Hello thangvietnam,


Your wordiness analysis of Choice A is correct. It indeed is wordy. However, in the expression there are provisions of the new maritime code, there is NOT the subject for the verb are.

The subject for the verb are is provisions of the new maritime code because the number of the noun following the verb decides the number of the verb in such structures. For example:

There is a book that describes in detail the phenomenon of global warming.

There are many provisions that can be used for the welfare of the poor.


In such structures, the word there just acts as a placeholder.


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Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated international disputes over uninhabited islands.

(A) Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated
--that .. that .. is not a preferable construction.
--code is singular .... so provides should be used
--no referent for they


(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated
--Correct

(C) Even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, already stimulating
--we don't need "comma" + verb+ing modifier

(D) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, this has already stimulated
--No referent for this

(E) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, which is already stimulating
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Can you please clarify this question:

(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated

I thought B was correct. The reason I did not pick 'B' is that I thought "it" has no subject to refer to since the new maritime code is not the subject as its part of a clause. Shouldn't "it" have a clear subject to refer to or can the reference be part of a clause like in the sentence above?

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Can you please clarify this question:

(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated

I thought B was correct. The reason I did not pick 'B' is that I thought "it" has no subject to refer to since the new maritime code is not the subject as its part of a clause. Shouldn't "it" have a clear subject to refer to or can the reference be part of a clause like in the sentence above?

Thanks for anyone who can answer this.


It here is simply refers to maritime code.since new provisions in maritime code is responsible for effect of disputes.it here simply refers to maritime code.

Because one needs to find reference for things like it and here it is only maritime code .as claims cannot refer to it

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Question No.: SC 115

Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated international disputes over uninhabited islands.

(A) Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated

(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated

(C) Even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, already stimulating

(D) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, this has already stimulated

(E) Because even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas under provisions of the new maritime code, which is already stimulating



generis can you please explain :-) if you have tome :) many thanks :-)

What does "it" refer to in B ? what if instead of "it" would be "this" in B ? :?

isn't it whole sentence construction ambiguous - be it "it' or "this"

what does "it" refer to ? isn't it better to use a specific noun instead of "it" :?

B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, this initiative has already
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Can you please clarify this question:

(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated

I thought B was correct. The reason I did not pick 'B' is that I thought "it" has no subject to refer to since the new maritime code is not the subject as its part of a clause. Shouldn't "it" have a clear subject to refer to or can the reference be part of a clause like in the sentence above?

Thanks for anyone who can answer this.


It here is simply refers to maritime code.since new provisions in maritime code is responsible for effect of disputes.it here simply refers to maritime code.

Because one needs to find reference for things like it and here it is only maritime code .as claims cannot refer to it

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I get this logic. but "Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas" has no subject. it is a phrase. So it is referring to a word within the phrase. it is not referring to a subject. Can pronouns refer to a word within the phrase even not a clear subject or object?
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Can you please clarify this question:

(B) Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, it has already stimulated

I thought B was correct. The reason I did not pick 'B' is that I thought "it" has no subject to refer to since the new maritime code is not the subject as its part of a clause. Shouldn't "it" have a clear subject to refer to or can the reference be part of a clause like in the sentence above?

Thanks for anyone who can answer this.


It here is simply refers to maritime code.since new provisions in maritime code is responsible for effect of disputes.it here simply refers to maritime code.

Because one needs to find reference for things like it and here it is only maritime code .as claims cannot refer to it

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I get this logic. but "Because the new maritime code provides that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas" has no subject. it is a phrase. So it is referring to a word within the phrase. it is not referring to a subject. Can pronouns refer to a word within the phrase even not a clear subject or object?


I read it like this. The first clause is a subordinate clause - but I removed the "junk".

The new maritime code provides claims..., it ....

to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas - modifier/ prepositional phrase modifier
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